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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • John Adamsby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    A biography of the second president of the United States. more...

  • The Birth of Modern Politicsby Lynn Hudson Parsons

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    "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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    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...

  • 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...