Terry Copp Speaks on The War of 1812 and Its Legacy (Media)

Terry Copp on the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

We recently asked Terry for some brief thoughts on the War of 1812 and his upcoming guidebook, 1812: A Guide to the War and Its Legacy. Click here to listen to a soundbyte of his reponse (0:01:43).




Terry was recently interviewed by TIME magazine journalist Ishaan Tharoor on the War of 1812, its significance, and its Bicentennial.

From the article: “The Canadian government is minting special coins, issuing stamps, erecting new monuments, revamping museum exhibits, paying for dozens of historical reenactments and even launching its own War of 1812 smart-phone app. While historians applaud Harper for his interest in Canada’s heritage, some see a political agenda. “They wish to have Canadians identify with the military and conservative values,” says Terry Copp, director of the Laurier Centre for Military and Strategic Disarmament Studies and a leading Canadian military historian. ‘By the time we get through the fall, there’s going to be a lot of ink spilled, a lot of fireworks exploded.'”

Click to read more of Terry’s comments in the full 2-page article, “The War of 1812: When the U.S. Invaded Canada — and Failed” by Ishann Tharoor, TIMEWorld online, 18 June 2012.

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