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1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism

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Description for 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism Paperback. In this cultural history of the War of 1812, Nicole Eustace examines the way this expensive, unproductive war won popular support through appeal to the emotions. 1812 looks at the major dramatic events of the war and the subsequent songs, speeches, and images that spoke of opportunity and romantic adventure. Series: Early American Studies. Num Pages: 336 pages, 19 illus. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBTB; HBTR; HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 19. Weight in Grams: 494.

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.
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University of Pennsylvania Press United States
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Early American Studies
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Pennsylvania, United States
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About Nicole Eustace
Nicole Eustace is Associate Professor of History at New York University and author of Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution.

Reviews for 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism
"Insisting that the pen is mightier than the sword, Eustace presents the War of 1812 more as a cultural event than a military one and examines the nation that emerged from the war, re-formed by aggressive Republican party rhetoric. . . . A powerful analysis of the political rhetoric the war generated."
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