Morgan, shows how slavery can be paradoxically used to show the history of America and the rise of freedom for Americans. Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional academic writers. Here you can order a professional work. Find a price that suits your requirements. His attitude toward slavery can be shown in two ways.
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WHY did such founding fathers as Jefferson, Mason, and Henry, who were outspoken in their denunciation of slavery, nevertheless own hundreds of slaves? Were they hypocrites, or was there some relatively valid reason for the obvious conflict between their words and their deeds? Edmund S. Morgan has attacked this problem in an able and deeply researched book which provides new insights into conditions prevailing in Colonial Virginia.
Ed Morgan changed the way historians understood the American Revolution. Over a period of about ten years, from to , he published three important research articles, a monograph, an essay aimed at a general audience, and a historiographical article, all having to do with the coming of the Revolution. It was an amazing burst of work that elevated Morgan to the upper echelons of American historians. Of course, Morgan had previously worked on Puritanism and would go on to do groundbreaking work on colonial Virginia and slavery.
How had the Virginia, a society that originally never incorporated slaves into their workforce, become so dependent on them to the point that they feared them? This question and the republican belief of freedom in America are the thesis and topic for Edmund S. The analysis, done by Morgan, begins back before the beginnings of the colony in Virginia.