‘A New Grand-Transatlantic-Drama: Britain and the Anglo-American War of 1812’
Fri, October 21, 2011 • 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206
Troy Bickham TEXAS A&M
Although overshadowed by the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812 between the Britain and the new United States merits more attention. By placing the conflict in a global context, this seminar session will reveal how Britain, just as much as the United States, was a protagonist in the conflict. While the war was America’s bid for post-colonial sovereignty, it was also Britain’s attempt to block it and reassert control over North America.
Troy Bickham is Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, where he specializes in the history of Britain and its empire in the long eighteenth century. His books include Savages within the Empire (2005), and The American Revolution as Seen Through the British Press (2008). He is currently completing a transatlantic study of the Anglo-American War of 1812.