A Distant Drum: The War of 1812 in Missisquoi County

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Title
A Distant Drum: The War of 1812 in Missisquoi County
Abstract
An examination of the attitude of Missisquoi County inhabitants towards the War of 1812 against the United States. According to the authors: "The War of 1812 was fought almost entirely in Upper Canada and for the citizens settled around Missisquoi Bay in what was Lower Canada it seemed a distant threat. For the vast majority, they did not care about the issues of the war nor did they wish to fight. Their struggle to settle here and the daily concerns of survival occupied their minds rather than the political posturing of Washington or London. The embargo act, which shut out foreign goods led to widespread smuggling on the Lake Champlain frontier. Severing ties with Vermont and New York was not in the best interest of the settlers around Missisquoi Bay."
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 2
Issue
no. 2
Pages
8-9
Date
September 2004
Language
en
URL
Citation
Darch, Heather, and Michel Racicot. “A Distant Drum: The War of 1812 in Missisquoi County.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 2, no. 2 (September 2004): 8–9. http://qahn.org/files/quebecanglophoneheritagenetwork/documents/qhn/QHN%20Sept-Oct%202004.pdf.
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