The War of 1812 by Henry AdamsThe War of 1812 by Henry Adams

The War of 1812

byHenry AdamsIntroduction byJohn R. Elting

Paperback | October 15, 1999

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This unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812.
Adams was born in Boston, in 1838, the son of American diplomat Charles Francis Adams and grandson of President John Quincy Adams. Educated at Harvard, Adams worked in Washington, D.C., as his father's secretary before embarking on a career in journalism and later in teaching. A prominent American historian, he wrote several important ...
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Title:The War of 1812Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.92 × 6.46 × 1.15 inPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Cooper Square Press

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ISBN - 10:0815410131

ISBN - 13:9780815410133

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For civil affairs Americans were more or less trained; but they had ignored war, and had shown no capacity in their treatment of military matters. Their little army was not well organized or equipped; its civil administration was more imperfect than its military, and its military condition could hardly have been worse.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER PACE FOREWORD vii I. INVASION OE CANADA I II. HULLS SURRENDER . 13 111. THE NIAGARA CAMPAIGN . 24 IV. NAVAL BATTLES . 37 V. THE RIVER RAISIN . 47 VI. PROCTOR AND PERRY 58 VII. THE BATTLE OF THE THAMES . 70 VIII. DEARBORN'S CAMPAIGN 77 IX. WILKINSON'S CAMPAIGN 91 X. MOBILE AND FORT Mims . . 106 XI. CAMPAIGNS AMONG THE CREEKS . . 117 XII. THE BLOCKADE . . 129 XIII. CHESAPEAKE AND ARGUS . , 140 XIV. PRIVATEERING . . . . 150 XV. MONROE AND ARMSTRONG . . 163 XVI. CHIPPAWA AND LUNDY'S LANE . 169 XVII. FORT ERIE . 188 XVIII, PLATTS13CTRG . . 201 XIX. 13LADENSBURG . 215 XX. BALTIMORE .. 228 XXI. SLOOPS OF WAR AND PRIVATEERS . . 238 XXII. EXHAUSTION . . 254 XXIII. CONGRESS AND THE ARMY . . 265 XXIV. THE HARTFORD CONVENTION . . 275 XXV. NEW ORLEANS IN DANGER . 285 XXVI. THE ARTILLERY BATTLE . 302 XXVII. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS . 315 XXVIII. THE MEETING AT CLIENT . . 324 XXIX. THE TREATY OF GHENT . 334 XXX. THE CLOSE OF HOSTILITIES . 346 XXXI. OBSERVATIONS ON THE AMERICAN CHARACTER. 357 INDEX . . . . . . . . , . . .. 363

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Perhaps the most mistake-filled and unpopular war in the history of the United States gets the critical treatment in this scholarly study. The War of 1812 contains extracts from Henry Adams’ nine-volume book, the History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison. Readers will learn all about this war, from the American invasion of Canada in 1812 to the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.