Battle Of New Orleans 200th Anniversary Keynote Address At NOAC
NEW ORLEANS – On the night of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, Morgan Molthrop, author of “Andrew Jackson’s Playbook,” will give a bicentennial keynote address as part of the New Orleans Athletic Club’s Community Outreach Lecture Series, on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at the NOAC, 222 Rampart St., New Orleans.
Free, and open to the public, this presentation kicks off the NOAC’s winter’s community outreach lecture series.
“Molthrop’s talks are never boring and often controversial,” Carling Dinkler, III, Molthrop’s business partner at the culturally-based destination management company Custom New Orleans, said. “Morgan knows so much about the history of the city that he fascinates audiences with his stories. Some people have a gift for storytelling. Morgan surely does.”
According to Molthrop, and other scholars on the subject, the Battle of New Orleans was the most important land battle in American history and the most dramatic victory for the young American “democracy.” Molthrop said the British never recognized the Louisiana Purchase as legitimate, so they believed that despite any talks regarding the end of the War of 1812, New Orleans, the prize of the Mississippi, was “fair game.”
“Had the British won – and they should have,” Molthrop said, “we’d be drinking tea, not coffee, today.”