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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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War of 1812. (1812)

William Earl Weeks.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1072 words.

The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain, also known as the Second Anglo-American War, was caused

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War of 1812

Frank Towers.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 1739 words.

The War of 1812 had lasting consequences for African Americans, who fought on both sides during the war and used

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Lushington, Henry (1812–1855), colonial administrator

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 521 words.

Lushington, Henry (1812–1855), colonial administrator, was born at Singleton, Lancashire, on 13 April 1812, the second son of Edmund Henry Lushington (1766–1839), of Park House, Maidstone,...

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Raikes, Charles (1812–1885), East India Company servant

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 416 words.

Raikes, Charles (1812–1885), East India Company servant, was born at Theobalds Park, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, on 9 December 1812, the son of Job Matthew Raikes (1767–1833), a merchant,...

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Gubbins, Martin Richard (1812–1863), administrator in India

E. J. Rapson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 664 words.

Gubbins, Martin Richard (1812–1863), administrator in India, was the third of the four sons of Major-General Joseph Gubbins (d. 1832) of Kilfrush, co. Limerick, and Charlotte Bathoe (d....

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Topp, William H. (1812 - 1857), Tailor, Abolitionist, Social Reformer

L. Diane Barnes.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 624 words.

(b. 1812; d. 11 December 1857), African American tailor and reformer.

William Topp figured prominently in the

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Phayre, Sir Arthur Purves (1812–1885), administrator in Burma

Patricia M. Herbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1035 words.

Phayre, Sir Arthur Purves (1812–1885), administrator in Burma, born at Shrewsbury on 7 May 1812, was the second son of Richard Phayre, of Claremont, Shrewsbury, and his wife, Maria,...

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Goldsmid, Henry Edward (1812–1855), East India Company servant

T. C. Hope.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1387 words.

Goldsmid, Henry Edward (1812–1855), East India Company servant, born at Finsbury Square, London, on 9 May 1812, was the second son of Edward Moses (1763–1853), of Upper Harley Street,...

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Serle, Ambrose (1742–1812), colonial official and religious writer

H. L. Bennett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Religious Studies. 427 words.

Serle, Ambrose (1742–1812), colonial official and religious writer, was born on 30 August 1742 and may have been the Ambrose Serle baptized on 17 September 1742 at St Giles, Reading, son of...

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Yonge, Sir George, fifth baronet (1732–1812), politician and colonial governor

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1574 words.

Yonge, Sir George, fifth baronet (1732–1812), politician and colonial governor, was the only surviving son of Sir William Yonge, fourth baronet (c. 1693–1755), of Colyton, Devon, secretary...

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Edgeworth, Michael Pakenham (1812–1881), botanist and East India Company servant

B. D. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Botany. 615 words.

Edgeworth, Michael Pakenham (1812–1881), botanist and East India Company servant, was born on 24 May 1812 at Edgeworthstown, co. Longford, Ireland, the youngest in a family of two sons and...

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Boone, Thomas (1730/31–1812), colonial governor and public official

Robert M. Weir.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 889 words.

Boone, Thomas (1730/31–1812), colonial governor and public official, was born in England, the son of Charles Boone (d. 1735), member of parliament and governor of Bombay, and his second...

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Ramsay, James Andrew Broun, first marquess of Dalhousie (1812–1860), governor-general of India

David J. Howlett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 6535 words.

Ramsay, James Andrew Broun, first marquess of Dalhousie (1812–1860), governor-general of India, was born at Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, on 22 April 1812, the youngest of three...

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Canning, Charles John, Earl Canning (1812–1862), governor-general and first viceroy of India

Thomas R. Metcalf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 4908 words.

Canning, Charles John, Earl Canning (1812–1862), governor-general and first viceroy of India, was born on 14 December 1812 at Gloucester Lodge, an Italianate villa between Kensington and...

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Grey, Sir George (1812–1898), colonial governor and premier of New Zealand

James Belich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 3868 words.

Grey, Sir George (1812–1898), colonial governor and premier of New Zealand, was born in Lisbon, Portugal, on 14 April 1812 into a genteel English family, a cadet branch of the family of the...

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“Difficult to Relinquish Territory Which Had Been Conquered”: Expansionism and the War of 1812

Richard W. Maass.

in Diplomatic History

January 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History; Diplomatic History; International History. 13746 words.

The myth that U.S. expansionism drove the War of 1812 has proven resilient. Histories attributing the war to a U.S. desire to absorb Canada continue to be published despite relative...

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Durand, Sir Henry Marion (1812–1871), army and political officer in India

Roger T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Politics. 2137 words.

Durand, Sir Henry Marion (1812–1871), army and political officer in India, was born on 6 November 1812 at Coulandon, France. The Life (1883) by his son gave neither Durand's father's nor...

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The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812

in Journal of American History

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 539 words.

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Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812

in Journal of American History

March 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 456 words.

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Shakespear, Sir Richmond Campbell (1812–1861), army and political officer in India

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Politics. 1578 words.

Shakespear, Sir Richmond Campbell (1812–1861), army and political officer in India, youngest son of John Talbot Shakespear, of the Bengal civil service, and Emily (eldest daughter of...

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