Alec R. Gilpin was a professor of History at Michigan State
University for 35 years. He was an Army veteran who received his PhD
in history from the University of Michigan.
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War of 1812 in the Old Northwest, The
Commemorating the bicentennial of the War of
Introduction by Brian Leigh Dunnigan, of the
William L. Clements Library
This engaging narrative history deftly illustrates the War of 1812
as it played out in the Old Northwest — Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Michigan, and bordering parts of Canada. From the stirrings of
conflict in the area beginning as early as the 1760s, through the
Battle of Tippecanoe, and to Michigan Territory's role as a focal
point in prewar preparation, the book examines the lead-up to the
war before delving into key battles in the region. In this
accessible text, Gilpin explores key figures, dates, and wartime
developments, shedding considerable light on the strategic and
logistical issues raised by the region’s unique geography, culture,
economy, and political temperament. Battles covered include the
Surrender of Detroit, the Siege of Fort Meigs, and the battles of
River Raisin, Lake Erie, the Thames, and Mackinac Island.
B&W illustrations, map, notes,
index • world rights
312 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", March 2012