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The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Drawn from new sources, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian presents a narrative that recreates the events that inspired hundreds of slaves to pressure British admirals into becoming liberators by using their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Taylor
ISBN: 9780393073713 0393073718
OCLC Number: 840934500
Description: xiii, 605 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Revolution --
Night and day --
Blood --
Warships --
Invasion --
Lessons --
Plantation --
Flight --
Fight --
Crisis --
Agents --
Fire bell --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix A. Corotoman slave families, 1814 --
Appendix B. Numbers.
Responsibility: Alan Taylor.

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A comprehensive, scholarly work, made accessible by Taylor s skill as a storyteller. --Kel Munger"

 
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