1619 Jamestown And The Forging Of American Democracy By James Horn



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The essential history of the extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand in colonial Virginia.

In his book, 1619 Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy, historian James Horn sheds new light on the year that gave birth to the great paradox of our nation: slavery in the midst of freedom. This portentous year marked both the origin of the most important political development in American history, the rise of democracy, and the emergence of what would in time become one of the nation's greatest challenges: the corrosive legacy of racial inequality that has afflicted America since its beginning. Hardcover; 288 pages.

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