America's First Crisis
The War of 1812
By Robert P. Watson
(Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo, Paperback, 9781438451343, 415pp.)
Publication Date: January 2014
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In "America s First Crisis" Robert P. Watson tells the stories of the most intriguing battles and leaders and shares the most important blunders and victories of the war. What started out as an effort to invade Canada, fueled by anger over the harassment of American merchant ships by the Royal Navy, soon turned into an all-out effort to fend off an invasion by Britain. Armies marched across the Canadian border and sacked villages; navies battled on Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, and the world s oceans; both the American and Canadian capitals were burned; and, in a final irony, the United States won its greatest victory in New Orleans after the peace treaty had been signed."
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