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  • James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Governmentby Colleen A. Sheehan

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    Sheehan argues that Madison's vision for the new nation was informed by the idea of republican self-government. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812by Robert Malcomson

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 139.99

    Covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815), the chronology lays out the war. The dictionary includes more than 1,400 dictionary entries covering descriptions of engagements, explanations of weaponry, the compositions of regiments, major figures and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Early North Americaby Cameron B. Wesson

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the long and complex history of human occupation in North America, covering its distinct culture areas of the Arctic, California, Eastern Woodlands, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southwest, and Subarctic. Complete with maps, a chronology that spans the history from 11,000 B.C. to A.D. 1850, an introductory... more...

  • A Ruinous and Unhappy Warby James H. Ellis

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 33.95

    An entertaining, well-researched study details naval battles and coastal incursions through diaries and regional news articles on the War of 1812. New England was hard hit by the War of 1812 with Great Britain. The war severely injured the maritime and commercial economy and inflamed the difference in interests between the Northeast and the rest of... more...

  • Old Hickory's Nephewby Mark R. Cheathem

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Though remembered largely by history as Andrew Jackson's nephew, Andrew Jackson Donelson was himself a significant figure in nineteenth-century America: a politician, planter, diplomat, newspaper editor, and vice-presidential candidate. His relationship with his uncle and mentor defined his life, as he struggled to find the political and personal success... more...

  • The Last Founding Fatherby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.50

    Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger recounts the life of James Monroe, who dedicated himself to serving his country and building America?s future. more...

  • Chasing Oliver Hazard Perryby Craig Heimbuch

    Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry chronicles Craig Heimbuch's journey through time and place in hopes of bringing to life a history that has haunted him since he was young the story of Oliver Perry and the War of 1812. In the spirit of Tony Horwitz, Heimbuch travels to the battlefields, talks to historians, re-enactors, and fellow travelers to create... more...

  • A Jackson Manby Donald B. Cole

    LSU Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    A rare, fascinating personality emerges in Donald B. Cole?s biography of Amos Kendall (1789?1869), the reputed intellectual engine behind Andrew Jackson?s administration and an influential figure in the transformation of young America from an agrarian republic to a capitalist democracy. Born on a small Massachusetts farm and educated at Dartmouth,... more...

  • War of 1812by Miriam Greenblatt

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The America at War set draws upon the latest scholarship in military history to provide young readers with dramatic, thought-provoking accounts of this nation's wars. Each volume describes the major objectives and strategies of the combatants, the key more...

  • Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812by Gilbert Collins

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 11.99

    Includes more than 400 historic sites, both well-known and obscure, in both Canada and the U.S. more...