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Peter's War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution
     

Peter's War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution

by Joyce Lee Malcolm
 

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ISBN-10: 0300119305

ISBN-13: 9780300119305

Pub. Date: 02/03/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

This is the biography of Peter Nelson. Born into slavery and sold as a toddler to a childless white couple in Massachusetts, Peter joined the fight for American freedom at the age of twelve. His personal history illuminates race relations in New England, the coming of war to a small town, and the experiences of black soldiers as they fought on both sides in the

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This is the biography of Peter Nelson. Born into slavery and sold as a toddler to a childless white couple in Massachusetts, Peter joined the fight for American freedom at the age of twelve. His personal history illuminates race relations in New England, the coming of war to a small town, and the experiences of black soldiers as they fought on both sides in the Revolutionary War battles that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300119305
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................ix
Chapter 1. The Hardship Sale....................1
Chapter 2. Growing Pains....................11
Chapter 3. The Four Horsemen....................25
Chapter 4. In the Crosshairs....................41
Chapter 5. The Killing....................58
Chapter 6. Answering the Call....................74
Chapter 7. Another Call, Another Answer....................87
Chapter 8. Home Fires and Campfires....................95
Chapter 9. The Ethiopian Regiment....................109
Chapter 10. A Motherless Child....................118
Chapter 11. Getting Back, Getting Even....................134
Chapter 12. The Year of Possibilities....................144
Chapter 13. Trials and Tribulations....................163
Chapter 14. An Eye for an Eye....................175
Chapter 15. Free at Last....................183
Chapter 16. The Winter Soldier....................195
Chapter 17. Final Battles....................211
Afterword....................226
Essay on Sources....................235
Index....................243

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