Slavery Played a Key Role in the War—of 1812

Readers may be familiar with the idea of the War of 1812 as an aftershock of the American Revolution, but they should avoid assuming that historian Alan Taylor’s new book is pro forma. In fact, Taylor’s meticulously researched, compellingly written, and richly illuminating work examines this under-studied conflict from several fascinating, interconnected perspectives. The Internal … Continue reading Slavery Played a Key Role in the War—of 1812