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Mr. Madison's War (1812:The Second War for Independence)
Mr Madison's War - 1812:The Second War for Independence Author:Noel B. Gerson Just three decades after the American colonies won the Revolutionary War, the young nation became embroiled in a new war with England. The struggle was bitter and bloody, with major battles fought along the Atlantic Coast, on the high seas, and along the American frontier from Canada to New Orleans. The significance of this war is often oversh... more »adowed by the importance of the one that preceded it--but this War of 1812 marked a crucial time in our history. It was the first genuine test of whether Americans were able and willing to sustain the most democratic government man had yet conceived.
In this dramatic story of that struggle, the issues, the deeds, the dominant personalities and the temper of the times are all vividly re-created.
How a young country put an end to sectional differences when her cherished principles were threatened, and how the United States functioned as one nation, indivisible, for the first time, is absorbing history.« less