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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: 0300168063

ISBN-13: 9780300168068

Pub. Date: 11/30/2010

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

Overview

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:
9780300168068
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of 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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