A short list of some of the notable works on the war and its political, social and cultural context recommended for students, scholars, educators and enthusiasts.
The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict by Donald R. Hickey
The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon by Jeremy Black
The Burning of the White House: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 by Jane Hampton Cook
Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812 by Paul A. Gilje
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies by Alan Taylor
The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812 by Gene Allen Smith
A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory by Joseph F. Stoltz III
Niagara 1814: America Invades Canada by Richard V. Barbuto
The Naval War of 1812: A Complete History by Theodore Roosevelt
1812: The Navy's War by George C. Daughan
Ships of Oak-Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy by Ronald D. Utt
Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812 by Faye M. Kert
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