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Fearing an American invasion of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe had Fort York built in 1793 as an emergency defensive measure. That act became the first step in the founding of modern Toronto.
Twenty years later, the Fort was the scene of the bloody Battle of York in which the famous American explorer, Zebulon Pike, died leading U.S. forces against the Fort’s outnumbered Canadian, British and Aboriginal defenders. The Americans won this battle – their first major victory in the War of 1812 – and torched the province’s public buildings during a six-day occupation. A year later, British forces retaliated by capturing Washington and burning its government buildings, including the White House.
Rebuilt in time to drive off another American attack in 1814, Fort York was maintained through the 1880s to guard against internal unrest and potential American annexation. Even after its defences became obsolete, Fort York continued to serve as barracks and training grounds for the Toronto garrison until the 1930s, when it reopened as a historic site museum.
In this book, Carl Benn explores the dramatic roles Fort York played in the frontier war of the 1790s, the birth of Toronto, the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837 and the defence of Canada during the American Civil War, and describes how Toronto’s most important heritage site came to be preserved as a tangible link to Canada’s turbulent military past.
About the Author: Carl Benn was born, raised and educated in Toronto. He has worked in the heritage field for about twenty years and presently is the Curator of Military and Marine History for the Toronto Historical Board. He also teaches on a part-time basis at the University of Toronto and has published a large number of historical and museological articles.
Title: Historic Fort York, 1793-1993
Publisher: Natural Heritage
Book Condition: New
Book Description Natural Heritage, 1993. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP92632213
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Book Description Natural Heritage/Natural History, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0920474799I5N00
Book Description Natural Heritage. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2864554331
Book Description Natural Heritage. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2895937855
Book Description Natural Heritage, 1993. Definitive history of Toronto's most important historic site - Fort York. Oblong-shaped softback illustrated mostly in black and white. Near fine condition. 191 pages. Seller Inventory # 15269
Book Description Dundurn, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0920474799
Book Description Natural Heritage. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0920474799 Paperback. Slight fading to spine otherwise no damage, internally clean. Very good condition. Seller Inventory # L14A10011
Book Description Natural Heritage Books, 1993. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Type: Canadiana a lovely clean tight unmarked copy with just the slightest of edgewear to the cover edges. Seller Inventory # 0034348
Book Description Natural Heritage Books, Canada, 1993. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Clean and tightly bound landscape format paperback original, signed by the author on the title page, and previous owner has written his name/address & a note on the last page. 192 pages, 77 illustrations (some in colour) & 19 maps in the text, notes, bibliography, index. Seller Inventory # 40430