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- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 28.99
Enormously powerful, intensely ambitious, the very personifications of their respective regions--Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun represented the foremost statemen of their age. In the decades preceding the Civil War, they dominated American congressional politics as no other figures have. Now Merrill D. Peterson, one of our most... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 39.95
Raised under the “Ancient Standard of Federalism,” Edward Stanly was a southern nationalist during a time of popular nullification and secession doctrines. Edward Stanly: Whiggery’s Tarheel Conqueror is an unprecedented biography of Stanly’s life, and recounts his fiery and controversial emergence in the Whig Party of... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. In this persuasive book, Sandra M. Gustafson combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current democratic practices of deliberation are rooted in the civic rhetoric that flourished in the early American republic.... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 64.00
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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 87.00
Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectives spans the "age of the common man" by focusing on the everyday citizens who helped drive the big social changes of the times?or were simply caught up in them. The coverage takes readers into the lives of the frontiersmen, townspeople, women, children, religious groups, abolitionists, slaves,... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95
A Companion to 19th-Century America is an authoritative overview of current historiographical developments and major themes in the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-seven scholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine the key debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological organization brings together the major... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74
Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America?s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman?s America . Casting fresh light on Andrew Jackson, who redefined the presidency, along with John Quincy Adams and James K. Polk, who expanded the nation?s territory... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
"And then there came a day of fire!" From its shocking curtain-raiser?the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835?to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 throws... more...