1619: Jamestown And The Forging Of American Democracy
by James Horn
- American History
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Birth of the American paradox
Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during the summer of 1619, two events occurred that would profoundly shape the course of history. In the newly built church at Jamestown, the General Assembly—the first gathering of a representative governing body in America—came together. A few weeks later, a battered privateer entered the Chesapeake Bay carrying the first African slaves to land on mainland English America.
In 1619, 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. Juxtaposing the rise of democracy alongside the corrosive legacy of racial inequality, he reveals the fundamental conflict that has afflicted America since its beginning.
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|Release Date:||October 16, 2018|