A book all Americans should read, Slave Nation reveals the key role racism played in the American Revolutionary War, so we can see our past more clearly and build a better future.
In 1772, the High Court in London freed a slave from Virginia named Somerset, setting a precedent that would end slavery in England. In America, racist fury over this momentous decision united the Northern and Southern colonies and convinced them to fight for independence. Meticulously researched and accessible, Slave Nation provides a little-known view of the birth of our nation and its earliest steps toward self-governance.
Slave Nation is a fascinating account of the role slavery played in the American Revolution and in the framing of the Constitution, offering a fresh examination of the fight for freedom that embedded racism into our national identity, led to the Civil War, and reverberates through Black Lives Matter protests today.
A radical, well-informed, and highly original reinterpretation of the place of slavery in the American War of Independence.--David Brion Davis, Yale University
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- ISBN-13: 9781402206979
- ISBN-10: 1402206976
- Publisher: Sourcebooks
- Publish Date: November 2006
- Dimensions: 8.74 x 5.86 x 0.96 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.02 pounds
- Page Count: 304