Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers

 
  

Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers

America's founding fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. Liberty and Slavery features stunning imagery and interviews with scholars that explore the paradox of America's Founding Fathers being champions of liberty - and yet simultaneously champions of slavery.

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ABOUT LIBERTY & SLAVERY: THE PARADOX OF AMERICA'S FOUNDING FATHERS

Indeed the phrase "all men are created equal" is the most powerful ideal that comes out of the American Revolution. But, at the time of the writing of this phrase, the origins of America were already seeded with a cruel paradox because many of the liberty-loving Southern Founding Fathers were also slave owners — including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington James Madison and Patrick Henry.

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