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The War of 1812

By Carl Benn
  • Writer : Carl Benn
  • Isbn : 1472810090
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Category : History
  • Review Counts : 292
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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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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1453588922
  • Number of Pages : 616
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 578
  • Pdf File: searching-for-the-forgotten-war-1812-canada.pdf

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  • Number of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 634
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Adam Zamoyski’s bestselling account of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and his catastrophic retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on European history.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-napoleonic-wars.pdf

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The Civil War of 1812

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  • Isbn Code : 0307594599
  • Number of Pages : 656
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 983
  • Pdf File: the-civil-war-of-1812.pdf

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In the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution, leading to a second confrontation that redefined North America. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor’s vivid narrative tells the riveting story of the soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians who fought to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British contain, divide, and ruin the shaky republic? In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous boundaries, the leaders of the republic and of the empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. The border divided Americans—former Loyalists and Patriots—who fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal swings in the weather. After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States at the expense of Canadians and Indians. Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of 1812 reveals an often brutal (sometimes comic) war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada. Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of 1812 reveals an often brutal (sometimes comic) war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.

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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn Code : 1550026267
  • Number of Pages : 389
  • Category : History
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Includes more than 400 historic sites, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the U.S.

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  • Number of Pages : 208
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  • Pdf File: canada-on-fire.pdf

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An exciting account of the War of 1812 told through the stories of the heroes who helped defend Canada, such as Mohawk chief John Norton and Red George Macdonnell. With descriptions of the battle at Lundy's Lane, adventures of the Sea Wolves, and the antics of James Fitzgibbon, the war is revealed as it has seldom been seen.

The Invasion of Canada

By Pierre Berton
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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0385673604
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 325
  • Pdf File: the-invasion-of-canada.pdf

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To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed to be "a mere matter of marching," as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted. How could a nation of 8 million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. In this remarkable account of the war's first year and the events that led up to it, Pierre Berton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war — the common soldiers as well as the generals, the bureaucrats and the profiteers, the traitors and the loyalists. Berton believes that if there had been no war, most of Ontario would probably be American today; and if the war had been lost by the British, all of Canada would now be part of the United States. But the War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 0525436251
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 741
  • Pdf File: natasha-pierre-the-great-comet-of-1812.pdf

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Dave Malloy here presents the stunning twenty-two chapter selection from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace that formed the basis of his hit Broadway sensation, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812—called “the most innovative and the best new musical since Hamilton” by the New York Times. While Prince Andrei Bolkonsky is kept at the front during Napoleon’s invasion in 1812, his betrothed, a young Natasha, catches the attention of Moscow society’s notorious playboy—the dashing, rogue Anatole. It falls to Prince Andrei’s friend, the wealthy, slothful, philosophizing aristocrat Pierre to rescue Natasha’s reputation and make amends between her and Andrei. A Vintage Shorts ebook Selection.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1134590903
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 428
  • Pdf File: indian-wars-of-canada-mexico-and-the-united-states-1812-1900.pdf

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1134640501
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reviews : 102
  • Pdf File: spain-since-1812.pdf

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Spain since 1812 is an ideal introduction to the history of Spain. The chapters are arranged chronologically and each begins with an overview of major events and movements in Europe as a whole. Emphasis is placed on understanding major developments, their causes, and the relationships between them. Spanish terms associated with key concepts and figures are introduced and explained throughout the text. Extracts from key Spanish texts, in Spanish and in translation, enable students to see, first hand, the mood of the time. Chapters end with topics for discussion to encourage critical thinking. This new edition has been revised and updated to take account of events since the Socialists' return to power in 2004. It looks at the new government's social reforms, its attempts to end ETA's violence and its response to Catalan demands for further autonomy. Also considered are changes in the country's political climate and external relationships, as well as the crisis facing Spain's economy. Written in an accessible style and assuming no prior knowledge, the books in this series address the specific needs of students on language courses, as well as anyone with an interest in modern history. Approaching the study of history via contemporary politics and society, each book offers a clear historical narrative and sets the country or region concerned in the context of the wider world.

