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Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism

 

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Seller Name: Ainsworth Books
Member since 1/2010
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Location: Point Roberts, Washington, United States

Listing Date: 9/26/2011
   
     
 

 

 

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Title: Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism Publisher: Beacon Press
Author: Wilkins, Roger Publication Date: 2001
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket ISBN: 0807009563
Inventory #: 14895    
       

 

0.8 x 8.4 x 5.7 Inches; 163 pages; "In Jefferson's Pillow, Wilkins returns to America's beginnings and the founding fathers who preached and fought for freedom, even though they owned other human beings and legally denied them their humanity. He asserts that the mythic accounts of the American Revolution have ignored slavery and oversimplified history until the heroes, be they the founders or the slaves in their service, are denied any human complexity. Wilkins offers a thoughtful analysis of this fundamental paradox through his exploration of the lives of George Washington, George Mason, James Madison, and of course Thomas Jefferson. He discusses how class, education, and personality allowed for the institution of slavery, unravels how we as Americans tell different sides of that story, and explores the confounding ability of that narrative to limit who we are and who we can become."

 

 


 

 

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