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The world of Thomas Jeremiah : Charles Town on the eve of the American Revolution

Author: William Randolph Ryan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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This book profiles the port of Charles Town, South Carolina, during the two-year period leading up to the Declaration of Independence. It focuses on the dramatic hanging and burning of Thomas Jeremiah, a free black harbor pilot and firefighter accused by the patriot party of plotting a slave insurrection during the tumultous spring and summer of 1775. To examine the world of this wealthy, slave-holding African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Jeremiah; Thomas Jeremiah
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Randolph Ryan
ISBN: 9780199922871 019992287X
OCLC Number: 809932695
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xii, 268 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A different port of entry --
White divisions (June 1774-March 1775) --
A great war coming (April 1775-June 1775) --
Under the color of law (July 1775-August 1775) --
Charles Town harbor (September 1775-October 1775) --
Low country/backcountry : the volatile geopolitics of revolutionary South Carolina (November 1775-December 1775) --
The greatest hope and the deepest fear (December 1775-January 1776) --
The masters were still in charge (January 1776-August 1776) --
Conclusion : Simple spectators?
Other Titles: Charles Town on the eve of the American Revolution
Responsibility: William R. Ryan.

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On August 18, 1775 a black man was hanged and burned to oblivion. For nearly 235 years, the man and his story have remained obscure. By looking at the world of this free African American harbor  Read more...

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