The Resource Glorious victory : Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans, Donald R. Hickey

Glorious victory : Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans, Donald R. Hickey

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Glorious victory : Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans
Title
Glorious victory
Title remainder
Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans
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Donald R. Hickey
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eng
Summary
"Whether or not the United States 'won' the war of 1812, two engagements that occurred toward the end of the conflict had an enormous influence on the development of American identity: the successful defenses of the cities of Baltimore and New Orleans. Both engagements bolstered national confidence and spoke to the elan of citizen soldiers and their militia officers. The Battle of New Orleans--perhaps because it punctuated the war, lent itself to frontier mythology, and involved the larger-than-life figure of Andrew Jackson--became especially important in popular memory. In Glorious Victory, leading War of 1812 scholar Donald R. Hickey recounts the New Orleans campaign and Jackson's key role in the battle. Drawing on a lifetime of research, Hickey tells the story of America's 'forgotten conflict.' He explains why the fragile young republic chose to challenge Great Britain, then a global power with a formidable navy. He also recounts the early campaigns of the war--William Hull's ignominious surrender at Detroit in 1812; Oliver H. Perry's remarkable victory on Lake Erie; and the demoralizing British raids in the Chesapeake that culminated in the burning of Washington. Tracing Jackson's emergence as a leader in Tennessee and his extraordinary success as a military commander in the field, Hickey finds in Jackson a bundle of contradictions: an enemy of privilege who belonged to Tennessee's ruling elite, a slaveholder who welcomed free blacks into his army, an Indian-hater who adopted a native orphan, and a general who lectured his superiors and sometimes ignored their orders while simultaneously demanding unquestioning obedience from his men. Aimed at students and the general public, Glorious Victory will reward readers with a clear understanding of Andrew Jackson's role in the War of 1812 and his iconic place in the postwar era"--
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1944-
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Hickey, Donald R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E356.N5
LC item number
H53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Witness to history
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  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • New Orleans, Battle of (Louisiana : 1815)
  • War of 1812
  • New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • Command of troops
  • United States
  • Louisiana
  • United States
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Glorious victory : Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans, Donald R. Hickey
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: America at a Crossroads -- Completing the Revolution -- The Making of a Hero -- The Creek War -- The British on the Gulf Coast -- A Glorious Victory -- Epilogue: An Enduring Legacy
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 154 pages
Isbn
9781421417035
Lccn
2014033483
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40024700118
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894935623
  • (OCoLC)ocn894935623
Label
Glorious victory : Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans, Donald R. Hickey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: America at a Crossroads -- Completing the Revolution -- The Making of a Hero -- The Creek War -- The British on the Gulf Coast -- A Glorious Victory -- Epilogue: An Enduring Legacy
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 154 pages
Isbn
9781421417035
Lccn
2014033483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40024700118
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894935623
  • (OCoLC)ocn894935623

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