Military Subjects:  War of 1812


The War of 1812 Magazine

Issue 14: October 2010


Recent Scholarship on the War of 1812

This feature is a listing of recently published or rediscovered literature that may be of interest to our readers.


Eshelmen, Ralph E., Scott S. Sheads and Donald R. Hickey. The War in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8018-9235-6. 410 p., appendices, maps and illustrations. Cloth, $65.00 US. 

An impressive overview and guide to events in the Chesapeake Bay region, where 11 battles, 63 skirmishes and over 86 raids took place. The book lists over 800 historical sites in the region, making it an indispensible resource to this theatre of the War of 1812. The authors are an impressive group of cultural resource managers, historians and U.S. National Parks Service staff.

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