The Era of the War of 1812 and the Making of Modern America

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October 1
6 pm talk with 5:30 pm Reception
The Era of the War of 1812 and the Making of Modern America                              
 Massachusetts Historical Society                                                                                                                                                  1154 Boylston Street  Boston, MA   02215                                                                                                                                            
Massachusetts Historical Society, In partnership with the USS Constitution Museum

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.  Free.  Reservations Required.  Call 617-646-0560 or email

Author and professor, Christian G. Samito earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a doctorate in American history from Boston College. In addition to authoring Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship During the Civil War Era, he is the editor of Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Patrick R. Guiney, Ninth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; "Fear Was Not in Him": The Civil War Letters of Major General Francis C. Barlow, U.S.A.; and Changes in Law and Society During the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Legal History Documentary Reader. He edits a series about the legal history of the Civil War era, has taught at Boston College and presently teaches at Boston University School of Law, and practices law in Boston.