The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution: With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

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Thank God that as an American History teacher my students will learn this along with the American History lesson that is in their book! We must teach students that this information was not simply left out, but that there was an intentional reason that this information was left out. How systematic it has been to perpetuate a history upon all of us that was favorable for a group of people and so not only unfavorable but damaging for another group. 

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I am a white person and it makes me mad that we were never taught anything of our black founding fathers. All we have ever heard of is our white founding fathers, and I have notice in my kids schools that they don't even teach them much on any founding fathers any more. I guarantee that if you ask any white person about the black patriots of the American Revolutionary War and they will tell you that their were none, and ask any black person and maybe a handful know of this. Well this text book proves that there were, and it makes you wonder why we weren't taught this in school. This book is a good read and it will surprise you and everyone should read it, if you care anything about our founding fathers. Kind of makes you wonder why the government kept this out of the schools, and how come this text book hasn't been published again since 1855 when it was fist published. Thank goodness for Google for they let you download it for free. 

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Page 228 - Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Page 170 - No matter in what language his doom may have been pronounced — no matter what complexion, incompatible with freedom, an Indian or an African sun may have burnt upon...
Page 314 - ... that he will support the constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty whatever, and particularly, by name, the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, whereof he was before a citizen or subject; which proceedings shall be recorded by the clerk of the court.
Page 329 - Congress, shall never be construed to authorize the passage of any law, and that no law shall be passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen of either of the States in this Union shall be excluded from the enjoyment of any of the privileges and immunities to which such citizen is entitled under the Constitution of the United States...
Page 100 - God wills us free, man wills us slaves, I will as God wills ; God's will be done. Here lies the body of JOHN JACK A native of Africa, who died March 1773 aged about sixty years.
Page 100 - God wills us free; man wills us slaves. I will as God wills: God's will be done. Here lies the body of JOHN JACK, a native of Africa, who died, March, 1773, aged about 60 years.
Page 72 - We whose Names are under-written, do assure the World, that the Poems specified in the following Page, were (as we verily believe) written by Phillis, a young Negro Girl, who was but a few Years since, brought an uncultivated Barbarian from Africa...
Page 188 - The name of one of my poor fellows who was killed ought to be registered in the book of fame, and remembered with reverence as long as bravery is considered a virtue. He was a black man, by the name of John Johnson. A twenty-four-pound shot struck him in the hip, and took away all the lower part of his body.
Page 206 - Nobody wishes more than I do, to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren talents equal to those of the other colors of men; and that the appearance of the want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa and America.
Page 72 - If you should ever come to Cambridge, or near head-quarters, I shall be happy to see a person so favored by the Muses, and to whom nature has been so liberal and beneficent in her dispensations.

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