African Americans and the War of 1812
Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812, and the choice many faced between… read more
Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812, and the choice many faced between joining the U.S. or the British, who offered to free any slave that joined their cause. Professor Smith also detailed the experiences of African Americans who sided with the United States at the Battle of New Orleans. The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia hosted this event. close
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