Title: Nova Scotia's Role in the War of 1812. Signed, hardcover.
Publisher:  Dartmouth Historical Association, Dartmouth, NS, 2012, ISBN:9780973930177
Seller ID: 105128
CHAPMAN, Harry. Nova Scotia's Role in the War of 1812. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia : Dartmouth Historical Association, (2012). First Printing. Pp. (8),3-100,(6). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated grey glossy paper covered boards with red and brown lettering to front board, brown lettering to spine. "The War of 1812 is dubbed by some historians as the 'Forgotten War'. It was a conflict between the British Empire and the United States of America. Although there were no land battles fought on Nova Scotian soil, the province played an important role in the conflict. Nova Scotia was the base for the North Atlantic fleet of Britain's navy. From Halifax Harbour, British warships sailed out to do battle with the American navy, to blockadeAmerican seaports, and to protect convoys of trade between British North A merica and Great Britain. It was from Halifax that an expedition of Britishwarships and soldiers left to capture and occupy the town of Castine and t he northeastern part of Maine. Privateer vessels set forth from several Nova Scotian harbours to wage war on America's merchant fleet. The actions andheroics of the privateers left an indelible mark on the pages of Nova Scot ia's history. The Dartmouth Historical Association hopes that the publication of this book will ensure that the War of 1812, and in particular Nova Scotia's role in that conflict, will no longer be forgotten." - from the rearcover. Part 1. A Call to Arms. (The Causes of the War of 1812 - The Americ ans Invade - Nova Scotia at the Start of the 19th Century). Part 2. Naval War on the East Coast. (Britannia Rules the Waves: The British Navy : 1812 -"Don't Give Up the Ship": The American Navy : 1812 - The Shannon and Chesa peake Sea Battle - After the Sea Battle). Part 3. Bluenose Privateers. (Liverpool, the Port of Privateers - The Privateers - The Privateers' Fraternity - The Liverpool Packet - Melville and Deadman's Islands). Part 4. Invasion of America. (Halifax, the Gathering Place - The Invasion of Maine - The Flight to Freedom). Part 5. The Aftermath. (The Treaty of Ghent - The Lagacyof the War of 1812). With Sources and two appendices: 1. Glossary of Terms ; 2. Privateer Vessels. Very good. Signed without inscription by the authoron the title page. 20.00