John R. Grodzinski’s volume in the Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies covers the origins of the War of 1812 - the major post-revolutionary conflict fought between the United States and the British Empire - providing a general overview of the significant battles that occurred at sea and in the area of the present-day Great Lakes and U.S.-Canadian border. The key features of this research guide are the bibliographical elements, namely lists of published books, articles, and on-line resources pertaining to the War of 1812, as well as references to archival resources available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
The War of 1812 is a valuable supplementary resource for institutional libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Bibliographies, Catalogs, Guides and Bibliographical Essays 2. General 3. Specific Subjects 4. Guides to U.S. Collections and Archives 5. Guides to Foreign Collections and Archives 6. Atlases 7. Biographical Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 8. Statistics 9. Battlefields 10. Manuscript Depositories and Libraries (Including Oral History) 11. Origins and Outbreak of the War 12. Military Aspects of the War 13. General Sources of the War of 1812 14. Operations on the Great Lakes and Canadian Border 15. Effects on the United States 16. Effects on Great Britain 17. Home Front 18. Social and Intellectual Impact of the War 19. Diplomacy of the War 20. The War’s Conclusion. Chronology of Events. Abbreviations. Author Index. Subject Index
Major John R. Grodzinski is Lecturer of history at The Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, and an officer of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). He served as the Managing Editor of The Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin (now the Canadian Army Journal) for six years, and has authored articles, editorials, and reviews for numerous publications on the subject of military history and also conducts tours of War of 1812 battlefields.