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War of 1812
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Pictorial Works

Lossing's Pictorial field-book was published long after the events of the War of 1812 and has a most pronounced American bias. The text is quite substantial in relation to the number of illustrations, but these woodcuts are used again and again in other publications.

* Chartrand, René. -- Canadian military heritage. -- Volume II: 1755-1871. -- Montreal : Art Global, 1995. -- P. 85-122

Foster, J.A. -- Muskets to missiles : a pictorial history of Canada's ground forces. -- Toronto : Methuen, 1987. -- P. 31-43

Lossing, Benson J. -- The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812 : or, illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics and traditions of the last war for American independence. -- New York : Harper, 1869. -- 1084 p. -- Also reproduced in microform format: CIHM microfiche series, no. 24384

Suthren, Victor. -- The War of 1812. -- Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1999. -- 288 p.

  • A major textual, as well as illustrated, history.
  • Includes an interactive CD-ROM with further material not in the text

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