Black Heroes of the American Revolution

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 82 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Darla - Goodreads

A really wonderful little book, appropriate for kids up to 5th grade. The stories within really need to be taught and Davis makes the lives of the black patriots very interesting. Even without political power, blacks made a difference in the founding of our country. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

BURKE DAVIS is a historian and noted author associated with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has written more than thirty books, many about the colonial period in American history. He lives in southwestern Virginia.

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