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The American South and the Atlantic World$
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Brian Ward, Martyn Bone, and William A. Link

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044378

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044378.001.0001

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Revolutionary Refugees

Revolutionary Refugees

Black Flight in the Age of Revolution

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(p.81) 4 Revolutionary Refugees
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The American South and the Atlantic World
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Jennifer K. Snyder

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the story of Loyalist James Moncrief and his slaves as they fled the South into the Caribbean in the wake of British defeat in the American Revolution. Highlighting the personal dilemmas faced by southern Loyalists and their slaves in the midst of a transatlantic power struggle, it shows how migration and settlement, in many ways the key tropes of Atlantic-particularly Black Atlantic-Studies, were experienced differently in different locales by different peoples in the Atlantic World, while still managing to affirm the value of viewing the region holistically as a distinctive zone of contact.

Keywords:   Atlantic World, American South, Black Atlantic, British Loyalists, American Revolution, slavery, Caribbean, migration, James Moncrief

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