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Henry Wiencek

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National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

Henry Wiencek, a nationally prominent historian and writer, is the author of several books, including The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999, and, most recently, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves.

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  • An Imperfect God by Henry Wiencek--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Henry Wiencek's biography An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free; earlier he had said that holding slaves was his "only unavoidable subject of regret."

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The Hairstons

Henry Wiencek

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The Hairstons is the extraordinary story of the largest family in America, the Hairston clan. With several thousand black...

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An Imperfect God

Henry Wiencek

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slaveryWhen George Washington wrote his will, he made the...

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Master of the Mountain

Henry Wiencek

Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek’s eloquent, persuasive book—based on new...

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