This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war. The almanac section explores the causes of the war, key battles, the role of the U.S. Navy, the American plan to conquer Canada, the success of the U.S.S. Constitution ("Old Ironsides") and more, while the biography section profiles major players involved in the conflict such as:
Also included are excerpts of primary source material from the period, a chronology of events, sidebars, a glossary of "Words to Know," research and activity ideas, an index and a list of further reading sources.
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"The War of 1812 established America as a country willing to fight for its ideals. This book examines the issues, battles, and people on both sides who influenced the outcome of this often forgotten war...Libraries that need an interesting and well-rounded first look at the war should consider adding this to their collection. Recommended."
-- Book Report (September 2002)
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