Encyclopedia of the War of 1812

Encyclopedia of the War of 1812


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Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 by David Stephen Heidler

The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 is a vital reference source research on this pivotal war because of its comprehensive coverage of a broad range of topics, presented in short essays written by experts in this period in history. It is the first complete reference encyclopedia for the War of 1812 and is an invaluable resource for public libraries, universities, colleges, and secondary schools.

The encyclopedia portrays important military, political, and diplomatic figures from John Quincy Adams to Thomas Jefferson. Key battles, including the Battle of Tippecanoe and the sea battle of U.S.S. Adams vs. H.M.S. Caledonia, are relived. Other topics include naval vessels, Federalists, forts, historical documents, war policies, and significant geographical sites. Bibliographies provide guidance for more in-depth exploration, and entries are extensively cross-referenced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591143628
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

David S. Heidler, Ph.D., is an independent scholar.

Jeanne T. Heidler is professor and director of American history at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

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