American History for Truthdiggers: The Forgotten and Peculiar War of 1812
A lithograph based on an E.C. Watmough painting titled "Repulsion of the British at Fort Erie, 15 August 1814." It depicts an attack that occurred at the U.S.-Canadian border during the War of 1812.
Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America’s origins. When, exactly, were we “great”?