Some historians view the War of 1812 as centrally connected to events in Europe, namely the Napoleonic wars, which left America, a neutral nation, drawn into the conflict between France and England. Others see it largely in terms of the infighting between Republicans and Federalists.
of the unresolved conflicts that began during the American Revolution,
including conflicts between First Nations and American settlers in the western
interior, between Federalists and Republicans, between American “patriots” and
loyalists on both sides of the border, between the competing visions of America
and of British Canada, and between the British and Americans over the ultimate
control of North America.
Unlike most historians, Taylor examines how the War pitted new American migrants to Upper Canada against their recent neighbors, replicated the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland and pitted some Iroquois against their own family members. Most importantly it exposed the fractures in both British North America and the United States that have since been minimized in the nationalist histories that have emerged on both sides of the border over the past two hundred years.
American invasion of Canada,
Paul Markowitz and Sam Pryor will jointly coordinate this SDG.
Week 10- The American navy and the https://www.usni.org/magazines/navalhistory/2008-08/british-view-naval-war-1812; The War of 1812 and the U.S. Navy, https://military-historian.squarespace.com/blog/2015/1/4/the-war-of-1812-the-us-navy.
Taylor, Alan, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies, 2010
Hickey, Donald R., The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, 2012
Additional Recommended Material:
Borneman, Walter R., 1812: The War that Forged a Nation, 2004
Randall, Willard Sterne, Unshackling
America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution, 2017
Toll, Ian W., Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, 2008