By Gerald Horne
Many African americans seen Britain, an early recommend of abolitionism and emancipator of its personal slaves, as a robust best friend of their resistance to slavery within the Americas. This allegiance was once 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 utilising them in army engagements through the Atlantic global, because the British sought to take care of 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