Deeper Dive: Choices Enslaved Blacks had to make because of the 1814 British invasion of Southern Maryland with Michael Kent
During the invasion of Southern Maryland during the War of 1812, the British attempted to disrupt the economy by freeing slaves. Enslaved people could choose to leave with the British and end up in Nova Scotia, Trinidad, or Jamaica. Some enslaved people chose to join the British, while others joined the American Navy. Most enslaved people remained where they were. “Choices” examines the factors behind the decisions and the ultimate outcomes.