Matthew Taylor

Matthew is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver. His major concentration is the History of the North American West, and his minor theme is race. He teaches History and Geography at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College in Denver Public Schools, and has been an educator for the past nine years. This article was initially written in 2017, and has been updated to reflect changes in the national discourse surrounding the 1619 Project, race, and the American Revolution. Matthew’s interest in this topic developed after he read The Counter-Revolution of 1776 by Gerald Horne, and wondered what other historians had written about the role of race, slavery, and slave resistance in the American Revolution. He would like to acknowledge Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark for her masterful instruction.


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