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    Book Discussion on America's First Crisis

    Robert Watson, American studies professor at Lynn University, talked about his book, America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812, in which he presents a history of the War of 1812. In his…

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    Book Discussion on The Internal Enemy

    Alan Taylor talked about his book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, in which he recounts the impact that slaves in Virginia had on the War of 1812. In his book,…

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    Book Discussion on Through the Perilous Fight

    Steve Vogel talked about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation, in which he chronicles the British Invasion of Chesapeake Bay and the burning of Washington…

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    U.S. Navy and the Battle of New Orleans

    Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the role of the American Navy during the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. He described the history of the Navy leading up the battle, and…

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    African Americans and the War of 1812

    Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812, and the choice many faced between joining the U.S. or the British, who offered to free…

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    Virginia during the War of 1812

    Stuart Butler talked about Virginia during the War of 1812, and how the state’s militia organized and defended Virginia against British attack. He highlighted various assaults…

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    International Conference on the War of 1812

    Two historians talked about the War of 1812. Donald Graves rejected the established reasoning for the British burning of Washington, D.C., arguing that the burning of Canadian towns by…

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    Panel Discussion on Maryland in 1812

    Ralph Eshelman, co-author of In Full Glory Reflected and James H. Johnston, author of From Slave Ship to Harvard, talked about Maryland during the War of 1812. Maryland State Archivist…

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    Charleston and the War of 1812

    Archivist and musicologist Nicholas Butler talked about the military and social history of Charleston, South Carolina, beginning in 1776 when it was first attacked by the…

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    Main Poc and the War of 1812

    History professor R. David Edmunds spoke about the biography and legacy of Main Poc, a Native American Potawatomi leader who spent much of his life fighting against American…

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    Negative Effects of the War of 1812

    Historian Alan Taylor, author of The Civil War of 1812, spoke about how the War of 1812 affected many Native American tribes in the South. 
    He spoke at a War of 1812 Bicentennial…

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    War of 1812 Causes and Consequences

    Historians talked about the causes and consequences of the War of 1812. The panel was part of a War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium hosted by the Citadel and the Old Exchange Building in…

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    War of 1812 in Art and Memory

    Curators Sidney Hart and Rachael Penman talked about a unique exhibition of portraits and objects representing the major personalities involved in the War of 1812. The collection was…

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    Roots of the War of 1812

    Bard College History Professor Christian Ayne Crouch talked about the roots of the War of 1812, which she traced back to the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War) in…

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    Book Discussion on 1812

    Author Nicole Eustace, history professor at New York University, discusses her book, 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism, in which she examines the affect the War of 1812 had on…

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    Book Discussion on Rising up from Indian Country

    Author Ann Durkin Keating presents an illustrated lecture based on her latest book, Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago. She talked about the…

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    Major General Robert Ross and the Burning of the Capitol

    Historian and researcher John McCavitt looks at the British perspective of the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. Major General Robert Ross led British troops into Washington in…

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    War of 1812 in Ohio

    History Curator Cliff Eckle talked about the important role of Ohio in the War of 1812 as he showed objects in the bicentennial exhibit at the Ohio History Center, “The War of 1812:…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to launch the international bicentennial commemoration of the declaration of war against Great Britain signed by President Madison on June 18, 1812.
    President Obama,…

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    Vincent Vaise at Fort McHenry National Monument

    On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. At a commemoration of the start of the War of 1812, National Park Service Historian Vince Vaise called in from Fort…

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