War President: James Madison - Don Hickey

March 6, 2012

 

Having published numerous books and articles on the war, Don Hickey’s knowledge of the era is sure to provide you with new information as we commemorate the bicentennial.

In this talk, he dispelled the many misconceptions that distort our view of America’s second war with Great Britain. Embracing military, naval, political, economic, and diplomatic analyses, Hickey looked carefully at how the war was fought and how it was remembered thereafter. Hickey peeled away fantasies and embellishments to explore why certain myths gained currency and how they contributed to the way that the United States and Canada view themselves and each other.