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- PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95
When John Quincy Adamsóthe sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomatówas elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career. He became Congress?s most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 49.99
The Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 is undeniably the most important major event of Andrew Jackson's two presidential terms. Attempting to declare null and void the high tariffs enacted by Congress in the late 1820s, the state of South Carolina declared that it had the right to ignore those national laws that did not suit it. Responding swiftly... more...
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99
The Star-Spangled Banner: Song and Flag of Independence takes students through the events that lead to the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. TheStudents learn about the widow, Mary Pickersgill, her efforts to make a flag for the War of 1812, and how the flag later inspired Key to create his famous poem. 20pp. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 22.00
The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead,... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Focusing on the oceanic war rather than the war in the Great Lakes, this study charts the War of 1812 from the perspectives of the two opposing navies at sea?one of the largest fleets in the world and a small, upstart navy just three decades old. While American naval leadership searched for a means of contesting Britain?s naval dominance, the English... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
In early 1815, Secretary of State James Monroe reviewed the treaty with Britain that would end the War of 1812. The United States Navy was blockaded in port; much of the army had not been paid for nearly a year; the capital had been burned. The treaty offered an unexpected escape from disaster. Yet it incensed Monroe, for the name of Great Britain... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
In August 1812, under threat from the Potawatomi, Captain Nathan Heald began the evacuation of ninety-four people from the isolated outpost of Fort Dearborn to Fort Wayne, hundreds of miles away. The group included several dozen soldiers, as well as nine women and eighteen children. After traveling only a mile and a half, they were attacked... more...