By Harrell Rhome, Ph.D. Was the War of 1812 an unavoidable war? Was it a just war, unlike so many of America’s wars? What were the real issues that caused the conflict, and were they resolved by the bloodshed?
In this article, written upon the 200th anniversary of the conflict, TBR editorial board member Dr. Harrell Rhome takes a look at the War of 1812—called by some America’s Second War for Independence—and finds that this was a war America could most likely not have avoided. [Read the entire article as PDF…]