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Thursday, July 05, 2012

The War of 1812 at 200: All it Wants is a Little Respect

The Revolutionary War has its own national holiday. World War II has spawned countless books and movies. The Civil War boasts costumed re-enactors and a signature chess set.

And the War of 1812? It has re-enactors, too. The country can’t get enough of them. The country of Canada, that is. “The demand for them right now is so great that it’s actually driving up the price,” said John Stagg, a University of Virginia history professor and author of “The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent.” “They may even have to resort to the desperate tactic of importing a few from the United States.

“The situation is different in Canada. They take the war very seriously in a way that Americans don’t.”



Anonymous said...

I hate this world so much. Really? Can't leave a bunch of little old ladies alone?

Anonymous said...

Aren't we still paying a tax to pay for that war?