Patriot War Along the Canada-New York Border

In November 1838, 200 idealistic Americans, infused with the Spirit of ’76 and motivated by the recent Texas revolution, attacked Upper Canada to free its colonists from alleged British tyranny. Many died by musket, bayonet, and the noose. Others became slave laborers in Tasmania. That raid, the Battle of the Windmill, was one of several attacks on Canada during 1838 by freedom fighters from New York State.

Among their leaders was Bill Johnston, a Thousand Islands smuggler, river pirate, and War-of-1812 American privateer. The British military so respected and feared Johnston's warrior abilities that they called out the army and navy every time his name made the newspapers or a spy's report.

During the Patriot War, as it became known, hundreds of men on both sides of the border took up arms to bring democracy to Canadians. This book recalls the stories, triumphs and sacrifices of rebels, raiders and defenders around Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Note: This book is listed as suggested reading at least four times in the online Canadian Encyclopedia.

The Patriot War Along the Canada-New York Border is available in paperback and as an ebook, published in February 2012.

The Patriot War Along the Michigan-Canada Border describes the Patriot War on the western front, published in September 2013.

See Pinterest images from the book online.

Tags: #CdnHistory #AmericanHistory

The History Press (THP) published both books. Publisher Weekly named THP the fastest-growing indie publisher in 2012. THP is now owned by Arcadia Press.

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