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Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) The loyalty & devotion of colored Americans in the Revolution and War of 1812.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06130 Author/Creator: Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1861 Pagination: 24 p. ; 18.2 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: 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.

Background Information: 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.See More

People: Day, William Howard, 1825-1900
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Wallcut, Robert Folger, 1797-1884

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Confederate ConstitutionAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistoryRevolutionary WarWar of 1812Military HistoryAbolitionSlaveryBlack AuthorState ConstitutionPatriotismContinental Army

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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