War of 1812-14 Bicentennial

Over 70 articles and 30 book reviews related to the War of 1812.

Educational Resources

Since 1899, The Ontario Historical Society has published its scholarly, peer-reviewed journal Ontario History. In celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the OHS has digitized and made available electronically over 70 articles and 30 book reviews related to the War of 1812. It has also digitized and made available electronically a number of articles published by the now defunct Women’s Canadian Historical Society (WCHS).

Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B., ca.1883, President and Administrator of Upper Canada, 1811-12. Painted by George Theodore Berthon (1806-1892), Oil on canvas. Government of Ontario Art Collection, 694158.

Book Reviews on War of 1812-14 Related Titles

The following reviews are reproduced from the From the Bookshelf page of the OHS Bulletin. N.B. This is not a comprehensive list of books published about the War.

And All Their Glory Past: Fort Erie, Plattsburgh and the Final Battles in the North, 1814
Donald E. Graves. Robin Brass Studio. 440 pages.
Reviewed in April 2014 OHS Bulletin no. 191

The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada
Richard Feltoe. Dundurn. 159 pages.
Reviewed in April 2014 OHS Bulletin no. 191

1812: A Guide to the War and Its Legacy
Terry Copp, Matt Symes, Caitlin McWilliams, Nick Lachance, Geoff Keelan, Jeffrey W. Mott
Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (WLU Press). 264 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2013 OHS Bulletin no. 188

The Flames of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, July – December 1813
Richard Feltoe. Dundurn. 168 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2013 OHS Bulletin no. 188

The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada and The Pendulum of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, January – June 1813
Richard Feltoe. Dundurn. 158 pages/160 pages.
Reviewed in May 2013 OHS Bulletin no. 187

Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812, Canada vol. 1
Patrick Richard Carstens and Timothy L. Sanford. Xlibris. 571 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Colonel Christopher Myers, 1774-1817: His Life and Family
Michael J. Jaques. Archives Lanark. 84 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Four Wars of 1812
D. Peter Macleod. Douglas & McIntyre. 96 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Great Battles of the War of 1812: Fire Along the Frontier
Alastair Sweeny. Dundurn. 272 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812
Connie Brummel Crook. Pajama Press. 272 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: Everyday Life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814
Dorothy Duncan, Dundurn. 248 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 184

Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812
Peggy Dymond Leavey, Dundurn (Quest Biography). 224 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 184

Redcoated Ploughboys: The Volunteer Battallion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815
Richard Feltoe, Dundurn, 432 pages.
Reviewed in May 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 183

Taken and Destroyed: The War of 1812 Losses Claims, London and Western Districts Upper Canada
Glenn Stott and Carol Hall, Global Heritage Press, 223 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

Brock’s Agent
Tom Taylor, Hancock and Dean, 346 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

Captain Fitz: Fitzgibbon, Green Tiger of the War of 1812
Enid Mallory, Dundurn (Natural Heritage Books), 176 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites
John Grant and Ray Jones, Turner Publishing, 192 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

The Glengarry Light Infantry, 1812-1816: Who were they and what did they do in the war?
Winston Johnston
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

The Astonishing General: The Live and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock
Wesley B. Turner, Dundurn, 369 pages.
Reviewed in December 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 181

Billy Green and Balderdash: A Presentation of the Facts
David B. Clark, Douglas A. Green and M. Lubell, Stoney Creek H. S., 30 pages.
Reviewed in December 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 181

The House of McFarland: A Master Shipwright’s Legacy
David F. Hemmings, Bygones Publishing. 213 pages.
Reviewed in December 2011 OHS Bulletin , no. 181

A Matter of Honour: The Life, Campaigns, and Generalship of Isaac Brock
Jonathon Riley, Robin Brass Studio, 336 pages.
Reviewed in October 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 180

Stanley Barracks: Toronto’s Military Legacy
Aldona Sendzikas, Dundurn (Natural Heritage), 216 pages.
Listed in Summer 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 179

Laura Ingersoll Secord: A Heroine and Her Family
David F. Hemmings, Bygones Publishing, 167 pages.
Reviewed in March 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 178

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies
Alan Taylor, Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House of Canada, 624 pages.
Reviewed in December 2010 OHS Bulletin no. 177

