Sean Wilentz

Photo of Sean WilentzPhoto | Sameer A. KahnSean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books on American history and politics, including The Rise of American Democracy, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Politicians and the Egalitarians, chosen as Best History Book of the Year by Kirkus and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wilentz’s writings on American music have earned him two Grammy nominations and two Deems-Taylor-ASCAP awards.

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Cover: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New PrefaceNo Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New PrefaceWilentz, SeanPAPERBACK09/03/2019$20.00
Cover: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s FoundingNo Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s FoundingWilentz, SeanHARDCOVER09/06/2018$26.95
Cover: The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning, “a Laborer,” 1747–1814The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning, “a Laborer,” 1747–1814Merrill, Michael
Wilentz, Sean
PAPERBACK03/30/1993$34.00
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