1812: A Nation Emerges by Sidney Hart1812: A Nation Emerges by Sidney Hart

1812: A Nation Emerges

bySidney Hart, Rachael L. PenmanContribution byDonald R. Hickey

Hardcover | May 1, 2012

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The War of 1812 completed the struggle for American independence that began in 1776 and propelled a new nation forward. 1812: A Nation Emerges accompanies the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name and features 115 color images, an introduction by one of the exhibition's curators, and two essays by leading historians. Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the conflict, this book explores how the United States was transformed and unified by the individuals who took part in that seminal event. It provides an overview of the battles, the negotiations for peace, the aftermath-known as "the era of good feelings"-and the great commercial, industrial, and cultural expansion that followed, which to some marked the birth of the United States as a world power.
Sidney Hart is the senior historian of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. He is editor of the Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1983-2000).   Rachael L. Penman is assistant curator of "1812: A Nation Emerges" at the National Portrait Gallery. ...
Title:1812: A Nation EmergesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 11.44 × 8.9 × 0.92 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Smithsonian Institution PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935623095

ISBN - 13:9781935623090

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1812: A Nation Emerges is a magnificent collection of art that introduces readers to the war, how it came to be, the conflict's aftermath, and the individuals involved. It is not just an American history, but also incorporates the viewpoints of the other combatants who fought in this too-long-neglected war. For those unable to view the exhibit and those who want to remember the exhibition long after it closes, this book is a worthy addition to any collection.