War of 1812 Eyewitness Accounts: An Annotated Bibliography

War of 1812 Eyewitness Accounts: An Annotated Bibliography

by John C. Fredriksen
     
 

Once regarded as a backwoods frontier skirmish, the War of 1812 has become an object of increasing historical scrutiny. A new consensus is emerging among scholars which views the Second War with England as a defining moment in the history of North America. This reference tool enables users to view this important conflict from a variety of American, British, and

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Once regarded as a backwoods frontier skirmish, the War of 1812 has become an object of increasing historical scrutiny. A new consensus is emerging among scholars which views the Second War with England as a defining moment in the history of North America. This reference tool enables users to view this important conflict from a variety of American, British, and Canadian perspectives. Compiled by a recognized authority, this bibliography describes over 850 printed primary sources, including letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs. In addition to the usual army and navy accounts, the book also includes narratives by women, clergy, politicians, diplomats, merchants, and Native Americans.

This volume is specifically designed to direct users to select historical data quickly and easily. Topically, it consists of three sections, covering military, naval, and civilian narratives. Each entry has detailed annotation, discussing bibliographic information, names and dates of the author, the time period covered, the writer's rank, organization, or social position, and the historical places and events mentioned in passing. Inclusive in scope and highly detailed, this bibliography is a valuable addition to any historical collection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302916
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/14/1997
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Military Studies Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Military Accounts

U.S. Army

British Army

American Militia

Canadian Militia

Naval Accounts

U.S. Navy

Royal Navy

American Privateers

Canadian Sailors

Civilian Accounts

American Citizens

British Subjects

Foreign Nationals

Documentary Sources

Editor Index

Subject Index

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