The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 25, 2012 - History - 1034 pages
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The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History dedicates 872 entries—totaling some 600,000 words—to this important American war. It is the most comprehensive and significant reference work available on the subject. Its entries spotlight the key battles, standout individuals, essential weapons, and social, political, and economic developments, and examine the wider, concurrent European developments which directly affected this conflict in North America. A volume of primary documents provides more avenues for research.

This three-volume work offers comprehensive, in-depth information in a format that lends itself to quick and easy use, making it ideal for high school, college, and university-level learners as well as general learning annexes and military libraries. Scholars of the period and students of American military history will find it essential reading.

 

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WAR OF 1812
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Title
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Copyright
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Contents
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List of Entries
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List of Maps
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Entries
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List of Documents
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Documents
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Medals Decorations and Military Honors
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Military Ranks
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Glossary
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Chronology
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Bibliography
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List of Editors and Contributors
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About the author (2012)

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. He is the author or editor of 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have won prestigious awards. Tucker's last academic position was holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington. His recently published works include The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, Second Edition and Battles that Changed History: An Encyclopedia of World Conflict, both published by ABC-CLIO.

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