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Fort Meigs Historic Site is Managed by the Fort Meigs Association Behalf of the Ohio History Connection
From the back cover:
"The Revolutionary War encompassed at least two struggles: one for freedom from British rule, and another, quieter but no less significant fight for the liberty of African Americans, thousands of whom fought in the Continental Army. Because these veterans left few letters or diaries, their story has remained largely untold, and the significance of their service largely unappreciated. Standing in Their Own Light restores these African American patriots to their rightful place in the historical struggle for independence and the end of racial oppression.
Author Judith L. Van Buskirk investigates the wartime experiences of Revolutionary era African Americans, mining firsthand sources that include black veterans' pension files. She notes the varied conditions of slavery before the war, the different degrees of racial integration across the Continental Army, and the war's divergent effects on both northern and southern states. Her efforts retrieve black Patriots' experiences from historical obscurity and reveal their importance in the fight for equal rights."
29100 W. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Wednesday - Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday