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St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812 : folly and mischief
Austin, John M.
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Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
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156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The emperor ford -- David Parish and his money tree -- Twisting the lion's tail -- The lion scratches back -- Just following orders: the case against Lieutenant Loring Austin -- Wilkinson's floating circus -- Other stories.
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Anna M. Reinstein Library F127.S2 A87 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The fledgling United States struggled to keep its freedom from Great Britain during the War of 1812, but St. Lawrence County in upstate New York played a divided role. The region shared a border--as well as close personal and business associations--with British Canada and opposed the American embargo that disrupted these relationships. While some St. Lawrence men fought bravely for America, smuggling was a common way of life. Several small battles and skirmishes took place along the river, and a local merchant even influenced President Madison's decision-making. Local historian John Austin recounts these and other events, as well as the fascinating North Country characters who influenced them, in this book on St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
1 The Emperor Fordp. 11
2 David Parish and His Money Treep. 25
3 Twisting the Lion's Tailp. 39
4 The Lion Scratches Backp. 59
5 Just Following Orders: The Case Against Lieutenant Loring Austinp. 75
6 Wilkinson's Floating Circusp. 91
7 Other Storiesp. 111
Notesp. 133
Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 153
About the Authorp. 157

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