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By Nicole Eustace

ISBN-10: 0812223489

ISBN-13: 9780812223484

ISBN-10: 0812244311

ISBN-13: 9780812244311

As army campaigns cross, the battle of 1812 was once a catastrophe. by the point it resulted in 1815, Washington, D.C., have been burned to the floor, the nationwide debt had approximately tripled, and territorial profits have been negligible. but the struggle received a lot renowned aid that it ushered in what's referred to as the "era of excellent feelings," a interval of relative partisan concord and bolstered nationwide id. Historian Nicole Eustace's cultural background of the battle tells the tale of ways a pricey, unproductive crusade gained over a tender nation—largely through attractive to the heart.

1812 seems on the approach every one significant occasion of the conflict grew to become a chance to seize the yankee mind's eye: from the 1st test at invading Canada, meant because the grand commencing of the conflict; to the conflict of Lake Erie, the place Oliver Perry hoisted the flag famously inscribed with "Don't hand over the Ship"; to the burning of the Capitol via the British. Presidential speeches and political cartoons, tavern songs and treatises appealed to the feelings, portray battle as an experience which could extend the land and increase possibilities for American households. the final inhabitants, in most cases protected from the worst components of the battle, may possibly think themselves contributors in a superb nationwide circulation with out a lot sacrifice. reinforced with compelling pictures of heroic scuffling with males and the dependable girls who bore kids for the country, conflict supporters performed on romantic notions of familial like to espouse inhabitants enlargement and territorial aggression whereas protecting boundaries on citizenship. 1812 demonstrates the importance of this clash in American heritage: the warfare that encouraged "The Star-Spangled Banner" laid the basis for a patriotism that also reverberates today.

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