Professor Ed Larson Presents "American Inheritance" at the George Washington Mount Vernon Library
Professor Edward J. Larson spoke on his book, American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation 1765-1795, for the Ford Evening Book Talk program at the George Washington Mount Vernon Library. The program, official book launch, and book signing took place on January 17.
From the Mount Vernon Library:
Please join us for the official book launch of Edward J. Larson’s new book, American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation 1765-1795. This is a powerful history that reveals how the twin strands of liberty and slavery were joined in the nation’s founding.
This wise and balanced account explores the dramatic lives and revealing words of both free and enslaved Americans who sought either to preserve or erase the pervasive tension between liberty and bondage in the Revolutionary era. This is the story of liberty and slavery in Revolutionary America, delivered with sensibility and nuance.
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