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What was the "great paradox, what did it mean? whats was its impact on the colonists who owned slaves? What were its moral implications?

I would like more information on this topic, beacuse I am writing a paper on it.
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The Dictionary of Philosophical Logic defines a paradox as "

A paradox is an argument that proceeds from apparently true premises, through apparently unobjectionable reasoning, to a patently false or even contradictory conclusion."

Consider the reasons why Colonists risked a harsh journey and uncertain way of life in moving to begin with.  Consider the principles of the building blocks of our nation (ie. freedom, equality, etc.).  Are there contradictions that arise?  Reflect on questions like these and then begin with gathering some background information in Library Resources like Credo Reference and CLIO Notes on Slavery (found in America:History and Life from Ebsco).

                                                                                                                                                                   

To find Credo, choose Arts  & Sciences from the Databases  & Journals page of the Library web site and scroll down to Credo Reference.  Search for general terms like "slavery" and choose more focused terms as you learn more about the issue.

                                                                                                                                                                            

To Find America: History & Life, choose Arts & Sciences from the Databases & Journals page of the Library web site and scroll down to  America: History & Life (an EBSCO database). Once you click on it, look towards the top in the blue ribbon for "CLIO notes" and click.  "The Colonization of America" or "The Growth of Conflict" might be two great choices to start with.

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