The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Book cover with painting of war ships, and the text "1812" in large font

Publications1812: A Nation Emerges

Author:  Sidney Hart & Rachel Penman

The War of 1812 completed the struggle for American independence that began in 1776 and propelled a new nation forward. 1812: A Nation Emerges accompanies the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name and features 115 color images, an introduction by one of the exhibition’s curators, and two essays by leading historians. Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the conflict, this book explores how the United States was transformed and unified by the individuals who took part in that seminal event. It provides an overview of the battles, the negotiations for peace, the aftermath—known as “the era of good feelings”—and the great commercial, industrial, and cultural expansion that followed, which to some marked the birth of the United States as a world power.

Publisher:  Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Year:  2012
Cover:  Hardcover
Number of Pages:  296 pages
Price:  $26.70
Dimensions:  8.9 x 0.9 x 11.4 inches
ISBN-10:  1935623095
ISBN-13:  978-1935623090