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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 #: GLC06176 Author/Creator: Nell, William C. (William Cooper) (1816-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1855 Pagination: 1 v. : 396 p. : ill. ; 19 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed several times on the inside cover by Mrs. George H. Washington at an unspecified date. Signed 23 December 1978 in blue pen on the inner front cover by William D. Hoyt. Published by Robert F. Wallcut. Includes an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Nell, the author, describes African Americans' meritorious military service. Contains 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 Americans' Civil Rights at the time of publication. This item is a duplicate of GLC06132.

People: Hoyt, William D., fl. 1978
Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Washington, George H., Mrs
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: African American TroopsAfrican American HistoryMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyWomen's HistoryPresidentRunaway SlaveSlaveryBoston MassacreCivil Rights

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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