Blacks soldiers and slaves: The American Revolution in Georgia

Above: Georgia Revolutionary War hero Austin Dabney Chapter One, Part 2: The American Revolution in Georgia is excerpted from The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia, by Donald L. Grant. Available from¬†University of Georgia Press. Read Part 1: Beginnings of Evil, or An English Experiment Gone Awry About the book At the age of 52, my father received his PhD in History from the University of Missouri and accepted a position at Fort Valley State College (now University), a public HBCU in Middle Georgia south of Macon. Throughout his tenure and beyond, he worked on what turned into a monumental history of Black Georgians. Unfortunately, he died in 1988 without getting it published. After his death, I…

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