Dr. Alan Taylor graduated from Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, in 1977 and earned his PhD from Brandeis University in 1986. Dr. Taylor is currently a professor of American and Canadian history at the University of California, having taught previously at Boston University.
Dr. Taylor’s current research includes a borderlands history of Canada and the United States in the aftermath of the American Revolution. His other books include The Divided Ground, Writing Early American History, American Colonies, and William Cooper’s Town, which won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes for American history. He also serves as a contributing editor to The New Republic.
In his most recent book The Civil War of 1812 American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies. Dr. Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and First Nations fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British empire contain, divide, and ruin the shaky American republic?
Dr. Taylor will provide this year’s attendees at the annual Huronia Museum Heritage Dinner with a balanced perspective of the events and participants of this War and how it shaped the identity of Canadians.
Tickets can be purchased at the Huronia Museum
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