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Death or liberty : African Americans and revolutionary America

Author: Douglas R Egerton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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In Death or Liberty, Douglas R. Egerton offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history stretching from Britain's 1763 victory in the Seven Years' War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as president in 1800. - book jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Egerton
ISBN: 9780195306699 0195306694 9780199782253 0199782253
OCLC Number: 179802609
Description: x, 342 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue. The trials of William Lee : a life in the age of revolution --
Equiano's world : the British Atlantic empire in 1763 --
Richard's cup : slavery and the coming of the revolution --
The transformation of Colonel Tye : Black combatants and the war --
Quok Walker's suit : emancipation in the North --
Absalom's "meritorious service" : antislavery in the Upper South --
Captain Vesey's cargo : continuity in Georgia and the Carolinas --
Mum Bett takes a name : the emergence of free Black communities --
Harry Washington's Atlantic crossings : the migrations of Black loyalists --
A suspicion only : racism in the early republic --
Eli Whitney's cotton engine : expansion and rebellion --
General Gabriel's flag : unsuccessful coda to the revolution.
Responsibility: Douglas R. Egerton.
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A panoramic history of African Americans in colonial America, ranging from the Seven Years' War to the election of Jefferson in 1800 .  Read more...

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The monumental accomplishments of Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington seem trivial in comparison to what many of their African American contemporaries achieved. Seizing the Read more...

 
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