Sheds new light on the black loyalist experience in a region of the Atlantic where plantation slavery was not the dominant labor system. . . . Curry shows how black loyalists in the Bahamas built on revolutionary traditions and fundamentally transformed Bahamian society in the early 19th century. --
Curry has broadened our understanding of Black Loyalist history, both by accenting the specificities of the Bahamian experience and by confirming their similarities with other locations in this fascinating diaspora. --
--William and Mary Quarterly
Demonstrates that black loyalists helped to shape Bahamian society, and successfully represents these struggles as a crucial part of the wider efforts of peoples around the world to claim their social, political, economic, and legal rights during the Age of Revolution.
--Slavery and Abolition