Canada’s History recently included The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent in their War of 1812 Reading List.
The bicentennial of the War of 1812 is now upon us. It might be supposed, after the passage of two centuries, that all the emotions surrounding the conflict have subsided and that American, British, and Canadian historians would be free to discuss the war in neutral and dispassionate ways. Yet current indications suggest that the bicentennial might well revive the passions of two centuries ago.
This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812. We sat down with author John Stagg to discuss the war’s legacy both north and south of the 49th parallel.