Slavery at Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon reflected George Washington’s Status in society and his accomplishments in establishing and leading a new nation built on the ideals of “liberty and justice for all.”  However, by the late 18th century, Mount Vernon was home to an enslaved community of over 300 men, women, and children.  House servants, field hands, and craftsmen built, maintained, and supplied many of the services needed to house, clothe, and feed the equivalent of a small townh

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