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1812 : the navy's war /
George C. Daughan.
imprint
New York : Basic Books, c2011.
description
xxix, 491 p.
ISBN
0465020461 (hc : alk. paper), 046502808X (e-book), 9780465020461 (hc : alk. paper), 9780465028085 (e-book)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Basic Books, c2011.
isbn
0465020461 (hc : alk. paper)
046502808X (e-book)
9780465020461 (hc : alk. paper)
9780465028085 (e-book)
contents note
Roots of war -- Free trade and sailors' rights -- Jefferson's embargo and the slide toward war -- Madison's strategy -- The United States declares war -- Blue-water victories -- The Constitution and the Guerriere -- Ripe apples and bitter fruit: the Canadian invasion -- Canadian disasters accumulate -- More blue-water victories -- The Constitution and the Java -- A sea change -- Napoleon and Alexander -- The Canadian invasion resumes -- The Chesapeake and the Shannon -- Raids in Chesapeake Bay -- Oliver Hazard Perry and Lake Erie -- Attack on Montreal -- The war at sea in 1813 -- The allies and Napoleon -- British and American war plans -- The British blockade -- The Essex -- Burning Washington -- The war at sea continues in 1814 -- Negotiations begin at Ghent -- Baltimore -- Plattsburg -- A peace treaty -- The Hartford Convention -- New Orleans -- An amazing change -- A new era -- From temporary armistice to lasting peace: the importance of the war.
catalogue key
7849728
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-475) and index.

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