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  • 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...

  • George Washington Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    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...

  • Thomas Jefferson Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    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...

  • Manifest Ambitionby John C. Pinheiro

    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...

  • The Training Groundby Martin Dugard

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 14.99

    Few historical figures are as inextricably linked as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. But less than two decades before they faced each other as enemies at Appomattox , they had been brothers--both West Point graduates, both wearing blue, and both fighting in the same cadre in the Mexican War. They were not alone: Sherman, Davis, Jackson -nearly... more...

  • John Quincy Adamsby Martha S. Hewson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    A biography of John Quincy Adams, the only former president to serve in the United States House of Representatives, whose antislavery position led him to argue the Amistad case before the Supreme Court. more...