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By Robert Kershaw
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn Code : 0750997591
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 392
  • Pdf File: borodino-field-1812-1941.pdf

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The Battle of Borodino resonates with the patriotic soul of Mother Russia. The epic confrontation in September 1812 was the single bloodiest day of the Napoleonic Wars, leaving France’s Grande Armée limping to the gates of Moscow and on to catastrophe in snow and ice. Generations later, in October 1941, an equally bitter battle was fought at Borodino. This time Hitler’s SS and Panzers came up against elite Siberian troops defending Stalin’s Moscow. Remarkably, both conflicts took place in the same woods and gullies that follow the sinuous line of the Koloch River. Borodino Field relates the gruelling experience of the French army in Russia, juxtaposed with the personal accounts, diaries and letters of SS and Panzer soldiers during the Second World War. Acclaimed historian Robert Kershaw draws on previously untapped archives to narrate the odyssey of soldiers who marched along identical tracks and roads on the 1,000-kilometre route to Moscow, and reveals the astonishing parallels and contrasts between two battles fought on Russian terrain over 100 years apart.

Caught!

By Joel B. Kerr
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn Code : 1525585045
  • Number of Pages : 402
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 998
  • Pdf File: caught.pdf

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John W. Kerr (1812–1888) was a man way ahead of his time. As Ontario’s first fisheries overseer, a position he held for twenty-four years, he strove not only to enforce the country’s nascent fishing laws but also to protect fish stocks and the fragile environment on which they depended in the face of Ontario’s growing industrialization. Sometimes friend and sometimes foe to fisherman and his supervisors alike, Kerr was a religious man of unyielding principles who faced constant conflict as he sought to establish order in a time when few others shared his concerns about the environment. Based on 10,000 pages of Kerr’s diaries and letters, this book is a chronological account of his life and career, beginning in Ireland with the Royal Irish Constabulary and ending with him literally working himself to death on behalf of Canada’s Ministry of Marine and Fisheries. Written by his great-great-grandson Joel B. Kerr, this book recounts the highs and lows of Kerr’s life, including some life-and-death incidents and many humorous encounters along the way. Ultimately, Kerr’s efforts to protect the fisheries proved to be in vain, but he worked faithfully until the day he died, and he never gave in to those who opposed him. His story still resonates today in a world of partisan politics and environmental degradation. Hopefully, modern readers will be more open than Kerr’s contemporaries to the lessons his life has to teach.

I Am Canada: A Call to Battle

By Gillian Chan
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1443119768
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 686
  • Pdf File: i-am-canada.pdf

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The War of 1812 comes to life through the eyes of a young Canadian boy. It's 1812. War has begun, and thirteen-year-old Alexander (Sandy) MacKay is jealous when his older brother Angus goes off with their father to fight the Americans attacking the Niagara region. Too young to know the darker side of battle, he resents being left to shoulder the work on his family's farm. Itching to get in on the action, he sneaks away from home and heads to Lundy's Lane to join up with the local militia. But battle is imminent, and now there's not much his father can do except try to shield him from the worst of the fighting. Sandy's idealized notions of what battle will be like are shattered when the man standing before him is killed by a musket ball and Sandy's own brother is severely wounded. At the battle of Lundy's Lane, the united Canadian/British forces turn the tide against the American troops, but Sandy comes to know how chilling war can be. Just in time for the bicentennial of the War of 1812, A Call to Battle is a sobering look at the realities of war. Author Gillian Chan skillfully depicts the transformation of an impetuous young boy, full of boyish enthusiasm, into a more realistic young man who emerges on the other side of war.

1812: Napoleon in Moscow

By Paul Britten Austin
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  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • Isbn Code : 1473811392
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 342
  • Pdf File: 1812.pdf

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This account of Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia, in the words of those who experienced it, offers “a brilliant insight into men at war” (David G. Chandler, author of The Campaigns of Napoleon). Hundreds of thousands of men set out on that midsummer day of 1812. None could have imagined the terrors and hardships to come. They’d been lured all the way to Moscow without having achieved the decisive battle Napoleon sought—and by the time they reached the city, their numbers had already dwindled by more than a third. One of the greatest disasters in military history was in the making. The fruit of more than twenty years of research, this superbly crafted work skillfully blends the memoirs and diaries of more than a hundred eyewitnesses, all of whom took part in the Grand Army’s doomed march on Moscow, to reveal the inside story of this landmark military campaign. The result is a uniquely authentic account in which the reader sees and experiences the campaign through the eyes of participants in enthralling day-by-day, sometimes hour-by-hour detail.

