1812 : War with America. First Edition in dustjacket


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LATIMER, Jon. 1812 : War with America. Cambridge, Massachusetts / London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,(4),[1]-637,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth spine, tan paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spin e. "In the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, JonLatimer offers an authoritative and compelling account that places the con flict in its strategic context within the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimedboth to assert their nationhood on the global stage and to expand their te rritory northward and westward. Americans would later find in this war manyiconic moments in their national story--the bombardment of Fort McHenry (t he inspiration for Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner"); the Battle of Lake Erie; the burning of Washington; the death of Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans--but their war of conquest was ultimately a failure. Even the issues of neutrality and impressment that had triggered thewar were not resolved in the peace treaty. For Britain, the war was subsum ed under a long conflict to stop Napoleon and to preserve the empire. The one lasting result of the war was in Canada, where the British victory eliminated the threat of American conquest, and set Canadians on the road towardconfederation. Latimer describes events not merely through the eyes of gen erals, admirals, and politicians but through those of the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary people who were directly affected. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and memoirs, he crafts an intimate narrative that marches the reader into the heat of battle." (from the dj). Contents : Note on Place-Names and Currency. Introduction. 1. "Canada! Canada! Canada!" 2. Soldiers, Sailors, Immigrants, and Indians. 3. Brock--Saviour of Canada. 4. Frigates and Privateers. 5. Winter on the Lakes. 6. Spring on the Frontier. 7. Raids and Blockades. 8. Tecumseh's Tragedy. 9. Crysler's Farm. 10. Drummond's Winter Offensive. 11. Atlantic and Pacific. 12. The Far Northwest. 13. The Niagara Frontier. 14. Burning the White House. 15. Baltimore and Fort Erie. 16. Plattsburgh. 17. New Orleans. 18. The Peace of Christmas Eve. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

Title: 1812 : War with America. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: LATIMER, Jon

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Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts / London, England, 2007, ISBN:9780674025844:

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