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The Resource The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies, Alan Taylor

The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies, Alan Taylor

Label
The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies
Title
The civil war of 1812
Title remainder
American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies
Statement of responsibility
Alan Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the author, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian tells the story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British empire contain, divide, and ruin the shaky American republic? In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous boundaries, the leaders of the republic and of the empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. The border divided Americans, former Loyalists and Patriots, who fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. Serving in both armies, Irish immigrants battled one another, reaping charges of rebellion and treason. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal swings in the weather. In that environment, many soldiers panicked as they fought their own vivid imaginations, which cast Indians as bloodthirsty savages. After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States at the expense of Canadians and Indians. Both sides then celebrated victory by forgetting their losses and by betraying the native peoples. This narrative of an often brutal and sometimes comic war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Alan
Dewey number
973.5/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E354
LC item number
.T39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War of 1812
  • United States
  • Ontario
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Social aspects
  • Ontario
  • United States
  • United States
  • Britisch-Amerikanischer Krieg
  • Kriegsteilnehmer
  • Britisch-amerikanischer Krieg
  • United States
  • Ontario
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Canada
Label
The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies, Alan Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyalists -- Simcoe -- United Irishmen -- Deserters -- Blood -- Invasions -- Crossings -- Scalps -- Flames -- Northern lights -- Traitors -- Soldiers -- Prisoners -- Honor -- Peace -- Aliens
Control code
ocn503042145
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 620 pages
Isbn
9781400042654
Lccn
2010012783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400042654
  • (OCoLC)503042145
Label
The civil war of 1812 : American citizens, British subjects, Irish rebels, & Indian allies, Alan Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyalists -- Simcoe -- United Irishmen -- Deserters -- Blood -- Invasions -- Crossings -- Scalps -- Flames -- Northern lights -- Traitors -- Soldiers -- Prisoners -- Honor -- Peace -- Aliens
Control code
ocn503042145
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 620 pages
Isbn
9781400042654
Lccn
2010012783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400042654
  • (OCoLC)503042145

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