An Analysis Of George Washington's Perception Of Slavery

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George Washington perception of slavery shifted over the course of his lifetime. He grew up in an environment that circulated around the idea that “slavery was both right and nature”, because of that, he was a slave owner when his father passed away. However, it was reported that, Washington dealt with his slaves "far more humanely than do his fellow citizens of Virginia." It was his sense of humor towards his slaves that led to his fellow Virginians to treat their slaves harshly. However, As the years came and passed, Washington finally decided never again to buy or sell another slave. In fact, at the end of the revolution war, in 1782 the state of Virginia made it legal for slave master to release their slaves. Washington was an anti-slavery

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