Friday, September 23, 2011

Whose War of 1812?

Active History and the Canadian Historical Association seek participants for a seminar on the War next June at the CHA meetings in Kitchener-Waterloo.  
How did regional, cultural and linguistic differences affect experiences of the war and did they reinforce or conflict with so-called “national” narratives centred on nation building? Can we, in fact, speak of “The War of 1812”

Meanwhile columnist Rick Salutin argues that official commemorations are sure to be shaped by current politics as:
the Harper people try to reframe 1812 as part of a march toward sheer harmony with the U.S. 
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