African American Patriotism in The American Revolution: A Complete History AFRICAN AMERICAN PATRIOTISM IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A COMPLETE HISTORY. THIS BOOK CONSISTS OF THE COMPLETE VERSIONS OF THE TWO FOLLOWING TITLES: THE COLORED PATRIOTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, WITH SKETCHES OF SEVERAL DISTINGUISHED COLORED PERSONS: TO WHICH IS ADDED A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans. By WM. C. NELL. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. (c)1855. THE NARRATIVE OF JAMES ROBERTS, A SOLDIER UNDER GEN. WASHINGTON IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AND UNDER GEN. JACKSON AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, IN THE WAR OF 1812: "A BATTLE WHICH COST ME A LIMB, SOME BLOOD, AND ALMOST MY LIFE." by JAMES ROBERTS (c) 1858. ________________________________________ THE colored race have been generally considered by their enemies, and sometimes even by their friends, as deficient in energy and courage. Their virtues have been supposed to be principally negative ones. This little collection of interesting incidents, made by a colored man, will redeem the character of the race from this misconception, and show how much injustice there may often be in a generally admitted idea. In considering the services of the Colored Patriots of the Revolution, we are to reflect upon them as far more magnanimous, because rendered to a nation which did not acknowledge them as citizens and equals, and in whose interests and prosperity they had less at stake. It was not for their own land they fought, not even for a land which had adopted them, but for a land which had enslaved them, and whose laws, even in freedom, oftener oppressed than protected. Bravery, under such circumstances, has a peculiar beauty and merit. "THE COLORED PATRIOTS OF THE AMERICAN."
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