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 our 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. The newly expanded The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition includes additional information on the British forces, American Indians, and military operations such as the importance of logistics and the use and capabilities of weaponry. Hickey explains how the war promoted American nationalism and manifest destiny, stimulated peacetime defense spending, and enhanced America's reputation abroad. He also shows that the war sparked bloody conflicts between pro-war Republican and anti-war Federalist neighbors, dealt a crippling blow to American Indians, and solidified the United States's antipathy toward the British.
 

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

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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This book presented me with far more information about the War of 1812 than I'd previously known, but in spite of its depth, I felt there was more that could have been told regarding actual battles ... 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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About the author (2012)

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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