History Chair Robert Allison Featured at Lowell Lecture Series

USS Constitution Museum hosts talk on War of 1812

6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22

Suffolk University Professor and History Chair Robert Allison will discuss the War of 1812 as part of the Lowell Lecture Series at the USS Constitution Museum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.  The lecture will be followed by a conversation and refreshments and is sponsored by the Lowell Institute.

The War of 1812 nearly destroyed the United States. New England threatened to secede from the Union as the enemy blockaded the coast and burned Washington. But the United States emerged from this somewhat disastrous war stronger than before. The War of 1812 did not bring Canada into the Union, as its promoters had promised, but it did bring the new nation a sense of unity and purpose, with heroes such as Decatur, Hull, and MacDonough, a national anthem, and a timeless symbol in “Old Ironsides.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. Discounted parking is available at the Nautica Garage.

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