The Resource The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne

The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne

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The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America
Title
The counter-revolution of 1776
Title remainder
slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America
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Gerald Horne
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Language
eng
Summary
"The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. In the prelude to 1776, more and more Africans were joining the British military, and anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain. And in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were chasing Europeans to the mainland. Unlike their counterparts in London, the European colonists overwhelmingly associated enslaved Africans with subversion and hostility to the status quo. For European colonists, the major threat to security in North America was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. And as 1776 approached, London-imposed abolition throughout the colonies was a very real and threatening possibility--a possibility the founding fathers feared could bring the slave rebellions of Jamaica and Antigua to the thirteen colonies. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others--and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States."--Publisher's description
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Horne, Gerald
Index
index present
LC call number
E446
LC item number
.H83 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Antislavery movements
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Abolitionismus
  • Aufstand
  • Sklaverei
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
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The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Rebellious Africans: How Caribbean Slavery Came to the Mainland -- 2 .Free Trade in Africans? Did the Glorious Revolution Unleash the Slave Trade? -- 3. Revolt! Africans Conspire with the French and Spanish -- 4. Building a "White" Pro-Slavery Wall: The Construction of Georgia -- 5. The Stono Uprising: Will the Africans Become Masters and the Europeans Slaves? -- 6. Arson, Murders, Poisonings, Shipboard Insurrections: The Fruits of the Accelerating Slave Trade -- 7. The Biggest Losers: Africans and the Seven Years' War -- 8. From Havana to Newport, Slavery Transformed: Settlers Rebel against London -- 9. Abolition in London: Somerset's Case and the North American Aftermath -- 10. The Counter-Revolution of 1776
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781479893409
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rdamedia
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c
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9781479893409
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • 2F72B9AC-45F2-456A-8F2D-C82381E1E1A6
  • 22573/ctt8jv9tq
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874563193
  • (OCoLC)ocn874563193
Label
The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Rebellious Africans: How Caribbean Slavery Came to the Mainland -- 2 .Free Trade in Africans? Did the Glorious Revolution Unleash the Slave Trade? -- 3. Revolt! Africans Conspire with the French and Spanish -- 4. Building a "White" Pro-Slavery Wall: The Construction of Georgia -- 5. The Stono Uprising: Will the Africans Become Masters and the Europeans Slaves? -- 6. Arson, Murders, Poisonings, Shipboard Insurrections: The Fruits of the Accelerating Slave Trade -- 7. The Biggest Losers: Africans and the Seven Years' War -- 8. From Havana to Newport, Slavery Transformed: Settlers Rebel against London -- 9. Abolition in London: Somerset's Case and the North American Aftermath -- 10. The Counter-Revolution of 1776
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479893409
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781479893409
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 2F72B9AC-45F2-456A-8F2D-C82381E1E1A6
  • 22573/ctt8jv9tq
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874563193
  • (OCoLC)ocn874563193

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