Book Discussion on The Internal Enemy

Alan Taylor talked about his book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, in which he recounts the impact that slaves… read more

Alan Taylor talked about his book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, in which he recounts the impact that slaves in Virginia had on the War of 1812. In his book, the author reports that upon the British invasion, slaves in Virginia sought their freedom by escaping to British ships moored in the Chesapeake Bay. Once aboard they imparted their understanding of local geography to assist the British Army. Alan Taylor spoke at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Internal Enemy was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for non-fiction. close

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  • Taylor, Alan S. Distinguished Professor University of California, Davis->History Department

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Book Discussion on The Internal Enemy

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Oct 26, 2013
Last Aired:
Nov 17, 2013

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  • Oct 26, 2013 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 28, 2013 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 17, 2013 | 3:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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