The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition

The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition

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by Donald R Hickey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252078373

ISBN-13: 9780252078378

Pub. Date: 01/03/2012

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252078378
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
123,585
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations....................ix
Preface to the First Edition....................xiii
Preface to the Bicentennial Edition....................xv
Introduction....................1
1. The Road to War, 1801–1812....................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
8. The British Counteroffensive....................183
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

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The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tim-1969 More than 1 year ago
To say the America was lucky in the War of 1812 is an understatement. The author shows the reader how leadership or lack there of can affect armies. We see how Jeffersonian democracy made the US unprepared for war and how the lack of a professional army almost cost the US. We were lucky that England was more interested in events in Europe than the side show in North America. We may have almost lost the war but we won the Treaty of Ghent because England was interested in the events of Europe and did not sent skillful diplmats to the peace talks.