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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Martin Van Burenby Ted Widmer; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 25.99

    The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker,... more...

  • A Crucible of Fireby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Andrew Jacksonby R. V. Remini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828. more...

  • Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracyby PAUL DOUTRICH

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 116.00

    The successful conclusion of the War of 1812 ushered in a new age of American history: the Jacksonian era. This book explores the background, motives, and goals of political and social leaders who dominated this era. Divided into three categories?Whigs, Democrats, and Writers and Reformers?biographies of Henry Clay, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Knox... more...

  • Continental Dividesby Rachel Adams

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    North America is more a political and an economic invention than a place people call home. Nonetheless, the region shared by the United States and its closest neighbors, North America, is an intriguing frame for comparative American studies. Continental Divides is the first book to study the patterns of contact, exchange, conflict, and disavowal... more...

  • Ships of Oak, Guns of Ironby Ronald Utt

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America?s tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting... more...