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Black Americans in the revolutionary era : a brief history with documents

Author: Woody Holton
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2009.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Woody Holton
ISBN: 9780312413590 0312413599
OCLC Number: 233936423
Description: xv, 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Black Americans and the coming of the American Revolution, 1750-1776 --
Black Americans in military service, 1775-1783 --
Freedom, slavery, and the Revolutionary aftermath, 1775-1800.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Responsibility: Woody Holton.

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'This is a superb collection. Its splendid introduction will help students see the key issues of the era. The documents introduce students to patterns of slave life before and after the Revolution Read more...

 
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