The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent / Edition 1

The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent / Edition 1

by J. C. a. Stagg
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ISBN-10:
0521726867
ISBN-13:
9780521726863
Pub. Date:
04/30/2012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent / Edition 1

This book is a narrative history of the many dimensions of the War of 1812 - social, diplomatic, military, and political - which places the war's origins and conduct in transatlantic perspective. The events of 1812-1815 were shaped by the larger crisis of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. In synthesizing and reinterpreting scholarship on the war, Professor J. C. A. Stagg focuses on the war as a continental event, highlighting its centrality to Canadian nationalism and state development. The book introduces the war to students and general readers, concluding that it resulted in many ways from an emerging nation-state trying to contend with the effects of rival European nationalisms, both in Europe itself and in the Atlantic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521726863
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Series: Cambridge Essential Histories Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 640,053
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. War; 2. 1812; 3. 1813; 4. 1814; 5. Peace.

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The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MarylandShopper More than 1 year ago
Authoritative, well-researched and readable. But, even though succinct, the year-by-year details may be too much for those seeking a general overview of what the war was about, how it was fought, and its social and poltical consequences. In fact those subjects are handled superbly in the lengthy introduction and conclusion. I mostly skimmed the parts in between, though I did uncover nuggets of great interest. If you are looking for an accessible and more detailed account than I desired this may be a good and higher rated choice for you.