The Lake Captain, 1812
Ron Burgess, Borealis Press, 313 pages.
Reviewed in October 2010 OHS Bulletin no. 176

Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813
James E. Elliot, Robin Brass Studio, 312 pages.
Reviewed in October 2009 OHS Bulletin no. 171

Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816: The Journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy
Don Bamford and Raul Carroll, Dundurn (Natural Heritage), 280 pages.
Reviewed in October 2009 OHS Bulletin no. 171

Norfolk, Haldimand and the War of 1812 including the Six Nations
Bob Blakeley and Cheryl MacDonald, Heronwood Enterprises, 100 pages.
Reviewed in February 2009 OHS Bulletin no. 168

Capital in Flames: The American Attack on York, 1813
Robert Malcomson, Robin Brass Studio, 489 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2008 OHS Bulletin no. 165

In the Midst of Alarms: The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812
Dianne Graves, Robin Brass Studio, 496 pages.
Reviewed in April 2008 OHS Bulletin no. 164

Fix Bayonets! A Royal Welch Fusiliers at War, 1796-1815
Donald E. Graves, Robin Brass Studio, 488 pages.
Reviewed in September 2007 OHS Bulletin no. 161

Through Water, Ice & Fire: Schooner Nancy of the War of 1812
Barry Gough, Dundurn, 213 pages.
Reviewed in April 2007 OHS Bulletin no. 159

Ontario History: Special Double Issue on the War of 1812
Spring 2012, Vol. CIV, No. 1
Ed. Thorold Tronrud, Published by The Ontario Historical Society.

Featuring new scholarship by Elaine Young, Mark A. Olinger, James Tyler Robertson, Timothy S. Forest, Todd Stubbs and Jean Morrison. Featuring reprinted scholarship by Adam Shortt, Charles W. Humphries, Barlow Cumberland, and William Renwick Riddell.

 

Further Reading

The following is a working bibliography on the War of 1812 from the Canadian perspective. If you have a book or article to add to this list, please contact us! To read previous scholarship published in the Society’s scholarly journal Ontario History about the War of 1812 between 1899 and the present day, visit the Ontario History section.

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And All Their Glory Past: Fort Erie, Plattsburgh and the Final Battles in the North, 1814
Donald E. Graves. Robin Brass Studio. 440 pages.
Reviewed in April 2014 OHS Bulletin no. 191

The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada
Richard Feltoe. Dundurn. 159 pages.
Reviewed in April 2014 OHS Bulletin no. 191

1812: A Guide to the War and Its Legacy
Terry Copp, Matt Symes, Caitlin McWilliams, Nick Lachance, Geoff Keelan, Jeffrey W. Mott
Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (WLU Press). 264 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2013 OHS Bulletin no. 188

The Flames of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, July – December 1813
Richard Feltoe. Dundurn. 168 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2013 OHS Bulletin no. 188

The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada and The Pendulum of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, January – June 1813
Richard Feltoe. Dundurn. 158 pages/160 pages.
Reviewed in May 2013 OHS Bulletin no. 187

Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812, Canada vol. 1
Patrick Richard Carstens and Timothy L. Sanford. Xlibris. 571 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Colonel Christopher Myers, 1774-1817: His Life and Family
Michael J. Jaques. Archives Lanark. 84 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Four Wars of 1812
D. Peter Macleod. Douglas & McIntyre. 96 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Great Battles of the War of 1812: Fire Along the Frontier
Alastair Sweeny. Dundurn. 272 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812
Connie Brummel Crook. Pajama Press. 272 pages.
Reviewed in October 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 185

Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: Everyday Life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814
Dorothy Duncan, Dundurn. 248 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 184

Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812
Peggy Dymond Leavey, Dundurn (Quest Biography). 224 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 184

Redcoated Ploughboys: The Volunteer Battallion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815
Richard Feltoe, Dundurn, 432 pages.
Reviewed in May 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 183

Taken and Destroyed: The War of 1812 Losses Claims, London and Western Districts Upper Canada
Glenn Stott and Carol Hall, Global Heritage Press, 223 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

Brock’s Agent
Tom Taylor, Hancock and Dean, 346 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

