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s="h3color tiny">This review is from: The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 [3 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History (Hardcover)

Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 available on November 19 2015 from Amazon for 15.00
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WAR OF 1812
SPENCER TUCKER, EDITOR
ABC-CLIO, 2012
HARDCOVER, $310.00, 1,034 PAGES, MAPS, ILLUSTRATIONS, CHRONOLOGY, CLOSSARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX

The War of 1812 or the Second War of American Independence (1812-1815) had its roots in the fighting between Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars. Neither country respected the rights of neutral merchant ships in which a large number of U.S. ships were seized. The British went further and impressed American sailors into their navy. They also stirred up the Native Americans in the Old Northwest Territory to attack American outposts and settlements. War Hawks in the West and South united under the slogan "Free trade and sailors' rights," and the U.S. Congress voted narrowly to declare war on Great Britain.

In 1812, a U.S. three-pronged attack on Montreal failed miserably and Detroit fell, but on the high seas, the young U.S. Navy scored five victories. In 1813, Detroit...Read more

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   THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WAR OF 1812SPENCER TUCKER, EDITORABC-CLIO, 2012HARDCOVER, $310.00, 1,034 PAGES, MAPS, ILLUSTRATIONS, CHRONOLOGY, CLOSSARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEXThe War of 1812 or the Second War of American Independence (1812-1815) had its roots in the fighting between Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars. Neither country respected the rights of neutral merchant ships in which a large number of U.S. ships were seized. The British went further and impressed American sailors into their navy. They also stirred up the Native Americans in the Old Northwest Territory to attack American outposts and settlements. War Hawks in the West and South united under the slogan "Free trade and sailors' rights," and the U.S. Congress voted narrowly to declare war on Great Britain.In 1812, a U.S. three-pronged attack on Montreal failed miserably and Detroit fell, but on the high seas, the young U.S. Navy scored five victories. In 1813, Detroit...Read more
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"Encyclopedia of the War of 1812" fills a gap in the study of American history. The War of 1812 is often regarded as the last chapter in the American Revolution. It is usually boiled down to a mere skirmish between the fledging American nation and the British Empire before the two eventually became firm allies.The encyclopedia includes useful entries ranging from a few lines to several pages on key military and civilian leaders on both sides of the conflict, significant battles, and important diplomatic treaties that resulted in starting and ending the war. In all, this a fine reference work that allows the War of 1812 to stand as a watershed in the development of the American nation.
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