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The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America

Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
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"The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Horne
ISBN: 9781479893409 1479893404
OCLC Number: 860944245
Description: xiv, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Rebellious Africans: How Caribbean slavery came to the mainland --
Free trade in Africans? Did the Glorious Revolution unleash the slave trade? --
Revolt! Africans conspire with the French and Spanish --
Building a "white" pro-slavery wall: The construction of Georgia --
The Stono uprising: Will the Africans become masters and the Europeans slaves? --
Arson, murders, poisonings, shipboard insurrections: The fruits of the accelerating slave trade --
The biggest losers: Africans and the Seven Years' War --
From Havana to Newport, slavery transformed: Settlers rebel against London --
Abolition in London: Somerset's case and the North American aftermath --
The Counter-Revolution of 1776.
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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. The author show that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of  Read more...

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