Black Heroes of the American Revolution

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 82 pages
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Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S. independence. Readers will discover Edward Hector, the brave wagoner of Brandywi≠ artilleryman and slave Austin Dabney; William Lee, the aide and closest companion of George Washington throughout the war; and many others.
     Includes a bibliography, a foreword by Senator Edward W. Brooke, and an index.
 

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Burke Davis carefully researched this book which includes the biography of Crispus Attucks, a freeman who died in the Boston Massacre, and that was the beginning of the Revolutionary War-- but there ... Read full review

Contents

THE HISTORIES WERE WHITE
1
EIGHT INVISIBLE
13
TWO FAMOUS PATRIOTS
23
THE MASTER SPY OF YORKTOWN
36
THREE BLACK LEGIONS
60
WHOSE WAR? WHOSE LIBERTY? WHOSE DEATH?
70
FOR FURTHER READING
77
INDEX
79
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BURKE DAVIS is a historian and noted author associated with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has written more than thirty books, many about the colonial period in American history. He lives in southwestern Virginia.

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