More New and Used
from Private Sellers
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 4/20/2012.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
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 Loyalistscontends 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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Fear, Hope, and the Two Revolutions in America||p. 1|
|Lord Dunmore, Black Insurrection, and the Independence Movement in Virginia and South Carolina||p. 15|
|Emancipation and Revolution: The Conjunction of Pragmatism and Principle||p. 46|
|The Laurens Family and Emancipation||p. 66|
|Black Fighters for Freedom: Patriot Recruitment and the Two Revolutions||p. 95|
|Black Fighters for Freedom: British Recruitment and the Two Revolutions||p. 116|
|Black Fighters in the Two Revolutions||p. 152|
|Honor in Defeat||p. 177|
|Postwar Black Emigrations: The Search for Freedom and Self-Govemment||p. 207|
|Democratic Internationalism and the Seeds of Freedom||p. 243|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|