Our next meeting will be at the courthouse in Dandridge on Thursday the 19th.

Speaker: Dr. Christopher P. Magra ,
“Free Trade, Sailor’s Rights, and the Maritime Origins of the War of 1812.”

The speaker will discuss the War of 1812.

Brief Bio

Dr. Christopher P. Magra is Assistant Professor of Early American history at the University of Tennessee.  He has published articles related to maritime history in the International Journal of Maritime History, the New England Quarterly, and the Northern Mariner.  The Canadian Nautical Research Society honored him with the Keith Matthews Award for his scholarship.  Cambridge University Press published his first book The Fisherman’s Cause: Atlantic Commerce and Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution in 2009, which won the Winslow House Book Prize.  He has already begun research on his second book, a comparative analysis of British naval impressment in the Atlantic World.