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The Resource Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America, Thomas G. West

Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America, Thomas G. West

Label
Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America
Title
Vindicating the founders
Title remainder
race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America
Statement of responsibility
Thomas G. West
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Thomas G.
Dewey number
973.5
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.W47 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Citizenship
  • Slavery
  • Right of property
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America, Thomas G. West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Was the Founding Undemocratic? The Property Requirement for Voting
  • 6.
  • Poverty and Welfare
  • 7.
  • Immigration and the Moral Conditions of Citizenship
  • 1.
  • Slavery
  • 2.
  • Property Rights
  • 3.
  • Women and the Right to Vote
  • 4.
  • Women and the Family
Control code
36800619
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780847685165
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97016791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America, Thomas G. West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Was the Founding Undemocratic? The Property Requirement for Voting
  • 6.
  • Poverty and Welfare
  • 7.
  • Immigration and the Moral Conditions of Citizenship
  • 1.
  • Slavery
  • 2.
  • Property Rights
  • 3.
  • Women and the Right to Vote
  • 4.
  • Women and the Family
Control code
36800619
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780847685165
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97016791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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