Book Discussion on Vindicating the Founders

Professor West talked about his new book, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America, published by… read more

Professor West talked about his new book, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America, published by Rowman and Littlefield. In his book he proposes to contradict the many myths that surround the nation’s Founding Fathers insofar as their reluctance to “practice what they preached” in dealing with issues of holding slaves and equal justice for all. Mr. West contends that the founding fathers were sincere in their belief in universal human rights and democracy. He talked about the teaching of history, particularly with regard to how the Founding Fathers are portrayed today. close

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Book Discussion on Vindicating the Founders

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91741-1
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Booknotes
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 2, 1997
Last Aired:
Nov 10, 2012

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  • Nov 02, 1997 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 02, 1997 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 03, 1997 | 5:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Dec 24, 1997 | 2:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 10, 2012 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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