In this video, you'll learn about African-American involvement in the War of 1812.
My mother’s pregnant, but she’ll need to keep working up until the day the baby is born.
Then she’ll be right back in the field, with the kid slung over her back.
All the while, we have to deal with that nasty overseer and his even nastier whip.
Makes “mowing the lawn” once a week seem… not so bad, right?
Anyway, we’re hoping things get better for us soon…
They just recently called a wrap on this whole “War of 1812” thing-a-ma-bobber.
As you may have heard, slavery has long been a big hot-button issue.
The British took many of us slaves during the war.
Some of the slaves they have to give back to their original owners…
…now that the war has ended.
“To the victor go the spoils”… and all that jazz.
Other slaves, though, took the British up on their promise to relocate them and grant
them their freedom.
So, some slaves fought with the British against the Americans.
Of course, the British didn’t make that promise out of the goodness of their
They believed that black soldiers are more
intimidating to Americans than the entire British fleet…
… and they had their fingers crossed for a revolution here in the South.
The plan was:
Swoop in and offer blacks freedom so that they look like the good guys…
… get us good and mad at our white countrymen…
…and create some turmoil from within.
Not a bad plan…
…but it hasn’t really taken off. Not yet, anyway.
But not every person of color has worked as a slave.
You’ve also got your “free-soil” blacks…
…many of whom decided to fight against the British Navy.
It meant fighting alongside white men,
but this is our country, too, after all.
We’ll have another couple hundred years afterward to bang out all that fun “racism” stuff.
Keep in mind that there are now nine slave states and nine free states…
…so the lines of the Union and the Confederacy are starting to look pretty cut and dry.
It also feels like we’re at the beginning of the end of the Federalist party…
…which consists mainly of those slave-holding southerners and “on the fence” northerners.
I’ll tell ya – with all this political discontent…
…I wouldn’t be surprised if we were headed for some sort of… “Civil War.”
One can only hope.
Because if there aren’t some major changes made sometime soon…
… you might be doing this kind of stuff yourself in a couple hundred years.
Don’t worry – it should only take you a week or two to build up some nice, plump calluses.