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African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts

Allyn, Charles. The Battle of Groton Heights. New London: Charles Allyn, 1882.

Boatner, Mark Mayo. Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. New York: David McKay Company, Inc, 1966.

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

Colonial Collegians: Biographies of Those Who Attended American Colleges before the War for Independence. [CD-Rom]. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society and Massachusetts Historical Society, 2005.

Desrochers, Robert E. Jr. "Slave-For-Sale Advertisements and Slavery in Massachusetts, 1704-1781." In The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. LIX, number 3, July 2002.

Dunn, Richard S., James Savage, and Laetitia Yeandle, editors. The Journal of John Winthrop 1630-1649. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. The Trials of Phillis Wheatley. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2003.

Greene, Lorenzo Johnston. The Negro in Colonial New England. New York: Atheneum, 1968.

Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton. Black Bostonians. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 1979.

Horton, James Oliver, and Lois E. Horton. In Hope of Liberty. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

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

Logan, Rayford W. and Michael R. Winston, editors. Dictionary of American Negro Biography. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982.

Mason, Julian D., Jr., Ed.. The Poems of Phillis Wheatley. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

Massachusetts Historical Review, Volume 4, 2002. Special issue: "Race & Slavery."

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

Nell, William Cooper. The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution. Boston: R. F. Wallcut, 1855.

Nell, William Cooper. Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812. Boston: R. F. Wallcut, 1852.

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the American Revolution. Chapel Hill: published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va, by University of North Carolina Press, 1961.

Robinson, William H. Phillis Wheatley in the Black American Beginnings, Detroit: Broadside Press, 1975.

Schama, Simon. Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution. New York: Ecco, 2006.

Thwing, Annie Haven. Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1800 and The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston, 1630-1822. [CD-Rom]. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society and Massachusetts Historical Society, 2001.

Wheatley, Phillis. Complete Writings. Edited by Vincent Carretta. New York: Penguin, 2001.

Web resources

"Africans in America: Part 2, Revolution: 1750-1805/ Narrative" [Website]. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p39.html

"Africans in America, Part 2, Revolution: 1750-1805/ Resource Bank" [Website]. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2h38.html

"Collections Relevant to African American History at the Massachusetts Historical Society: An Overview." By Beth A. Bower, independent researcher [Website]. http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0265

"The Massachusetts Court System: The Massachusetts Constitution, Judicial Review, and Slavery" [Website]. http://www.mass.gov/courts/jaceducation/constjuslavery.html

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