Gary Nash/Race and Revolution
A 12 page book review on Gary Nash's Race and Revolution (1990, Madison House Publishers), which presents the intriguing thesis that the Northern statesmen at the time of the nation's founding missed an ideal opportunity to take steps that would have greatly hastened the demise of slavery, and possibly its eradication. Rather than presenting the typical view of this period, which presents the Founding Fathers as principled, enlightened men endeavoring to found a society based on compromise and republican ideals, Nash astutely and persuasively argues that their vacillation and loss of nerve on the matter of slavery committed the nation to the inevitability of an awful and bloody conflict. The page count includes a 1 page outline of this paper. No additional sources cited.