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Thomas Jeremiah was probably the wealthiest free Black man in the British North American colonies in 1775. Some of his wealth was in enslaved people. He was also hanged by American patriots in Charleston, allegedly for trying to foment a slave insurrection on behalf of the British. The story of Thomas Jeremiah gives us a window into the dramatic entanglements of race, slavery, and liberty in the era of the American founding.


African American Revolutionary and Early National

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