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.
Table of Contents
1 On the Eve of the Revolution 4
2 Which Side to Choose? 12
3 African Americans in the Army 20
4 American Indians in the War 26
5 Aftermath 32 Timeline 40 Chapter Notes 42 Glossary 46 Further Reading 47 Index 48