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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Cameron B. Wesson is associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of numerous articles on the archaeology of southeastern North American and the book Households and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital, and Social Power. more...

  • Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracy: A Biographical Dictionaryby Paul Doutrich

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sex and Manifest Destinyby Martin Naparsteck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Many factors--political, economic, sociological--contributed to the United States' westward expansion across the continent. But the role that sex played has largely been unexplored by scholars. This is the first book-length study to examine such topics as Thomas Jefferson's interest in the sex lives of American Indians, white's fear of... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The war history volumes of the "A to Z" series will prove useful references for both amateur and professional historians, and would make a valuable addition to any library, particularly as they cost less than other similar, often less comprehensive historical dictionaries. more...

  • Spitfire Pilotby David Crook

    Grub Street Publishing 2008; US$ 7.99

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts - the Battle of Britain - seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron, which shot down over 100 planes in that epic... 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...

  • The Naval War of 1812by Theodore Roosevelt

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.00

    Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone... more...