Captain Fitz: Fitzgibbon, Green Tiger of the War of 1812
Enid Mallory, Dundurn (Natural Heritage Books), 176 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites
John Grant and Ray Jones, Turner Publishing, 192 pages.
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

The Glengarry Light Infantry, 1812-1816: Who were they and what did they do in the war?
Winston Johnston
Reviewed in February 2012 OHS Bulletin no. 182

The Astonishing General: The Live and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock
Wesley B. Turner, Dundurn, 369 pages.
Reviewed in December 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 181

Billy Green and Balderdash: A Presentation of the Facts
David B. Clark, Douglas A. Green and M. Lubell, Stoney Creek H. S., 30 pages.
Reviewed in December 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 181

The House of McFarland: A Master Shipwright’s Legacy
David F. Hemmings, Bygones Publishing. 213 pages.
Reviewed in December 2011 OHS Bulletin , no. 181

A Matter of Honour: The Life, Campaigns, and Generalship of Isaac Brock
Jonathon Riley, Robin Brass Studio, 336 pages.
Reviewed in October 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 180

Stanley Barracks: Toronto’s Military Legacy
Aldona Sendzikas, Dundurn (Natural Heritage), 216 pages.
Listed in Summer 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 179

Laura Ingersoll Secord: A Heroine and Her Family
David F. Hemmings, Bygones Publishing, 167 pages.
Reviewed in March 2011 OHS Bulletin no. 178

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies
Alan Taylor, Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House of Canada, 624 pages.
Reviewed in December 2010 OHS Bulletin no. 177

The Lake Captain, 1812
Ron Burgess, Borealis Press, 313 pages.
Reviewed in October 2010 OHS Bulletin no. 176

Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813
James E. Elliot, Robin Brass Studio, 312 pages.
Reviewed in October 2009 OHS Bulletin no. 171

Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816: The Journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy
Don Bamford and Raul Carroll, Dundurn (Natural Heritage), 280 pages.
Reviewed in October 2009 OHS Bulletin no. 171

Norfolk, Haldimand and the War of 1812 including the Six Nations
Bob Blakeley and Cheryl MacDonald, Heronwood Enterprises, 100 pages.
Reviewed in February 2009 OHS Bulletin no. 168

Capital in Flames: The American Attack on York, 1813
Robert Malcomson, Robin Brass Studio, 489 pages.
Reviewed in Summer 2008 OHS Bulletin no. 165

In the Midst of Alarms: The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812
Dianne Graves, Robin Brass Studio, 496 pages.
Reviewed in April 2008 OHS Bulletin no. 164

Fix Bayonets! A Royal Welch Fusiliers at War, 1796-1815
Donald E. Graves, Robin Brass Studio, 488 pages.
Reviewed in September 2007 OHS Bulletin no. 161

Through Water, Ice & Fire: Schooner Nancy of the War of 1812
Barry Gough, Dundurn, 213 pages.
Reviewed in April 2007 OHS Bulletin no. 159

Ontario History: Special Double Issue on the War of 1812
Spring 2012, Vol. CIV, No. 1
Ed. Thorold Tronrud, Published by The Ontario Historical Society.

Featuring new scholarship by Elaine Young, Mark A. Olinger, James Tyler Robertson, Timothy S. Forest, Todd Stubbs and Jean Morrison. Featuring reprinted scholarship by Adam Shortt, Charles W. Humphries, Barlow Cumberland, and William Renwick Riddell.

Ontario History Articles on the War of 1812

The Ontario Historical Society has, for the first time, digitized and made available electronically, all articles and book reviews related to the War of 1812 that have been published in its journal Ontario History since 1899. Over 70 articles have been digitized, dating back as early as 1905. Below is a listing of the articles.

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Ontario History Book Reviews on the War of 1812

The Ontario Historical Society has, for the first time, digitized and made electronically available, reviews of monographs related to the War of 1812 that have been published in its journal Ontario History since 1899. Over 25 reviews have been digitized, a listing of which appears below.

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Women’s Canadian Historical Society Articles on the War of 1812

The Ontario Historical Society has, for the first time, digitized and made electronically available, a number of articles published in the Women’s Canadian Historical Society’s Transactions. Eight articles have been digitized, dating back as early as 1899. Below is a listing of the articles.

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