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Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

Author: Margaret Whitman Blair
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Whitman Blair
ISBN: 9781426305900 1426305907 9781426305917 1426305915
OCLC Number: 320187235
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Target Audience: 1160
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Liberty to slaves --
And some joined the Patriots --
War and its aftermath --
Nova Scotia and freedom --
Africa: the promised land.
Responsibility: by Margaret Whitman Blair.
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Looks at the African Americans who fought for the British in the United States Revolution. Motivated by the 1775 proclamation by Virginia's Royal Governor that any slaves who bore arms on his behalf  Read more...

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Little known slave history

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-08-10) Very Good Permalink

Did you know that many African-American slaves escaped during the Revolutionary War and sought refuge with the British Army? They chose to so because the British said they would then be free. Many died fighting with the British, but some were sent to Nova Scotia and eventually to settle in Sierra...
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