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Author: Various,Donald R. Hickey
ISBN: 1598531956
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Pages 928 pages
Publisher Library of America; Reprint edition (April 4, 2013)
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eBook The War of 1812: Writings from America's Second War of Independence (LOA #232) (Library of America) download

by Various,Donald R. Hickey


Another interesting collection of historical writings from the Library of America If one is interested in learning of the War of 1812 through the eyes of a variety of participants, this book would be most satisfying. 9 people found this helpful.

Another interesting collection of historical writings from the Library of America. There's a good selection of writings here covering the often forgotten War of 1812. They get across the somewhat haphazard way the war was fought, and the experiences of the people fighting it on all sides of the conflict. I like collections like these because modern historians, who are generally academics, usually have a political axe to grind and it often colors their works. If one is interested in learning of the War of 1812 through the eyes of a variety of participants, this book would be most satisfying.

He is the author of The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, and Don’t Give Up the Ship!

He is the author of The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, and Don’t Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, and co-author of The Rocket’s Red Glare: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812.

LOA books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House. N° 232 Library of America Series

Project support for this volume was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Bodman Foundation. LOA books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House. N° 232 Library of America Series. Francis Parkman: The Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of Pontiac LOA N°53.

The War of 1812 book. We have met the enemy and they are ours. The War of 1812: Writings from America's Second War of Independence. Here is the War of 1812 as it has never been seen before: a complex story, profound in its implications for the national destinies of its combatants, and rife with lessons for today. The War of 1812 includes an introduction, headnotes, a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory endnotes, and an index, as well as endpaper maps.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing.

The war was ostensibly fought over British attempts to restrict . trade and force sailors on American-flagged vessels into service in the British Royal Navy. It was, however, vehemently opposed by most . trading and mercantile interests and was most strongly supported by farmers and other interior dwellers.

Library of America (232). Library descriptions. A collection of letters, speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles, memoir excerpts, poems, sermons, songs, and military reports that provide a rich first-hand panorama of the War of 1812 as it was experienced by a wide range of participants: Americans, Britons, Canadians, and Indians.

The War of 1812 has been called America€s second War of Independence. 2This paper takes up that. Given that the Revolutionary War was America€s. view, and it aims to elucidate the war objectives and geopolitical perspective of the Madisonian. Republicans who launched the War in June of 1812.

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Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (1990) pp 281–98. Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815 (New York: Vintage, 2012) 448pp; ISBN 978-0-307-45495-9.

Henry Adams and the Making of America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hickey, Donald R. Castlereagh and Adams: England and the United States, 1812-1823.

On June 18, 1812, the United States formally declared war for the first time. President James Madison’s call to arms against Great Britain provoked outpourings of patriotic fervor and vigorous—some said treasonous—domestic opposition. Over the next three years the War of 1812 would prove as divisive as it was rich in nationalist myth-making: We have met the enemy, and he is ours . . . Don’t give up the ship! . . . Oh, say can you see . . . . Now, on the bicentennial of a conflict that shaped the future of a continent, here is the first comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts in over a century. Reflecting several generations of scholarly discoveries, it covers all the theaters of war, from frontier battles in Canada, Michigan, and New York to naval confrontations on the high seas and Great Lakes, from the burning of Washington to the defense of New Orleans. Here are 140 letters, memoirs, poems, songs, editorials, journal entries, and proclamations by more than 100 participants, both famous—Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, Dolley Madison, and the Duke of Wellington, among others—and less well known, such as Laura Secord, the Canadian Paul Revere, and William B. Northcutt, whose remarkable diary provides a common soldier’s view.Features helpful notes, a chronology of the war, and full color endpaper maps.LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Runeterror
Another interesting collection of historical writings from the Library of America. There's a good selection of writings here covering the often forgotten War of 1812. They get across the somewhat haphazard way the war was fought, and the experiences of the people fighting it on all sides of the conflict. I like collections like these because modern historians, who are generally academics, usually have a political axe to grind and it often colors their works. With primary sources like these you have some of that, when it comes to what writings are selected, but far less than you do in popular history. The biases in this book are generally the biases of the people fighting the war, which are interesting because it really helps the reader get into the headspace of the people of that time. You really notice how human nature doesn't change and the things driving them are pretty much the things driving us, even if the conditions and externalities are different. There are great writings in here and the events of the war are covered well, but there are a few shortcomings. It seems like the battles themselves don't get quite the attention they did in the Library of America civil war books, and a little more writing from the build-up to the war might've been nice. Also, while the book does a good of capturing both American and British viewpoints, at times it seemed overly weighted towards the British/Canadian/Indian point of view. I don't know if this was because they wrote more about the war or if it was for some editorial reason, but it was noticeable. Otherwise it's a great collection of readings for anybody interested in American history.
Morlunn
This is a fine work. It provides a first person view of the War of 1812 by those involved--whether British, American, Canadian, or native American, among others. It takes us from the immediate run up to the war to the end. Included are narratives by prisoners of war, political leaders, foot soldiers, officers. . . . In this volume, we see 140 different stories, whether from letters or diaries or public documents. The words go from the famous, such as Thomas Jefferson or James Madison, to common people. One sees the war from differing perspectives--and this adds a richness to the volume.

The very first excerpt is President James Madison's "War message to Congress." Shortly thereafter, we read the Congressional Committee Report on the "Causes and Reasons for War." Finally, Madison's proclamation of war. Thus, first person reflections on why Americans thought the war necessary and proper.

Many of the passages are about combat, such as a sailor's account of the naval battle between the USS Constitution and the British ship Guerriere, a battle that gave the American ship the nickname of "Old Ironsides." Another excerpt is from Chief Blackbird, of the Ottawas, speaking of the mutual savagery of Americans and Indians. We read of battles that are not so well known--such as the struggle to hold Fort Meigs against an overwhelming British attacking force to well know battles, such as the Battle of New Orleans (which occurred, ironically, after a peace treaty had been agreed upon by the combatant nations. Battles in Western New York and Canada are described. So, too, the shelling of Fort McHenry by the British fleet--and the words of "The Star Spangled Banner," composed for that occasion.

The work concludes with a couple special features--a chronology and brief biographical notes on key figures of the time.

If one is interested in learning of the War of 1812 through the eyes of a variety of participants, this book would be most satisfying.
Malodor
Would be better if the font wasn't so small. Almost need a microscope to read it.
Jogrnd
For anyone who wants first-hand accounts of battles and war and the politics that go along with them, this is the book for the War of 1812. A fine selection, as far as I can judge.
fightnight
This is an excellent reference book on one of the United States' forgotten conflicts. From poems, writings, and speeches, this book is full of insight and information.
Aloo
This was a gift for my brother's birthday. He is an American Civil War aficionado, so I thought he should branch out a bit! He absolutely loves this book because it is something new for him AND from different points of view.
Mardin
Book was in excellent condition. I haven't read as of yet but I expect it will be very good. Well worth the price.
I found it very useful in preparing a short course on the War of 1812. It was prepared from an objective point of view.