African Americans In The Revolutionary War

by Michael L. Lanning
African Americans In The Revolutionary War
  • ISBN-13: 9780806541167
  • Author(s): Michael L. Lanning
  • Subject: History
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Citadel
  • Publication Date: 30-11-2021
  • Format: p/b

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At first, neither George Washington nor the Continental Congress approved of enlisting African Americans in the new army. Nevertheless, Black men - both slave and free - filled the ranks and served in all of the early battles. Black sailors also saw action in every major naval battle of the Revolution, including members of John Paul Jones's crew aboard the Bonhomme Richard. At least thirteen black Americans served in the newly formed U.S. Marine Corps during the war. ravery among African Americans was commonplace, as recognized by their commanders and state governments, and their bravery is recorded here in the stories of citizen Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre; militiaman Price Esterbrook at Lexington Green; soldier Salem Poor at Bunker Hill; and marine John Martin aboard the brig Reprisal. As interest in colonial history enjoys renewed popularity due to works like Hamilton, and the issues of prejudice and discrimination remain at the forefront of our times, African Americans
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At first, neither George Washington nor the Continental Congress approved of enlisting African Americans in the new army. Nevertheless, Black men - both slave and free - filled the ranks and served in all of the early battles. Black sailors also saw action in every major naval battle of the Revolution, including members of John Paul Jones's crew aboard the Bonhomme Richard. At least thirteen black Americans served in the newly formed U.S. Marine Corps during the war. ravery among African Americans was commonplace, as recognized by their commanders and state governments, and their bravery is recorded here in the stories of citizen Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre; militiaman Price Esterbrook at Lexington Green; soldier Salem Poor at Bunker Hill; and marine John Martin aboard the brig Reprisal. As interest in colonial history enjoys renewed popularity due to works like Hamilton, and the issues of prejudice and discrimination remain at the forefront of our times, African Americans