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The War Of 1812: Views From Both Sides Of The Border

06/27/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Medal struck in 1914 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh, showing Commodore Macdonough and General Macomb.
Was the War of 1812 America's second Revolutionary War? Or was it nothing more than an unadulterated invasion of Canada by the United States looking to annex our northern neighbors?

Historian and author Kenneth Davis and McGill University History Professor Allan Greer provide two perspectives as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the war. Keith Herkalo, author of "The Battles at Plattsburgh: September 11, 1814," provides details of the important local battles fought in our area.

Also on the program, Circus Smirkus is about the begin its 25th year of touring in July. The anniversary is being commemorated in a new book, Circus Smirkus: Twenty-five Years of Running Away to the Circus. Sirkus founder Rob Mermin and the book's co-author Rob Gurwitt share tales from a quarter-century of entertaining under the big top.

Plus, we continue our Summer School series by learning how to really play croquet.


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