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War of 1812: Two Perspectives

"Capture of the City of Washington," 1814

Annapolis, Maryland
Saturday, August 3, 2013

Two historians offer different perspectives on the War of 1812. Canadian Donald Graves rejects the established reasoning for the British burning of Washington, DC, arguing that the burning of Canadian towns by American forces played no significant part in the matter. Author Alan Taylor asserts that in order to grasp the true ramifications of the conflict it’s necessary to stretch the time period of study. This program was hosted by the United States Naval Academy.   

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 2:08pm (ET)

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