By William C. Hammond
Historical figures profiled in How darkish the evening comprise the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte, Secretary of the army Robert Smith, Robert Fulton and his prototype for a submarine, Captain Stephen Decatur, Captain Salusbury Pryce Humphreys RN, and Commodore James Barron. old occasions comprise the decline of slavery within the West Indies, the stark political variations among the Federalists in New England and the War Hawk” Republicans within the South and West led via Henry Clay and John Calhoun, and the abuses at sea perpetrated via the Royal army opposed to American sailors. Such abominations achieve a battle footing after the so-called affair” among the USS Chesapeake and HMS Leopardas comparable from the British standpoint in the course of the eyes of Seth Cutler, a midshipman serving in Leopard.
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