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antislavery

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — British History.

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution,...

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Briton Hammon

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — British History.

(fl. 1747–1760).

African‐American seaman, probably a slave, who was injured and treated in London while fighting the French in the Napoleonic Wars. The years of Hammon's birth and...

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Claudia Jones

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(b. 15 February 1915; d. 25 December 1964), activist.

Claudia Jones was among a tiny cadre of black women to rise within the ranks of the Communist Party of the ...

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Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield

Overview page. Subjects: British History — United States History.

(1817–1876).

African‐American singer celebrated in Great Britain. She was born in Natchez, Missouri, as a slave, and taken to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a child by her...

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Ellen Craft

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(1826–1891), and

(1824–1900).

Enslaved husband and wife abolitionists whose self‐liberation from slavery in Georgia to freedom in England represents one of the most daring...

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Frank Johnson

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Nickname of Francis Johnson (1792–1844), African‐American bandleader, bugler, and composer. Johnson, a free Black from Philadelphia, first achieved local eminence as a fiddler while still...

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Haitian Revolution

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Upheaval in Haiti in 1791, when thousands of slaves rose in revolt against their masters and the slave system in the French colony of Saint‐Domingue. After a twelve‐year revolutionary...

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History of Sport and Religion in the United States and Britain

Amy Koehlinger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; British History; Social and Cultural History. 7627 words.

This chapter surveys scholarly writing about the intersection of religion and sport in the United States and Britain. It reviews the dominant historiography of works on religion and...

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John Marrant

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(b. 15 June 1755; d. April 1791), writer and religious leader.

John Marrant was one of the first African American authors and an important minister and theologian in the era ...

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Paul Cuffe

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(b. 17 January 1759; d. 7 September 1817), wealthy black sea captain and Pan-Africanist.

Paul Cuffe was born as Paul Slocum on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, the seventh child of...

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