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Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0807055158, Paperback)During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled from their masters to find freedom with the British. Having emancipated themselves--and with rhetoric about the inalienable rights of free men ringing in their ears--these men and women struggled tenaciously to make liberty a reality in their lives.
This alternative narrative includes the stories of dozens of individuals--including Harry, one of George Washington's slaves--who left America and forged difficult new lives in far-flung corners of the British Empire. Written in the best tradition of history from the bottom up, this pathbreaking work will alter the way we think about the American Revolution.
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"During the Revolutionary War, thousands of black slaves served with, and sought refuge from, the British forces in hope of attaining freedomamong them escapees from the plantations of George Washington and Patrick Henry. Australian historian Pybus follows the path some of these former slaves took to London and then "into two bizarre colonial experiments that began in 1787: the Province of Freedom in Sierra Leone on the west coast of Africa, and the penal settlement of Botany Bay on the east coast of Australia""--From Publishers Weekly.
Two editions of this book were published by Beacon Press.
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