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The birth of the modern : world society, 1815-1830

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 1992, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson
ISBN: 0060922826 9780060922825
OCLC Number: 30855931
Description: xx, 1095 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Special Relationship --
Battle of New Orleans, 8 January 1815 --
Origins and character of General Jackson --
How the War of 1812 started --
Divisions within America --
The war on the Canadian frontier --
Robert Fulton and early high-technology naval warfare --
Captain Pasley, world strategy and rocket attacks --
British naval weaknesses and strengths --
The burning of Washington and mutual atrocities --
Jackson in the South --
The crushing of the Indians --
Peace negotiations: John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay --
Significance of the Treaty of Ghent --
Beginnings of the Anglo-American "special relationship" --
Castlereagh's statesmanship; the first disarmament treaty --
The American seizure of Florida --
Russia and the Oregon Territory --
How Britons and Americans saw each other --
Pro-Americanism among British progressives --
Sydney Smith, Cobbett and Mrs. Trollope on America --
The development of American English --
Washington Irving and the "cultural cringe" --
The United States: a future world power --
The Congress Dances --
Wellington in Vienna in 1815: his career and character --
The fearful legacy of Bonaparte --
Goya and the shift in European opinion --
Revolt of the German intelligentsia --
Metternich and the anti-French coalition --
Bonaparte's exile and return --
Before, during and after the Battle of Waterloo --
Castlereagh, Metternich, Talleyrand and the Congress --
The "loose cannon" at Vienna, Tsar Alexander I --
The Russians in London --
Protocol and expertise at Vienna --
The losers: Saxony, Poland and Italy.
Responsibility: Paul Johnson.

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