The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah

Author(s): 
Harris, J. William
ISBN: 
9780300171327
Date published: 
March 2011
Paperback
Price: 
£15.00
Pages: 
240

In 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than 500 'Free Negros' in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of GBP 1000, possibly the richest person of African descent in British North America. This title tells Jeremiah's story, illuminating the contradiction between a nation that would be born in a struggle for freedom and yet deny it.