Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) The loyalty & devotion of colored Americans in the Revolution and War of 1812.
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Published by Robert F. Wallcut. Contains excerpts from speeches and quotations related to African American military service. Includes excerpts from a William Howard Day speech delivered at a convention for African Americans held in Cleveland, Ohio, 9 September 1852; excerpts from an address delivered in 1842 before the Congregational and Presbyterian Anti-Slavery Society of Francestown, New Hampshire, by Dr. Harris (according to many sources an African American Revolutionary War veteran); excerpts from an 1821 speech by Dr. Clarke in the convention to revise the New York State Constitution; a discussion of the formation of a colored regiment in Rhode Island, 1778, and other examples reflective of the service and patriotism of African American soldiers.
No creator is listed, but Library of Congress cataloging records cite Garrison as the primary creator. Day was the editor of the Cleveland, Ohio True Democrat 1851-1852 and the Aliened American 1853-1854. He was a noted abolitionist, anti-slavery orator, printer, educator, and clergyman.
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