Liberty & Slavery DVD

SKU 25295

"Liberty & Slavery" explores this paradox of America's Founding Fathers being champions of liberty and yet simultaneously champions of slavery. From Inertia Films Inc with Richard Beeman, Henry Wiencek, Joseph Ellis, Lonnie Bunch, David Eltis, Edward J. Larson, and Mount Vernon Research Historian Mary V. Thompson. Copyright 2016. Running time: 85 minutes.

America's Founding Fathers were men yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence. The cruel paradox is that even as Thomas Jefferson wrote "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal", liberty-loving Southern Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, and Patrick Henry were slave owners.