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  • James Madisonby Jill Mulhall

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    James Madison made great contributions to the United States. During his presidency, he declared war on Great Britain. Not all of his decisions met public approval, but he was well respected throughout his lifetime and one of the most influential founding fathers. more...

  • George Washington's Mount Vernonby Robert F. Jr. Dalzell; Lee Baldwin Dalzell

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    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...

  • The Whiskey Rebellionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    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...

  • Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republicby Sandra M. Gustafson

    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...

  • American Privateers in the War of 1812by Timothy S. Good

    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...

  • Army of Manifest Destinyby James M. Mccaffrey

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and Stateby Daniel Dreisbach

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Horace Greeleyby Robert C. Williams

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Henry Adams in the Secession Crisisby Mark J. Stegmaier

    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 2by William James

    Andrews 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...