The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812

By Donald R. Hickey,Connie D. Clark
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1317701984
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 470
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-handbook-of-the-war-of-1812.pdf

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The War of 1812 ranged over a remarkably large territory, as the fledgling United States battled Great Britain at sea and on land across what is now the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. Native people and the Spanish were also involved in the war’s interrelated conflicts. Often overlooked, the War of 1812 has been the subject of an explosion of new research over the past twenty-five years. The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812 brings together the insights of this research through an array of fresh essays by leading scholars in the field, offering an overview of current understandings of the war that will be a vital reference for students and researchers alike. The essays in this volume examine a wide range of military, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the war. With full consideration given to American, Canadian, British, and native viewpoints, the international group of contributors place the war in national and international context, chart the course of events in its different theaters, consider the war’s legacy and commemoration, and examine the roles of women, African Americans, and natives. Capturing the state of the field in a single volume, this handbook is a must-have resource for anyone with an interest in early America.

The War of 1812 U.S. War Department Correspondence, 1812äóñ1815

By John C. Fredriksen
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn Code : 1476625433
  • Number of Pages : 488
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 882
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The War of 1812 saw the United States wracked by political dissent and saddled with a problematic military policy. The new nation notably failed in its attempted occupation of Canada in a bid to leverage better treatment from Great Britain but in two and a half years of fighting, there were American victories and defeats, none of which decisively altered events or advanced the national agenda. In the end, the grievances listed in President Madison’s war message to Congress—British harassment of American shipping, the impressment of American citizens and the instigation of hostilities by Indian tribes—were all mitigated by the time the Treaty of Ghent was signed in 1814 (mainly attributable to the fall of Napoleon). This collection of War Department correspondence gives a complete account through more than 11,000 official and unofficial letters, annotated and indexed here for the first time.

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

By Spencer C. Tucker
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn Code : 1851099573
  • Number of Pages : 1034
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 830
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-the-war-of-1812.pdf

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This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

The War of 1812

By Jill Mulhall
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  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Isbn Code : 1433390183
  • Number of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 264
  • Pdf File: the-war-of-1812.pdf

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When President James Madison declared war on Great Britain for a second time, the War of 1812 began. Problems started when America sent ships out to sea to trade with other countries. The war eventually ended, and the Treaty of Ghent was signed. America earned the respect of the British as a free, independent nation.

1812

By Jon Latimer
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn Code : 9780674039957
  • Number of Pages : 656
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 442
  • Pdf File: 1812.pdf

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Listen to a short interview with Jon Latimer Host: Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane In the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, Jon Latimer offers an authoritative and compelling account that places the conflict in its strategic context within the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimed both to assert their nationhood on the global stage and to expand their territory northward and westward. Americans would later find in this war many iconic moments in their national story--the bombardment of Fort McHenry (the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner); the Battle of Lake Erie; the burning of Washington; the death of Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans--but their war of conquest was ultimately a failure. Even the issues of neutrality and impressment that had triggered the war were not resolved in the peace treaty. For Britain, the war was subsumed under a long conflict to stop Napoleon and to preserve the empire. The one lasting result of the war was in Canada, where the British victory eliminated the threat of American conquest, and set Canadians on the road toward confederation. Latimer describes events not merely through the eyes of generals, admirals, and politicians but through those of the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary people who were directly affected. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and memoirs, he crafts an intimate narrative that marches the reader into the heat of battle.

Laura Secord

By Peggy Dymond Leavey
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn Code : 1459703685
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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2013 Speaker’s Book Award — Shortlisted Laura Secord is now famous for her singular feat of bravery during the War of 1812, but did she warn the British and help defeat the American invaders as her legend says? After dragging her injured husband off the battlefield during the War of 1812, Laura Secord (1775-1868) was forced to house American soldiers for financial support while she nursed him back to health. It was during this time that she overheard the American plan to ambush British troops at Beaver Dams. Through an outstanding act of perseverance and courage in 1813, Laura walked an astonishing 30 kilometers from her home to a British outpost to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon. Despite facing rough terrain, the ever-present danger of being caught by American troops, and rather delicate encounters with Native forces, Laura reached FitzGibbon just in time for the British to prepare and execute an ambush on American military nearby, forcing the U.S. general to surrender. Laura lived a very long time, dying at the age of 93. In her lifetime the government never formally recognized her singular feat of bravery, and much controversy still envelopes her legacy.

Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812

By Sarah J. Rhea
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 127
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 501
  • Pdf File: life-of-henry-martyn-missionary-to-india-and-persia-1781-to-1812.pdf

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"Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812" by Sarah J. Rhea. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Inside the US Navy of 1812–1815

By William S. Dudley
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn Code : 1421440520
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 599
  • Pdf File: inside-the-us-navy-of-1812-1815.pdf

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This book will appeal to scholars and students of naval and military history, veterans, current officers, and maritime-oriented history buffs.

Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682–1812

By Zoë Kinsley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1351871757
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 343
  • Pdf File: women-writing-the-home-tour-1682-1812.pdf

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Between the late seventeenth and the early nineteenth century, the possibilities for travelling within Britain became increasingly various owing to improved transport systems and the popularization of numerous tourist spots. Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682-1812 examines women's participation in that burgeoning touristic tradition, considering the ways in which the changing face of British travel and its writing can be traced through the accounts produced by the women who journeyed England, Scotland, and Wales during this important period. This book explores female-authored home tour travel narratives in print, as well as manuscript works that have hitherto been neglected in criticism. Discussing texts produced by authors including Celia Fiennes, Ann Radcliffe and Dorothy Wordsworth alongside the works of lesser-known travellers such as Mary Morgan and Dorothy Richardson, Kinsley considers the construction, and also the destabilization, of gender, class, and national identity through chapters that emphasize the diversity and complexity of this rich body of writings.

Worth Fighting For

By Lara Campbell,Michael Dawson ,Catherine Gidney
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  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • Isbn Code : 1771131799
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 894
  • Pdf File: worth-fighting-for.pdf

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Historians, veterans, museums, and public education campaigns have all documented and commemorated the experience of Canadians in times of war. But Canada also has a long, rich, and important historical tradition of resistance to both war and militarization. This collection brings together the work of sixteen scholars on the history of war resistance. Together they explore resistance to specific wars (including the South African War, the First and Second World Wars, and Vietnam), the ideology and nature of resistance (national, ethical, political, spiritual), and organized activism against militarization (such as cadet training, the Cold War, and nuclear arms). As the federal government continues to support the commemoration and celebration of Canada’s participation in past wars, this collection offers a timely response that explores the complexity of Canada’s position in times of war and the role of social movements in challenging the militarization of Canadian society.

Illinois in the War of 1812

By Gillum Ferguson
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Isbn Code : 0252094557
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 160
  • Pdf File: illinois-in-the-war-of-1812.pdf

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Russell P. Strange "Book of the Year" Award from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2012. On the eve of the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory was a new land of bright promise. Split off from Indiana Territory in 1809, the new territory ran from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers north to the U.S. border with Canada, embracing the current states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and a part of Michigan. The extreme southern part of the region was rich in timber, but the dominant feature of the landscape was the vast tall grass prairie that stretched without major interruption from Lake Michigan for more than three hundred miles to the south. The territory was largely inhabited by Indians: Sauk, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, and others. By 1812, however, pioneer farmers had gathered in the wooded fringes around prime agricultural land, looking out over the prairies with longing and trepidation. Six years later, a populous Illinois was confident enough to seek and receive admission as a state in the Union. What had intervened was the War of 1812, in which white settlers faced both Indians resistant to their encroachments and British forces poised to seize control of the upper Mississippi and Great Lakes. The war ultimately broke the power and morale of the Indian tribes and deprived them of the support of their ally, Great Britain. Sometimes led by skillful tacticians, at other times by blundering looters who got lost in the tall grass, the combatants showed each other little mercy. Until and even after the war was concluded by the Treaty of Ghent in 1814, there were massacres by both sides, laying the groundwork for later betrayal of friendly and hostile tribes alike and for ultimate expulsion of the Indians from the new state of Illinois. In this engrossing new history, published upon the war's bicentennial, Gillum Ferguson underlines the crucial importance of the War of 1812 in the development of Illinois as a state. The history of Illinois in the War of 1812 has never before been told with so much attention to the personalities who fought it, the events that defined it, and its lasting consequences. Endorsed by the Illinois Society of the War of 1812 and the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

