Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Hudson, J. Blaine
War of 1812; Colonial marines; African American soldiers; Underground railroad
African American soldiers--History--18th century; United States--History--War of 1812--Participation, African American; Great Britain. Corps of Colonial Marines--African Americans
This research will address several key historical realities overlooked in reference to African Americans during the War of 1812. One, that African Americans played a significant role in the successes of United States military conflicts during the war. Two, an acknowledgement that African Americans used military service as a way to demonstrate their legitimacy as American citizens. Finally, military service proved to be a viable method of resistance to the institution of slavery during both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. I will pay particular attention to African Americans who escaped slavery to enlist in Six Companies of British Colonial Marines resettled in Trinidad upon conclusion of the war.
Price, Omar Shareef, "Away to freedom : African American soldiers and the War of 1812" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1153.