Course Description

United States History

HIUS 4501

The War of 1812 in the Past and the Present

Spring 2016

A seminar devoted to the War of 1812 as a moment in American (and Canadian) historical memory and as a formative episode in the history of the early American republic.  Particular attention will be given to historiography, diplomacy, the armed forces, Native Americans, and slaves.  The writing requirement is a major research paper (20-30 pages) based on primary and  secondary sources.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
Department Contacts