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1619

Label
1619
Title
1619
Statement of responsibility
James Horn
Title variation
  • One thousand six hundred nineteen
  • Sixteen nineteen
  • Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The essential history of the extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand in colonial Virginia.Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other 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. 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
Summary
A historian, shedding new light on the year that gave birth to both freedom and American slavery, touches upon the rise of democracy and the emergence of what would become one of the nation’s greatest challenges—racial inequality
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Horn, James
Dewey number
975.5425102
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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Jamestown and the forging of American democracy
Label
1619
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781541616912
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1619
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541616912
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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