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  • The War of 1812, Conflict and Deceptionby Ronald J. Drez

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Ronald J. Drez, an award-winning author and former U.S. Marine Captain, served as the Assistant Director and Research Associate to Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose at the Eisenhower Center, and to Dr. Douglas Brinkley at the University of New Orleans for twenty years. Drez is the principal historian and president of Stephen Ambrose Tours, Inc. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The A to Z of Early North Americaby Cameron B. Wesson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The indigenous populations of North America created impressive societies, engaged in trade, and had varied economic, social, and religious cultures. Over the past century, archaeological and ethnological research throughout all regions of North America has revealed much about the indigenous peoples of the continent. This book examines the long and... more...

  • The A to Z of the War of 1812by Robert Malcomson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    This book covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places,... more...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Family Legacy of Henry Clayby Lindsey Apple

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    Known as the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay earned his title by addressing sectional tensions over slavery and forestalling civil war in the United States. Today he is still regarded as one of the most important political figures in American history. As Speaker of the House of Representatives and secretary of state, Clay left an indelible mark on American... more...

  • Henry Clay and the War of 1812by Quentin Scott King

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    Any biography of Henry Clay's 46 year political career quickly becomes entangled with his monumental, though youthful, political leadership of the War Hawks in urging the Madison Administration to arm the United States for war with Great Britain. He continued to advise in the war's progress and ended by being one of the five distinguished Americans... more...