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Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: New Jersey Soldier Oliver Cromwell

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. She became a major conductor on the Underground Railroad, as well as an advocate for Women’s Rights.... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: New Jersey Soldier Oliver...

Incredible Insults and Hardships: The Hostage Experience of Ebenezer Sullivan

When twenty-three-year-old Capt. Ebenezer Sullivan nobly volunteered himself as a prisoner-exchange hostage in the last weeks of the Canadian invasion, he had no way... The post Incredible Insults and Hardships: The Hostage Experience of Ebenezer Sullivan...

Black Haitian Soldiers at the Siege of Savannah

The story of the Black Haitian soldiers serving in the French army in the battles to wrest Savannah, Georgia, from the British in September–October... The post Black Haitian Soldiers at the Siege of Savannah appeared first on Journal of the American...

Colonel Tye: Leader of Loyalist Raiders—and Runaway Slave

John Corlis (sometimes spelled Corlies) was a Quaker land owner who resided in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. He along with his mother... The post Colonel Tye: Leader of Loyalist Raiders—and Runaway Slave appeared first on Journal...

Review: Anatomy of a Massacre

Anatomy of a Massacre: The Destruction of Gnadenhutten, 1782 by Eric Sterner (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2020) Eric Sterner’s Anatomy of a Massacre: The Destruction... The post Review: Anatomy of a Massacre appeared first on Journal...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Jacob Francis, Massachusetts Continental and New Jersey Militia

Philadelphia Blacks, under the leadership of well-to-do Robert Purvis, organized the Vigilance Committee to aid and assist fugitive slaves in 1837. Purvis’s wife, Harriett... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans:...

Francis and Gottlieb Otto: Rebels or Loyalists?

During the American Revolution it could be difficult to determine who was supporting the American cause and who remained loyal to Great Britain. Many... The post Francis and Gottlieb Otto: Rebels or Loyalists? appeared first on Journal of the American...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Edward Hector, Bombardier and Wagoner

Nat Turner launched a bloody uprising among enslaved Virginians in Southampton County in 1831 the same year that William Lloyd Garrison of Boston began... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Edward Hector, Bombardier...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Thomas Carney, Maryland Continental Soldier

John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish establish the first African American newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, in New York in 1827. The paper circulated in eleven states,... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Thomas Carney,...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Tannah Hill, George Washington’s Cook

The 1820 Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to become a slave state, established Maine as a free state, and banned slavery in the territory west... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Tannah Hill, George Washington’s...

This Week on Dispatches: George Kotlik on Texas and the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor George Kotlik on Texas’s contributions to the Patriot cause. Throughout the latter... The post This Week on Dispatches: George Kotlik on Texas and the American...

To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan

To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan by Andrew Waters (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2020)... The post To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan appeared...

Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers

“The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.”[1] It had been less than three months since Congress had adopted a... The post Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers appeared first on Journal of the American...

African Americans in the American Revolution

Editor’s note: Originally published in JAR in May 2013, the late Thomas Fleming (1927–2017) wrote this important article about the contribution of African Americans... The post African Americans in the American Revolution appeared first on...

Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution

Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution by Don Hagist. Foreword by Rick Atkinson. (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2020) Back in the... The post Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution...

Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era

Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era by Mike Bunn. (Montgomery, AL: NewSouth Books, 2020) In Fourteenth Colony, Mike... The post Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South...

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