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

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - History - 1034 pages

This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field.

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.

* 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage

* Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced

* Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

 

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List of Entries
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List of Maps
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List of 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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Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.

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