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The Loyal Blacks / by Ellen Gibson Wilson

Wilson, Ellen Gibson

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ISBN 10: 0399116834 / ISBN 13: 9780399116834
Published by New York : Capricorn Books, 1976
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Description: xi, 463 p. , [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Sierra Leone Company. African Americans --Colonization --Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone --History --To 1896. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 100367

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Title: The Loyal Blacks / by Ellen Gibson Wilson

Publisher: New York : Capricorn Books

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition.

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The definitive account of the first American blacks emancipated in the American Revolution who returned to Africa to establish their own country.It is an astonishing epic story. Some 1,500 ex-slaves are the protagonists of the story, blacks who had joined the British army in the Revolution, then left the States to go to Canada in 1783. They then joined about 400 blacks from London who had started the West African colony of Sierra Leone...Wilson's absorbing narrative is in a sense a collective biography, and it focuses especially on 300 individuals. Heroic figures emerge, destined to take an honored place in black history. 8.5x6", xi+463 pp, 16 pp. b&w plates.

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