DIGITAL: Black Loyalist

About the project: "Black Loyalist is a repository of historical data about the African American loyalist refugees who left New York between April and November 1783 and whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes. In this first stage, the site concentrates on providing biographical and demographic information for the largest cohort, about 1000 people … Continue reading DIGITAL: Black Loyalist

DIGITAL: Pybus on Black Loyalists and “The Book of Negroes” | @NotEvenPast

From 2011, Cassandra Pybus on using The Book of Negroes and the digital resource Black Loyalists: "The Book of Negroes is an extraordinary historical resource, a meticulous list drawn up by the British authorities between May and November 1783, in which they recorded the personal details of some 3,000 African Americans evacuated from New York. … Continue reading DIGITAL: Pybus on Black Loyalists and “The Book of Negroes” | @NotEvenPast

BOOK: Pybus on Epic Journeys of Freedom

  Cassandra Pybus, Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty. Boston: Beacon Press, 2007. via Beacon Press: "The astounding story of runaway slaves during the American Revolution and the lives they forged on four continents. "During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled from their masters … Continue reading BOOK: Pybus on Epic Journeys of Freedom

EDITED: Curry, Duke, and Smith on New Histories of the Black Diaspora

Dawne Y. Curry,, Eric D. Duke, and Marshanda A. Smith, eds. Extending the Diaspora: New Histories of Black People. 1st ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. From University of Illinois Press: This groundbreaking collection addresses both new and familiar topics with fresh perspectives to produce original and thought-provoking scholarship on the diasporic histories of … Continue reading EDITED: Curry, Duke, and Smith on New Histories of the Black Diaspora