Ben Quarles Negro in the Revolution

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The Negro in the American Revolution Throughout American history, African Americans have had to decide whether they belonged in the United States or if they should go elsewhere. Slavery no doubtfully had a great impact upon their decisions. However, despite their troubles African Americans made a grand contribution and a great impact on both armed forces of the Colonies and British. “The American Negro was a participant as well as a symbol.” (Quarles 7) African Americans …

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…their freedom. They did not die in vain for they did gain a huge step towards Liberty for all blacks in America. The Negro in the American Revolution by Ben Quarles depicted in detail the struggle for Blacks searching for their right to Liberty. If the Negro race had never rendered their services we might not be living in such a nation that values Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness above oppression, and tyranny.