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The Counter-Revolution of 1776 Reviews

The Counter-Revolution of 1776 by Gerald Horne

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

Gerald Horne

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1 review

Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1 Sep 2016
ISBN: 9781479806898
5 stars out of 5
Rana Foroohar
3 Jun 2020

"exposes little-known facts and weaves a narrative"

The American Revolution is hailed as a great leap forward for freedom and liberty. But African-Americans living in the Colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British, in large part because abolition was a foregone conclusion across the Atlantic. Historian Gerald Horne exposes little-known facts and weaves a narrative showing how America’s revolt against the British was in part a conservative movement, in which the new country’s founding fathers fought to preserve their right to enslave others.

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