Public Program The War of 1812 & the Making of Modern America 1 October 2012.Monday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Christian Samito, Boston University School of Law

Christian G. Samito will speak about the impact of changes in voting rights, the expansion of industry, the defeat of Native American resistance on the Northwestern and Southern borders, and judicial cases of national significance coming out of the War of 1812 and the years directly following. This program is presented in partnership with the USS Constitution Museum as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Series. Dr. Samito earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and doctorate in U.S. history from Boston College. His most recent book is Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era. He presently teaches at the Boston University School of Law and practices law in Boston.

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