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- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 43.99
George Washington's Mount Vernon brings together--for the first time--the details of Washington's 45-year endeavor to build and perfect Mount Vernon. In doing so it introduces us to a Washington few of his contemporaries knew, and one little noticed by historians since.Here we meet the planter/patriot who also genuinely loved building, a man passionately... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99
Recapturing the historical drama and significance of the Whiskey Rebellion--the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution--Slaughter assesses this tax rebellion among frontier farmers in 1794 in relation to interregional tensions, republican ideology, and the social and political conflict of the 1780s and '90s. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. In this persuasive book, Sandra M. Gustafson combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current democratic practices of deliberation are rooted in the civic rhetoric that flourished in the early American republic.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 75.00
During the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy numbered several dozen ships and captured fewer than 200 British vessels. American privateers, on the other hand, commanded more than 200 vessels and captured more than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the only American force that consistently threatened Britain throughout the Atlantic, especially along... more...
- NYU Press 1994; US$ 27.00
James McCaffrey examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War, through the day-to-day experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp, and on the march. With remarkable sympathy, humor, and grace, the author fills in the historical gaps of one war while rising issues now found to be strikingly relevant to this nation's modern military... more...
- NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00
Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State offers an in-depth examination of the origins, controversial uses, and competing interpretations of this powerful metaphor in law and public policy. more...
- NYU Press 2006; US$ 40.00
From his arrival in New York City in 1831 as a young printer from New Hampshire to his death in 1872 after losing the presidential election to General Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley (b. 1811) was a quintessential New Yorker. He thrived on the city?s ceaseless energy, with his New York Tribune at the forefront of a national revolution in reporting... more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 32.50
During the Secession Winter session of Congress, twenty-two-year-old Henry Adams worked as private secretary to his father, Representative Charles Francis Adams. Henry wrote four accounts of these crucial months in Washington?an essay, letters to his brother, a segment in his famous autobiography, and twenty-one unsigned letters that Adams composed... more...
A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America - Volume 2Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.49
Volume 2 of 2.I must confess I know little, if anything, about the War of 1812 with the USA, which is the subject of this book. For anybody else in the same boat, who wants to learn about it, this 1000-page account will go a long way towards remedying that lack of knowledge. It is a contemporary account, published a few years after the war, which officially... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00
This book explores how American adjusted their economic behavior to new market incentives that resulted from the American Revolution. Jonathan Chu explores individual economic and legal behaviors, connecting them to adjustments in trade relations with Europe and Asia, the rise in debt litigation in Western Massachusetts, deflation and monetary illiquidity,... more...