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Alarmed by infringements upon American commerce during the Napoleonic Wars, Kentuckians were early proponents of war with Great Britain. As a frontier state, Kentucky feared exposure to raids by British troops and their Indian allies. And so, when President Madison finally obtained a declaration of war, patriotic Kentuckians rushed to arms.

Kentucky’s involvement in the agitation for war and in the war itself had political, social, and psychological consequences for the Commonwealth. In this compelling narrative, author James Wallace Hammack, Jr., traces those consequences and Kentucky’s role in the developments of the war, which Kentuckians viewed as an effort to secure the American victory won in the Revolution.

James Wallace Hammack, Jr. is an assistant professor of history in the oral history program at Murray State University.

Publication Date

1976

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, Kentucky

ISBN

9780813193137

eISBN

9780813150635

Keywords

Kentucky, War of 1812

Disciplines

Military History

Kentucky and the Second American Revolution: The War of 1812
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