Black Soldiers in American Revolution

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Black Soldiers in American Revolution

haitian revolution and petitioning for emancipation and civil rights

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I. Ethnic and Racial Identities Outline of Current Lecture II. Black Soldiers in American Revolution III. Petitioning for Emancipation and Civil Rights IV. Haitian Revolution Current Lecture I. Black Soldiers in American Revolution  Anthony Benezet o Organized the world’s first antislavery society in Pennsylvania  Declaration of Independence = Attracted many black Americans to the cause of American Independence  Crispus Attucks o First martyr to the American cause o Died in Boston Massacre o Black men seized time and petitioned in Massachusetts General Court for their emancipation  Both enslaved and free men fought in revolutionary battles o Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill  Washington forbade new enlistment of black troops for battles o British policy and pressing need for manpower forced Washington to reverse his ban within a month o British commanders offered black men freedom in exchange for enlistment  New England: Blacks more likely to fight for American Independence  North: Enslaved/Unfree workers to advantage of war and ran away from their owners  South: Enslaved black people applied natural rights to own situation that was seen in Declaration of Independence and declared themselves free  War disrupted existing arrangements of everyday life and work  African Americans served both sides of Revolutionary War These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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