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Title:
1812 : a traveler's guide to the war that defined a continent
Author:
Hickey, Caroline, editor.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2013]
Physical Description:
128 pages. : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
Summary:
"Published to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, [this book] brings together places in the United States and Canada that are connected with the war. These include towns, battle sites, forts, navy yards, cemeteries, and the historic trails of the British and U.S. troops as they marched to battle. Developed with the help of Parks Canada, the U.S. National Park Service, the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, and staff at each of the sites, this guide relates the many struggles of both sides, honors the men who fought, and details the many ways in which the sites commemorate the history today, with living history displays and reenactments"--P. 8.
General Note:
Statement of responsibility from colophon.

Published in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada.

"Canada & the United States; maps for all regions; iconic parks, historic sites, and hallowed battlefields"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Old Northwest -- Niagara Region -- Lake Ontario -- St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain, & Richelieu Valley -- Atlantic seaboard, Atlantic Canada, & the Chesapeake -- The Southeast.
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ISBN:
9781426211270
Format :
Book

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Anna M. Reinstein Library E364.9 .A15 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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This official guide to the War of 1812 takes readers on a fascinating tour of the prominent historical sites in both Canada and the U.S. Timed for bicentennial celebrations continuing though 2015, this guide is published in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada, and is ideal for travelers who love history.
Relive the epic battles of the War of 1812, from Fort McHenry--where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star Spangled Banner"--to Tippecanoe, Queenston Heights, Horseshoe Bend, and Chalmette. This lushly illustrated, handy guidebook--the only one that contains both U.S. and Canadian sites--is the official U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada guide to the War of 1812. It takes you to all war-related landmarks--from the shores of the Great Lakes, up and down the Eastern Seaboard, all the way south to New Orleans--and to such renowned attractions as the USS Constitution, Governors Island, and the White House, infamously torched in 1814 during the Chesapeake Campaign. Evocative text explains how the war played out, as well as tourist insights and how to visit each site. Fun, fact-filled sidebars; a milestones timeline, key biographical sketches; detailed visitor information; and colorful, easy-to-read maps make this a must-have souvenir for anyone joining in the bicentennial festivities and interested in the War of 1812.


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