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Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst : everyday life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814 /
Dorothy Duncan.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2012.
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247 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
9781459705920 :
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2012.
isbn
9781459705920 :
catalogue key
8402141
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" Hoping for the Best, Praying for the Worst is an excellent introduction for 'first timers'... It is worth reading"
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst is an excellent introduction for 'first timers' ... It is worth reading.
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst is an excellent introduction for 'first timers' ... It is worth reading. -- Ontario Archaeological Society
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This title explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution in the years leading up to, and during, the War of 1812. It focuses on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops, and fabric of everyday life in this frontier society.
Main Description
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution in the years leading up to the War of 1812 and during the conflict that raged for two years between the young United States and Britain, its former master. The book focuses on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops, and fabric of everyday life in this frontier society. Upper Canada was a land in transition as First Nations, fur traders, loyalists, entrepreneurs, merchants, farmers, and newcomers from every walk of life formed alliances and partnerships based on friendship, marriage, respect, religion, proximity, and the desire to survive and prosper. With the declaration of war in June 1812, Upper Canadians realized that not only their lives but their future peace and prosperity were threatened. They responded with perseverance, loyalty, and unexpected acts of bravery.
Main Description
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution, in the years leading up to the War of 1812, and during the conflict that raged for two years between the young United States and Britain, its former master. The book focuses on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops, and fabric of everyday life in this frontier society. Upper Canada was a land in transition as First Nations, fur traders, Loyalists, entrepreneurs, merchants, farmers, and newcomers from every walk of life formed alliances and partnerships based on friendship, marriage, respect, religion, proximity, and the desire to survive and prosper. With the declaration of war in June 1812, Upper Canadians realized that not only their lives but their future peace and prosperity were threatened. They responded with perseverance, loyalty, and unexpected acts of bravery.
Main Description
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution, in the years leading up to the War of 1812, and during the conflict that raged for two years between the young United States and Britain, its former master. The book focuses on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops, and fabric of everyday life in this frontier society.Upper Canada was a land in transition as First Nations, fur traders, Loyalists, entrepreneurs, merchants, farmers, and newcomers from every walk of life formed alliances and partnerships based on friendship, marriage, respect, religion, proximity, and the desire to survive and prosper. With the declaration of war in June 1812, Upper Canadians realized that not only their lives but their future peace and prosperity were threatened. They responded with perseverance, loyalty, and unexpected acts of bravery.
Main Description
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worstexplores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution, in the years leading up to the War of 1812, and during the conflict that raged for two years between the young United States and Britain, its former master. The book focuses on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops, and fabric of everyday life in this frontier society. Upper Canada was a land in transition as First Nations, fur traders, Loyalists, entrepreneurs, merchants, farmers, and newcomers from every walk of life formed alliances and partnerships based on friendship, marriage, respect, religion, proximity, and the desire to survive and prosper. With the declaration of war in June 1812, Upper Canadians realized that not only their lives but their future peace and prosperity were threatened. They responded with perseverance, loyalty, and unexpected acts of bravery.
Main Description
This book explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution in the years leading up to the War of 1812 and during the conflict that raged for two years between the young United States and Britain, its former master. The book focuses on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops, and fabric of everyday life in this frontier society. Upper Canada was a land in transition as First Nations, fur traders, loyalists, entrepreneurs, merchants, farmers, and newcomers from every walk of life formed alliances and partnerships based on friendship, marriage, respect, religion, proximity, and the desire to survive and prosper. With the declaration of war in June 1812, Upper Canadians realised that not only their lives but their future peace and prosperity were threatened. They responded with perseverance, loyalty, and unexpected acts of bravery.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Loyalists
First Nations
Fur Trade
Elizabeth Simcoe
In the Shelter of the Fort
When the journey'sover
Peace Be to This House and All That Dwell in It
We Plough the Fields and Scatter the Good Grain on the Land
When one door shuts another opens
Knowledge Is Power
Desperate Diseases Must Have Desperate Remedies
Happy Memories Were Made at the Dinner Table
Letter to Sister
The First Blow Is Half the Battle
I Have a Large Bag on the Pommel of My Saddle Containing Some Necessary Articles
Deeds Speak
Letter to Sister 2
Fortune Assists the Brave
Letter to Sister 3
Joseph Willcocks
When Things Are at the Worst They Begin to Mend
Letter to Sister 4
Afterword: The Peace of Christmas Eve 1814
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