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Water from the rock : Black resistance in a revolutionary age

The era of the American Revolution was one of violent and unpredictable social, economic, and political change, and the dislocations of the period were most severely felt in the South. Sylvia Frey contends that the military struggle there involved a triangle--two sets of white belligerents and approximately 400,000 slaves. She reveals the dialectical relationships between slave resistance and Britain's Southern Strategy and between slave resistance and the white independence movement among Southerners, and shows how how these relationships transformed religion, law, and the economy during the postwar years
Print Book, English, 1991
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1991
xii, 376 pages ; 24 cm
9780691047843, 9780691006260, 0691047847, 0691006261
The prerevolutionary south: foundations of culture and community
Toward independence: the conflict over slavery in a revolutionary context
The struggle for freedom: British invasion and occupation of South Carolina
The ending of the war: tragedy and triumph at Yorktown
The coming of peace: British evacuation and African-American relocation
The aftermath of war: demographic and economic transformations
The Christian social order: reformulating the master's ideology
The African-American response: Black culture within a white context