Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America (Book, 1997) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America

Author: Thomas G West
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is commonly, but incorrectly, asserted that because Washington and Jefferson owned slaves, because women, even after the American Revolution, enjoyed virtually no rights, and because the poor and those without property were denied the basic tenets of democratic participation, the Founders were frauds who never really believed that "all men were created equal." West demonstrates why such politically correct  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
West, Thomas G., 1945-
Vindicating the founders.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)605181718
Online version:
West, Thomas G., 1945-
Vindicating the founders.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)609227023
Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G West
ISBN: 0847685179 9780847685172 0847685160 9780847685165
OCLC Number: 36800619
Description: xv, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Slavery --
2. Property Rights --
3. Women and the Right to Vote --
4. Women and the Family --
5. Was the Founding Undemocratic? The Property Requirement for Voting --
6. Poverty and Welfare --
7. Immigration and the Moral Conditions of Citizenship.
Other Titles: Race, sec, class, and justice in the origins of America
Responsibility: Thomas G. West.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_290634

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This controversial, convincing, and highly original book is important reading for everyone concerned about the origins, present, and future of the American experiment in self-government.  Read more...
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One of those rare publications that promises to shape the field of inquiry about the American founders for decades to come. -- Newt Gingrich A pathbreaking book. The American people finally have a Read more...

 
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