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  • Citizen Soldiers in the War of 1812by C. Edward Skeen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Book Award During the War of 1812, state militias were intended to be the primary fighting force. Unfortunately, while militiamen showed willingness to fight, they were untrained, undisciplined, and ill-equipped. These raw volunteers had no muskets, and many did not know how to use the weapons once they had... more...

  • Kentucky and the Second American Revolutionby James W. Jr. Hammack

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Alarmed by infringements upon American commerce during the Napoleonic Wars, Kentuckians were early proponents of war with Great Britain. As a frontier state, Kentucky feared exposure to raids by British troops and their Indian allies. And so, when President Madison finally obtained a declaration of war, patriotic Kentuckians rushed to arms. Kentucky's... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Melba Porter Hay

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This supplement to The Papers of Henry Clay contains documents discovered too late to be included in the proper chronological sequence in earlier volumes. Spanning the years from 1793 to 1852, the items shed important light on Clay's early years in Kentucky, his legal career, and his work for the Bank of the United States. Material dealing with the... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; James F. Hopkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay's letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition. more...

  • William H. Crawfordby Chase C. Mooney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Senator from Georgia, minister to France, cabinet officer, and unsuccessful presidential candidate, William Harris Crawford was one of the major figures of the early republic. Because most of his papers were destroyed by fire during the Civil War period, however, estimates of Crawford's abilities and accomplishments have usually been based on the... 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...

  • Henry Clay and the American Systemby Maurice G. Baxter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This detailed study of Henry Clay and the American System -- a program of vigorous economic nationalism dependent on active government and constitutional aspects of what was perhaps Clay's greatest contribution to national policy, a contribution that has received surprisingly little study until now. During the first half of the nineteenth century... 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...

  • 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...

  • Red Coats & Grey Jacketsby Donald E. Graves

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 26.99

    The author discusses the personalities and analyzes the organization and tactics of the opposing forces in this well-documented account. more...