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Author Reiss, Oscar, 1925-

Title Blacks in colonial America / by Oscar Reiss.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.0496073 REIS    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-286) and index.
Contents 1. The Concept of Slavery -- 2. African Roots -- 3. The Slave Trade -- 4. The Slave's Life in Colonial America -- 5. Africans in New England -- 6. Africans in the Middle Atlantic Colonies -- 7. Africans in the South -- 8. The Freedmen -- 9. Colonization -- 10. Opposition to Slavery in Colonial America -- 11. Miscegenation -- 12. Slave Rebellion and Black Codes -- 13. Blacks and Christianity -- 14. Blacks in War.
Summary During the American Revolution over 3,000 persons of African descent were promised freedom by the British if they would desert their American rebel masters and serve the loyalist cause. Those who responded to this promise found refuge in New York. In 1783, after Britain lost the war, they were evacuated to Nova Scotia, where for a decade they were treated as cheap labor by the white loyalists. In 1792 they were finally offered a new home in West Africa; over 1,200 responded and became the founders of Freetown in Sierra Leone. This is a history of Africans in colonial America, from the slaves who worked on the earliest plantations to the free blacks. It thoroughly discusses the circumstances of their arrival in the New World (blacks were treated far differently from white servants), and the living conditions of both slaves -- work, health care, food, housing, family life and other elements -- and free blacks.
Subject African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
ISBN 078640339X (alk. paper)