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  • The Counter-Revolution of 1776

  • Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
  • By: Gerald Horne
  • Narrated by: Larry Herron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt.

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  • A revelation, a paradigm shift and a new view

  • By Diana Black Kennedy on 03-28-18

this book is a must-read.

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Reviewed: 02-26-17

mr. Horn Place a lot of information in this book that I wasn't taught in school and I do believe a lot of people need to read this book for themselves and check the facts to see if he's correct. I do believe the book is factual I do believe that he is correct and I do believe that a lot of people need to read this book.