Military Subjects:  War of 1812


The War of 1812 Magazine

Issue 11: June 2009


Recent Scholarship on the War of 1812

This feature is a listing of recently published or rediscovered literature that may be of interest to our readers.


Ellis, James H. A Ruinous and Unhappy War: New England and the War of 1812. New York: Algora Publishing, 2009. ISBN 0-87586-691-8. No price given.

Gilbert, Ed. Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812. Osprey Warrior 129. London: Osprey Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978 1 84603 275 2/ $18.95 US/$22.00 Cdn.

Gwynn, Julian. Frigates and Foremasts: The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters, 1745 – 1815. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2003. ISBN 0-7748-0910-8.

Herkalo, Keith A. September Eleventh 1814: The Battles at Plattsburgh. N.p. 2007. Copies available via

Malcomson, Robert. Capitol in Flames: The American Attack on York, 1813. Montreal: Robin Brass Studio, 2008. ISBN 1-896941-53-2. $39.95 Cdn.

Shomette, Donald G. Flotilla: The Patuxent naval Campaign in the War of 1812. Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2009. ISBN 0801891221. $38.00 US.


T. Robert Fowler, "Courage and Reward in the War of 1812," Canadian Army Journal, Vol 11, No 3, )Fall 2008), 97-112. Available on-line at

Wayne Edward Kelly, "Race and Segregration in the Upper Canada Militia, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 78 (2000), 264-277

Alistair J. Nichols, "'Desperate Banditti!': The Independent Companies of Foreigners, 1812-14,” Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 79 (2001), 278-294.

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