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The civil war of 1812
In this book, the author, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian tells the story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British empire contain, divide, and ruin the shaky American republic? In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous boundaries, the leaders of the republic and of the empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. The border divided Americans, former Loyalists and Patriots, who fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. Serving in both armies, Irish immigrants battled one another, reaping charges of rebellion and treason. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal swings in the weather. In that environment, many soldiers panicked as they fought their own vivid imaginations, which cast Indians as bloodthirsty savages. After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States at the expense of Canadians and Indians. Both sides then celebrated victory by forgetting their losses and by betraying the native peoples. This narrative of an often brutal and sometimes comic war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 462-599) and index.
|LC Classifications||E354 .T39 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 620 p.|
|Number of Pages||620|
|LC Control Number||2010012783|
Lost between the Revolution and the Civil War, the war of has always seemed to me to have been a somewhat silly kind of war. This new book does an excellent job of explaining the why as well as the what happened. No less important was the after effect of the war. MHQ Reviews: The Civil War of Thomas B. Allen reviews Alan Taylor's book The Civil War of American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, .
Unlike other books on the War of , which tend to be military histories, The Civil War of is about the hearts and minds of the people who planned it, fought it . The Civil War of American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies Alan Taylor Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, - History - pages/5(5).
Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and a professor at the University of California-Davis, Taylor has added to the considerable scope of his work in his new book,The Civil War of , returning to that largely forgotten war, fought between British and American forces from to His thesis is so original that it prompts the reader to. The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from to , fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded from the Union to form the Confederate States of America. The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.
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The book is not about the entire War ofbut rather in keeping with Taylor’s focus on the events of an era on a relatively small area. In this case, The Civil War of focuses on the area of western New York and Upper Canada. Adjacent areas play a role in the book, but only as far as how events there impacted the region Taylor focused by: Q: Why did you decide to use the phrase “civil war” in the title of your new book.
Most people think of the War of as a fight between the United States and England, not as a civil conflict. A: I came to see the War of as a civil war between kindred peoples, recently and incompletely divided by.
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Taylor (William Cooper’s Town) presents the War of not as the conventionally understood “second war for independence,” but as a civil war waged in the context of a U.S.-Canadian boundary barely separating “kindred peoples, recently and incompletely divided by the revolution.”, Upper Canada (Ontario) was the scene of bitter conflict between two Pages: The civil war of 1812 book Alan Taylor's "The Civil War of " is without a doubt a five-star book despite the fact that his logic is highly faulty and that he fails utterly in his nominal objective to show that the War of between Britain and the United States was a civil war/5.
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If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. The British insisted that the citizens of the United States were as much traitors to their king in as they had been in By Andrew Cayton Updated Oct.
9, am ET. For his latest book, renowned American historian Alan Taylor turned his attention to the War of In The Civil War of American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies.
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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 3 books on the War of By Dennis Drabelle. Ma As we commemorate the th anniversary of the first major war waged by the new United States, what happened starting in It was (and is) my intention to read more than a few War of related books during the bicentennial of the conflict, and I've started at last, with Alan Taylor's The Civil War of American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (Knopf, ).
Taylor's one of my favorite authors, and this book definitely doesn't disappoint. Taylor, Alan. The Civil War of American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, In this book, Alan Taylor complicates long-standing narratives of the War ofespecially those written from the American perspective, which characterize the conflict as an “American defensive triumph against British aggression”.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Pulitzer Prize winning historian Taylor (William Cooper's Town) presents the War of not as the conventionally understood "second war for independence," but as a civil war waged in the context of a U.S.-Canadian boundary barely separating "kindred peoples, recently and incompletely divided by the revolution.", Upper Canada (Ontario) was /5(13).
If, like me, you received a necktie with reindeer on it from Santa instead of a good Civil War book under the Christmas tree, then you might try selecting one for yourself from my own list of the top 12 Civil War books, which I offer here in the spirit of the season and, even more appropriately, as the th anniversary of the war is about to begin.
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Unlike other books on the War of[Taylor's] is about the hearts and minds of the people who planned it, fought it and lived through it. Almost every page brings a revelation." --The Toronto Star "In this deeply researched and clearly written book, [Taylor] tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America."/5().
Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of reveals an often brutal (sometimes comic) war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.4/5(4).
The War of isan uncertain affair in American memory and legend. Its touchstones—the composition of “The Star-SpangledBanner” and the burning of Washington—tend to overshadow the roots andconsequences of the three-year ian Alan Taylor offers a corrective in The Civil War ofarguing that the United States used the war to consolidate its victory in the.
Though the book succeeds in wedding high politics with the messy story on the ground, it nonetheless makes clear that the stories of the borderlands and imperial expansion are ones in which metropolitan actors had very limited control. The Civil War of also sheds new light on what Taylor calls ‘a new “Canadian” nationality’ (p.
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Most Americans reduce the War of to three episodes: the bombardment of Fort McHenry, the British burning of the White House and Andrew Jackson’s victory at New Orleans. Taylor’s nuanced treatment explains how a war that ended in stalemate still resolved the unfinished business of the Revolution, decisively dividing the continent.
In short, if your expectation is a history or the War ofthen you will be disappointed. If you are interested in a quixotic, selective and irregular presentation of the Great Lakes theater of the War of (and accept that it was in essence "civil"), then you might find this a useful, but for me the book lacked too much to be recommended.War ofconflict fought between the United States and Great Britain over British violations of U.S.
maritime rights. It ended with the exchange of ratifications of the Treaty of Ghent. Learn more about the causes, effects, and significance of the War of in this article. Buy a cheap copy of The Civil War of American book by Alan Taylor.
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