Reading Level: Gr. 6 Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
As heritage sites plan reenactments for the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this fascinating series gives great insight into the significance of this brief and much-debated conflict. Although it lasted only three years and yielded no transfer of territory to the United States, Britain, or Canada, the conflict still resonates two centuries later. Each volume in this series describes a key element of the War of 1812 including its causes, the battles, the heroes, and the war's lasting legacy for both the United States and Canada. Full-color maps, primary sources, period illustrations, and contemporary photographs bring the battles and leaders to life.