Annotations for Liberty or Death : The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution


Baker & Taylor
Examines the little-known story of African-American runaway slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army during the American Revolution in exchange for the promise of freedom and what became of these men during and after the war.

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the story of African-American runaway slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army during the American Revolution in exchange for the promise of freedom.

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Baker & Taylor
Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

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Random House, Inc.
Liberty or Death is the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom. Motivated by the 1775 proclamation by Virginia's Royal Governor that any slaves who took up arms on his behalf would be granted their freedom, these men fought bravely for a losing cause. Many of the volunteers succumbed to battle wounds or smallpox, which ran rampant on the British ships on which they were quartered. After the successful Revolution, they emigrated to Canada and, ultimately to West Africa. Liberty or Death is the inspiring story of the forgotten freedom fighters of America's Revolutionary War.

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