African Americans in the Revolutionary War

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Citadel Press, 2005 - 239 Seiten
In this fascinating and enlightening work, military historian Michael Lee Lanning reveals the little-known, critical, and heroic role African Americans played in the American Revolution, serving in integrated units--a situation that wouldn't exist again until the Korean War more than 150 years later.
 

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AfricanAmerican Heroes of the Revolution
3
PreRevolution Colonial America
22
On the Verge of Revolution
35
Enlist No Stroller Negro or Vagabond
42
Liberty to SlavesLord Dunmores Ethiopian Regiment
50
Opening the Ranks
60
AllBlack Units
73
U S Navy and Marine Corps
87
The Fate of the Black Loyalists
153
Abolition and the Revolution
163
Numbers Influence Results
176
A Important Dates in AfricanAmerican Participation in the Revolutionary War
185
B Slave Codes
189
1760 1770 1780
197
Estimated Black Population 1760 1770 1780
198
E The Deleted Clause of the Declaration of Independence
199

Daily Military Life During the Revolution
97
Behind the Lines
120
Great Britain and African Americans
131
Black Men in Redcoats
139
F Lord Dunmores Proclamation
200
Lord Dunmores Letter to Sir Henry Clinton 1782
214
Index
231
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