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By J. C. A. Stagg

This publication is a story background of the numerous dimensions of the warfare of 1812 - social, diplomatic, army, and political - which areas the war's origins and behavior in transatlantic viewpoint. The occasions of 1812-1815 have been formed by way of the bigger situation of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. In synthesizing and reinterpreting scholarship at the battle, Professor J. C. A. Stagg makes a speciality of the conflict as a continental occasion, highlighting its centrality to Canadian nationalism and country improvement. The booklet introduces the battle to scholars and common readers, concluding that it ended in some ways from an rising geographical region attempting to deal with the results of rival ecu nationalisms, either in Europe itself and within the Atlantic global.

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