The era of the American Revolution was one of violent and unpredictable social, economic, and political change, and the dislocations of the period were most severely felt in the South. Sylvia Frey contends that the military struggle there involved a triangle--two sets of white belligerents and approximately 400,000 slaves. She reveals the ...Read MoreThe era of the American Revolution was one of violent and unpredictable social, economic, and political change, and the dislocations of the period were most severely felt in the South. Sylvia Frey contends that the military struggle there involved a triangle--two sets of white belligerents and approximately 400,000 slaves. She reveals the dialectical relationships between slave resistance and Britain's Southern Strategy and between slave resistance and the white independence movement among Southerners, and shows how how these relationships transformed religion, law, and the economy during the postwar years. "What were the feelings of the several hundred thousand blacks in the thirteen colonies at the time of the American Revolution? Some surprising answers emerge from this pioneering history."--The Washington Post Book World "Frey's broad research, skillful synthesis, sensitivity, and insight fill her work with a subtle power . . . demands reading by anyone seriously interested in blacks, American religion, the South, or the Revolutionary era."--Library JournalRead Less
Very Good-in Very Good-dust jacket. 0691047847. Textblock clean and free of marks and binding tight. Corners are very lightly bumped with additional bumping to the edges of the spine. Dustjacket is lightly rubbed/toned with very light bumping to the edges.; tall 8vo 9"-10" t; 376 pages; African American Studies bmw grey/red histcat.
Very Good+ in Fine jacket. First edition, 1991, hardcover, octavo, 376pp., not illustrated. Book VG+ with awkward waving to first fifty pages (looks like a pen was placed in and reshelved), binding tight, text clean bright and unmarked. DJ fine. "The author explains how black resistance persisted and reemerged after the war as a struggle for cultural power that manifested itself in the establishment of separate black churches with distinctive ritual patterns and moral values."
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