Among His Slaves: George Mason’s Struggle With Slavery now Released! February 14 2017
It is with pleasure to announce that Terry K. Dunn's new book, 'Among His Slaves: George Mason’s Struggle With Slavery' has now been released.
George Mason of Gunston Hall distinguished himself as a planter, revolutionary patriot, author the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and slave owner. He wrote “that all men are by nature equally free and…have certain inherent rights…” and argued simultaneously that slavery was “that slow Poison, which is daily contamination [to] the Minds & Morals of our People.” Yet Mason owned more than a hundred slave men, women, and children himself. Over his lifetime he freed none of them.
To read more and purchase the book, please go to http://www.commonwealthbooks.org/collections/all/products/among-his-slaves-george-mason-s-struggle-with-slavery-by-terry-k-dunn.