The Promise of Freedom for Slaves Escaping in British Ships: The Emancipation Revolution, 1740-1807 (Hardcover)

The Promise of Freedom for Slaves Escaping in British Ships: The Emancipation Revolution, 1740-1807 By Theodore Corbett Cover Image
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An uplifting work of black history in the context of the American War for Independence.

Although Africans and African Americans have been left out of most accounts of the Revolutionary years, this book pieces together their emerging path toward freedom. From Britain came the Great Awakening, the advent of evangelism in America, which would provide slaves with hope for future freedom. In 1775, black emancipation commenced in Chesapeake Bay with Lord Dunmore's proclamation and the resulting fleet, which attracted blacks, creating the first mass emancipation of slaves in British colonial history. At the end of the War for Independence, the British evacuations of loyal subjects from 1782 to 1785 were the turning point in the Emancipation Revolution. A majority of free and enslaved blacks would remain where the Royal Navy transports landed them in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Nova Scotia, or Britain. Blacks' love of freedom is concluded with the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British Empire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781399048200
ISBN-10: 1399048201
Publisher: Pen and Sword Maritime
Publication Date: March 31st, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English