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Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

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Colored Patriots of the American Revolution by William Cooper Nell is an important and eye-opening account of the contributions of African Americans to the American Revolution. Nell does a fantastic job of highlighting the often-overlooked role that black soldiers and civilians played in the fight for independence.

The book is meticulously researched and full of fascinating anecdotes about individuals who fought bravely for freedom despite facing discrimination and prejudice. Nell's writing is engaging and brings to life the stories of these forgotten heroes.

One of the strengths of the book is its focus on the diversity of experiences within the black community during the Revolution. Nell doesn't shy away from discussing the complexities of race and class in early America, providing a nuanced portrait of the struggles and triumphs of black Americans during this tumultuous period.

Overall, Colored Patriots of the American Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in American history. It sheds light on a crucial chapter in our nation's past and offers a fresh perspective on the founding of the United States.

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A study of the black patriots of the American Revolution, with introductions by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wendell Phillips.


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