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

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

by Spencer C. Tucker
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Prefaced by short overviews of the war's causes, course, and effects, these more than 850 alphabetically arranged articles examine relevant events and figures from the Battle of New Orleans and James Madison to the Battle of Emuckfaw Creek and Davy Crockett. Entries range from a few paragraphs to several columns in length, and each ends with cross-references and further-reading suggestions. Black-and-white maps and occasional period portraits and other images are placed throughout; more importantly, most of the third volume is taken up by 113 full or extensively excerpted reports, treaties, and other primary-source documents, followed by further back matter including a particularly detailed chronology of the war's political and military maneuvers. Students in search of broad analyses of the war's short- or long-term effects-which were profound, particularly for the Shawnee confederation and other Native American groups who were, without question, the conflict's worst victims-will have to look elsewhere, but for fine-grained historical information about precisely what happened, when, why, and to whom, the set stands out. By far the most comprehensive single source of information about the (relatively) small scale but significant War of 1812 to date, this bicentennial encyclopedia supersedes David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler's single volume Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 (ABC-CLIO, 1997).—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York City

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ISBN-13:
9781851099573
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/25/2012
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NOOK Book
Pages:
1034
File size:
27 MB
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