The War of 1812

The War of 1812

Essential Histories 41
  • Author: Carl Benn
  • Short code: ESS 41
  • Publication Date: 18 Oct 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841764665
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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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.

Biographical Note

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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