There are six main sections to the Galafilm War of 1812 Website:
Introduction: For an overview of
the causes, effects, and outcomes of the War of 1812, read our introductory
People and Stories: Learn about
the War of 1812 from the individuals who orchestrated it, as well as many
of the lesser-known figures. As well as British, American, First Nations,
or Canadian perspectives, you can explore Boys at War, Women and War and
Songs and Poems from the War of 1812.
Events and Locations: Learn
about the war from the point of view the key events and the locations
in which they took place. Use the maps of the six main regions to navigate
your way through the war's most important encounters. You may also read
about the war in a chronological manner.
Background and Ideas: Explore
the issues that led to the armed conflict which pitted a newly independent
country, against another's expanding empire, while a host of indigenous
nations caught between fought for their survival. Here you will also find
various points of view from a series historians we interviewed, as well
as a series called "Little Known Facts".
Exploration and Quiz: This is the section that allows you to test your knowledge of the "who"s, "where"s and "why"s of the War of 1812.
Images and Catalogue: Visit
Galafilm's War of 1812 art collection; an astounding series of paintings,
drawings, and etchings from a wide variety of sources. Let the paintings
and portraits speak for themselves as you tour through our virtual gallery.
From any page on this website, one click will take you back to the front
Help: Includes information about the site,
a site map, and links to plug-ins needed to view this site properly.
Chronology: A quick reference
page of the main events of the war, posted in chronological order.
Maps: Learn about the war via
a series of period maps selected from our image gallery.
Forum: Join in an online discussion
about the War of 1812 and any number of related issues.
Register: If you'd like to
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us your e-mail address and we'll keep you posted.
Bibliography and Books:
The bibliography lists the books that we used in conducting the
research on the War of 1812, while books links you to the Chapters
website where you can buy some of the books our researchers suggest.
Credits: Find out who created
this website and the accompanying, film, CD-ROM, and book.
Links: Learn more about the War
of 1812 through other great sites. Included are websites containing collections
of primary sources and links to forts and historical sites.
E-mail: Have a question or a
suggestion about this website? Don't hesitate to send us an e-mail.