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  • John Quincy Adamsby Jr. James E. Lewis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 29.99

    This new book focuses on John Quincy Adams's extensive role in foreign policy, including his years as secretary of state and as president. Brief but thorough, John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union analyzes Adams's foreign policy accomplishments during key moments in American history, including the Rush-Bagot Agreement, the Transcontinental... more...

  • The Petticoat Affairby John F. Marszalek

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 20.95

    In The Petticoat Affair, prize-winning historian John F. Marszalek offers the first in--depth investigation of the earliest -- and perhaps greatest -- political sex scandal in American history. During Andrew Jackson's first term in office, Margaret Eaton, the wife of Secretary of State John Henry Eaton, was branded a "loose woman" for her unconventional... more...

  • Captain Fitzby Enid Mallory

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    The name James FitzGibbon struck terror in the hearts of U.S. soldiers crossing the border to attack Canada during the War of 1812. This is the dramatic story of his life and that of the daring exploits of his Green Tigers, his 50 specially trained, hand-picked men from the 49th Regiment of the British Army in Upper Canada. more...

  • The Birth of Empireby Evan Cornog

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99

    A biography relating the life of DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), one of America's strongest political leaders in the early 19th century. It examines his patrician sentiments, his form of party politics and his influence on the economic expansion of the country and its political geography. more...

  • The End of Barbary Terrorby Frederick C. Leiner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Focuses on the fledgling American nation's diplomatic and naval campaign in 1812 to break the Barbary pirates, rogue states of North Africa. more...

  • The Great Triumvirateby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 27.99

    This is a joint biography of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, the most prominent of the second generation of American statesmen, from 1812 until 1850. more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Martha S. Hewson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    A biography of John Quincy Adams, the only former president to serve in the United States House of Representatives, whose antislavery position led him to argue the Amistad case before the Supreme Court. more...

  • Maclure of New Harmonyby Leonard Warren

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 23.75

    Maclure of New Harmony follows the twists and turns of William Maclure's intriguing life. A native Scotsman, Maclure (1763--1840) became a merchant, made a fortune, and retired in his early thirties. Then his life became interesting. Fascinated by the study of geology, Maclure did fieldwork throughout... more...

  • The Webster-Hayne Debateby Stefan M. Brooks

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 33.99

    In January 1830, a debate on the nature of sovereignty in the American federal union occurred in the United States Senate between Senators Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina. This debate exposed the critically different understandings of the nature of the American union that, by 1830, had developed between the North... more...

  • Andrew Jackson and His Tennessee Lieutenantsby Lormen A. Ratner

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 147.00

    Andrew Jackson and those Tennesseans who, along with him, were a major force in Tennessee and American political life can best be understood by examining the political culture they all shared. The ten men studied here were the children or grandchildren of immigrants from either the Scottish lowlands or the north of Ireland. All experienced the rise... more...