Public Program- Alan Taylor

Lectures and Performances
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:30pm

"The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies"
By Alan Taylor

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian, Alan Taylor, will explore the war in the Canadian-American borderland which threatened either to absorb Canada into the United States or to rupture the American union. By instead fighting to a standstill, the belligerents produced a surprising burst of patriotism on both sides and an enduring coexistence.

Alan Taylor, Professor of History at UC Davis, specializes in early American History. He won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prize for his micro history of Cooperstown, New York entitled William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (1995). He is also the author of Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: the Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier 1760-1820 (1990); American Colonies, (2001); Writing Early American History, (2005); The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution (2006); and The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (2010). Taylor is also a frequent contributor to The New Republic.

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