Saturday, September 22, 2012

War of 1812 Bicentennial - The Second War for Independence

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the War of 1812.

The following titles are just a sample of what is available for you to research in person in the Genealogy Department of the Poplar Bluff Public Library:
  • Arkansas military bounty grants (War of 1812) / Compiled by Katheren (Mrs. Paul) Christensen.
  • Arkansas pensioners, 1818-1900 : records of some Arkansas residents who applied to the federal government for benefits arising from service in federal military organizations (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Indian and Mexican wars) / compiled by Dorothy E. Payne.
  • Notes on Kentucky veterans of the War of 1812 / G. Glenn Clift.
  • Records of officers and men of New Jersey in wars, 1791-1815.
  • Soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in Tennessee : names abstracted from Colonel Davidd Henley's "Wastebook", regular and militia personnel for period 1793-1798, in southwest territory (Tennessee) : petition from Overton County, 1813 : Henderson & McGhee, storekeepers, Maryville, Tennessee, account October 1814 to December 1815 / compiled by Mary Hardin McCown, Inez E. Burns.
The library's subscription to "ebrary" provides you with access via the Internet to the following resources day or night:
  • America on the brink [ebrary eBook] : how the political struggle over the war of 1812 almost destroyed the young republic / by Richard Buel, Jr.
  • The naval War of 1812 [ebrary eBook] / Theodore Roosevelt
Looking for additional information but want a physical item to take home to peruse? The following items are available to be checked out:
  • The War of 1812 [DVD] [videorecording] / [compilation, A&E Television Networks].
  • Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of Independence / A.J. Langguth.
  • The sage of Monticello / by Dumas Malone.
Several works of historical fiction use the War of 1812 as a backdrop, some involving more details and action than others and, although fictional, might be of interest to fans of history. 

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