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The Resource The Battle of Negro Fort : the rise and fall of a fugitive slave community, Matthew J. Clavin

The Battle of Negro Fort : the rise and fall of a fugitive slave community, Matthew J. Clavin

Label
The Battle of Negro Fort : the rise and fall of a fugitive slave community
Title
The Battle of Negro Fort
Title remainder
the rise and fall of a fugitive slave community
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J. Clavin
Title variation
Rise and fall of a fugitive slave community
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The dramatic story of the United States' destruction of a free and independent community of fugitive slaves in Spanish Florida. In the aftermath of the War of 1812, Major General Andrew Jackson ordered a joint United States army-navy expedition into Spanish Florida to destroy a free and independent community of fugitive slaves. The result was the Battle of Negro Fort, a brutal conflict among hundreds of American troops, Indian warriors, and black rebels that culminated in the death or re-enslavement of nearly all of the fort's inhabitants. By eliminating this refuge for fugitive slaves, the United States government closed an escape valve that African Americans had utilized for generations. At the same time, it intensified the subjugation of southern Native Americans, including the Creeks, Choctaws, and Seminoles. Still, the battle was significant for another reason as well. During its existence, Negro Fort was a powerful symbol of black freedom that subverted the racist foundations of an expanding American slave society. Its destruction reinforced the nation's growing commitment to slavery, while illuminating the extent to which ambivalence over the institution had disappeared since the nation's founding. Indeed, four decades after declaring that all men were created equal, the United States destroyed a fugitive slave community in a foreign territory for the first and only time in its history, which accelerated America's transformation into a white republic. The Battle of Negro Fort places the violent expansion of slavery where it belongs, at the center of the history of the early American republic"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clavin, Matthew J
Dewey number
973.5/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.817
LC item number
.C58 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Negro Fort, Battle of, Fla., 1816
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Florida
  • West Florida
Label
The Battle of Negro Fort : the rise and fall of a fugitive slave community, Matthew J. Clavin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223131062847
  • 31223131062854
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
War and resistance -- The British post on Prospect Bluff -- A free black community -- Fighting to the death -- The battle continues -- Slavery or freedom
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9781479837335
Lccn
2018052782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089273078
Label
The Battle of Negro Fort : the rise and fall of a fugitive slave community, Matthew J. Clavin
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223131062847
  • 31223131062854
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
War and resistance -- The British post on Prospect Bluff -- A free black community -- Fighting to the death -- The battle continues -- Slavery or freedom
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9781479837335
Lccn
2018052782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089273078

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