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    The slaves' gamble : choosing sides in the War of 1812 / Gene Allen Smith.
    by Smith, Gene A., 1963-
    New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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  • United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Participation, African American.
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    9780230342088 :
    0230342086 :
    Bib #: 
    840042
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    xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
    Edition: 
    First edition
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    Introduction -- 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" -- Epilogue.
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