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The Invasion of Canada

Battles of the War of 1812

By Ronald J. Dale

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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain--the most powerful nation in the world. Britain was in the midst of a long and perilous struggle with Napoleon's France, convincing President Thomas Jefferson that taking Canada would be "a mere matter of marching."
Jefferson was terribly wrong. In this book Ron Dale traces the course of this gruelling two-year conflict, bringing to life people and engagements that have become legendary in Canada: General Brock's stand at Queenston Heights, Tecumseh's death at Moraviantown, Laura Secord's epic trek through the woods. He also recovers some equally important, but more obscure results of the conflict, including how the Bank of Nova Scotia was created with privateering prizes from the war.
Illustrated throughout with full-colour paintings and modern photography, The Invasion of Canada is a readable, appealing guide to a war that both sides won.

Contents

Photo Credits
Acknowledgements
Maps
Introduction

Chapter 1: Prelude to War: Aftermath of the American Revolution
Chapter 2: The Capture of Detroit
Chapter 3: The Battle of Queenston Heights
Chapter 4: The American Capture of York and Niagara
Chapter 5: Montreal Saved: The Battles of Chateauguay and Crysler's Farm
Chapter 6: Hearts of Oak: The War at Sea
Chapter 7: The Final Invasions: The Summer of 1814

Conclusion
Historical Documents
Recommended Reading
Associated Sites
Index

RONALD J. DALE is a historian and the Superintendent of Niagara National Historic Sites, including Fort George and Brock's Monument. He is the author of Niagara-on-the-Lake: Its Heritage and Its Festival, The Invasion of Canada: Battles of the War of 1812, and The Fall of New France: How the French lost a North American empire 1754-1763.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 18th April 2011
ISBN: 9781552777848
Format: 9.13in x 8.25in
More than 100 historical images and maps

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 26th October 2001
ISBN: 9781550287387
Binding: Paperback
Replaced by: 9781552777848

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, HIS027160, HIS036040
Imprint: Lorimer


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