Black Heroes of the American Revolution

Black Heroes of the American Revolution

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Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S. independence. Readers will discover Edward Hector, the brave wagoner of Brandywine; artilleryman and slave Austin Dabney; William Lee, the aide and closest companion of George Washington throughout the war; and many others.
Includes a bibliography, a foreword by Senator Edward W. Brooke, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152085612
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/02/1992
Series: Odyssey Books
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 116,966
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

BURKE DAVIS is a historian and noted author associated with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has written more than thirty books, many about the colonial period in American history. He lives in southwestern Virginia.

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"In a very readable style, the author relates the stories of a few of the approximately 5,000 black soldiers who participated in the Revolution, emphasizing their unselfishness fighting a war from which few would substantially benefit."—School Library Journal

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Black heroes of the american revolution was an alright book. I only read it because I had to do a four page on it.