They Were Good Soldiers is a book of recollections about African-American men who served during the Revolutionary War. Author John U. Rees focuses on those who were in the Continental Army.

The readable chapters provide an overview of Black service in the British and American armies. In addition, Rees has uncovered stories of free and enslaved Black women who accompanied the armies.

This publication aligns with the Museum of the American Revolution’s mission to uncover and share history. Visit the website here to read or purchase a copy of They Were Good Soldiers.

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