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A Time for Survival | Migration after the War of 1812
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War of 1812 Migration

During the War of 1812, between the United States and Britain, some 2000 escaped slaves came from the United States to Nova Scotia during the years 1812 to 1816, under conditions similar to those of the Black Loyalists. They had thrown in their lot with the British when the Americans were warring once more with the British and were offered freedom and land in Nova Scotia. They moved into the Halifax area to settle at Preston, Hammonds Plains, Beechville, Porter's Lake, and the Lucasville Road, as well as the Windsor area.

Related: Map showing Black settlements in Nova Scotia after 1812