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Additional contributors: vast Warrior, Alexander Cochrane, Robert Rowley, Joshua Barney, Dolley Madison, Paul Jennings, George R. Gleig, Mary Stockton Hunter, Thomas Boyle, Philip Reed, George Gordon, Isaac Monroe, Francis Scott Key, Roger B. Taney, Thomas Macdonough, Samuel C. Reid, Benjamin F. Browne, Timothy Pickering, Charles keen Hare, John C. Sherbrooke, The Duke of Wellington, Daniel Webster, The Earl of Liverpool, Thomas ap Catesby Jones, Harrison grey Otis, Harry Smith, George Prevost, Lewis Peter Clover, John Quincy Adams
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On June 18, 1812, the us officially declared struggle for the 1st time. President James Madison’s name to hands opposed to nice Britain provoked outpourings of patriotic fervor and vigorous—some acknowledged treasonous—domestic competition. Over the following 3 years the conflict of 1812 could turn out as divisive because it used to be wealthy in nationalist myth-making: we now have met the enemy, and he's ours . . . Don’t quit the send! . . . Oh, say are you able to see . . . .

Now, at the bicentennial of a clash that formed the way forward for a continent, this is the 1st complete number of eyewitness debts in over a century. Reflecting numerous generations of scholarly discoveries, it covers the entire theaters of struggle, from frontier battles in Canada, Michigan, and manhattan to naval confrontations at the excessive seas and nice Lakes, from the burning of Washington to the safeguard of recent Orleans. listed here are one hundred forty letters, memoirs, poems, songs, editorials, magazine entries, and proclamations by way of greater than a hundred contributors, either famous—Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, Dolley Madison, and the Duke of Wellington, between others—and much less renowned, comparable to Laura Secord, the Canadian Paul Revere, and William B. Northcutt, whose striking diary offers a standard soldier’s view.

Features important notes, a chronology of the conflict, and entire colour endpaper maps.

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The War of 1812: Writings from America's Second War of Independence (Library of America, Volume 232)

Extra individuals: sizeable Warrior, Alexander Cochrane, Robert Rowley, Joshua Barney, Dolley Madison, Paul Jennings, George R. Gleig, Mary Stockton Hunter, Thomas Boyle, Philip Reed, George Gordon, Isaac Monroe, Francis Scott Key, Roger B. Taney, Thomas Macdonough, Samuel C. Reid, Benjamin F. Browne, Timothy Pickering, Charles prepared Hare, John C.

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With victory comes enticing spoils—cultural capital, formal legitimacy, organizational resources, and institutional support. ese spoils become institutionalized, as the taken-for-granted practices of these organizations—“how institutions think” (Douglas 1986)—come to embody the winning epistemology, and subsequently disseminate it through processes like isomorphism (DiMaggio and Powell 1983). As such, the power disparities in terms of who is and is not recognized as a knower become imbued with an inertial quality as the patterned thinking is transformed into common sense.

Rationalism—the intellectual foundation of allopathy—was coming under increasing scrutiny by some within allopathy who advocated for a more empirical approach to medical knowledge. Cholera exacerbated these internal tensions. Unable to provide a coherent picture of the disease, regular practitioners a empted to justify their professional authority, not on intellectual grounds, but on their standing as learned men. With deaths mounting, however, these epistemological debates, for- c h a p t e r o n e | 38 | merly latent and circumscribed within the profession, became public issues with life or death ramifications.

E post-cholera medical debates turned on the issue of licensing and, as such, were situated in state legislatures. By the 1830s, regular physicians c h o l e r i c c o n f u s i o n | 39 | had begun to gain professional authority, successfully lobbying thirteen state legislatures to pass licensing laws (Numbers 1988). Yet, only a decade a er the 1832 epidemic, these laws were universally repealed. Drawing on the insights of “new rhetoric,” which links the success or failure of rhetorical arguments to the particular audiences and contexts that they address (Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca 1969), I examine the case of the New York State legislature in detail, to reveal the ways in which alternative medical movements’ arguments—and the manner in which they were rhetorically presented—resonated with antebellum state legislatures.

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