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  • John Adamsby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

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

  • Abigail Adamsby Jill K. Mulhall

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 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...

  • The Road to Monticelloby Kevin J. Hayes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    Book I: The Education of Thomas Jefferson. 1. Fire!. 2. A Boy and His Books. 3. A Correct, Classical Scholar. 4. William and Mary. 5. The Williamsburg Circle. 6. The Limits of English Law. 7. A Shelf of Notebooks. 8. Becoming a Burgess. Book II: Family and Nation. 9. Domestic Life and Literary Pursuits. 10. Rude Bard of the North. 11. A Summary View... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • The Birth of Modern Politicsby Lynn Parsons

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    The 1828 presidential election, which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams, has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered, hot-tempered southwesetern frontiersman, trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people, soundly defeated a New... 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...

  • 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

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Flight from Monticelloby Michael Kranish

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    When Thomas Jefferson wrote his epitaph, he listed as his accomplishments his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia statute of religious freedom, and his founding of the University of Virginia. He did not mention his presidency or that he was second governor of the state of Virginia, in the most trying hours of the Revolution.... more...

  • To the Farewell Addressby Felix Gilbert

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    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...