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

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

Gerald Horne


The winning 1776 rebel opposed to British rule in North the United States has been hailed nearly universally as an excellent breakthrough for humanity.  however the Africans then dwelling within the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British.  during this trailblazing publication, Gerald Horne indicates that during the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery appeared all yet inevitable in London, delighting Africans up to it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. 

Prior to 1776, anti-slavery sentiments have been deepening all through Britain and within the Caribbean, rebellious Africans have been in revolt.  For eu colonists in the United States, the main probability to their protection used to be a international invasion mixed with an rebel of the enslaved.   It was once a true and perilous chance that London could impose abolition in the course of the colonies—a chance the founding fathers feared may carry slave rebellions to their shores.  to prevent it, they went to war. 

The so-called innovative warfare, Horne writes, was once partly a counter-revolution, a conservative circulation that the founding fathers fought with a view to safeguard their correct to enslave others.  The Counter-Revolution of 1776 brings us to a thorough new figuring out of the conventional heroic construction delusion of the USA.

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