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The Negro in the American Revolution

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Originally published in 1961, this classic work remains the most comprehensive history of the many and important roles played by African Americans during the American Revolution. With this book, Benjamin Quarles added a new dimension to the military history of the Revolution and addressed for the first time the diplomatic repercussions created by the British evacuation of ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published November 25th 1996 by University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill) (first published 1961)
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AZ lot more research has been done on this topic in the past 50 years, but Quarles was one of, if not *the* first to write about the Revolutionary War from the perspective of slaves and free blacks - his is the work on which all later scholarship is built.
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Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a subway porter. He married twice, first to Vera Bullock Quarles, who died in 1951, and second to Ruth Brett Quarles. He had two daughters, Pamela and Roberta.

In his Twenties, Quarles enrolled at Shaw University and received his B.A. degree in 1931, M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1933, and Ph.D. in 1940. He worked a
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