The War of 1812 

A small but bitter war that forged the destiny of a continent.

With stunning re-enactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart.  

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The War of 1812
The film presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.
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Blacks in the War
The War of 1812

Blacks in the War

Black men, including many refugee slaves seeking freedom, served with the British.

Legacies of the War
The War of 1812

Legacies of the War

The Legacy of the War of 1812 and the impact it had on Native nations in North America.

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