Black Flight in the Age of Revolution
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.
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