The Invasion of Canada

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The Invasion of Canada: 1812—1813 is a 1980 book by Pierre Berton.[1]

The book and its sequel[edit]

The book is an account of the first year of the War of 1812, and the events leading up to it. Berton wrote that this history is neither military nor political. "This is, rather, a social history of the war, the first to be written by a Canadian."[2] Details of the book were drawn from memoirs and diaries of both common soldiers and commanding officers, as well as official military correspondence.[3]

The story of the war, to its conclusion, was continued in the follow-up book, Flames Across the Border: The Canadian-American Tragedy, 1813—1814 (1981).[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pierre Berton (1980), The Invasion of Canada: 1812—1813, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.
  2. ^ Pierre Berton (1981), Flames across the Border: The Canadian-American Tragedy, 1813—1814, Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, "Author's Note and Acknowlegements", p. 437. Italics are Berton's.
  3. ^ Pierre Berton (1980), The Invasion of Canada, 1812—1813, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, "Sources and Acknowledgements", p. 321.
  4. ^ Pierre Berton (1981), Flames across the Border: The Canadian-American Tragedy, 1813—1814, Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown.

Further reading[edit]

"War of 1812, the", in Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature (1991), New York: HarperCollins.