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  • The Webster-Hayne Debateby Stefan M. Brooks

    UPA 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 Lieutenants: A Study in Political Cultureby Lormen Ratner

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 116.00

    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...

  • Civil-Military Relations during the War of 1812by Reginald Stuart

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Civil-military relations in the era of the War of 1812 must be seen as a broad theme, not just the particular relationships between officers, military organizations, and civil government and civilians. Civil-military attitudes were interwoven in the lives of Americans and must be seen as ideological and social in character with political expressions.... more...

  • The War of 1812 in Personby John C. Fredriksen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This work reproduces fifteen War of 1812 manuscripts, including diaries, memoirs, and letters. The accounts provide a range of perspectives on the war's ground conflicts, from officers to enlisted men, volunteers and militia. 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...

  • The Long, Bitter Trailby Anthony Wallace

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives. more...

  • The War of 1812by Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    When President James Madison declared war on Great Britain for a second time, the War of 1812 began. Problems started when America sent ships out to sea to trade with other countries. The war eventually ended, and the Treaty of Ghent was signed. America earned the respect of the British as a free, independent nation. more...

  • James Madisonby Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    James Madison made great contributions to the United States. During his presidency, he declared war on Great Britain. Not all of his decisions met public approval, but he was well respected throughout his lifetime and one of the most influential founding fathers. 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...