Negro in the American Revolution

Benjamin Quarles (Author)
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Description

Originally published in 1961, this classic work remains the most comprehensive history of the many and important roles played by African Americans during the American Revolution. With this book, Benjamin Quarles added a new dimension to the military history of the Revolution and addressed for the first time the diplomatic repercussions created by the British evacuation of African Americans at the close of the war. The compelling narrative brings the Revolution to life by portraying those tumultuous years as experienced by Americans at all levels of society.

In an introduction, Gary B. Nash traces the evolution of scholarship on African Americans in the American Revolution from its early roots with William C. Nell to this groundbreaking study. Quarles's work not only reshaped our thinking about the black revolutionary experience but also invigorated the study of black history as we know it today.

Thad W. Tate, in a foreword, pays tribute to the importance of this work and explains its continuing relevance.

Product Details

Price
$39.95
Publisher
Omohundro Institute and University of North C
Publish Date
November 25, 1996
Pages
266
Dimensions
5.59 X 0.72 X 8.52 inches | 0.82 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9780807846032

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About the Author

Benjamin Quarles was professor of history at Morgan State University in Baltimore. His many authored or edited books include The Negro in the Civil War and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Reviews

He has done impressive and thorough research.

"American Historical Review"