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Author Mboma, Lievin Kambamba, author.

Title African descendants in colonial America : impact on the preservation of peace, security, and safety in New England, 1638-1783 / Lievin Kambamba Mboma.

Publication Info. Nashville, TN : Lievin K. Mboma Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - Wethersfield Room  WETH RM 973.2 MBOMA    In-Library Use Only
Description xviii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251).
Note Includes index of personal names.
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.
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).
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- New England -- History.
National security -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- New England -- History.
New England -- Race relations.
New England -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
New England -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
American Revolution (1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
New England. (OCoLC)fst01241913
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1600-1783
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780998971605
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