Another Patriotic Myth

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Writes Warren Woodward: “I had always thought that the War of 1812 was the last legitimate war of self defense fought by the US. Recently I came across some posts somewhere where people were saying the US started it by invading Canada. My history is a little rusty. Is there an article you could recommend on the subject?”

Warren, David Gordon recommends J.C.A. Stagg, “James Madison and the Coercion of Britain: Canada, the West Indies, and the War of 1812” The William and Mary Quarterly (January 1981)

3:10 pm on May 19, 2008
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