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Gilbert, Alan
Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the War for Independence / Alan Gilbert
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E269.N3 G55 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, African American
Subject(s) African American soldiers -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Physical Description xvi, 369 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-341) and index
Contents Introduction: fear, hope, and the two revolutions in America -- Lord Dunmore, black insurrection, and the independence movement in Virginia and South Carolina -- Emancipation and revolution: the conjunction of pragmatism and principle -- The Laurens family and emancipation -- Black fighters for freedom: patriot recruitment and the two revolutions -- Black fighters for freedom: British recruitment and the two revolutions -- Black fighters in the two revolutions -- Honor in defeat -- Postwar black emigrations: the search for freedom and self-government -- Democratic internationalism and the seeds of freedom

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