The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 12, 2012 - History - 198 pages
This book is a narrative history of the many dimensions of the War of 1812 - social, diplomatic, military, and political - which places the war's origins and conduct in transatlantic perspective. The events of 1812-1815 were shaped by the larger crisis of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. In synthesizing and reinterpreting scholarship on the war, Professor J. C. A. Stagg focuses on the war as a continental event, highlighting its centrality to Canadian nationalism and state development. The book introduces the war to students and general readers, concluding that it resulted in many ways from an emerging nation-state trying to contend with the effects of rival European nationalisms, both in Europe itself and in the Atlantic world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 War
18
2 1812
48
3 1813
79
4 1814
109
5 Peace
139
An Essay on Sources
171
Index
187
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J. C. A. Stagg is Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of two books on James Madison, as well as many articles on the political, military and diplomatic history of the early American republic. He has edited or co-edited seventeen volumes of the papers of James Madison. He currently serves on the editorial board of the War of 1812 Magazine and the board of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Commission.

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