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  • Henry Clayby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light more...

  • War in the Chesapeakeby Charles Neimeyer

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States? relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain impressed American sailors and supported Native Americans? actions... 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...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; James F. Hopkins; Mary W. M. Hargreaves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    This fourth volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay during his first year as Secretary of State in the cabinet of President John Quincy Adams. Within a month after taking office, Henry Clay described the Department of State as "no bed of roses." Even though routine papers bearing his signature have been omitted by the editors,... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Robert II Seager

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions. Volume 7, the fourth and final of those dealing with Clay's role as secretary... more...

  • The Papers of Henry Clayby Henry Clay; Robert II Seager; Melba Porter Hay

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 85.00

    Returning to Kentucky in the spring of 1829 after four years as secretary of state in the administration of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay quickly regained the political dominance at home that would carry him to the U.S. Senate in 1831. Assuming leadership of the anti-Jackson forces, Senator Clay in 1832 mounted a spirited campaign for the presidency,... 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...