This assignment was the quest for additional content which could be used to improve the Liberty’s Standard American History course, HIUS 221. My topic is the 1778 creation of the First Rhode Island Regiment, which was the first black regiment, created on February 14, by the Rhode Island General Assembly during the Revolutionary war. Not only did they recruit slaves to soldiers, they also offered then their freedom for serving in the Continental Army.
This task was completed by using the Jerry Falwell Library database American Historical Imprints. To accomplish this task, I searched for Rhode Island General Assembly Minutes for Feb 14, 1778, within the Minutes, on page 15, I found what I was looking for. I also used Journals of the Continental Congress, dated March 29, 1777 to support the creation of black recruits. I then used this data in conjunction with the Slave voyage database to look at the slave trade between 1777 and 1779.
The two documents and the database could be used to teach students the important role black men, as slaves, had in the American Revolution, and how the slave trade still functioned in America during the Revolution.

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Kev

Bibliography
Assembly., Rhode Island. General. Rhode Island. General Assembly minutes for Feb 14, 1778. Assembly minutes. https://infoweb-newsbank-com.ezproxy.liberty.edu/iw-search/we/Evans/?p_product=EAIX&p_theme=eai&p_nbid=Q56U5AYQMTU2NzcxMzA1MS43NDk3NTE6MToxMzoyMDguOTUuNTAuMTgz&p_action=doc&p_queryname=mark&p_docref=v2:[email protected], Attleborough [Mass.]: S. Southwick., 1778.
Congress., United States. Continental. Journals of Congress, from Monday, March 1st, to Tuesday, March 30th, 1779, inclusive. Journal. https://infoweb-newsbank-com.ezproxy.liberty.edu/iw-search/we/Evans/?p_product=EAIX&p_theme=eai&p_nbid=R48E4CACMTU2NzcxNTM2MC42NzczOTA6MToxMzoyMDguOTUuNTAuMTgz&p_action=doc&p_queryname=page5&f_qdnum=11&f_qrnum=538&f_qname=26&f_qnext=v2%3A0F2B1FCB, Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, printer to the Honorable the Congress of the United States of America, 1779.
Dobyns, Lloyd. Fighting… Maybe for Freedom, but probably not. 2019. https://www.history.org/foundation/journal/autumn07/slaves.cfm (accessed 09 06, 2019).
Kavanagh. Triangular Trade and the Middle Passage. n.d. https://springfield.instructure.com/courses/169/assignments/2149 (accessed 09 06, 2019).
Neuman. The Revolutionary War- The Ethiopian Regiment. . 2018. . https://sites.google.com/site/afrowithneuman/the-revolutionary-war (accessed 09 05, 2019).
University, Liberty. Liberty University Course Syllabus HIST 221. n.d. https://www.liberty.edu/media/9933/HIUS221_Syllabus.pdf (accessed 09 03, 2019).
University., Emory. Slave Voyages. 2019. https://www.slavevoyages.org/ (accessed 08 27, 2019).
University., Emory. Slave Voyages. 2019. https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/database (accessed 09 05, 2019).
Virginia, Library of,. Encyclopedia Virginia -Journals of the Continental Congress (March 29, 1779). n.d. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Journals_of_the_Continental_Congress_March_29_1779 (accessed 09 05, 2019).

Cover Photo: Dobyns, Lloyd. Fighting… Maybe for Freedom, but probably not. 2019. https://www.history.org/foundation/journal/autumn07/slaves.cfm
Figures
Figure 1. Dobyns, Lloyd. Fighting… Maybe for Freedom, but probably not. 2019. https://www.history.org/foundation/journal/autumn07/slaves.cfm
Figure 2. University, Liberty. Liberty University Course Syllabus HIST 221. n.d. https://www.liberty.edu/media/9933/HIUS221_Syllabus.
Figure 3. Rhode Island. General Assembly minutes for Feb 14, 1778.
Figure 4. Journals of Congress, from Monday, March 1st, to Tuesday, March 30th, 1779
Figure 5. Journals of Congress, from Monday, March 1st, to Tuesday, March 30th, 1779
Figure 6. University., Emory. Slave Voyages. 2019. https://www.slavevoyages.org/
Figure 7. University., Emory. Slave Voyages. 2019. https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/database
Figure 8. University., Emory. Slave Voyages. 2019. https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/database
Figure 9. Kavanagh. Triangular Trade and the Middle Passage. n.d. https://springfield.instructure.com/courses/169/assignments/2149
Figure 10. Neuman. The Revolutionary War- The Ethiopian Regiment. . 2018. . https://sites.google.com/site/afrowithneuman/the-revolutionary-war