Author: Matt Barrett

Matt Barrett received a BA in history and political science from the University of Toronto and graduated with an MA in history from Queen’s University. He has a strong interest in the history of the relationship between Canada and the United States. His other research areas include political history, memory and commemoration and nineteenth century military history. He is the official historian of the Ontario Regiment (RCAC) Museum in Oshawa, Ontario.

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The Memory of Revolution and the War of 1812

On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. American political and military leaders planned to attack the British provinces of Upper and Lower Canada in order to force Britain to redress grievances concerning free trade and maritime rights. Thirty-seven years earlier, in September 1775, the Continental Congress had authorized General Richard […]

by Matt Barrett