By Gerald Horne
While it really is renowned that extra Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the winning patriots of the yank Revolution, Gerald Horne unearths in his newest paintings of ancient restoration that once 1776, Africans and African-Americans persevered to collaborate with nice Britain opposed to the us in battles titanic and small till the Civil struggle.
Many African americans seen Britain, an early suggest of abolitionism and emancipator of its personal slaves, as a robust best friend of their resistance to slavery within the Americas. This allegiance used to be far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outposts in North the US to Canada. In flip, the British welcomed and actively recruited either fugitive and loose African american citizens, arming them and applying them in army engagements through the Atlantic global, because the British sought to keep up a foothold within the Americas following the Revolution.
In this path-breaking publication, Horne rewrites the heritage of slave resistance via putting it for the 1st time within the context of army and diplomatic wrangling among Britain and the U.S.. Painstakingly researched and entire of revelations, Negro Comrades of the Crown is without doubt one of the first book-length experiences to spotlight the Atlantic origins of the Civil struggle, and the energetic position performed through African american citizens inside of those exterior components that ended in it.
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