Negro Comrades of the Crown : African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation
By: Horne, Gerald.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (368 p.).ISBN: 9780814790502.Subject(s): African Americans -- Relations with British -- History -- 19th century | Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Great Britain -- Relations -- United States | Slave insurrections -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Relations -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Negro Comrades of the Crown : African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before EmancipationDDC classification: 306.3/620973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Introduction: Negroes-"British in Their Hearts?"; 1 "Huzzah for Bermuda!"; 2 "Base Fools!"; 3 Can U.S. Negroes Commit Treason?; 4 The Enslaved Torments the Slaveholder; 5 "A Powerful Negro Army"; 6 The British, Africans, and Indigenes versus the U.S.; 7 Revolutionary Implications; 8 Abolition of Private Property?; 9 Africans Flee from "Republicanism"; 10 London Sanctions Murder of U.S. Slaveholders?; 11 Britain to Forge a Haiti in Texas?; 12 Declare War on Britain to Avert Civil War in the U.S.?; 13 Canada Invades-or Civil War in the U.S.?
14 A Paradise for U.S. Negroes in the British West Indies?Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author
While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the Civil War. Many African Americans viewed Britain, an early advocate of abolitionism and emancipator of its own slaves, as a powerful ally in their resistance to slavery in the Americas. This allegiance was far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outpos
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