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  • 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...

  • 1816by C. Edward Skeen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    "The year 1816 found America on the cusp of political, social,cultural, and economic modernity. Celebrating its fortieth year of independence, the country's sense of self was maturing. Americans, who had emerged from the War of 1812 with their political systemsintact, embraced new opportunities. For the first time, citizens viewed themselves not as... more...

  • American Privateers in the War of 1812by Timothy S. Good

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 75.00

    During the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy numbered several dozen ships and captured fewer than 200 British vessels. American privateers, on the other hand, commanded more than 200 vessels and captured more than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the only American force that consistently threatened Britain throughout the Atlantic, especially along... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby George E. Stanley; Meryl Henderson

    Aladdin 2010; US$ 9.99

    Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby Sean Wilentz; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 25.99

    The towering figure who remade American politics?the champion of the ordinary citizen and the scourge of entrenched privilege The Founding Fathers espoused a republican government, but they were distrustful of the common people, having designed a constitutional system that would temper popular passions. But as the revolutionary generation... more...

  • Andrew Jackson, Southernerby Mark R. Cheathem

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians, and stole another man's wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem... more...

  • The Astonishing Generalby Wesley B. Turner

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock. Its striking how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero, and one revered far and wide. more...

  • Becoming Madisonby Michael Signer

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1941 the historian Irving Brant wrote, “Among all the men who shaped the present government of the United States of America,? Brant wrote, “the one who did the most is known the least.? Brant concluded, “When a man rises to greatness in youth, it is with his youth that we should first concern ourselves.? Seven decades have passed since Brant... more...

  • The Birth of Empireby Evan Cornog

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    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 British Raid on Essexby Jerry Roberts

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The untold story of the burning of American privateers in Connecticut more...