Tecumseh & Brock

Tecumseh & Brock

The War of 1812

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A political scientist, scholar and the best-selling author of Stalking the Elephant: My Discover of America describes the War of 1812 and discusses the strange alliance of a Shawnee chieftain and an English Major-General.

Perseus Publishing
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is at the height of its ascendancy; Napoleonic France is struggling to maintain its position as a world power; and the incumbent American empire is quickly expanding its territory, while the Native peoples struggle to establish their own confederacy, their own independent nation.
Bestselling author, historian, political scientist, and scholar James Laxer offers a fresh and compelling view of this decisive war ? which historians have long treated as a second American revolution ? by bringing to life the Native struggle for nationhood and sovereignty; the battle between the British Empire and the United States over Upper and Lower Canada; and finally, at the heart of it, the unlikely friendship and political alliance of two towering figures of history: Tecumseh, the Shawnee chieftain and charismatic leader of the Native confederacy, and Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, protector and defender of the British Empire.
Highly engaging and impeccably researched, Tecumseh and Brock is a powerful work of history, an epic story of empires and emerging nations, of politics and power, and of two leaders whose legacy still lives on today.


Baker
& Taylor

Describes the War of 1812 and discusses the strange alliance of a Shawnee chieftain and an English Major-General.

Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi, c2012
Description: 355 p. : maps ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780887842610
0887842615
Branch Call Number: 971.034 Lax

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stewstealth
Jan 01, 2017

A concise history of the lead up and the war of 1812 with a specific focus on General Brock and Tecumseh. Well annotated with a clear and readable narrative style. Worth reading if you are interested.

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Rektum
Feb 04, 2014

1st comment lol

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