New York's War of 1812

By Richard V. Barbuto
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn Code : 080616963X
  • Number of Pages : 364
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 807
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Popular memory of the War of 1812 caroms from the beleaguered Fort McHenry to the burning White House to an embattled New Orleans. But the critical action was elsewhere, as Richard V. Barbuto tells us in this clarifying work that puts the state of New York squarely at the center of America’s first foreign war. British demands to move the northern border as far south as the Ohio River put New York on the first line of defense. But it was the leadership of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins that distinguished the state’s contribution to the war effort, effectively mobilizing the considerable human and material resources that proved crucial to maintaining the nation’s sovereignty. New York’s War of 1812 shows how, despite a widespread antiwar movement and fierce partisan politics, Tompkins managed to corral and maintain support—until 1814, when Britain agreed to peace. Retrieving New York’s War of 1812 from the fog of military history, Barbuto describes the disproportionate cost paid by the state in loss of life and livelihood. The author draws on in-depth research of the state’s legislative, financial, and militia records, as well as on the governor’s extensive correspondence, to plot the conduct of the war regionally and chronologically and to tell the stories of numerous raids, skirmishes, and battles that touched civilians in their homes and communities. Whether offering a clearer picture of the performance of the state militia, providing a more accurate account of the conflict’s impact on the state’s diverse population, or newly detailing New York’s decisive contribution, this deeply researched, closely observed work revises our view of the nation’s perhaps least understood war.

The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon

By Jeremy Black
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn Code : 0806145218
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 199
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The War of 1812 is etched into American memory with the burning of the Capitol and the White House by British forces, The Star-Spangled Banner, and the decisive naval battle of New Orleans. Now a respected British military historian offers an international perspective on the conflict to better gauge its significance. In The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon, Jeremy Black provides a dramatic account of the war framed within a wider political and economic context than most American historians have previously considered. In his examination of events both diplomatic and military, Black especially focuses on the actions of the British, for whom the conflict was, he argues, a mere distraction from the Napoleonic War in Europe. Black describes parallels and contrasts to other military operations throughout the world. He stresses the domestic and international links between politics and military conflict; in particular, he describes how American political unease about a powerful executive and strong army undermined U.S. military efforts. He also offers new insights into the war in the West, amphibious operations, the effects of the British blockade, and how the conflict fit into British global strategy. For those who think the War of 1812 is a closed book, this volume brims with observations and insights that better situate this “American” war on the international stage.

Agatha Black, 1812

By Janis MacKay
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  • Publisher : Fleurus
  • Isbn Code : 2215135425
  • Number of Pages : 292
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 740
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Cela fait trois jours que Saul est puni par ses parents et contraint de rester chez lui après l'école. Alors quand sa mère lui demande d'aller lui faire une course au coin de la rue, il ne rechigne pas ! En arrivant à l'épicerie, il est bousculé par une jeune fille qui manque de se faire écraser. Elle est habillée à l'ancienne, lui indique que l'épicerie était sa maison en 1812. Agatha Black vient du passé. Son père qui fait des recherches sur le voyage dans le temps l'a envoyée dans le futur. Bien qu'il ait du mal à l'admettre, Saul croit bientôt à cette histoire. Il héberge Agatha dans son repaire et lui apprend les rudiments de la vie du 21e siècle. Bientôt il déguise Agatha en garçon afin de la faire accepter de tous. Agatha sera désormais Randolph. Ils cherchent ensemble un moyen de renvoyer Agatha dans son époque. Y parviendront-ils et à quel prix ?

Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812

By Edward A. Foord
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn Code : 5518450680
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 400
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The War of 1812

By Wesley B. Turner
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn Code : 1550023365
  • Number of Pages : 159
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 919
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An expanded and updated edition of the original, this investigation of the war for North America unveils new research and archaeological discoveries.