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Douglas R Egerton
|Description:||x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue: The Trials of William Lee: A Life in the Age of Revolution ; One: Equiano's World: The British Atlantic Empire in 1763 ; Two: Richard's Cup: Slavery and the Coming of the Revolution ; Three: The Transformation of Colonel Tye: Black Combatants and the War ; Four: Quok Walker's Suit: Emancipation in the North ; Five: Absalom's "Meritorious Service": Antislavery in the Upper South ; Six: Captain Vesey's Cargo: Continuity in Georgia and the Carolinas ; Seven: Mum Bett Takes a Name: The Emergence of Free Black Communities ; Eight: Harry Washington's Atlantic Crossings: The Migrations of Black Loyalists ; Nine: A Suspicion Only: Racism in the Early Republic ; Ten: Eli Whitney's Cotton Engine: Expansion and Rebellion ; Epilogue: General Gabriel's Flag: Unsuccessful Coda to the Revolution ; Notes|
|Responsibility:||Douglas R. Egerton.|
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