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  • Edward Stanlyby Norman Brown

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Raised under the “Ancient Standard of Federalism,” Edward Stanly was a southern nationalist during a time of popular nullification and secession doctrines. Edward Stanly: Whiggery’s Tarheel Conqueror is an unprecedented biography of Stanly’s life, and recounts his fiery and controversial emergence in the Whig Party of... 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 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...

  • A Second Appealby Daphne M. Rolle

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 24.99

    This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based understanding of freedom and participate in insurrectionist activities to overthrow slavery. more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Lynn Hudson Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 27.99

    In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures. more...

  • North American Odysseyby Craig E. Colten; Geoffrey L. Buckley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 57.99

    This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and... more...

  • Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republicby Sandra M. Gustafson

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. In this persuasive book, Sandra M. Gustafson combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current democratic practices of deliberation are rooted in the civic rhetoric that flourished in the early American republic.... more...

  • A Crucible of Fireby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 19.99

    This fifth book in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved examines the pivotal period between July and August of 1814, with particular emphasis on the events that led up to and took place at the Battle of Lundy?s Lane on July 25 and the subsequent reversal of military fortunes that led to the siege of Fort Erie. more...

  • The Great Triumvirateby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... more...