The slaves' gamble : choosing sides in the War of 1812 / Gene Allen Smith.
- First edition.
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Participation, African American.
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
- 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".
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-249) and index.
- 9780230342088 :
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