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The paper describes how Edmund S. Morgan's "American Slavery, American Freedom". The paper explains how Morgan emphasizes the tragic contradiction between freedom and slavery, particularly in the colony of Virginia that produced patriot leaders such as Washington and Jefferson, but also had the most slave owners. The author’s thesis is that the Virginia colonists’ quest for freedom ironically provided the fertile soil in which slavery could take root and thrive. Morgan’s thesis is thateMorgan failed in proving his point until the final chapter because, apart from increasing our understanding of republicanism, he raises issues of no little contemporary importance throughout the book. The author's examination of slavery in America emphasizes the tragic contradiction between freedom and slavery, and focuses on Virginia, which produced leaders of the American Revolution who were dedicated to freedom and equality, but which also had the most slave owners. In his book, Morgan analyzes this paradox as he strives to understand and explain why such a contradiction existed." Edmund Morgan departs from his usual topic of colonial New England for this painstaking, yet incisive examination of colonial Virginia. Morgan finds Virginia to be a most inhospitable place
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