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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-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... more...