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In this fresh look at liberty and freedom in the Revolutionary era from the perspective of black Americans, Woody Holton recounts the experiences of slaves who seized freedom by joining the British as well as those — slave and free — who served in Patriot military forces. Holton’s introduction examines the conditions of black American life on the eve of colonial independenIn this fresh look at liberty and freedom in the Revolutionary era from the perspective of black Americans, Woody Holton recounts the experiences of slaves who seized freedom by joining the British as well as those — slave and free — who served in Patriot military forces. Holton’s introduction examines the conditions of black American life on the eve of colonial independence and the ways in which Revolutionary rhetoric about liberty provided African Americans with the language and inspiration for advancing their cause. Despite the rhetoric, however, most black Americans remained enslaved after the Revolution. The introduction outlines ways African Americans influenced the course of the Revolution and continued to be affected by its aftermath. Amplifying these themes are nearly forty documents — including personal narratives, petitions, letters, poems, advertisements, pension applications, and images — that testify to the diverse goals and actions of African Americans during the Revolutionary era. Document headnotes and annotations, a chronology, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and index offer additional pedagogical support....

Title : Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with Documents
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ISBN : 9780312413590
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with Documents Reviews

  • Lillian
    2019-02-10 22:56

    Things are not what they seem. Reading about Jefferson's remarks about slaves and Patrick Henry's support of slavery even thought he knew it was wrong... qyite a revelation !!!!There is a l---o---n---g history of oppression and racism in this country. Whew! the things our founding father's said, can make you sick.

  • Corinne
    2019-01-23 18:39

    I thought this book was perfect for its purpose. Holton adds analysis and information on top of primary sources. You get to read documents from the time and make your own conclusions. It was also very interesting to see documents by black Americans in this era since those are generally rare.