The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict

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University of Illinois Press, 1989 - History - 457 pages
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"Most histories of the War of 1812 focus on one or two aspects of the war -- usually the military campaigns and naval engagements. In this new general history, based on twenty years of research in a broad range of sources, Donald Hickey explores the military, political, diplomatic, economic, social, and financial history of our second war with Great Britain" -- inside cover.
 

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This book was filled with more information about the War of 1812 than I knew, but, I still believe that could have been related about actual battles. The fight between the Federalists and Republicans ... Read full review

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This book presented me with far more information about the War of 1812 than I'd previously known, but in spite of its depth, I felt there was more that could have been told regarding actual battles ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Declaration of War
29
The Baltimore Riots
52
The Campaign of 1812
72
Raising Men and Money
100
6The Campaign of 1813
126
7The Last Embargo
159
8The British Counteroffensive
182
9The Crisis of 1814
221
The Hartford Convention
255
The Treaty of Ghent
281
Conclusion
300
A Note on Sources
317
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Donald R. Hickey, a professor of history at Nebraska's Wayne State College, is the author of "The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict,

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