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In UMW lecture, author and historian will tackle War of 1812 and erroneous interpretations of it
WAR OF 1812's MYTHS ARE SPEAKER'S TOPIC MONDAY EVENING
Don Hickey, an award-winning author and noted scholar of the War of 1812, will deliver this year's James Monroe Lecture at the University of Mary Washington in honor of the bicentennial of that conflict.
At 7 p.m. Monday in the Great Hall of the Woodard Campus Center, Hickey will explore the leading myths and misconceptions of the war.
A question-and-answer period will follow, for audience members who wish challenge those views and suggest their own historical myths.
Hickey has written six books and more than 50 articles on the War of 1812. He is best known for "The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict" and "Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812."
A professor of history at Wayne State College in Nebraska, he is Johns Hopkins Books' series editor on the War of 1812. Three of Hickey's books will be available for purchase and autographs.
The James Monroe Lecture is free, and the public is invited. A reception will follow.
The lecture is co-sponsored by UMW's Center for Historic Preservation, and the university's departments of history and American studies and historic preservation.