The War of 1812

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Osprey Publishing, 2002 - History - 95 pages
3 Reviews
The War of 1812-1815 was a bloody confrontation that tore through the American frontier, the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada, and parts of the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The conflict saw British, American, and First Nations' forces clash, and in the process, shape the future of North American history. This exciting new volume explains what led to America's decision to take up arms against Great Britain and assesses the three terrible years of fighting that followed on land and sea, where battles such as Lake Erie and Lake Champlain launched American naval traditions.
  

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User Review  - bakabaka84 - LibraryThing

Solid overview of the war, which is what I expect from Osprey. Nothing new is presented but as with most of the Essential Histories series a good starting point for studying this often forgotten war ... Read full review

Review: The War of 1812 (Essential Histories #41)

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This excellent, short history of the war by a Canadian history is fair and even-handed. It provides a long overdue corrective to the jingoistic and deluded American perspective on this conflict that ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Warring sides
20
The fighting
30
Portrait of a soldier
66
The world around
72
How the war ended
81
Copyright

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Carl Benn, PhD, is Chief Curator of the City of Toronto's Museums and Heritage Services, and also teaches history and museum studies at the University of Toronto. He has curated numerous exhibits and restored various historic facilities, including Canada's most complete War of 1812 fort. His extensive publications include Historic Fort York, 1793-1993 and The Iroquois in the War of 1812. Currently he is editing a collection of First Nations memoirs from the War of 1812 for publication.

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