Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812 (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 16, 2006 - History - 768 pages
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The War of 1812 was an extremely complicated war motivated by British seizures of American vessels and goods, American desire to expand into Canada, and impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. However, these are merely the immediate causes. To fully understand the War of 1812, one must delve deeper into history. This book does just that, as it covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are 21 photographs, 6 maps, a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a comprehensive bibliography, subdivided by topic and fully annotated.
  

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Contents

The Dictionary
1
Bibliography
625
About the Author
701
Contents
vii
Editors Foreword
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
Readers Note
xiii
Acronyms and Abbreviations
xvii
Maps
xix
Chronology
xxvii
Introduction
xxxix
The Dictionary
1
Bibliography
625
About the Author
701
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About the author (2006)

The late Robert Malcomson retired after 33 years as an elementary school teacher. He was a freelance research writer who specializes in the naval and military history of the War of 1812.

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