Half-Hearted Enemies: Nova Scotia, New England and the War of 1812
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Half-Hearted Enemies: Nova Scotia, New England and the War of 1812

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"The untold chapter of reluctant enemies caught up in a continental war"
When the US declared war on Great Britain in 1812, the Canadian colonies found themselves committed to armed conflict with their American neighbours. While Upper and Lower Canada became the main battlegrounds, Nova Scotia was reluctant to disrupt its lucrative trade with New England and immediately es...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Formac Publishing Company Limited
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John
I skimmed this aggressively and then filed it away in my "borderland books" brain folder. This works really well if you want some pretty specific information. There is a lot of detail here about privateers working out of Nova Scotia and preying on New England sea traffic, and about the British "invasion" and seizure of Eastern Maine during the war. And it is interesting to read about how New England traders were basically just continuing to trade with the Maritimes during the war, which meant th...more
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