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  • Jefferson’s Great Gambleby Charles A. Cerami

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.99

    A momentous moment in American history, one that forever changed the scope of the nation and its people. more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Jill K. Mulhall

    Teacher Created Materials 2004; US$ 8.99

    Abigail lived during times, which were much more difficult for women than today; yet, Abigail Adams traveled, believed in women’s rights, and experienced the American Revolution. A devoted wife, mother, and American patriot, Abigail influenced history by helping her husband, John, make important decisions. more...

  • Mr. Jefferson's Lost Causeby Roger G. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system--particularly with the Louisiana Purchase--squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of... more...

  • What Hath God Wroughtby Daniel Walker Howe

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, critically acclaimed history, Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent. Howe's panoramic narrative ranges from the revolutionary... more...

  • The Birth of Modern Politicsby Lynn Hudson Parsons

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    "Much more than a marvelously entertaining and balanced account of the modernity of the 1828 election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. In brilliantly contrasting the divergent paths the two political leaders took to that contest, he offers valuable insights into major issues in United States political history from the Revolution to the... more...

  • Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil Warby David Herbert Donald

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Puliter-Prize winning classic and national bestseller returns!Emeritus Harvard Professor David Herbert Donald traces Sumner's life in this Pulitzer-Prize winning classic about a nation careening toward Civil War. more...

  • Edward Stanlyby Norman Brown

    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...

  • Maclure of New Harmonyby Leonard Warren

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 23.75

    Maclure of New Harmony follows the twists and turns of William Maclure's intriguing life. A native Scotsman, Maclure (1763--1840) became a merchant, made a fortune, and retired in his early thirties. Then his life became interesting. Fascinated by the study of geology, Maclure did fieldwork throughout... more...

  • The Webster-Hayne Debateby Stefan M. Brooks

    UPA 2008; US$ 36.99

    In January 1830, a debate on the nature of sovereignty in the American federal union occurred in the United States Senate between Senators Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina. This debate exposed the critically different understandings of the nature of the American union that, by 1830, had developed between the North... more...

  • To the Farewell Addressby Felix Gilbert

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07

    Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century... more...