Vindicating the founders: race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America

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[1997]
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"It is commonly, but incorrectly, asserted that because Washington and Jefferson owned slaves, because women, even after the American Revolution, enjoyed virtually no rights, and because the poor and those without property were denied the basic tenets of democratic participation, the Founders were frauds who never really believed that "all men were created equal."" "West demonstrates why such politically correct interpretations are not only dead wrong, but dangerous. Because our understanding of the Founders so profoundly influences our opinion of contemporary America, this book explains why their views, and particularly the constitutional order they created, are still worthy of our highest respect. West proves that the Founders were indeed sincere in their belief of universal human rights and in their commitment to democracy." "By contrasting the Founders' ideas of liberty and equality with today's, West persuasively concludes that contemporary notions bear almost no resemblance to the concepts originally articulated by the Founders."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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subject_facetCitizenship -- United States -- History
Constitutional history -- United States
Right of property -- United States -- History
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865
Women's rights -- United States -- History
title_displayVindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America
title_fullVindicating the founders race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America Thomas G. West
title_shortVindicating the founders
title_subrace, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America
topic_facetCitizenship
Constitutional history
History
Law and legislation
Politics and government
Right of property
Slavery
Women's rights