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  • Adopted Sonby David A. Clary

    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...

  • Empire of Libertyby Robert W. Tucker; David C. Hendrickson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 54.99

    An examination of the public life and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered Presidents. The authors examine Jefferson's passion for liberty and discuss how he developed a new approach to diplomacy. They then explore the legacy of his quest for empire on American foreign policy. more...

  • The Birth of Empireby Evan Cornog

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99

    A biography relating the life of DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), one of America's strongest political leaders in the early 19th century. It examines his patrician sentiments, his form of party politics and his influence on the economic expansion of the country and its political geography. more...

  • The End of Barbary Terrorby Frederick C. Leiner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Focuses on the fledgling American nation's diplomatic and naval campaign in 1812 to break the Barbary pirates, rogue states of North Africa. more...

  • The Great Triumvirateby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 27.99

    This is a joint biography of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, the most prominent of the second generation of American statesmen, from 1812 until 1850. more...

  • Adams Vs. Jeffersonby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    A history of the presidential campaign follows the clash between the two candidates, Adams and Jefferson, and their different visions of the future of America, the machinations that led to Jefferson's victory, and the repercussions of the campaign. more...

  • Slavemaster Presidentby William Dusinberre

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    James Polk was US president from 1845-49, when slavery began to dominate its politics. He also owned a substantial plantation in Mississippi and 54 slaves. This book reconstructs the world of his estate and lives of his slaves, analysing how this affected his stance on slavery issues. more...

  • Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Centuryby John E. Findling; Frank W. Thackeray

    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...

  • The Louisiana Purchaseby Junius P. Rodriguez

    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...

  • America on the Brinkby Richard Buel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.95

    Many people would be surprised to learn that the struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party defined--and jeopardized--the political life of the early American republic. "America on the Brink" looks at why the Federalists, who worked so hard to consolidate the federal government before 1800, went to... more...