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The Resource Peter's war : a New England slave boy and the American Revolution, Joyce Lee Malcolm, (electronic book)

Peter's war : a New England slave boy and the American Revolution, Joyce Lee Malcolm, (electronic book)

Label
Peter's war : a New England slave boy and the American Revolution
Title
Peter's war
Title remainder
a New England slave boy and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Lee Malcolm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A boy named Peter, born to a slave in Massachusetts in 1763, was sold nineteen months later to a childless white couple there. This bookrecounts the fascinating history of how the American Revolution came to Peter's small town, how he joined the revolutionary army at the age of twelve, and how he participated in the battles of Bunker Hill and Yorktown and witnessed the surrender at Saratoga. Joyce Lee Malcolm describes Peter's home life in rural New England, which became increasingly unhappy as he grew aware of racial differences and prejudices. She then relates how he and other blacks, slave and free, joined the war to achieve their own independence. Malcolm juxtaposes Peter's life in the patriot armieswith that of the life of Titus, a New Jersey slave who fled to the British in 1775 and reemerged as a feared guerrilla leader. A remarkable feat of investigation, Peter's biography illuminates many themes in American history: race relations in New England, the prelude to and military history of the Revolutionary War, and the varied experience of black soldiers who fought on both sides
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malcolm, Joyce Lee
Dewey number
  • 973.3/444092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.L7
LC item number
M35 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child slaves
  • African American boys
  • Farm life
  • African American soldiers
  • Lincoln (Mass.)
  • Lincoln (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
  • New England
  • Peter
Label
Peter's war : a New England slave boy and the American Revolution, Joyce Lee Malcolm, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10315707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 253 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300119305
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., map, plan
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Peter's war : a New England slave boy and the American Revolution, Joyce Lee Malcolm, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
"A Caravan book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10315707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 253 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300119305
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., map, plan
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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