Civil War of 1812 American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies

ISBN-10: 1400042658
ISBN-13: 9781400042654
Edition: 2010
Authors: Alan Taylor
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Description: In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle  More...

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting 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 refugees battled one another, reaping charges of rebellion and treason. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. In this vivid narrative of an often brutal (and sometimes comic) war, Alan Taylor reveals the tangled origins of Canada and the United States.

Alan Shaw Taylor was born in 1955 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1977. He went on to earn his PhD. from Brandeis University in 1986. He has become a professor of history at the University of California. He is best known for his contributions to microhistory which he demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize winning history of William Cooper and the settlement of Cooperstown, New York. In this work, Alan Taylor uses court records, land records, letters and diaries to reconstruct the economic, political and socila history of New England and the settlement of New York. He is also a regular contributor of book reviews and essays to The New Republic. His books include William Cooper's Town: Power & Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history and the Bancroft Prize in American History. In 2014, he once again won the Pulitzer Prize for History in his title: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

Introduction
Loyalists
Simcoe
United Irishmen
Deserters
Blood
Invasions
Crossings
Scalps
Flames
Northern Lights
Traitors
Soldiers
Prisoners
Honor
Peace
Aliens
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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