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Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN10: 0739122185 ISBN13: 9780739122181 LCC: E445 Edition: (pbk. : alk. paper)

Summary

"Virginia's most prominent statesmen had a profound influence on the American Founding. Of the first five presidents elected, four of them were Virginians. Old Dominion thus held an influential position in the Union. The Founders reluctantly tolerated slavery, yet every leading Founder believed that slavery was wrong. They based this argument on the natural rights all men possessed." "With a natural rights understanding of the American Founding, the conclusion that slavery was a violation of those rights was inescapable. However, the Founders expressed their distaste of the peculiar institution in different ways. All wrote privately about their aversion to slavery, and some took unmistakable public positions. Several also found ways to demonstrate implicitly their opinion about slavery. Because of its influential position, the political direction of Old Dominion was a bellwether for the Union."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249) and index.

Classification

  • LCC: E445

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: vii, 255 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)

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