Nov 23, 2015
The American Civil War. A nation divided. State versus State. Brother versus Brother. Talk of the Civil War usually makes one think of the Great Battles: Vicksburg in Mississippi. Antietam in Maryland. First & Second Bull Run in Virginia. Sherman's March through Georgia and the Carolinas, and of course,  Read More. . .
Nov 9, 2015
Having gone to school with Canadians and being married to one, I've heard about Laura Secord, a Massachusetts Loyalist who moved to Canada after the War for Independence and became a Canadian national hero during the War of 1812, ad nauseum. Fortunately, this Two-Fisted History isn't about that no-good, rotten collaborator. This  Read More. . .
Jul 28, 2014
I had an interesting experience this week. I finally had the opportunity to visit Fort George in Ontario’s Niagara Region. I’ve often visited Fort Niagara just down river and on the American side, but this was the first time that I had visited the Anglo-Canadian Fort. I was especially stoked to visit this War of  Read More. . .
Jun 2, 2014
Hey, did you know that the Nazis occupied the bustling Canadian metropolis of Winnipeg? It’s true, and as a result, over $60 million was raised for the war. How did they manage all this? Well hold on a minute and I’ll tell you about it. In early 1942, the Winnipeg Victory Loan Committee needed to sell more Victory  Read More. . .
Feb 17, 2014
Canada is a wonderful place with wonderful people. I love their peameal bacon and their pea soup. Their real maple syrup, Mounties, moose, & Hockey Night. Canadians are pretty awesome people and great neighbours for the most part. The US and Canada haven’t always been on the greatest of terms, however. In  Read More. . .
Feb 3, 2014
In April 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy thought that the War Between The States would be an open-and-shut case. The Confederates thought that the Union wouldn’t really want to put up a fight over the matter, and the Union believed that they were just going to war against some ignorant planters. Little did either  Read More. . .
Oct 21, 2013
Before 1846, the Oregon Country was a hotly contested piece of real estate located between California, Russian Alaska, British Canada, and the chunk of the United States Where the Louisiana Territory ended. In 1846, Britain and the U.S. signed a treaty making the border between Canada and the U.S. ‘. . . the 49th Parallel  Read More. . .
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