The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict

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University of Illinois Press, 1989 - History - 457 pages
The first comprehensive history of the War of 1812 since Henry Adams's work of a century ago is a myth-shattering study that will inform and entertain students, historians, and general readers. Donald R. Hickey explores the military, diplomatic, and domestic history of our second war with Great Britain. He explains how the conflict promoted American nationalism and manifest destiny, stimulated peacetime defense spending, and enhanced America's reputation abroad. He also recalls that the war sparked bloody conflicts between pro-war Republican and anti-war Federalist neighbors, dealt a crippling blow to the American Indians, and hardened United States hearts against the British.
 

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This book was filled with more information about the War of 1812 than I knew, but, I still believe that could have been related about actual battles. The fight between the Federalists and Republicans ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
8
2 The Declaration of War
29
3 The Baltimore Riots
52
4 The Campaign of 1812
72
5Raising Men and Money
100
6The Campaign of 1813
126
7 The Last Embargo
159
8 The British Counteroffensive
182
9 The Crisis of 1814
221
The Hartford Convention
255
The Treaty of Ghent
281
Conclusion
300
A Note on Sources
317
Copyright

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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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