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Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Gerald Horne


While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, this book reveals that after 1776, Africans and African Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the Civil War. Many African Americans viewed Britain, an early advocate of abolitionism and emancipator of its own slaves, as a powerful ally in their resistance to slavery in the Americas. This allegiance was far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outposts in North America to Canada. In turn, the B ... More

Keywords: American Revolution, African Americans, American Civil War, abolitionism, slaves, Atlantic World, slave resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814773499
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814773499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald Horne, author