S5E15 The Coloured Corps and the War of 1812



When the War of 1812 erupted in June 1812 the status of Black Canadians in Upper Canada was a confusing and complex blend of abolitionist dreams, slave holding intentions, and racial prejudice. In spite of this, a unit was raised to help in the defence of the colony and was one of the most reliable militia units in the entire Upper Canadian defence force, though struggled to get its proper recognition in the aftermath.