Moving On: Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World [NOOK Book]

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During the American Revolution tens of thousands of colonists loyal to Britain left the colonies and resettled in Canada, Britain, and the Carribean. Among them were a substantial number of black loyalists. This groundbreaking study explores the lives, struggles, and politics of black loyalists who dispersed throughout the Atlantic region, including Canada, Britain, Sierra Leone, and Jamaica. The struggles of these populations, a "diaspora within a diaspora," for political and economic independence under various ...
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Moving On: Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World

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During the American Revolution tens of thousands of colonists loyal to Britain left the colonies and resettled in Canada, Britain, and the Carribean. Among them were a substantial number of black loyalists. This groundbreaking study explores the lives, struggles, and politics of black loyalists who dispersed throughout the Atlantic region, including Canada, Britain, Sierra Leone, and Jamaica. The struggles of these populations, a "diaspora within a diaspora," for political and economic independence under various British colonial regimes highlight the variety of challenges which faced black loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World.
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Eight essays, perhaps from a June 1995 conference in Ann Arbor, recount specific stories and examine themes associated with African- Americans who sided with the British during the US war for independence. Among their perspectives are their military role in the war, history and material culture, black loyalists in London after the war, relations between the company and repatriates during the founding of Freetown in Sierra Leone, and the diaspora to Jamaica. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Black Pioneers and Others: The Military Role of Black Loyalists in the American War for Independence 3
Ch. 2 Hidden from History: Black Loyalists at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia 39
Ch. 3 Birchtown: The History and Material Culture of an Expatriate African American Community 59
Ch. 4 Black Loyalists in London after the American Revolution 85
Ch. 5 The Black Loyalists in Sierra Leone 103
Ch. 6 The Promised Land, Inc.: Company-Repatriate Relations during the Founding of Freetown, Sierra Leone 135
Ch. 7 Edward Jones: An African American in Sierra Leone 159
Ch. 8 Bridging Troubled Waters: Moses Baker, George Liele, and the African American Diaspora to Jamaica 183
Index 223
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