Slave and Soldier: The Military Impact of Blacks in the Colonial Americas

TitleSlave and Soldier: The Military Impact of Blacks in the Colonial Americas
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsVoelz, Peter M.
Number of Pages521
PublisherGarland Publishing
CityNew York
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A thorough, in-depth study, first presented as the author's dissertation at the University of Michigan in 1978. This book surveys black military participation in the Americas during the colonial period. The middle third of the book uses British West India regiments, on which the author conducted archival research, as a case study. The first and last thirds broaden the focus to the Americas as a whole, and are based mainly on secondary sources. Voelz shows how black military participation, particularly as armed soldiers, had a greater impact on the individual slave than any other military role he played and had profound implications for the institution of slavery, the British colonies they garrisoned and race relations in the New World. 

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