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  • 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...

  • Edward Stanlyby Norman Brown

    University of Alabama Press 2009; 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...

  • 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...

  • John Adamsby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    John Ferling has nearly forty years of experience as a historian of early America. The author of acclaimed histories such as A Leap into the Dark and Almost a Miracle, he has appeared on many TV and film documentaries on this pivotal period of our history. In John Adams: A Life, Ferling offers a compelling portrait of one of the giants of the Revolutionary... more...

  • The Civil War of 1812by Alan Taylor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a northern... more...

  • Civil-Military Relations during the War of 1812by Reginald C. Stuart

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 50.00

    Civil-military relations in the era of the War of 1812 must be seen as a broad theme, not just the particular relationships between officers, military organizations, and civil government and civilians. Civil-military attitudes were interwoven in the lives of Americans and must be seen as ideological and social in character with political expressions.... more...