The Internal Enemy

Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

by Alan Taylor

The Internal Enemy

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor details how runaway slaves turned to invading British forces for freedom and protection during the War of 1812. In exchange, the former slaves put their intimate knowledge of American waterways and countryside toward the British war effort.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor details how runaway slaves turned to invading British forces for freedom and protection during the War of 1812. In exchange, the former slaves put their intimate knowledge of American waterways and countryside toward the British war effort. The Wall Street Journal's Mark Smith calls The Internal Enemy "impressively researched and

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