MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Black Brigades. Book of Negroes, Loyalist refugees from New York, in 1783.

The handwritten “Book of Negroes” lists the names of some 3,000 African Americans who left New York City with the British. The book is located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Source: © Nova Scotia Museum 2008. All rights reserved. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax

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