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Author Curry, Christopher, 1971-
Title Freedom and resistance : a social history of black loyalists in the Bahamas / Christopher Curry.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]

Author Curry, Christopher, 1971-
Subject African American loyalists -- Bahamas.
Slavery -- Bahamas -- History.
Blacks -- Bahamas -- History.
Bahamas -- History.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Roots and routes -- Their struggle with freedom from bondage -- Setting their feet down -- Labor, land, and the law -- Codifying power, challenging the law -- Conclusion.
Summary Christopher Curry recovers a social history of black loyalists in the Bahamas that highlights intra- and inter-racial dynamics and examines their impact on evolving Bahamian society. This volume also examines the racial discord that erupted between black and white loyalists as, respectively, one group sought greater legal freedoms while the other sought greater economic benefits. With this work, Curry adds a new chapter to the global dimensions of the freedom struggle that emanated from the American Revolution.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 20, 2017).
ISBN 9780813052823 (electronic bk.)
0813052823 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 976434832