ISBN-10:
0807055158
ISBN-13:
9780807055151
Pub. Date:
02/15/2007
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty / Edition 1

Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty / Edition 1

by Cassandra Pybus
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ISBN-13: 9780807055151
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 398,311
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cassandra Pybus holds the Australian Research Council Chair of History at the University of Tasmania. An award-winning author who has written ten books, she is a frequent Fulbright professor and international fellow at American universities.

Table of Contents


Foreword   Ira Berlin     ix
Prologue     xiii
A Note on Sources     xix
Part I
Liberty or Death     3
Crossing over to Freedom's Shore     21
Marching to Catastrophe     37
Fleeing the Founding Fathers     57
Part II
Starving in the Streets of London     75
Bound for Australia's Fatal Shore     89
Relief for London's Black Poor     103
Part III
Recalcitrant Convicts in New South Wales     123
The Province of Freedom in Sierra Leone     139
At the End of the World in New South Wales     157
Promises Unfulfilled in Sierra Leone     169
In Bondage to This Tyrannous Crew     183
Epilogue     203
Acknowledgments     207
Biographies of Significant Black Refugees     209
Notes     221
Sources     253
Index     271

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