Title

Manuscript B

Streaming Media

Document Type

Manuscript

Comments

Pages in the main body of the manuscript are numbered 1-15. Page 7 is missing from the Carl Russell Gross collection. Supplemental materials were found interfiled with the manuscript pages. The supplements expand upon, and may have been the sources for, Manuscript B.

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Abstract

Titled "Sketches on Negroes and Events in Rhode Island 1696 - 1970," this unfinished manuscript presents a timeline of African American history in Rhode Island from 1696 to 1819. The timeline includes the introduction of slavery; African American participation in the American Revolution; the abolition of slavery; and the establishment of African American churches.

CG Manuscript B Supplement 1.pdf (2266 kB)
Table 1, "Number and Percentage Distributions of Whites and Negroes in Providence. 1730-1860," located between manuscript pages 2 and 3

CG Manuscript B Supplement 2.pdf (4157 kB)
"Pages from Rhode Islands Album 1636-1936," newspaper clipping, located between manuscript pages 2 and 3

CG Manuscript B Supplement 3.pdf (3547 kB)
"Patience Borden and the Sterrys," excerpted page with handwritten notes, located between manuscript pages 3 and 4

CG Manuscript B Supplement 4.pdf (4965 kB)
"Portsmouth Rites Honor Negroes in 1778 Battle of R.I.," newspaper clipping, located between manuscript pages 5 and 6

CG Manuscript B Supplement 5.pdf (1589 kB)
"A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865," typed notes, located between pages 6 and 8

CG Manuscript B Supplement 6.pdf (3107 kB)
"These Plantations," photocopy of newspaper clipping, located between manuscript pages 8 and 9

CG Manuscript B Supplement 7.pdf (3499 kB)
"Negroes Part in Revolutionary War," newspaper clipping, located between manuscript pages 8 and 9

CG Manuscript B Supplement 8.pdf (18960 kB)
"The Romance of Rhode Island: a Tercentenary History of 300 Years," newspaper clippings, located between manuscript pages 8 and 9

CG Manuscript B Supplement 9.pdf (3125 kB)
"History Emerges from Razing," newspaper clipping, located between manuscript pages 11 and 12

CG Manuscript B Supplement 10.pdf (4208 kB)
"Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 161st Anniversary," booklet, located between manuscript pages 11 and 12

CG Manuscript B Supplement 11.pdf (6842 kB)
"Life of George Henry, Together with a Brief History of the Colored People in America," photocopy of title page and handwritten notes, located between manuscript pages 13 and 14

CG Manuscript B Supplement 12.pdf (1251 kB)
Typed notes on a 1906 session of the Northeastern Federation of Colored Women in Providence, located after manuscript page 15

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