Black Heroes of the American Revolution (Paperback)

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Black Heroes of the American Revolution (Paperback)

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Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S. independence. Readers will discover Edward Hector, the brave wagoner of Brandywine; artilleryman and slave Austin Dabney; William Lee, the aide and closest companion of George Washington throughout the war; and many others.
     Includes a bibliography, a foreword by Senator Edward W. Brooke, and an index.

BURKE DAVIS (1913–2006) was a historian and noted author associated with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He wrote more than thirty books, many about the colonial period in American history, and received many accolades. 

Product Details ISBN: 9780152085612
ISBN-10: 0152085610
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 1992
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Odyssey Books

"In a very readable style, the author relates the stories of a few of the approximately 5,000 black soldiers who participated in the Revolution, emphasizing their unselfishness fighting a war from which few would substantially benefit."--School Library Journal