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The Resource The weight of vengeance : the United States, the British empire, and the War of 1812, Troy Bickham

The weight of vengeance : the United States, the British empire, and the War of 1812, Troy Bickham

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The weight of vengeance : the United States, the British empire, and the War of 1812
Title
The weight of vengeance
Title remainder
the United States, the British empire, and the War of 1812
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Troy Bickham
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Language
eng
Summary
"In early 1815, Secretary of State James Monroe reviewed the treaty with Britain that would end the War of 1812. The United States Navy was blockaded in port; much of the army had not been paid for nearly a year; the capital had been burned. The treaty offered an unexpected escape from disaster. Yet it incensed Monroe, for the name of Great Britain and its negotiators consistently appeared before those of the United States."The United States have acquired a certain rank amongst nations, which is due to their population and political importance," he brazenly scolded the British diplomat who conveyed the treaty, "and they do not stand in the same situation as at former periods." Monroe had a point, writes Troy Bickham. In The Weight of Vengeance, Bickham provides a provocative new account of America's forgotten war, underscoring its significance for both sides by placing it in global context. The Napoleonic Wars profoundly disrupted the global order, from India to Haiti to New Orleans. Spain's power slipped, allowing the United States to target the Floridas; the Haitian slave revolt contributed to the Louisiana Purchase; fears that Britain would ally with Tecumseh and disrupt the American northwest led to a pre-emptive strike on his people in 1811. This shifting balance of power provided the United States with the opportunity to challenge Britain's dominance of the Atlantic world. And it was an important conflict for Britain as well. Powerful elements in the British Empire so feared the rise of its former colonies that the British government sought to use the War of 1812 to curtail America's increasing maritime power and its aggressive territorial expansion. And by late 1814, Britain had more men under arms in North America than it had in the Peninsular War against Napoleon, with the war with America costing about as much as its huge subsidies to European allies. Troy Bickham has given us an authoritative, lucidly written global account that transforms our understanding of this pivotal war."--Jacket
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Bickham, Troy O
Dewey number
973.5/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E357
LC item number
.B53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Great Britain
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The weight of vengeance : the United States, the British empire, and the War of 1812, Troy Bickham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The American case for war -- The British empire's case for war -- Declaring war -- America on the offensive -- The empire at war -- Wartime opposition in the United States -- British opposition to the war -- Ending the war and constructing the peace -- Conclusion : who won the war of 1812?
Control code
757485380
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780195391787
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)757485380
Label
The weight of vengeance : the United States, the British empire, and the War of 1812, Troy Bickham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American case for war -- The British empire's case for war -- Declaring war -- America on the offensive -- The empire at war -- Wartime opposition in the United States -- British opposition to the war -- Ending the war and constructing the peace -- Conclusion : who won the war of 1812?
Control code
757485380
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780195391787
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011042065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)757485380

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