The War of 1812: The War that Both Sides Won

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Dundurn, 2000 - History - 159 pages
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Tragedy and farce, bravery and cowardice, intelligence and foolishness, sense and nonsense - all these contradictions and more have characterized the War of 1812. The real significance of the series of skirmishes that collectively made up the war between 1812 and 1814 is the enormous impact they have had on Canadian and American views of themselves and of each other.

The publication of The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won in 1990 provided a contemporary look at the period, and included such developments as the 1975 discovery of the Hamilton and Scourge on the bottom of Lake Ontario, and the 1987 discovery of the skeletons of casualties at Snake Hill. Now, a decade later, Wesley B. Turner has updated The War of 1812 to include the volumes of new research that have come to light in recent years. All this new material has been incorporated into this interesting and informative overview of a crucial period in Canada's history.

  

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Contents

PREFACE
7
A Surprising War 1812
33
War on Land and Sea 1813
57
Checks and Stalemates 1814
89
Out of War to a Long Peace
115
Weapons of Period Armies and Navies
133
SELECTED FURTHER READING
151
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Dr. Wesley B. Turner is Associate Professor of History at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. His previous publications include Life in Upper Canada (1980); The War of 1812 in the Niagara Peninsula (1981); The War of 1812: The War for Canada (1982); and Album of Upper Canada (1987). He is also the contributor of several biographies in The Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Turner was president of the Ontario Historical Society (1983-84), and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Catharines Historical Museum (1985).

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