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Under the Flags of Freedom: Slave Soldiers and the Wars of Independence in Spanish South America
During the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom was worth risking on...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published June 28th 2008 by University of Pittsburgh Press
(first published January 1st 2008)
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