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Review: Standing in Their Own Light: African-American Patriots in the American Revolution

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Bill Backus to the blog.    Fighting for Independence, Patriots commonly argued they were combating an attempt by the English Crown to reduce the American colonies to slavery.  The irony that most leaders crowing … Continue reading

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Two Patriots: One Slave and One Free – James Armistead Lafayette and James Forten

Part Two by Malanna Henderson  A hero who championed American independence was Revolutionary War hero James Forten; not particularly for what he did, but for what he didn’t do. At the tender age of fourteen, Forten became a prisoner of … Continue reading

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“They Fought Because They Would Not Be Slaves”

Revolutionary War Wednesday and Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to welcome guest historian Mark Maloy this week.  African-Americans fought for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, right?  Many of us remember learning about Crispus Attucks dying during the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

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