Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution
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Historian and author Willard Sterne Randall discusses his new book "Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution." Unshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Willard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade.