Maxfield to Speak on Madison and the War of 1812

BATAVIA – On Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM, GCC Asst. Professor Derek Maxfield will deliver a lecture on the War of 1812. Often associated with Civil War topics, Prof. Maxfield has done extensive research on the founding fathers, including Madison. According to Maxfield, although we know Madison as the “Father of the Constitution,” we don’t often remember him as a war president. The general trend in the history books is to judge Madison as inept and weak as a commander in chief – a portrayal that is unfair. Madison was at the helm with a ship of state that was hampered by divisive Congressional politics and outright treason. Join us as we paint a new portrait of the diminutive Virginian

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About Derek Maxfield

Associate Professor of History Genesee Community College
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