Correcting the record: The Founding Fathers and Slavery

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Dispatches highly recommends the following article by David Barton:

“Even though the issue of slavery is often raised as a discrediting charge against the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers; slavery had been introduced to America nearly two centuries before the Founders…

Prior to the time of the Founding Fathers, there had been few serious efforts to dismantle the institution of slavery…

The Revolution was the turning point in the national attitude–and it was the Founding Fathers who contributed greatly to that change.”

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