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

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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 Virginias 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 Americas Revolutionary War.

About the Author

Margaret Whitman Blair is the author of several books for young adults, and is active in the Washington Childrens Book Guild. A retired Peace Corps volunteer, she was formerly an international trade and business journalist in Washington D.C. She lives in Rockville, MD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426305900
Author:
Blair, Margaret Whitman
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Blair, Margaret
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Series Volume:
The Surprising Story
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 FULL-COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10.00x7.70x.40 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

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