By Gerald Horne
Many African american citizens considered Britain, an early suggest of abolitionism and emancipator of its personal slaves, as a strong best friend of their resistance to slavery within the Americas. This allegiance used to be far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outposts in North the US to Canada. In flip, the British welcomed and actively recruited either fugitive and unfastened African american citizens, arming them and making use of them in army engagements through the Atlantic international, because the British sought to keep up a foothold within the Americas following the Revolution.
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Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation by Gerald Horne