“The Dreams of Empire”: The War of 1812 in an International Context in The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory

Alexander Mikaberidze

LSU Press



The Battle of New Orleans proved a critical victory for the United States, a young nation defending its nascent borders, but over the past two hundred years, myths have obscured the facts about the conflict. In The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory, distinguished experts in military, social, art, and music history sift the real from the remembered, illuminating the battle’s lasting significance across multiple disciplines.

Examining the European context, Alexander Mikaberidze shows that America’s second conflict with Britain was more complex than many realize or remember.

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