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The Black Loyalists Slaves promised freedom from the British during the Revolution. 90% go to the Maritimes, although free most think of them as inferior Prologue: Blacks in the American Revolution Dunmore Proclamation, 1775 - any rebel owned slave who deserted his rebel master would gain freedom. Restricted to men of fighting age - formed the Ethiopian Regiment. o Problems - leave family behind, go from one master to another pretty much because your forced to fight. Clinton's Philipsburg Proclamation, 1779 - extends freedom to everyone, women, children, and so on. This makes the opportunity much better. For instance the British victory in Savanna was in large part due to Black Loyalists. Slave expectations vs. British motives o 3,500 Black Loyalists come to British North America and they are free. They are promised the rights of all British subjects and available land. Meanwhile 25,000 White Loyalists come and they bring in the 1,200 slaves they own who remain slaves. o This means a lot of people coming to a small area (usually Nova Scotia) which is undeveloped. This leads to many clashes between the group . Of course the White

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