War of 1812

31 01 2013

Each week, the BBC Radio 4 show “In Our Time” tackles a historical topic. The host, Melvyn Bragg, will interview three academic experts. This week, they were dealing with the Anglo-American War of 1812.

This week’s three experts were:

Kathleen Burk
Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London

Lawrence Goldman
Fellow in Modern History at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford

Frank Cogliano
Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh

You can listen here. Unlike BBC TV shows, which can only be viewed in the UK, you can listen to this programme anywhere in the world. Moreover, every single In Our Time broadcast (585 in total) is available online.

The In Our Time website provides a list of sources for every show. I’ve pasted this week’s list below.

Carl Benn, The War of 1812 (Osprey, 2002)

George Robert Gleig, A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army: at Washington, Baltimore, and New Orleans by an officer (John Murray, 1821)

Donald R. Hickey, The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (University of Illinois Press, 1989)

Reginald Horsman, The Causes of the War of 1812 (Various publishers, 1962)

Reginald Horsman, The Diplomacy of the New Republic, 1776-1815 (Harlan Davidson, 1985)

Lawrence Kaplan, Entangling Alliances with None: American Foreign Policy in theAge of Jefferson (Kent State University Press, 1987)

Andrew Lambert, The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812(Faber and Faber, 2012)

Jon Latimer, 1812: War with America (Harvard University Press, 2007)

Bradford Perkins, The Creation of a Republican Empire, 1776-1865 (Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Leonard Sadosky, Revolutionary Negotiations: Indians, Empires, and Diplomats in the Founding of America (University of Virginia Press, 2009)

J. C. A. Stagg, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Alan Taylor, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies (Knopf, 2010)



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