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Nell, William C. (William Cooper) (1816-1874) 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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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06132 Author/Creator: Nell, William C. (William Cooper) (1816-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1855 Pagination: 1 v. : 396 p. : ill. ; 19.6 x 12.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Robert F. Wallcut. Includes an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Contains descriptions of African Americans' meritorious military service. Includes a printed fold-out leaf opposite page 132, which consists of George Washington's discharge for a soldier named Brister Baker. The first illustration depicts Crispus Attucks, a runaway slave and a sailor who died 5 March 1770 in the Boston Massacre. A second section includes information on the state of African American Civil Rights at the time of publication. This work is a duplicate of GLC06176.

People: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Attucks, Crispus, 1723-1770
Baker, Brister, fl. 1777-1783
Wallcut, Robert Folger, 1797-1884
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Revolutionary WarAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistoryMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWomen's HistoryCivil RightsSlaveryPresidentRevolutionary War GeneralBoston Massacre

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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