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The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origin of the… (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2014; vuoden 2018 painos)

– tekijä: Gerald Horne

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"The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. In the prelude to 1776, more and more Africans were joining the British military, and anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain. And in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were chasing Europeans to the mainland. Unlike their counterparts in London, the European colonists overwhelmingly associated enslaved Africans with subversion and hostility to the status quo. For European colonists, the major threat to security in North America was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. And as 1776 approached, London-imposed abolition throughout the colonies was a very real and threatening possibility--a possibility the founding fathers feared could bring the slave rebellions of Jamaica and Antigua to the thirteen colonies. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others--and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States." -- Publisher's description.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origin of the United States of America
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The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America (tekijä: Gerald Horne) (2014)

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Okay so this was so dense it was so hard to understand for someone whos not a historian which is really unfortunate because this is such an important book for anyone who's been thru the american school system. It's a shame... Because the analysis was spot on, but it was just so hard to read! The last 2 chapters were the best & most important but I wish he talked more about the black loyalists actually during the revolutionary war, and also the aftermath of the war & how this affected them (and also the people who made it to nova scotia and stuff which is how I heard of this book in the first place) ( )
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Over/badly written, repetitive, full of passive voice obscuring who did what, and choked with ten-dollar words where ten-cent words (or no words) would be better. I like my adverbs, I’ll admit, but describing a provocative action as one that “stirred the pot irately” comes a lot closer to “colorless green ideas sleep furiously” than an author should get. The basic argument, which is that slavery and the resulting threat of slave rebellions were behind many of the key decisions that England and the American colonists made that ultimately led to the Revolution, seems sound: white Americans defended slavery as a means to get rich, while the English were less certain that it was worth the costs especially since they were also concerned with the Carribean and its bloodier revolts. ( )
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"The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. In the prelude to 1776, more and more Africans were joining the British military, and anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain. And in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were chasing Europeans to the mainland. Unlike their counterparts in London, the European colonists overwhelmingly associated enslaved Africans with subversion and hostility to the status quo. For European colonists, the major threat to security in North America was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. And as 1776 approached, London-imposed abolition throughout the colonies was a very real and threatening possibility--a possibility the founding fathers feared could bring the slave rebellions of Jamaica and Antigua to the thirteen colonies. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others--and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States." -- Publisher's description.

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