An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
by Henry Wiencek
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003. 362pp.
Wiencek explores slavery in America through the lens of George Washington’s life, and death, as a slaveholder. An Imperfect God was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and the Best Book of 2003 award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Read CTTT Community member Ken Collier’s review of the book under Spotlight.