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"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret": George Washington, Slavery, and… (edição 2019)

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"American historians began producing in-depth studies of slavery and slave life shortly after World War II, but it was not until the early 1980s that the country's museums took the first tentative steps to interpret those same controversial topics. Perhaps because of the tremendous amount of primary material related to George Washington, almost no one looked into the lives of Mount Vernon's enslaved population. Incorporating the results of detailed digging, of both the archaeological and archival varieties, the number of chapters grew as further questions arose. While a few scholars outside Mount Vernon turned their attention to Washington's changing ideas about slavery, they largely overlooked the daily lives of those who were enslaved on the estate, a subject about which visitors expressed a desire to know more. The resulting book makes use of a wide range of sources, including letters, financial ledgers, work reports, travel diaries kept by visitors to Mount Vernon, the reminiscences of family members, former slaves, and neighbors, reports by archaeologists, and surviving artifacts to flesh out the lives of a people who left few written records, but made up 90 percent of the estate's population. The book begins with a look at George and Martha Washington as slaveowners, before turning to various facets of slave life ranging from work, to family life, housing, foodways, private enterprise, and resistance. Along the way, readers will see a relationship between Washington's military career and his style of plantation management, learn of the many ways slaves rebelled against their condition, and get to know many of the enslaved people who made Mount Vernon their home"--… (mais)
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Título:"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret": George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon
Autores:Mary V. Thompson (Autor)
Informação:University of Virginia Press (2019), Edition: Illustrated, 520 pages
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Etiquetas:Susan, History, Virginia, Mount Vernon, George Washington

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Absolutely no regret here -- a masterpiece! I’ve read over a hundred books on George Washington, and “The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret” is one of the best, certainly the best as far as Washington’s involvement with slavery. A masterpiece of encyclopedic research and scholarly analysis, this treasure trove of a book looks at Mount Vernon's slavery through numerous prisms, categories, and perspectives, each one throwing interesting light on the subject with incredible detail. The book is extremely well written and richly packed with entertaining “Wow, I didn’t know that!”s. Through example after intriguing example, the author guides one through the creative and strenuous efforts of America’s “Foundingest Father” to make slavery work, only to increasingly realize and confirm that, not just on the theoretical and ideological basis of the American Revolution but on the practical experience of a virtual scientific experiment on his own farm, slavery doesn’t work! And just as importantly, the author lays out the many obstacles in Washington’s long-time struggle to end slavery, which he accomplished if only by setting a sterling example in his will. I highly recommend this book as an amazing and necessary complement to any George Washington library.

“Character is Key to Liberty!” Check out one of William J. Bahr’s books: "George Washington's Liberty Key: Mount Vernon's Bastille Key – the Mystery and Magic of Its Body, Mind, and Soul," a best seller at Mount Vernon. ( )
  BillBahr | Jul 30, 2019 |
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"American historians began producing in-depth studies of slavery and slave life shortly after World War II, but it was not until the early 1980s that the country's museums took the first tentative steps to interpret those same controversial topics. Perhaps because of the tremendous amount of primary material related to George Washington, almost no one looked into the lives of Mount Vernon's enslaved population. Incorporating the results of detailed digging, of both the archaeological and archival varieties, the number of chapters grew as further questions arose. While a few scholars outside Mount Vernon turned their attention to Washington's changing ideas about slavery, they largely overlooked the daily lives of those who were enslaved on the estate, a subject about which visitors expressed a desire to know more. The resulting book makes use of a wide range of sources, including letters, financial ledgers, work reports, travel diaries kept by visitors to Mount Vernon, the reminiscences of family members, former slaves, and neighbors, reports by archaeologists, and surviving artifacts to flesh out the lives of a people who left few written records, but made up 90 percent of the estate's population. The book begins with a look at George and Martha Washington as slaveowners, before turning to various facets of slave life ranging from work, to family life, housing, foodways, private enterprise, and resistance. Along the way, readers will see a relationship between Washington's military career and his style of plantation management, learn of the many ways slaves rebelled against their condition, and get to know many of the enslaved people who made Mount Vernon their home"--

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