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1812 : war and the passions of patriotism

Author: Nicole Eustace
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"As military campaigns go, the War of 1812 was a disaster. By the time it ended in 1815, Washington, D.C., had been burned to the ground, the national debt had nearly tripled, and territorial gains were negligible. Yet the war gained so much popular support that it ushered in what is known as the "era of good feelings," a period of relative partisan harmony and strengthened national identity. Historian Nicole  Read more...
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Eustace, Nicole.
1812.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012004750
(OCoLC)795563273
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Eustace
ISBN: 9780812206364 0812206363 0812244311 9780812244311
OCLC Number: 821708062
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 315 pages).
Contents: Preface. Emotion, Persuasion, and the Meaning of War Chapter 1. Celebrating Love, Liberty, and Progeny United States, Circa 1811 Chapter 2. Failures of Feeling as National Disasters Detroit, August 1812 Chapter 3. Romantic Stories of Republican Conquest on the Great Lakes Lake Erie, September 1813 Chapter 4. Demographic Strategies and the Defeat of Tecumseh Moraviantown, Canada, October 1813 Chapter 5. Liberty, Slavery, and the Burning of the Capital Washington, D.C., August 1814 Conclusion. Ardor and Triumph New Orleans, January 1815 Notes Index
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Nicole Eustace.

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