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African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution with Author Glenn Knoblock

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution

with Author Glenn Knoblock

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African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution

One of the most interesting aspects of the American Revolution is the role played by African Americans in the fight for independence. Both free African Americans and those that were enslaved were key in manning state militias and Continental Army units, as well as serving on the high seas in the Navy and on privately armed ships. Indeed, their service to the colonies was crucial in a conflict that lasted nearly seven years. Prohibited from serving in military units and largely considered “undesirable elements,” how is it that these African-American soldiers came to fight for the cause of liberty, even when their own personal liberty was not guaranteed? Glenn Knoblock examines the history of African-American soldiers’ service during the war, including how and why they enlisted, their interaction with white soldiers, service on the battlefields, how they were perceived by the enemy and the officers under whom they served, and their treatment after the war.

Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, and brewing history, and African-American military history. Knoblock has served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University’s landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green State University.

Contact  Glenn A. Knoblock Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896  glennknob1@gmail.com Home Phone: 603-569-9209

 

New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.

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Date:
February 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Online Program

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historical society of cheshire county
New Hampshire Humanities