Ethnic Groups of Connecticut
This entry was originally written by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
From colonial times, African Americans have been a major ethnic group in Connecticut, providing a large number of Revolutionary soldiers.
- White, David Oliver. Connecticut’s Black Soldiers, 1775–1783. Connecticut Bicentennial Series, no. 4. Chester, Conn.: Pequot Press, 1973.
- Rose, James M., and Barbara W. Brown. Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650–1900. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001.
- Rose, James M. Tapestry: A Living History of the Black Family in Southeastern Connecticut. New London, Conn.: New London Historical Society, 1979.
- Weed, Ralph Foster. Slavery in Connecticut. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1935.
A research guide is available on the Connecticut State Library website http://www.cslib.org/blagen.htm www.cslib.org/blagen.htm.