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Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with DocumentsTitoloBlack Americans in the Revolutionary Era: A Brief History with Documents
AutoreHolton, Woody
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CategoriaHistory: United States
RilegaturaPaperback
Dati160 p.; ill.
Anno2009
EditoreBedford Books
CollanaBedford Series in History & Culture (Paperback)
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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.

Indice e argomenti trattati
Forewordv
Prefacevii
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSxv
PART ONE Introduction: African American Freedom and American Independence1
Black American Life on the Eve of White Independence
2
Black Americans and the Coming of the American Revolution
4
Black Americans in Military Service
10
Freedom, Slavery, and the Revolutionary Aftermath
16
PART TWO The Documents23
1. Black Americans and the Coming of the American Revolution, 1750-1776
25
1. Fugitive Slave Advertisements, 1750-1776
25
Boston Gazette, October 2, 1750
26
Purdie and Dixon's Virginia Gazette, July 21, 1774
26
Pinkney's Virginia Gazette, January 6, 1776
27
Pennsylvania Gazette, August 7, 1776
28
2. Briton Hammon, A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, And Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, A Negro Man, 1760
28
3. James Otis, The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, 1764
35
4. Landon Carter, Plantation Diary, March 22, 1770
36
5. Anthony Benezet, Some Historical Account of Guinea... with an Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of the Slave Trade, Its Nature and Lamentable Effects, 1771
38
6. Felix, Petition to Governor, Council, and House of Representatives of Massachusetts, January 6, 1773
42
7. Patrick Henry, Letter to Robert Pleasants, January 18, 1773
44
8. Peter Bestes and Other Massachusetts Slaves, Letter to Local Representatives, April 20, 1773
46
9. Phillis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, 1773
48
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770
48
On Being Brought from Africa to America, 1773
50
10. Phillis Wheatley, Letter to Samson Occom, February 11, 1774
50
11. Andrew Estave, Letter in Pinkney's Virginia Gazette, July 20, 1775
52
12. John Murray, Lord Dunmore, A Proclamation, November 7, 1775
53
13. Thomas Jefferson, Original Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence, June 1776
55
2. Black Americans in Military Service, 1775-1783
57
14. A Letter from Monmouth County, June 21, 1780
58
15. Sergeant Murphy Steele, Deposition Reporting a Supernatural Encounter, August 16, 1781
59
16. John Trumbull, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill (Detail), 1786
60
17. Saul, Petition to the Virginia State Legislature, with Endorsement, October 9, 1792
62
18. Jacob Francis, Pension Application, 1836
63
19. Jehu Grant, Pension Application, with Corroborating Letter, 1836
68
3. Freedom, Slavery, and the Revolutionary Aftermath, 1775-1800
71
20. Nero Brewster and Other New Hampshire Slaves, Petition to the New Hampshire Legislature, November 12, 1779
72
21. John Cuffe and Other Free Blacks from Dartmouth, Petition to the Massachusetts Legislature, February 10, 1780
75
22. William Cushing, Charge to the Jury in the Case of Quok Walker, 1783
78
23. Susan Sedgwick, Elizabeth Freeman, 1811
79
24. John Marrant, A Narrative of the Lord's Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black, July 18, 1785
81
25. Citizens of Halifax County, Petition to the Virginia General Assembly, November 10, 1785
90
26. Prince Hall and Other Free Blacks, Petition to the Massachusetts Legislature, January 4, 1787
93
27. Absalom Jones, Richard Allen, and Others, Charter of the Free African Society, April 12, 1787
95
28. Raphaelle Peale, Absalom Jones, 1810
97
29. Rose Fortune, 1780s?
99
30. Captain William Booth, A Black Wood Cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1788
101
31. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1788
103
32. Benjamin Banneker and Thomas Jefferson, Letters, August 19 and 30, 1791
108
33. David George, An Account of the Life of Mr. David George from Sierra Leone, Africa, Given by Himself 1793
112
34. Boston King, Memoirs of the Life of Boston King, A Black Preacher, Written by Himself July 4, 1796
119
35. Jacob Nicholson and Other Former Slaves from North Carolina, Petition to Congress, January 23, 1797
127
36. Prosser's Ben and Other Slaves, Testimony against Gabriel, October 6, 1800
131
37. Paul Cuffee, Memoir of Captain Paul Cuffee, October 1811
133
38. William C. Nell, The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, 1855
136
APPENDIXES
A Chronology of Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era
141
Questions for Consideration
144
Selected Bibliography
146
Index149

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