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George, Christopher T. "Mirage of Freedom: African Americans in the War of 1812." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Winter 1996): 426-50.
Annotation / Notes: Black men fought for both the American and British forces during the War of 1812. For example, free blacks who constructed earthworks and black sailors in the U.S. Navy helped to deflect the British attack on Baltimore in 1814. Free blacks and slaves who decided to help the British hoped to secure freedom in return for their services.
Sheads, Scott S. "A Black Flotillaman: Baltimore 1814." Military Collector and Historian 36 (Spring 1984): 7.
Sheads, Scott S. "A Black Soldier Defends Ft. McHenry, 1814." Military Collector and Historian 41 (Spring 1989): 20-21.
George, Christopher T. "Mirage of Freedom: African Americans in the War of 1812." Maryland Historical Magazine, 107 (Spring 2012): 36-55.
Meeker, Dustin. "Diversifying the Stories We Tell: Interpreting the War of 1812." MdHS News, (Spring 2012): 26-27.
Smith, Gene Allen. The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.