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  • Horace Greeleyby Robert C. Williams

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    From his arrival in New York City in 1831 as a young printer from New Hampshire to his death in 1872 after losing the presidential election to General Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley (b. 1811) was a quintessential New Yorker. He thrived on the city?s ceaseless energy, with his New York Tribune at the forefront of a national revolution in reporting... more...

  • A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America - Volume 2by William James

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.49

    Volume 2 of 2.I must confess I know little, if anything, about the War of 1812 with the USA, which is the subject of this book. For anybody else in the same boat, who wants to learn about it, this 1000-page account will go a long way towards remedying that lack of knowledge. It is a contemporary account, published a few years after the war, which officially... more...

  • Henry Adams in the Secession Crisisby Mark J. Stegmaier

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 32.50

    During the Secession Winter session of Congress, twenty-two-year-old Henry Adams worked as private secretary to his father, Representative Charles Francis Adams. Henry wrote four accounts of these crucial months in Washington?an essay, letters to his brother, a segment in his famous autobiography, and twenty-one unsigned letters that Adams composed... more...

  • Stumbling Towards the Constitutionby Jonathan M. Chu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    This book explores how American adjusted their economic behavior to new market incentives that resulted from the American Revolution.  Jonathan Chu explores individual economic and legal behaviors, connecting them to adjustments in trade relations with Europe and Asia, the rise in debt litigation in Western Massachusetts, deflation and monetary illiquidity,... more...

  • The War of 1812by Bud Hannings

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 145.00

    Although the American Revolution ended in 1783, tensions between the United States and Britain over disruptions to American trade, the impressment of American merchant sailors by British ships, and British support of Native American resistance to American expansion erupted in another military conflict nearly three decades later. Scarcely remembered... more...

  • Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticismby Professor Malcolm Kelsall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 144.00

    Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism is the first full-length study to examine how Jefferson, in the process of inventing the USA as the first new nation of the Romantic era, sought to find an appropriate imagery to represent the people, their homeland and the cultural ideal to which they should aspire. It examines in detail the role of his... more...

  • Martin Van Burenby Ted Widmer; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 33.99

    The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker,... more...

  • James Madison Hoodby George C. Kingston

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 38.00

    Captain James Madison Hood was the real U.S. Consul in the novel Anna and the King of Siam, but before his arrival in Bangkok, he was also a merchant ship captain, builder of clipper ships, legislator in both Massachusetts and Illinois, industrialist, and land speculator. He was present at the birth of the Republican Party. As U.S. Consul, he presided... more...

  • Independence on Trialby Frederick W. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 30.99

    In Independence on Trial , Frederick W. Marks III focuses on the impact of foreign affairs and trade, arguing that they had an overwhelming influence in shaping constitutional reform for the founding fathers. He argues that problems relating to the conducting of foreign affairs far outweighed any other issues facing the Confederation and that... more...

  • Andrew Jackson, Southernerby Mark R. Cheathem

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Many Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians, and stole another man's wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem... more...