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

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,
Pub. Date:
[1997]
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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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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_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
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