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The War of 1812

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Publisher Comments:

This compact history of the war attempts to separate myth from reality. Professor Coles narrates the main operations on both land and sea of the three-year struggle. He examines the conflict from the British (and Canadian) as well as the American point of view, relating events in America to the larger war going on in Europe.

"A balanced analysis of tactics and strategy, this book also summarizes succinctly and clearly recent scholarship on causes and describes briefly the war's military, economic, and political consequences. Coles has surveyed thoroughly the existing literature but arrives at a number of independent judgments. It is the best single-volume account of the war in all its aspects. In recounting sea battles, Coles puts aside the patriotic blinders that have for so long prevented a sensible understanding of American capabilities and strategic necessities; thus American naval victories are put in a proper perspective. And in dealing with land engagements, he has shunned the mocking and amused attitude which has so often passed for historical judgment. Undergraduates will be stimulated by the hints of modern parallels and will find useful the excellent annotated bibliography and simple maps."and#8212;Choice

About the Author

Harry L. Coles was co-author and editor of Total War and Cold War: Problems in the Civilian Control of the Military, and co-author of Soldiers Become Governors. He contributed articles to various professional journals on the early national period of American history and was professor emeritus of history at Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

I. Prologue to War

II. Brock and the Defense of Canada

III. The War at Sea

IV. American Redemption of the Northwest

V. 1814: The British Offensive in the North and in the East

VI. Jackson and the War in the South

VII. Peace Without Victory

VIII. Epilogue

Important Dates

Suggested Reading

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226113500
Editor:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Coles, Harry L.
Author:
Coles, Harry
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Chicago History of American Civilization
Publication Date:
19660815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations
Pages:
307
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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