George Washington and Slavery Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

George Washington and Slavery
A discussion on George Washington and African slavery in colonial America.
# 107019 | 1,701 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 19, 2008 in African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This paper provides documentation through existing literature as to how Washington treated his slaves and how he viewed the practice of slavery. The paper notes that the fact that Washington was considered the "father of our country" makes reading about him, his personal life, his ownership of slaves and his lifestyle all the more interesting.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hirschfeld, Fritz. 1997. George Washington and Slavery: A Documentary Portrayal. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press.
  • Mack, Dwayne. 2006. Book Review: An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and The Creation of America. Journal of Black Studies 37 (2): 320-321.
  • Mazyck, Walter H. 1932. George Washington and The Negro. Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc.
  • Twohig, Dorothy. 1994. 'That Species of Property': Washington's role in the Controversy Over Slavery. Papers of George Washington, Retrieved May 19, 2007, from
  • Wiencek, Henry. 2003. An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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