Robert Smalls

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THE LIFE OF A BLACK CIVIL WAR HERO: ROBERT SMALLS BY JIMMY K. A. CROSS 1 OCTOBER 1998 The United States of America was founded on the principles of equality and opportunity for all. In the 1800's these principles were not strictly adhered to by all and a tremendous battle ensued. That battle was the United States Civil War in which northerners, wishing an end to slavery, found themselves at war with southerners, who wanted slavery to …

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…Life and Times of Robert Smalls (A Rainbow Biography). New York: Lodestar Books, 1994. Jones, Kevin K. "African American Warriors." Captain Robert Smalls 8 Nov.1997. Online. 19 Sep.1998. Meriwether, Louise. The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1971. Miller Jr., Edward A. Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress 1839 - 1915. Columbia: University of South Carolina Printing, 1995. Uya, Okon Edet. From Slavery to Public Service: Robert Smalls, 1839 - 1915. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971.