The David Library of the American Revolution
Selected Readings on African Americans in the Revolution
African American and American Indian patriots of the Revolutionary War (Washington,
Aptheker, Herbert. The Negro in the American Revolution (New York, NY, 1940).
Beach, Merrill E. From Valley Forge to freedom: a story of a Black patriot (Chester, CT,
Berlin, Ira. Slavery and freedom in the age of the American Revolution (Charlottesville,
Bolster, W. Jeffrey
Black jacks: African American seamen in the age of sail (Cambridge, MA, 1997).
Bradley, Patricia. Slavery, propaganda, and the American Revolution (Jackson, MS,
Brown, William Wells. The Negro in the American rebellion, his heroism and his fidelity
(Miami, FL, 1969).
Bullock, James A. Black patriots of the American Revolution, 1775-1783 (Princeton, NJ,
Clifford, Mary Louis. From slavery to Freetown: Black Loyalists after the American
Revolution (Jefferson, NC, 1999).
Corbett, Theodore G. A clash of cultures on the warpath of nations : the colonial wars in
the Hudson-Champlain valley (Fleischmanns, NY,2002).
Crow, Jeffrey. The Black experience in Revolutionary North Carolina (Raleigh, NC,
Dobler, Lavinia G. Pioneers and patriots: the lives of six Negroes of the Revolutionary
era (Garden City, NY, 1969).
Foner, Philip Sheldon. Blacks in the American Revolution (Westport, CT, 1976).
Frey, Sylvia. Water from the rock: Black resistance in a revolutionary age (Princeton,
Greene, Robert Ewell. Black courage, 1775-1783: documentation of Black participation
in the American Revolution (Washington D.C., 1984).
Gutman, Herbert George. The Black family in slavery and freedom, 1750-1925 (New
York, NY, 1976).
Hodges, Graham Russell. The Black loyalist directory : African Americans in exile after
the American Revolution (New York, NY, 1996).
Hodges, Graham Russell. Root & branch : African Americans in New York and east
Jersey, 1613-1863 (Lincroft, NJ, 1990).
Hodges, Graham Russell. Slavery and freedom in the rural North: African Americans in
Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1665-1865 (Madison, WI, 1997).
Kaplan, Sidney. The Black presence in the era of the American Revolution (Amherst,
Knoblock, Glenn A. "Strong and brave fellows": New Hampshire's black soldiers and
sailors of the American Revolution, 1775-1784 (Jefferson, NC, 2003).
Lanning, Michael Lee. Defenders of liberty: African Americans in the Revolutionary War
(New York, NY, 2000).
Levesque, George A. Black Boston: African American life and culture in urban America,
1750-1860 (New York, NY, 1984).
Livermore, George. An historical research respecting the opinions of the founders of the
Republic, on Negroes as slaves, as citizens, and as soldiers (New York, NY, 1969).
Minority military service, Connecticut, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C., 1989).
Minority military service, Maine, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C., 1990).
Minority military service, Massachusetts, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C., 1989).
Minority military service, New Hampshire, Vermont, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C.,
Minority military service, North Carolina, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C., 1996).
Minority military service, Rhode Island, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C., 1988).
Minority military service, South Carolina, Georgia, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C.,
Minority military service, Virginia, 1775-1783 (Washington, D.C., 1996).
Africa in America: slave acculturation and resistance in the American South and the
British Caribbean, 1736-1831 (Urbana, IL, 1991).
Nash, Gary B. Forging freedom: the formation of Philadelphia's Black community, 1720-
1840 (Cambridge, MA, 1988).
Nash, Gary B. The forgotten fifth: African Americans in the age of revolution
(Cambridge, MA, 2006).
Nell, William C. The colored patriots of the American Revolution (New York, NY,
Nell, William C. Services of colored Americans in the wars of 1776 and 1812 (New
Newman, Debra P. List of Black servicemen compiled from the War Department
collection of Revolutionary War records (Washington, D.C., 1974).
Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography.
Piersen, William Dillon. From Africa to America: African American history from the
Colonial era to the early Republic, 1526-1790 (New York, NY, 1996).
Pingeon, Frances D. Blacks in the Revolutionary era (Trenton, NJ, 1975).
Puckrein, Gary Alexander. The black regiment in the American Revolution (Providence,
Pulis, John W. Moving on: Black loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic world (New York, NY,
Pybus, Cassandra. Epic journeys of freedom: runaway slaves of the American Revolution
and their global quest for liberty (Boston, MA, 2006).
Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the American Revolution (Williamsburg, VA, 1961).
Quintal, George. Patriots of color: "a peculiar beauty and merit" : African Americans
and native Americans at Battle Road & Bunker Hill (Washington, D.C., 2002).
Sammons, Mark. Black Portsmouth: three centuries of African-American heritage (New
York, NY, 2006).
Schama, Simon. Rough crossings: Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution (New
Schwarz, Philip J. Twice condemned: slaves and the criminal laws of Virginia, 1705-
1865 (Baton Rouge, LA, 1988).
Sol Feinstone Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Slavery
Voelz, Peter Michael. Slave and soldier: the military impact of Blacks in the colonial
Americas (New York, NY, 1993).
Walker, James St. G. The Black loyalists: the search for a promised land in Nova Scotia
and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870 (New York, NY, 1976).
Walling, Richard S. Men of color at the Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778: the role of
African Americans and native Americans at Monmouth: containing a brief history of
these men of color and a presentation of more than one hundred names and
identifications (Tennent, NJ,1993).
White, David O. Connecticut's Black soldiers, 1775-1783 (Chester, CT, 1973).
Wilson, Ellen Gibson. The loyal Blacks (New York, 1976).
Wilson, Joseph T. The black phalanx: African American soldiers in the War of
Independence, the War of 1812, and the Civil War (New York, NY, 1994).
Wright, Donald R. African Americans in the colonial era: from African origins through
the American Revolution (Arlington Heights, IL, 1990).