LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > History > Americas > United States > 0812223489
  1. 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (Early American Studies)
    1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (Early American Studies)
    1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (Early American Studies)
    1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (Early American Studies)
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (Early American Studies)

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Price R610.00

Additional Information

As military campaigns go, the War of 1812 was a disaster. By the time it ended in 1815, Washington, D.C., had been burned to the ground, the national debt had nearly tripled, and territorial gains were negligible. Yet the war gained so much popular support that it ushered in what is known as the "era of good feelings," a period of relative partisan harmony and strengthened national identity. Historian Nicole Eustace's cultural history of the war tells the story of how an expensive, unproductive campaign won over a young nation—largely by appealing to the heart.

1812 looks at the way each major event of the war became an opportunity to capture the American imagination: from the first attempt at invading Canada, intended as the grand opening of the war; to the battle of Lake Erie, where Oliver Perry hoisted the flag famously inscribed with "Don't Give Up the Ship"; to the burning of the Capitol by the British. Presidential speeches and political cartoons, tavern songs and treatises appealed to the emotions, painting war as an adventure that could expand the land and improve opportunities for American families. The general population, mostly shielded from the worst elements of the war, could imagine themselves participants in a great national movement without much sacrifice. Bolstered with compelling images of heroic fighting men and the loyal women who bore children for the nation, war supporters played on romantic notions of familial love to espouse population expansion and territorial aggression while maintaining limitations on citizenship. 1812 demonstrates the significance of this conflict in American history: the war that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" laid the groundwork for a patriotism that still reverberates today.

Similar Products

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American RevolutionA Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early AmericaIn the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1864 (Valley of the Shadow Project)Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South (Gender and American Culture)The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic OdysseyLincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New EnglandThe Way We Lived: Essays and Documents in American Social History, Volume I: 1492-1877

Nicole Eustace
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
19 illus.
19 illus.
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.