Louisiana Institute of Higher Education
Dr. S. A. Cavell will discuss the naval battle of December 1814 that played a pivotal role in the eventual American victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
S. A. Cavell received her MA in History from LSU and her PhD in maritime history from the University of Exeter in the UK where she received the Exeter Research Fellowship. Her publications include Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy, and contributions to The Battle of New Orleans Reconsidered, and the U.S. Naval Academy's New Directions in Naval History. Sam has appeared in historical documentaries for National Geographic and lectured at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Texas A&M Galveston, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and Oxford University.