The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

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by William C. Nell
     
 

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The story of the colored (African American) patriots and heroes of the American Revolution by William Cooper Nell. Nell (December 16, 1816 – May 25, 1874) was an African-American abolitionist, journalist, author, and civil servant who worked for school integration in Boston. Writing for The Liberator and The North Star, he helped publicize the anti-slavery

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The story of the colored (African American) patriots and heroes of the American Revolution by William Cooper Nell. Nell (December 16, 1816 – May 25, 1874) was an African-American abolitionist, journalist, author, and civil servant who worked for school integration in Boston. Writing for The Liberator and The North Star, he helped publicize the anti-slavery cause. He helped found the New England Freedom Association and later the Committee of Vigilance, to aid escaping slaves after passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. His histories, Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812 (1851) and Colored Patriots of the American Revolution (1855), were the first extensive studies published of African Americans. He is noted as the first African American to serve in the federal civil service, in the post office.

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ISBN-13:
2940014533591
Publisher:
Shamrock Eden Publishing
Publication date:
04/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
729,144
File size:
350 KB

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William Cooper Nell (December 16, 1816 – May 25, 1874) was an African-American abolitionist, journalist, author, and civil servant who worked for school integration in Boston. Writing for The Liberator and The North Star, he helped publicize the anti-slavery cause. He helped found the New England Freedom Association and later the Committee of Vigilance, to aid escaping slaves after passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. His histories, Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812 (1851) and Colored Patriots of the American Revolution (1855), were the first extensive studies published of African Americans. He is noted as the first African American to serve in the federal civil service, in the post office.

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Colored Patriots of the American Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books they should use for Black History Month. Although I am against Black History Month because it is OUR HISTORY. And it seems that they consider Black History less then American History. ARE THEY NOT AMERICAN TOO?
AaronF More than 1 year ago
This book was reportedly used as a textbook... in 1855! Mr Nell compiles government reports, court transcripts, media reports and first-hand accounts of children of Patriots to celebrate the achievements and the contributions made by Freeman to gain independence for America. This book dispels myths, such as every Black man or woman was enslaved, uneducated and were barred from holding office. It does prove numerous contributions were made towards the establishment of our country. Being a textbook comprised of accounts, and not written as a biographical tome, it is not an easy read. There does not seem to be a determined chronology or compartmentalization based on regions, feats or families. None-the-less, it is an important reminder that so much of our rich history has been lost, rewritten or ignored to the detriment of everyone.