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African Americans in the Colonial era : from African origins through the American Revolution

Author: Donald R Wright
Publisher: Wheeling, Ill. : Harlan Davidson, ©2010.
Series: American history series (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A history of African-Americans and their distinct culture in colonial North America, from their seventeenth-century introduction to the continent via the slave trade to their role in the Revolutionary War.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Donald R.
African Americans in the Colonial era.
Wheeling, Ill. : Harlan Davidson, ©2010
(OCoLC)776306833
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Wright
ISBN: 9780882952741 0882952749
OCLC Number: 435711459
Description: xi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Atlantic Africa --
The Atlantic trade --
The slaving voyage --
North America --
The Chesapeake --
The low country --
The lower Mississippi --
New England and the middle colonies --
Slavery and racial prejudice --
Africans in America --
Demography, community, and culture --
The daily toil --
Family --
Religion --
Folk culture --
Whites and blacks, men and women, humanity and inhumanity --
Resistance, escape, and rebellion --
Slavery and ideology --
Freedom for some --
Changing African-American society --
The foundations of caste --
Securing the blessings of liberty.
Series Title: American history series (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Responsibility: Donald R. Wright.

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