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The War of 1812 in History and Memory

British Cartoon of President Madison Fleeing the Capital

British Cartoon of President Madison Fleeing the Capital

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sunday, June 10, 2012

History professors Alan Taylor and Nicole Eustace are interviewed about the significance and legacy of what professor Taylor called "The Civil War of 1812" in his Pulitzer Prize winning book on the subject. Nicole Eustace discusses the fact that the war began in a presidential election year, and was the first time a modern democracy formally declared war. The interview was recorded at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians meeting.

Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:46am (ET)

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