Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era

Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era

by Edward Countryman
     
 

Many contend that the American Revolution defines us as Americans. Edward Countryman explores exactly how that definition is reflected in the African American experience, asking a question that blacks have raised since the Revolution: What does the Revolutionary promise of freedom and democracy mean for African Americans? Countryman focuses on this theme and… See more details below

Overview

Many contend that the American Revolution defines us as Americans. Edward Countryman explores exactly how that definition is reflected in the African American experience, asking a question that blacks have raised since the Revolution: What does the Revolutionary promise of freedom and democracy mean for African Americans? Countryman focuses on this theme and emphasizes the agency of blacks as he explores the immense task facing slaves who wanted freedom, as well as the revolutionary nature of abolitionist sentiment. Countryman focuses on how slaves remembered the Revolution and used its rhetoric to help further their cause of freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442200289
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/22/2011
Series:
African American History Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology Prologue: “Proud of My Country”
Chapter One: “Fire, Fire, Scorch, Scorch”: Enslaved Africans in the Colonial World Chapter Two: “The Same Principle Lives in Us”: Black Colonial People and the Revolutionary Crisis Chapter Three: “The Fruition of Those Blessings”: Black People in the Emerging Republic Chapter Four: “Now Our Mother Country”: Black Americans and the Unfinished Revolution Epilogue: “You May Rejoice, I Must Mourn”: Slaves, Free Americans, and the Fourth of July Documents

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