Poll: War of 1812 saved us from U.S. politics
It may have given Americans 'The Star Spangled Banner,' but Canadians say they were the big winners. Major celebrations are planned.
For a piece of history that gave us the rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air, the War of 1812 tends to evoke a collective "Huh?" on the U.S. side of the border with Canada.
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The United States Army in the War of 1812, Concise Biographies of Commanders and Operational Histories of Regiments, with Bibliographies of Published and Primary Sources, John C. Frederiksen, PhD.,pens The United States Army in the War of 1812, described as providing concise biographies of Commanders and Operational Histories of Regiments, with Bibliographies of Published and Primary Sources. It is reviewed here.
But New York state isn't doing much celebration. Reports the Watertown Daily Times
Some thoughts on the importance of the war from north of the border, in Globe and Mail.
The War of 1812 saw the last foreign invasion on Canadian soil. Ironically, its commemoration has become a battleground in Canada. The arrival of the war’s bicentennial has ushered in a national debate on its significance in both Canada and the United States, the level of government support it deserves and, of course, that 200-year-old chestnut: Who, if anyone, won?
Fairhaven and New Bedford, Massachusetts were just across the river from each other, but had different views about the coming war with Britain. An interesting story about the two towns told here in SouthCoastToday.com.
He grew up in Ohio surrounded by war. He valiantly fought for his people in the War of 1812. When he died in the Battle of the Thames, the controversy over who killed him was born.
Frank Kuron, founder of Kuron Publishing, has written a book to answer the question of who killed Tecumseh, leader of the Native American Shawnee tribe, in time for the War of 1812’s bicentennial.
The Fort La Présentation Association’s fourth annual War of 1812 Symposium in Ogdensburg, NY April 27-28, 2012 marks a milestone in local War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations.
Seven of eight expert speakers equally divided between Canada and the United States are confirmed. They are coming from Chicago, Plattsburgh, Canton, Ottawa, Kingston and Niagara-on-the-Lake, to present seminars on campaigns and battles, Native allies, archaeology, artifact conservation, medical practices, research challenges and more.
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