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Internal Enemy Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

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ISBN-10: 039334973X

ISBN-13: 9780393349733

Edition: 2014

Authors: Alan Taylor

List price: $18.95
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Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as "freedom's swift-winged angels." In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for declaring war on the empire. Over many nights, hundreds of slaves paddled out to the warships seeking protection for their families from the ravages of slavery. The runaways pressured the British admirals into becoming liberators. As guides, pilots, sailors, and marines, the former slaves used their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war. They enabled the British to escalate their onshore attacks and to capture and burn Washington, D.C.…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Alan Shaw Taylor was born in 1955 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1977. He went on to earn his PhD. from Brandeis University in 1986. He has become a professor of history at the University of California. He is best known for his contributions to microhistory which he demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize winning history of William Cooper and the settlement of Cooperstown, New York. In this work, Alan Taylor uses court records, land records, letters and diaries to reconstruct the economic, political and socila history of New England and the settlement of New York. He is also a regular contributor of book reviews and essays to The New Republic. His…