War of 1812

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles a Haitian-born New Orleanian, the so-called “corsair of the Gulf,” who masterminded successful smuggling operations in the Louisiana bayous in the early 1800s.

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Treaties can put a stop to war. But as Commentator Gary Joiner points out, battles wage on after a war ends, as was the case with the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.

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As Louisiana marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, commentator Gary Joiner explores the pivotal Battle of New Orleans.