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Historian Henry Wiencek

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Historian Henry Wiencek

Historian Henry Wiencek

Historian Henry Wiencek

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His new book is An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. It explores Washington's moral struggle with the issue of slavery. Wiencek won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography for his book The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White.