African Americans in the Revolutionary Era

Adams, Catherine and Elizabeth Pleck. Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England. Oxford University Press, 2010.


Bohrer, Melissa. Glory, Passion, and Principle: the Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution. Atria Press, 2003.


Carretta, Vincent. Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage. University of Georgia Press, 2011.


Fehrenbacher, Don E.; completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee. The Slaveholding Republic: an Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery. Oxford University Press, 2001.


Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters With the Founding Fathers. Basic Civitas Books, 2010, c2003.


Gilbert, Alan. Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence. University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Kaplan, Sidney and Emma Nogrady Kaplan. The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution. University of Massachusetts Press, 1989.


Nash, Gary B. The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution. Harvard University Press, 2006.


Quintal, George. Patriots of Color, "A Peculiar Beauty and Merit" – African Americans and Native Americans at Battle Road & Bunker Hill. Division of Cultural Resources, Boston National Historic Park, 2004. Available online through the Clemson University Libraries, Identifies and offers profiles of 119 African Americans and Native Americans who fought in these two battles that launched the Revolutionary War.


Wheatley, Phillis. Complete Writings. Penguin, 2001.