In the War of 1812, the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain, in a conflict that would define the United States as a world power. Though the War of 1812 is remembered as a relatively minor conflict in the United States and Britain, it looms large for Canadians and for Native Americans, who see it as a decisive turning point in their own struggle to govern themselves. In this series we will look at the war of 1812, it’s local impact, and how it is viewed from the perspectives of the United States, Britain, Canada and the Native American nations, using several films and texts. Dr. David Flaten, Professor of History at Tompkins Cortland Community College, will facilitate discussions each month.
Come for one or all of the discussions :
- Thursday, January 26 at 6 pm
- Thursday, February 23 at 6 pm
- Thursday, March 23 at 6 pm
- Thursday, April 27 at 6 pm
Register here or call the library at 607-844-4782 to reserve your materials.
This program is made possible through support from Humanities New York grant and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities New York encourages critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena through grants, programs, networking and advocacy. Visit humanitiesny.org to learn more. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.