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Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with Documents

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In this fresh look at liberty and freedom in the Revolutionary era from the perspective of black Americans, Woody Holton recounts the experiences of slaves who seized freedom by joining the British as well as those -- slave and free -- who served in Patriot military forces. Holton's introduction examines the conditions of black American life on the eve of colonial independence and the ways in which Revolutionary rhetoric about liberty provided African Americans with the language and inspiration for advancing their cause. ...

Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with Documents 2009, Bedford Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780312413590

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