Through the looking glass: Canadian identity and the War of 1812

@article{Sjolander2014ThroughTL,
  title={Through the looking glass: Canadian identity and the War of 1812},
  author={Claire Turenne Sjolander},
  journal={International Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={69},
  pages={152 - 167}
}
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