Benjamin Arthur Quarles

Historian, Author

1904 – 1996

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Who was Benjamin Arthur Quarles?

Benjamin Arthur Quarles was an African-American historian, administrator, scholar, educator, and writer. Major books by Quarles include The Negro in the American Revolution, Lincoln and the Negro, The Negro in the Civil War, and Black Abolitionists. He demonstrated that blacks were active participants in major conflicts and issues of American history. His books were narrative accounts of critical wartime periods that focused on how blacks interacted with their white allies and emphasized blacks' acting as vital agents of change rather than receiving favors from whites.

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Born
Jan 23, 1904
Boston
Also known as
  • Benjamin Quarles
  • Benjamin A. Quarles
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    History
    ( - 1940)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Shaw University
    ( - 1931)
Lived in
  • Boston
  • Mitchellville
    ( - 1996/11/16)
Died
Nov 16, 1996
Cheverly

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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