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The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812

Dr. Gene Allen Smith, professor of History and director of the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University will discuss his most recent book, The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812. The book explores the history-changing decisions made by the African – American combatants of this crucial conflict, and how the opportunity to fight changed the course of slavery in America. Co-sponsored by the James Monroe Museum, Papers of James Monroe, and the History Department.
When
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time
Where
Lee Hall, Room 411 (map)