The Battle of the Negro Fort: The Rise and Fall of a Fugitive Slave Community

By Clavin, Matthew J.

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9781479837335
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New York Univ.


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Starred Review on August 1, 2019  |  Social Sciences

During the War of 1812, the British offered American slaves the opportunity to serve in the British Colonial Marines in exchange for their freedom. Many slaves flocked to the British military. At the end of hostilities, many runaways sailed with the British, while others chose to occupy a well-supplied fort in Spanish Florida near the mouth of the Apalachicola River. Negro Fort, home to several hundred former slaves, Na...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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