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African descendants in colonial America : impact on the preservation of peace, security, and safety in New England, 1638-1783

Title
African descendants in colonial America : impact on the preservation of peace, security, and safety in New England, 1638-1783 / Lievin Kambamba Mboma.
ISBN
9780998971605
099897160X
9780998971629
Publication
Nashville, TN : Lievin K. Mboma Press, [2019]
Copyright Notice Date
©2019.
Physical Description
xviii, 263 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Summary
"Nearly four centuries have passed since the first group of Africans arrived in colonial Massachusetts but the impact made by African descendants on security and public safety in New England during various colonial wars remains unexplored. African Descendants in Colonial America: Impact on the Preservation of Peace, Security, and Safety in New England, analyzes the roles played by African Americans, alongside whites, in the defense of New England's territorial integrity against colonial powers. Additionally, the book examines agencies of social control within the African community in the region. The book responds to a series of questions, such as: Whether African Americans were permitted to participate in the preservation of peace, security, and safety in colonial New England, whether colonial officials allowed them to build internal institutions of social control for their own welfare, and whether they held elective or appointive positions in colonial New England. The study relies on archival data sourced from the collections of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut Historical Societies, as well as on documents held in various local libraries in New England.-Lievin K. Mboma" (From the book jacket).
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 05, 2022
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index.
Contents
Chapter 1. A Brief History of People of African Descent in Colonial New England
Chapter 2. African Americans in the Government of Colonial New England
Chapter 3. African Americans as Militiamen and Soldiers in the Colony of New Hampshire
Chapter 4. African Americans as Militiamen and Soldiers in Colonial Connecticut
Chapter 5. African Americans in the Militia of Colonial Rhode Island
Chapter 6. African Americans as Officers and Militiamen in Colonial Massachusetts
Chapter 7. African American Militiamen and Soldiers in the Revolutionary War: 1770-1783
Chapter 8. Black Government-by-Proxy in Colonial New England
Chapter 9. Summary and Conclusion.
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