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- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 54.99
The Nullification Crisis of 1832-1833, when the state of South Carolina challenged the doctrine of states' rights by refusing to pay national tariffs, was the major crisis of Andrew Jackson's presidency and a central event in antebellum American history. In this clear, authoritative account, Richard E. Ellis shows how the President's swift, decisive... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00
James K. Polk's ranks as one of America's most successful presidents, yet he remains unfamiliar to most modern Americans. This work provides easy ac cess to his life, career and times for students writing papers and the general public curious about this important president. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
They were unlikely comrades-in-arms. One was a self-taught, middle-aged Virginia planter in charge of a ragtag army of revolutionaries, the other a rich, glory-seeking teenage French aristocrat. But the childless Washington and the orphaned Lafayette forged a bond between them as strong as any between father and son. It was an unbreakable trust that... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99
Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49
In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 55.00
This one-stop source offers students descriptions and analyses of 10 key events that affected 18th-century American history. It is designed to help students better understand these important historical events. Included are Jefferson's "Revolution of 1800", the Stamp Act, and the XYZ Affair. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 95.00
Published in celebration of the Purchase's bicentennial, this resource offers a multifaceted view of a watershed American event. Not simply a diplomatic maneuver or a steal of a land deal, the Louisiana Purchase was a seminal event in the nation's history. more...
- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00
Pinheiro explores the power and perseverance of James K. Polk, who overcame the political intrigues of both members of his own Democratic party and the Whigs in Washington, D.C., as well as the challenges posed by many of his own commanding officers in the field, to lead the nation to victory during the Mexican War while establishing important precedents... more...