Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights: The Odyssey of the Essex

Off Campus

The University of Baltimore proudly hosts the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Lecture Series.

These engaging public discussions explores the causes and effects of the War of 1812. From little-known facts about the war to the ways it impacted Americans of all kinds—including those who had families living on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the border—the series will shed light on a period of history worth revisiting for its politics, economics, color and message of reconciliation.

All events are free and open to the public.

“Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights: The Odyssey of the Essex—Captain David Porter’s Invasion of the Pacific in the War of 1812”

tentatively scheduled to take place at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Paul Gilje, George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma, has written extensively on early American history and has also served as the president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He is currently researching the question of sailors’ rights and memory in the War of 1812, and his lecture will be based upon his forthcoming book of the same title as his lecture.

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Tom Carney
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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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