From Valley Forge to Freedom, A story of a Black Patriot. [signed]
Biography of American Black Revolutionary War Patriot and enslaved man, Nero Hawley (1742–1817) of Connecticut. Hawley served for four years in the Continental Army in the place of his master, subsequently earning his freedom. Well-documented, Beach’s biography of Hawley includes much on Hawley’s life as a freeman including his work as a brickmaker and timber sawyer and merchant.
Description: From Valley Forge to Freedom, A story of a Black Patriot. [signed]
Chester, Connecticut: The Pequot Press, . First Edition. 69 pages. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth; dust jacket. Map on endpapers. Illustrations. Signed by the author on the title page: “Bicentennial greetings E. Merrill Beach.” Edges foxed and faint jacket soil, else Fine condition.