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Appeared in: Volume 10, Number 2
Published on: October 10, 2014
South of the Border
The Battle for the Big Easy

The Battle of New Orleans, a big battle in a little war fought 200 years ago, shaped U.S. history more than most Americans realize.

Don Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College in Nebraska. A longtime student of the War of 1812, he is best known for The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennnial edition, 2012).
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