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Negro Comrades Of The Crown - Book
Negro Comrades Of The Crown - Book
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While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than
with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in
his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and
African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United
States in battles big and small until the Civil War. Many African Americans
viewed Britain, an early advocate of abolitionism and emancipator of its own
slaves, as a powerful ally in their resistance to slavery in the Americas. This
allegiance was far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outposts in North America to
Canada. In turn, the British welcomed and actively recruited both fugitive and
free African Americans, arming them and employing them in military engagements
throughout the Atlantic World, as the British sought to maintain a foothold in
the Americas following the Revolution. In this path-breaking book, Horne
rewrites the history of slave resistance by placing it for the first time in the
context of military and diplomatic wrangling between Britain and the United
States. Painstakingly researched and full of revelations, Negro Comrades of the
Crown is among the first book-length studies to highlight the Atlantic origins
of the Civil War, and the active role played by African Americans within these
external factors that led to it.

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