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In "Colored Patriots of the yankee Revolution," William Cooper Nell records the real and oft-forgotten contributions of black american citizens who fought in the course of the innovative warfare. whereas such a lot historical past books specialize in white heroes corresponding to George Washington, Paul Revere, and Ethan Allen, "Colored Patriots" specializes in the black american citizens who fought bravely and heroically for freedom and independence within the American Revolution. whilst the Revolution all started, the yankee colonies had a inhabitants of approximately and a part million humans, one 5th of whom have been black, in general slaves. The braveness and bravado validated by means of blacks throughout the Revolution stimulated felony judgements within the northern states to abolish slavery, resulting in freedom for roughly 60,000 slaves. but for the main half, acts of heroism and the contributions of blacks in the course of the Revolution both went unrecorded or weren't greatly publicized. "Colored Patriots of the yankee Revolution" is prepared via nation, with many old names pointed out and an account given of the African American involvement state-by-state.

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