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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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Prologue: The Trials of William Lee: A Life in the Age of Revolution. 1. Equiano's World: The British Atlantic Empire in 1763. 2. Richard's Cup: Slavery and the Coming of the Revolution. 3. The Transformation of Colonel Tye: Black Combatants and the War. 4. Quok Walker's Suit: Emancipation in the North. 5. Absalom's "Meritorious Service": Antislavery in the Upper South. 6. Captain Vesey's Cargo: Continuity in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Egerton, Douglas R.
Death or liberty.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008027862
(OCoLC)179802609
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Egerton
ISBN: 9780199719235 0199719233 9780195306699 0195306694 1281925497 9781281925497
OCLC Number: 308566663
Description: 1 online resource (x, 342 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: 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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Prologue: The Trials of William Lee: A Life in the Age of Revolution. 1. Equiano's World: The British Atlantic Empire in 1763. 2. Richard's Cup: Slavery and the Coming of the Revolution. 3. The Transformation of Colonel Tye: Black Combatants and the War. 4. Quok Walker's Suit: Emancipation in the North. 5. Absalom's "Meritorious Service": Antislavery in the Upper South. 6. Captain Vesey's Cargo: Continuity in the Carolinas and Caribbean. 7. Mum Bett Takes a Name: The Emergence of Free Black Communities. 8. Harry Washington's Atlantic Crossings: The Migrations of Black Loyalists. 9. A.

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