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Preamble to War of 1812 Papers
As the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 fades into the past, a review of the historiography of one of America’s “Forgotten Wars” has shown that research into the available primary sources lags far behind interest. One of the greatest resources on this seminal period in America is the archives in Washington.
We are grateful to Matt Switlik, former Director of the Monroe County Historical Museum, and Nancy Bellaire, Director of the Monroe County Library System, without whom we could not have accomplished our task.