An Imperfect God: George
Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
By Henry Wiencek
Event Date: November 5, 2003
Historian Henry Wiencek discussed his new book, An Imperfect God:
George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003) on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the
Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The presentation was part of the Books & Beyond author series
sponsored by the Center for the Book, which highlights new books
of particular relevance to the collections or programs of the Library
of Congress. This program was co-sponsored by the Library's
Manuscript Division, home of the George Washington Papers,
a collection used extensively by Wiencek in his research.
An Imperfect God focuses on the life of Washington and
explores early slavery in America. Publishers Weekly called it a "work
of stylish scholarship and genealogical investigation [that] makes
Washington an even greater and more human figure than he seemed before."
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