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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.
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BillBahr | Jul 30, 2019 |

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Obras
2
Membros
40
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#370,100
Avaliação
5.0
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1
ISBNs
4