The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict

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University of Illinois Press, 2012 - History - 454 pages
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This comprehensive and authoritative history of the War of 1812, thoroughly revised for the 200th anniversary of the historic conflict, is a myth-shattering study that will inform and entertain students, historians, and general readers alike. Donald R. Hickey explores the military, diplomatic, and domestic history of America's second war with Great Britain, bringing the study up to date with recent scholarship on all aspects of the war, from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. With additional information on the British forces, American Indians, and military operations The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition explains how the war promoted American nationalism and manifest destiny, stimulated peacetime defence spending, and enhanced America's reputation abroad. Hickey also shows that the war sparked bloody conflicts between pro-war Republican and anti-war Federalist neighbours and solidified the United States' antipathy toward the British. Donald R. Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. He is the author of seven books, including Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, and numerous articles on the early republic.
  

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Review: The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict

User Review  - Luyendykus.ibm.com - Goodreads

Excellent overview of the War of 1812. I learned that Uncle Sam was first coined in this war and that Dupont started out as a gunpowder manufacturer for the US Government. Also that the war at the ... Read full review

Review: The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict

User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

This book was written in a very scholarly style which made it a slow read. The author emphasized the political wranglings of the time between the Federalists and Republicans and punctuated these with ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Road to War 18011812
5
2 The Declaration of War
28
3 The Baltimore Riots
48
4 The Campaign of 1812
66
5 Raising Men and Money
100
6 The Campaign of 1813
123
7 The Last Embargo
162
9 The Crisis of 1814
229
10 The Hartford Convention
261
11 The Treaty of Ghent
284
Conclusion
303
A Note on Sources
317
Notes
325
Index
439
back cover
461

8 The British Counteroffensive
183

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Donald R. Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. He is the author of seven books, including Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, and numerous articles.

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