Historical Dictionary Of The War Of 1812 by Robert MalcomsonHistorical Dictionary Of The War Of 1812 by Robert Malcomson

Historical Dictionary Of The War Of 1812

byRobert Malcomson

Hardcover | January 16, 2006

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The War of 1812 was an extremely complicated war motivated by British seizures of American vessels and goods, American desire to expand into Canada, and impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. However, these are merely the immediate causes. To fully understand the War of 1812, one must delve deeper into history. This book does just that, as it covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are 21 photographs, 6 maps, a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a comprehensive bibliography, subdivided by topic and fully annotated.
The late Robert Malcomson retired after 33 years as an elementary school teacher. He was a freelance research writer who specializes in the naval and military history of the War of 1812.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of The War Of 1812Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 8.7 × 6.44 × 2.11 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810854996

ISBN - 13:9780810854994

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Bibliography Part 10 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

This dictionary is an essential scholarly reference of the War of 1812....a comprehensive and balanced treatment of the war...a powerful research tool of enduring value.