Bailey, Thomas A. A Diplomatic History of the American People. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1958 .
Borneman, Walter R. 1812: The War That Forged a Nation. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
Cappon, Lester J, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson & Abigail & John Adams. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1988 .
Long, David F. Nothing Too Daring: A Biography of Commodore David Porter, 1783-1843. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1970.
Roosevelt, Theodore. The Naval War of 1812, or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain, to which is appended an account of The Battle of New Orleans: Part II. New York and London: G P Putnam’s Sons, 1900 .
Shewmaker, Kenneth E, ed. The Papers of Daniel Webster: Diplomatic Papers, Volume 1 1841-1843. Hanover, NH and London: University Press of New England, 1983.
Intro music is a selection from gazel improvisation by Safiye Ayla with the original hosted on and available at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County website at umbc.edu
In collaboration with the History of the Ottoman Empire podcast, this episode examines the Ottoman Empire in the 1830s and 1840s including reform efforts initiated by Sultan Mahmud II, early US diplomatic interactions with the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East, and Commodore David Porter, the colorful character who became the first US Minister to the Ottoman Sultanate. Special thanks to Lynn Perkins for his work in this collaboration. Source information can be found at whhpodcast.blubrry.com.
Harrison gains the upper hand on British forces in the old Northwest and crosses the border into Canada to take the fight to them. However, political intrigue on the American side will impede military progress, and Harrison will ultimately be forced to defend his honor while his family back at home copes with personal strains. The war takes a toll on the Harrisons and the nation in this episode of the Harrison Podcast. Source information can be found at http://whhpodcast.blubrry.com.
Despite a couple of minor errors (in the map directly above, Fort Meigs should be just on the other side of the Michigan/Ohio border), the maps above should help to orient you to the areas where Harrison operated during the War of 1812.
• Berton, Pierre. The Invasion of Canada, 1812-1813. Toronto: Anchor Canada, 2001 .
• Borneman, Walter R. 1812: The War That Forged a Nation. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
• Chartrand, René. Donato Spedaliere, illus. Forts of the War of 1812. Oxford and New York: Osprey Publishing, 2012.
• Cleaves, Freeman. Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time. Newtown, CT: American Political Biography Press, 2010 .
• Elting, John R. Amateurs, To Arms! A Military History of the War of 1812. Boston: Da Capo Press, 1995 .
• Latimer, Jon. 1812: War With America. Cambridge, MA and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
• Remini, Robert V. Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. New York and London: W W Norton & Co, 1991.
• Toll, Ian W. Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy. New York and London: W W Norton & Co, 2006.
• Unger, Harlow Giles. The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2009.
• Utter, William T. The Frontier State: 1803-1825, A History of the State of Ohio Volume II. Columbus, OH: Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society, 1968 .
Opening music: “To Arms” performed by the United States Marine Band – full audio available at archive.org.
The War of 1812 begins in this episode of the Harrison Podcast, and we examine how Harrison found himself back in the Army and in charge of the military forces of the old Northwest as the British began to make inroads into US territory. Harrison had to hold strong against threats, both internal and external, in order to stop the British advance and to work to turn the tide. Source information for this episode as well as maps can be found at http://whhpodcast.blubrry.com.
In honor of the 205th anniversary of the battle tomorrow, this episode is all about the battle that made Harrison famous – the Battle of Tippecanoe. We discuss the lead-up to the battle, what actually transpired, and what the battle meant for Harrison, the white settlers, and the Native Americans of the Old Northwest. Those two hours of battle would prove to have long-lasting effects for all involved. Source notes and sound attributions for this episode can be found at http://whhpodcast.blubrry.com.