A War without Rifles Paperback – June 22, 2016
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- Publisher : ArchwayPublishing (June 22, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 338 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1480832456
- ISBN-13 : 978-1480832459
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.77 x 9 inches
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1. Awesome explanation of the reasons behind Shay's Rebellion; better than I have ever seen elsewhere; now I understand it.
2. Unlike many overviews of the War of 1812, Gibson gives a detailed account of the part Indians played on the U.S. side of the war.
3. He discusses the part the Little Ice Age played in the War of 1812, both directly, and in defeating Napoleon's invasion of Russia, allowing the British to move resources to North America to fight the U.S.
It is a very detailed account of the war and the destructive part that the Militia Act of 1792 played in the war. Contrary to the title, there were rifles used; just not enough.
I would have liked to see footnotes or endnotes identifying his sources, but most have enough information to probably find them. Then again, I'm adjunct faculty at a community college and perhaps overfocused on this.