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

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,
Pub. Date:
[1997]
Language:
English
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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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9780847685165
9780847685172
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subject_facet , Citizenship, Citizenship -- United States -- History, Constitutional history, Constitutional history -- United States, Founding Fathers, Frau, Grundrecht, History, Klassenbewustzijn, Political science, Politieke ideeën, Rassen (mens), Right of property, Right of property -- United States -- History, Schwarze, Sekseverschillen, Sklave, Slavery -- Law and legislation, Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History, USA -- Verfassung (1787), United States, United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783, United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865, Women's rights, Women's rights -- United States -- History
title_display Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America
title_full Vindicating the founders : race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America / Thomas G. West
title_short Vindicating the founders :
title_sub race, sex, class, and justice in the origins of America
topic_facet Citizenship, Constitutional history, Founding Fathers, Frau, Grundrecht, History, Klassenbewustzijn, Law and legislation, Political science, Politics and government, Politieke ideeën, Rassen (mens), Right of property, Sekseverschillen, Sklave, Slavery, Verfassung (1787), Women's rights