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

Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2016 ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback [edition]View all editions and formats
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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. The author show that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Horne
ISBN: 9781479806898 1479806897 9781479893409 1479893404
OCLC Number: 1013898092
Description: xiv, 349 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Rebellious Africans: How Caribbean slavery came to the mainland --
Free trade in Africans? Did the Glorious Revolution unleash the slave trade? --
Revolt! Africans conspire with the French and Spanish --
Building a "white" pro-slavery wall: The construction of Georgia --
The Stono uprising: Will the Africans become masters and the Europeans slaves? --
Arson, murders, poisonings, shipboard insurrections: The fruits of the accelerating slave trade --
The biggest losers: Africans and the Seven Years' War --
From Havana to Newport, slavery transformed: Settlers rebel against London --
Abolition in London: Somerset's case and the North American aftermath --
The Counter-Revolution of 1776.
Responsibility: Gerald Horne.

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The Counter-Revolution of 1776 shows the centrality of slavery in colonial American life, north as well as south. It demonstrates how enslaved peoples struggles merged with international and imperial Read more...

 
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