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William S. Walker

About William S. Walker

William S. Walker is Assistant Professor of History at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta, and is an editor of the New York History journal.

A Special New York History Journal War of 1812 Issue

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NY-History-Journal-logo-nysha-webAs part of the ongoing commemorations of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this special issue of the journal New York History focuses on New York State’s key role in that conflict. In the early nineteenth century, New York occupied an important strategic position in North America.

As the newly independent United States defined and expanded its borders, it clashed with Native peoples and Great Britain, which continued to have a strong presence on the continent despite the losses of the American Revolution. With the onset of the War of 1812, New York became a central battleground in the ongoing contest for dominance in North America. Continue reading