Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle that Made Canada: The History of Canada

Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle that Made Canada: The History of Canada

by Peter Vronsky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670068036
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/25/2012
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

 

PETER VRONSKY is an author, filmmaker, artist and historian. He is the author of two books published by Penguin-Berkley on the history and psychopathology of serial homicide: Serial Killers and Female Serial Killers . He lives in Toronto and Venice, Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the History of Canada Series ix

List of Maps xi

Preface: Ridgeway in the Acoustic Shadow of History xxiii

Part 1 The Fenian Threat and the Canadian Army

1 The Fenian Cause 3

2 The Making of the Canadian Army, 1855-1866 12

3 The Threat of Invasion, 1865-1866 23

Part 2 The Battle of Ridgeway

4 The Fenian Invasion of Fort Erie, Morning, June 1, 1866 43

5 The Military Response, Afternoon, June 1, 1866 60

6 Marching Orders, Night, June 1-2, 1866 89

7 Limestone Ridge, Morning, June 2,1866 119

8 The Stand at Fort Erie, Afternoon, June 2,1866 164

Part 3 The Hidden History

9 Booker's Run, June-July 1866 204

10 The Dennis Inquiry, August-December 1866 241

11 Ridgeway Forgotten, 1867-1890 262

12 Memory and Remembrance, 1890-2010 280

Notes 296

Bibliography 347

Acknowledgments 367

Index 373

Credits 393

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