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Published: 05 May 2011

352 Pages | 15 halftones

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199782253

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Death or Liberty

African Americans and Revolutionary America

Douglas R. Egerton

  • Fluid synthesis of African Americans in the Revolutionary period covering the north, mid-Atlantic, upper, and lower South.
  • Argues that the egalitarian promise of the Revolution was not the basis for antislavery crusades and that the radical political promises for black Americans were jettisoned by the founders.
  • Suitable for adoption in early American history, Revolutionary War era, and African American history courses.