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Author Smith, Gene A., 1963-
Title The slaves' gamble : choosing sides in the War of 1812 / Gene Allen Smith.
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Book Cover

 Floor2  E359.9.A35 S65 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-249) and index.
Contents Black soldiers in North America: "Never of any use after they have carried arms" -- Fighting in the north 1807-13 and on the seas: "Absolutely insensible to danger" -- The Florida patriot war of 1812: "For freedom we want and will have" -- Terror in the Chesapeake, 1813-14: "Negroes who were anxious to join us" -- Washington, Baltimore, and other targets: "Our enemy at home" -- War along the southern coasts, 1814: "That pride of distinction, which a soldier's pursuits so naturally inspire" -- Different places, same results, 1815 and after: "They were in every sense of the word free men".
Subject United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Participation, African American.
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780230342088
OCLC number 797334639