Don Hickey: The U.S. defaulted on debt after War of 1812Historians in the News
tags: debt ceiling, debt, War of 1812
Historian Don Hickey isn’t surprised that the default in November 1814 gets overlooked. After all, he titled his book, “The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict.”
“He doesn’t know his history,” Hickey said of the president. “It’s that simple.”
To be fair, not many people do. When it comes to the War of 1812, naval heroics and the rockets’ red glare get the ink. The failure to pay some bondholders on time doesn’t make it into many history texts, said Hickey, a professor at Wayne State College in Nebraska....
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