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"""Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Free Black Communities - Whitehead, Ruth Holmes

"""Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Free Black Communities - Whitehead, Ruth Holmes

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As New; During the American Revolution (1775-1783), the British government offered freedom to slaves who would desert their rebel masters as a way of ruining the American economy. Many Black men and women escaped to the British fleet patrolling the East Coast, or to the British armies invading the colonies from Maine to Georgia. More than 2700 Blacks came to Nova Scotia with the fleet from New York City. Black Loyalists is an attempt to present hard data about the lives of Black Loyalists before they escaped slavery in early South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and after they settled in Nova Scotia. This remarkable book brings back into our awareness the brave and enterprising men and women who survived the chaos of the American Revolution, people who found a way to liberty and human dignity.
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Hardcover
Nimbus Publishing
2013
Halifax, NS

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