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  • Upper Canada Preserved ? War of 1812 6-Book Bundleby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 39.99

    A battlefield-based chronicle combining modern research with historical records and personal letters bring to life this crucial period of Canada's early history. Historical images counterpointed with modern pictures, battlefield maps, and authentic artifacts give an immersive experience of the war that shaped Canada. more...

  • Becoming Madisonby Michael Signer

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1941 the historian Irving Brant wrote, “Among all the men who shaped the present government of the United States of America,? Brant wrote, “the one who did the most is known the least.? Brant concluded, “When a man rises to greatness in youth, it is with his youth that we should first concern ourselves.? Seven decades have passed since Brant... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...