Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era

Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era

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“What to the slave is the Fourth of July?,” asked Frederick Douglass in 1852. In Enjoy the Same Liberty, Edward Countryman addresses Douglass’s question. He shows how the American Revolution began the world-wide destruction of slavery, how black Americans who seized their chances for freedom during the Revolution changed both themselves and their epoch, and how their heirs, including Douglass, pondered what the Revolution meant for them. Thanks in good part… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 5.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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