The War of 1812
By (author) Carl Benn
War of 1812 by Carl Benn
Book DescriptionThe war of 1812-15 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 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841764665
(250mm x 170mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The bloody War of 1812 saw British, American and First Nation forces clash in a conflict that would change North America for ever. This book explains the background to the war, as well as covering the three years of fighting on land and sea, including the battles of Lake Erie and Lake Champlain.
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Author Biography - Carl Benn
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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