The Resource Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence, Alan Gilbert

Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence, Alan Gilbert

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Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence
Title
Black patriots and loyalists
Title remainder
fighting for emancipation in the war for independence
Statement of responsibility
Alan Gilbert
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population - African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. In Black Patriots and Loyalists, Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary War, to realize that while white Americans were fighting for their freedom, black Americans were joining the British imperial forces to gain theirs. There were actually two wars being waged at once: a political revolution for independence from Britain and a social revolution for emancipation and equality
  • Drawing upon recently discovered archival material, Gilbert traces the intense imperial and patriot rivalry over recruitment and emancipation that led both sides to depend on blacks. As well, he presents persuasive evidence that slavery could have been abolished during the Revolution itself if either side had fully pursued the military advantage of freeing slaves and pressing them into combat -as when Washington formed the all-black and Native American First Rhode Island Regimen and Lord Dunmore freed slaves and indentured servants to fight for the British. Gilbert's extensive research reveals that free blacks on both sides played a crucial and underappreciated role in the actual fighting. Black Patriots and Loyalists contends that the struggle for emancipation was not only basic to the Revolution itself, but was a rousing force that would inspire freedom movements like the abolition societies of the North and the black loyalist pilgrimages for freedom in places such as Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone
  • In this thought-provoking history, Gilbert illuminates how the fight for abolition and equality - not just for the independence of the few but for the freedom and self-government of the many - has been central to the American story from its inception."--Pub. desc
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Gilbert, Alan
Index
index present
LC call number
E269.N3
LC item number
G55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • Antislavery movements
  • African American soldiers
  • Antislavery movements
  • Nordamerikanischer Unabhängigkeitskrieg
  • Schwarze
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Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence, Alan Gilbert
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780226293073
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011035577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748577980
  • (OCoLC)ocn748577980
Label
Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence, Alan Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780226293073
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011035577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748577980
  • (OCoLC)ocn748577980

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