Kentucky and the Second American Revolution: The War of 1812

Kentucky and the Second American Revolution: The War of 1812

by James W. Hammack Jr.


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Alarmed by infringements upon American commerce during the Napoleonic Wars, Kentuckians were early proponents of war with Great Britain. As a frontier state, Kentucky feared exposure to raids by British troops and their Indian allies. And so, when President Madison finally obtained a declaration of war, patriotic Kentuckians rushed to arms.

Kentucky's involvement in the agitation for war and in the war itself had political, social, and psychological consequences for the Commonwealth. In this compelling narrative, author James Wallace Hammack, Jr., traces those consequences and Kentucky's role in the developments of the war, which Kentuckians viewed as an effort to secure the American victory won in the Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813193137
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 1,100,756
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

James Wallace Hammack, Jr. is an assistant professor of history in the oral history program at Murray State University.

Table of Contents

The Call to Battle
The Most Patriotic People
Remember the Raisin!
The Fate of War
Heroes of the Thames
A War for National Survival
Dismay, Relief, and Pride

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