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Peter's war : a New England slave boy and the American Revolution

Author: Joyce Lee Malcolm
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A boy named Peter, born to a slave in Massachusetts in 1763, was sold nineteen months later to a childless white couple there. This book recounts the fascinating history of how the American Revolution came to Peter's small town, how he joined the revolutionary army at the age of twelve, and how he participated in the Battles of Bunker Hill and Yorktown and witnessed the surrender at Saratoga."--Inside jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Peter; Peter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Lee Malcolm
ISBN: 9780300119305 0300119305 9780300168068 0300168063
OCLC Number: 223870082
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 253 pages : illustrations, map, plan ; 23-25 cm
Contents: The hardship sale --
Growing pains --
The four horsemen --
In the crosshairs --
The killing --
Answering the call --
Another call, another answer --
Home fires and campfires --
The Ethiopian regiment --
A motherless child --
Getting back, getting even --
The year of possibilities --
Trials and tribulations --
An eye for an eye --
Free at last --
The winter soldier --
Final battles.
Responsibility: Joyce Lee Malcolm.
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