Monday, May 2, 2011

Black Loyalist

Black Loyalist is an interesting, well-designed website that may help people researching their African-American family history.  It provides biographical data for individuals who ran away to join the British during the American Revolution and were evacuated as free people in 1783.

The project emerged from the research of Cassandra Pybus for her book Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty .
The Sources page links to transcripts and where possible actual digitized copies of sources that are featured on the site.

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