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The Founding Fathers, Slavery and Black Patriotism

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The Founding Fathers, Slavery and Black Patriotism

The Founding Fathers, Slavery and Black Patriotism

The Founding Fathers, Slavery and Black Patriotism

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Commentary

Author Roger Wilkins notes that many founding fathers were slave owners, a fact that affects the patriotism of African-Americans today. Wilkins argues it was the slaves with their labor who allowed men such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington the freedom to become statesmen.