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Taylor addresses How Escaped Slaves Liberated the British at CBMM April 10

Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Alan Taylor will lead a discussion on “How Escaped Slaves Liberated the British” on Wednesday, April 10 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD. The program takes place from 6 to 8 pm in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, with space limited and advanced registration needed.

Alan TaylorTaylor will speak about his current book-in-progress, The Internal Enemy, and will discuss the War of 1812’s impact on Chesapeake slaves, the role of British soldiers as liberators, and the invaluable services runaway slaves provided to the British campaign.

Taylor is a noted historian specializing in early American history and author of a number of books about colonial America, the American Revolution, and the Early American Republic. His book, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies, won the Empire State History Book award in 2012.

Limited seating is available, with the cost for the program at $8 for CBMM members, or $10 for non-members. Advanced registration should be made by calling Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

The program complements CBMM’s upcoming exhibit, Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake, which opens May 11 and continues through 2015. More information can be found at or by calling 410-745-2916.

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