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A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution

This excerpt includes a journal entry of a young Hessian soldier during the month of July 1781, the summer before the surrender at Yorktown.
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Finding Charity's Folk by Jessica Millward

Finding Charity's Folk

Read two excerpts from Jessica Millward's book, Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland.
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Cover of W. Jeffrey Bolster's book Black Jacks.

Black Jacks

Read an excerpt from W. Jeffrey Bolster's book, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.
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Cover for the Museum's Black Founders exhibit catalog featuring a portrait of James Forten.

Black Founders

Read an excerpt from the Museum of the American Revolution's exhibit book, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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This image shows the book cover of The Boston Massacre: A Family History by Serena Zabin. The background is white. The Boston Massacre is written in red at the top. A Family History and Serena’s name are written on the bottom in black. In the middle, there are four black coffins with a white skull and crossbones on each one. There are initials at the tops of the coffins. From left to right, they are SG, SM, JC, and CA.

The Boston Massacre

Read an excerpt of Serena Zabin's The Boston Massacre: A Family History.
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Book cover for Freedom's Prophet by Richard Newman featuring a large scale portrait of Bishop Richard Allen.

Freedom's Prophet

Read an excerpt from Richard S. Newman's book, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers.
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This image depicts the book cover of They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 by John Rees. The title and the author’s name are written on the bottom of the image in front of a green background the tip of the book cover is a painting of five African American soldiers all in various states of firing and positioning their rifles across a field to an army of British redcoats. One African American solder is on bended knee. To the right of the soldiers is a white Army officers with his arm extended toward the British soldiers. The picture depicts the white army officer instructing the African Americans to fire toward the enemy.

They Were Good Soldiers

In these excerpts from John Rees, Black veterans share details of their service, emancipation, and freedom in the midst of revolutionary ferment.
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These Truths by Jill Lepore book cover

These Truths

Read an excerpt from Jill Lepore's book, These Truths: A History of the United States.
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This image depicts the book cover of Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence by Alan Gilbert. The main title of the book is written on the left side of the book cover while the secondary title is written in a box on the top right of the cover. The portrait shows a Black patriot firing his rifle. He is surrounded by Redcoats. One redcoat is holding another who has been shot. There are gun shot wounds on his chest and his body is limp.

Black Patriots and Loyalists

This excerpt from Alan Gilbert details the creation of one of one of the most distinguished regiments comprised of both white and black soldiers.
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This image depicts the book cover of Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and their Global Quest for Liberty. The bottom of the book covers is a map of the world in red. The top of the book cover is an image of a man’s right eye and his nose. Behind his face is the extension of the map from the bottom.

Epic Journeys of Freedom

Read this excerpt from Cassandra Pybus that personalizes the wartime stories of black men and women who fled their American masters to seek freedom.
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