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Napoleon & America
The Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812 &
the First U.S. Peace Societies
This forum will explore the trans-Atlantic links between
the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, and the creation
of the first peace societies in America. The French
Revolution (1789–1799), which set these events into
motion, sparked two decades of continuous warfare,
revolution, and counter-revolution throughout Europe
and the world (1792–1815). Both the Napoleonic Wars
(1799–1815) and War of 1812 (1812–1815) were part of
this global upheaval. In 1812, Napoleon invaded Russia,
the United States declared war on Great Britain, and
antiwar activists moved to create peace organizations.
Scott Bennett, Ph.D., GCU professor of history; Robin
Gower, J.D., Ph.D., GCU associate professor of history;
and Claribel Young, Ph.D., GCU professor of history, will
give short talks on the impact of the French Revolution
on America, the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, and
the first U.S. peace societies. A discussion and questions
will follow. This forum is sponsored by the GCU
Department of History, Geography, and Political Science
in conjunction with Phi Alpha Theta—the National
History Honor Society—and the Clionaes History Club.
Location:
Little Theatre
Date:
March 19 (Tuesday); 4:00–5:30
PM
Cost:
FREE; reservations required.
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