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What So Proudly We Hailed: Essays on the Contemporary Meaning of the War of 1812 By Pietro S. Nivola Peter J. Kastor,

  • Title: What So Proudly We Hailed: Essays on the Contemporary Meaning of the War of 1812
  • Author: Pietro S. Nivola Peter J. Kastor
  • ISBN: 9780815724148
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With distrust between the political parties running deep and Congress divided, the government of the United States goes to war The war is waged without adequately preparing the means to finance it or readying suitable contingency plans to contend with its unanticipated complications The executive branch suffers from managerial confusion and in fighting The military invaWith distrust between the political parties running deep and Congress divided, the government of the United States goes to war The war is waged without adequately preparing the means to finance it or readying suitable contingency plans to contend with its unanticipated complications The executive branch suffers from managerial confusion and in fighting The military invades a foreign country, expecting to be greeted as liberators, but encounters stiff, unwelcome resistance The conflict drags on longer than predicted It ends rather inconclusively or so it seems in its aftermath.Sound familiar This all happened two hundred years ago.What So Proudly We Hailed looks at the War of 1812 in part through the lens of today s America On the bicentennial of that formative yet largely forgotten period in U.S history, this provocative book asks What did Americans learn and not learn from the experience What instructive parallels and distinctions can be drawn with recent events How did it shape the nation Exploring issues ranging from party politics to sectional schisms, distant naval battles to the burning of Washington, and citizens civil liberties to the fate of Native Americans caught in the struggle, these essays speak to the complexity and unpredictability of a war that many assumed would be brief and straightforward What emerges is a revealing perspective on a problematic war of choice the nation s first, but one with intriguing implications for others, including at least one in the present century.Although the War of 1812 may have faded from modern memory, the conflict left important legacies, both in its immediate wake and in later years In its own time, the war was transformative To this day, however, some of the fundamental challenges that confronted U.S policymakers two centuries ago still resonate How much should a free society regularly invest in national defense Should the expense be defrayed through new taxes Is it possible for profound partisan disagreements to stop at the water s edge What are the constitutional limits of executive powers in wartime How, exactly, should the government treat dissenters, especially when many are suspected of giving aid and comfort to an enemy As Americans continue to reflect on their country and its role in the world, these questions remain as relevant now as they were then.
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    1. Great book Focus on is on Key s varied career as an attorney taking on many duties and cases of all types including arguing in some cases that slaves should be returned to owners and in other cases he argued that the slave was due his freedom and yes, he was a slave owner The circumstances surrounding the penning of the star spangled banner a poem is covered in only a few pages.

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