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Was the American Revolutionary really just a Counter-Revolution to avoid the British mandate to its Colonies to end slav

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Then Spain, already over-extended and much more dependent even than England on slaves to "police" its colonies in the Americas too, was also forced to pull back to prevent the treasury in Seville and Madrid from going completely broke. Likewise, Great Britain, already under great internal pressure from internecine conflict in London, also was increasingly forced to rely on "slave policing" of its colonies as an absolute necessity to help put down the revolts already going on across the British Caribbean Islands, had forced Great Britain to sue for peace through the above mentioned Somerset case.

Plus, on the North American continent, the Africans were everywhere forging alliances against the "piss-ant" American colonies: with Native Americans, with the French, with Spain in Florida, and with the British all across the North American continent. In fact, Britain had threatened to arm Africans and send them into Boston Harbor if the colonies did not agree to ending slavery.

As a result, of all these events conspiring against the recalcitrant now nascent racist British Colony, by the time 1776 rolled around, all the smart money was betting clearly again any chance that the British American colonies would survive. Most saw it as a foregone conclusion that the Slavetocracy of British-America, from North to South, would soon fall under its own weight and incompetence, or would be quickly overrun and conquered by a coalition of forces, no lest, and most likely led by Africans, thus eventually with the hope of making British America, the "so-called" United States of America, an African headed empire.

However, against all odds, the American Counter-Revolution of 1776 succeeded and slavery lasted nearly another century due primarily to the "perfect storm" of clashing geopolitical interests taking place above its head, as well as the fortuitous events of the war with Britain that serendipitously worked out in the American colonial's favor.And even though one form of slavery did end in the Old British colony, newer more virulent form emerged as a necessary adaptation to the racism the new nation had instituted to save the institution of slavery.

This is a "tightly-written" narrative that no true American Patriot, or historian will want to miss. It resets the parameters of the American Revolution and uncovers its real underlying meaning, a meaning that goes a long way towards explaining why white racism remains so persistent even today. 100 stars!

Here is a partial bibliography of related items I have either read and or reviewed on

Smuggler Nation, Jefferson's Pillow, Sugar in the Blood, Savage Nation, The Unknown American revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to create America; The Deepest South:The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade; Slavery, Race and the American Revolution; A Brief History of the Colonial Wars in America from 1607 to 1775; Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution; Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the making of Revolution in Virginia; A Short History of Barbados from its first discovery and settlement to the end of the year 1767; Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire fight the U.S. before the Emancipation; Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora; Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial formation in Colonial New York City; Tales from a revolution: Bacon's rebellion and the Transformation of Early America; White women captives in North Africa: Narratives of Enslavement; White slaves, African Masters: An Anthology of American Barbary Captivity Narratives; Black People in Britain, 1555-1863; The Island of one People: An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica; Soldiers and Strangers: An Ethnic History of the English Civil war; Though the Heavens may fall: The Landmark Trial that led to the end of Human slavery; The hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A free Black man's Encounter with Liberty; French Encounter with Africans: White Response to Blacks, 1530-1880; Blows Against the Empire: US Imperialism in Crisis; The Cousin' War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America; The Archaeology of American Capitalism; and The Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary generation.

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