African Americans and American Indians Fighting in the Revolutionary War by John Micklos, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
African Americans and American Indians Fighting in the Revolutionary War

African Americans and American Indians Fighting in the Revolutionary War

by John Micklos
     
 
When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, half a million black slaves were living in the 13 colonies. About 200,000 American Indians lived on land east of the Mississippi River. Both groups faced hard choices. Should they try to stay out of the fight between the British and the American colonists? Or should they back one of the sides? This book tells the

Overview

When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, half a million black slaves were living in the 13 colonies. About 200,000 American Indians lived on land east of the Mississippi River. Both groups faced hard choices. Should they try to stay out of the fight between the British and the American colonists? Or should they back one of the sides? This book tells the fascinating stories of African Americans and Indians who fought in the American Revolution.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
In the year 1775 about 2.5 million people occupied the 13 colonies. Of these, almost 1 in 5 were slaves. These slaves lived hard lives and were considered inferior by the white people. At this same time, American Indians east of the Mississippi totaled about 200,000. Many of these tribes fought with the English settlers who tried to take their land. As a result, the tribes sided with the British during the American Revolution because they hoped that the British would help to protect them and their land. Similarly, many black slaves sided with the British in hopes that they would somehow gain more rights. After the war ended, slavery increased and many American Indians lost their land. This factual and straightforward book discusses the effects of the war on two often overlooked parties. The American Revolutionary war impacted many groups in ways unforeseen, and this book provides insight on this matter in a meaningful and interesting way. This book is part of the series "The Revolutionary War Library." Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766030183
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
The Revolutionary War Library
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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