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Articles on the War of 1812

Blockhouse and Battery in Old Fort, Toronto, 1812, [ca. 1921]

Remembering the War of 1812

This article looks at the history of the War and how it has been perceived by the various parties who participated.

James Madison and the War of 1812

Searching for Truth in the Fast Day Sermons of 1812

In the summer of 1812 America was bitterly divided. The flush of success that followed the Revolution had long since faded, and war with Britain again seemed imminent.

Battle of Lundy's Lane

The Professionalization of the American Army through the War of 1812

This thesis proposes that the War of 1812 was the defining event that spurred the professionalization of the American Army.

Executions at La Prairie, south of Montreal in October 1813. (Library and Archives of Canada)

“Bloody Provost”: Discipline During the War of 1812

Was it indeed discipline that soldiers were subjected to, or merely terror?

Ruins of Fort Erie, from 1876

Excavation of the 1814 Battle of Snake Hill Site: A Medical History Perspective

Snake Hill itself became the site of a major battle on August 3 with the arrival of siege guns. Lined by American men and guns, the fort received the first of the weeks-long British bombardment on August 13…

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Books about the War of 1812

war of 1812 novel - the Silent Canoe

The War of 1812 in Fiction

Five novels on the War of 1812

How Britain Won the War of 1812

How Britain Won the War of 1812

This book reassesses the war, showing how the British achieved success through an effective commercial maritime blockade which had devastating consequences on the vulnerable, undeveloped US economy.

Battle for the Bay: The Naval War of 1812

Battle for the Bay: The Naval War of 1812

In Battle for the Bay, Joshua M. Smith tells the complete story of the warships that defended the eastern waters of British North America

Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812

Tecumseh and Brock and the War of 1812

James Laxer, author of ‘Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812′, was invited to Tecumseh Ontario to present an overview of these two historical figures as a part of the Bicentennial anniversary of the war of 1812.

The Civil War of 1812

Alan Taylor and The Civil War of 1812

Taylor’s interest in the War of 1812 evolved from his research on Americans who migrated into the Canadas beginning in the 1790s. By 1812 this group greatly outnumbered the original loyalist settlers in Upper Canada, and it intrigued Taylor how the would react to the coming war.

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Conference Papers on the War of 1812

Battle of stoney creek

Where Then, Is the Glory? Stemming the Tide at Stoney Creek

‘Stoney Creek cost the Americans two generals, two cannons and almost all their momentum.’

Onondaga Arsenal

The Onondaga Arsenal: Reflections on the War of 1812 in Memory and Loss

During the War of 1812, the Arsenal stored cannons, weapons, gunpowder and was often used as a supply depot for troops moving across the New York frontier.

Expel the Faithless Foe: The Role of Religion in the War of 1812 - Jamie Robertson given in 1812 Conference  Sideshow or Main Event: Putting the War of 1812 into Regional Contexts

Expel the Faithless Foe: The Role of Religion in the War of 1812

This paper by Jamie Robertson, ‘Expel the Faithless Foe: The Role of Religion in the War of 1812′, was part of the 1812 Conference – Sideshow or Main Event: Putting the War of 1812 into Regional Contexts.

Constance Barrone's paper - The War of 1812 on New York's Northern Frontier: Confiscation and Compensation, Ministering on the Battlefield, Women's Plight, and Invasive Species given at the 1812 Conference - Sideshow or Main Event: Putting the War of 1812 into Regional Contexts

The War of 1812 on New York’s Northern Frontier: Confiscation and Compensation, Ministering on the Battlefield, Women’s Plight, and Invasive Species

This paper on daily life and women was given by Sacket’s Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site Manager, Constance Barrone.

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Videos about the War of 1812

Myths of the War of 1812

Myths of the War of 1812

Lecture by Donald Hickey, given at the Detroit Historical Museum, on March 7, 2012

The War of 1812 in History and Memory

The War of 1812 in History and Memory

Historians Nicole Eustace and Alan Taylor are interviewed at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting, where they discuss the War of 1812.

Alabama and the War of 1812: After the Horseshoe

Alabama and the War of 1812: After the Horseshoe

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend in March 1814 is usually seen as the end of the Creek War in Alabama but there were many large scale troop movements, campaigns, and battles yet to be conducted across the area.

Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812

Tecumseh and Brock and the War of 1812

James Laxer, author of ‘Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812′, was invited to Tecumseh Ontario to present an overview of these two historical figures as a part of the Bicentennial anniversary of the war of 1812.

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