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The Rise of American Democracy, Brief Version
The Rise of American Democracy, Brief Version
by Sean Wilentz
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Ferocious clashes among the Founders over the role of ordinary citizens in a government of "we, the people" were eventually resolved in the triumph of Andrew Jackson. Thereafter, Sean Wilentz shows, a fateful division arose between two starkly opposed... (read more)

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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America
by Jack Rakove
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st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } “A richly detailed, heavily documented, but eminently readable account of the men who led the Revolution, wrote the Constitution and persuaded the citizens of the thirteen original states to adopt it.”&... (read more)

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Washington's Spies : Story of America's First Spy Ring (07 Edition)
Washington's Spies : Story of America's First Spy Ring (07 Edition)
by Alexander Rose
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Soon to be a series on AMC Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep... (read more)

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The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty
by William Hogeland
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A gripping and sensational tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, andlt;Iandgt;The Whiskey Rebellion andlt;/Iandgt;uncovers the radical eighteenth-century peopleand#8217;s movement, long ignored by historians, that contributed decisively to the... (read more)

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Politically Incorrect Guidetm To the Founding Fathers (09 Edition)
Politically Incorrect Guidetm To the Founding Fathers (09 Edition)
by Brion Mcclanahan
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The truth revealed--and PC myths shattered--about the Founding Fathers Tom Brokaw labeled the World War II generation the "Greatest Generation," but he was wrong. That honor belongs to the Founders--the men who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred... (read more)

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The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Modern Library Classics)
The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Modern Library Classics)
by James Madison
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James Madison kept the most extensive notes of any attendee of the Constitutional Convention. Now his notes are presented with modern punctuation and spelling and helpful notes, fascinating background information on every delegate, and an overview of the... (read more)

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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
by Pauline Maier
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Just in time for Independence Day, here is a pocket-sized edition of the United States' most important documents. Featuring a lively Introduction by Pauline Maier, the author of "American Scripture", a "New York Times" Top Ten Book of 1997, this pairing... (read more)

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Long Fuse : How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785 (95 Edition)
Long Fuse : How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785 (95 Edition)
by Don Cook
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In The Long Fuse, Don Cook investigates the American Revolution from the British side, throwing new light on this colorful age and its players. He draws from a multitude of primary sources, including personal correspondence and political memoranda, to... (read more)

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Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
by Tim Mcgrath.
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Five ships against hundreds—the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen…   America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington... (read more)

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The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840
The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840
by Jack Larkin
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Compact and insightful. --<I>New York Times Book Review</I> Jack Larkin has retrieved the irretrievable; the intimate facts of everyday life that defined what people were really like.--<I>American Heritage</I>... (read more)

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Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
by Bernard Bailyn
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The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in History is reinterpreted by the foremost colonial historian of American history, using the perspective of migration as an organizing principle. 32 photos, 19 maps.... (read more)

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Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
by John Ferling
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From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent of George Washington, this is the rare work of scholarship that offers us irresistible human drama even as it enriches our understanding of deep themes in our nations history. The decade of... (read more)

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Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas
Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas
by Carl Becker
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The Declaration of Independence Carl L. Becker's important study is an analysis of the concepts expressed in the Declaration. Here is a lucid explanation of what the Declaration really is, what views it sets forth, where those views arose, and how they... (read more)

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Reconsiderations on the Revolutionary War: Selected Essays (Contributions in Military Studies)
Reconsiderations on the Revolutionary War: Selected Essays (Contributions in Military Studies)
by R. Don Higginbotham
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[These essays] provide not only the main outlines of modern thinking, but also historiographical guides to recent literature on the subjects they treat. This volume is indispensable to the serious student.Journal of American... (read more)

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Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776
Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence, 1774-1776
by Richard R Beeman
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In 1768, Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush stood before the empty throne of King George III, overcome with emotion as he gazed at the symbol of Americas connection with England. Eight years later, he became one of the fifty-six men to sign the... (read more)

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Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution
Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution
by Lawrence Goldstone
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Lawrence Goldstone throws new light on the framing of the U. S. Constitution in this intriguing chronicle of the Constitutional debates, bringing to life the remarkable range of personalities and rivalries that forged the foundation of our country. The... (read more)

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Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
by Andrea Wulf
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From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany... (read more)

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Jeffersonian Persuasion : Evolution of a Party Ideology (78 Edition)
Jeffersonian Persuasion : Evolution of a Party Ideology (78 Edition)
by Lance Banning
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This revisionary study offers a convincing new interpretation of Jeffersonian Republican thought in the 1970's. Based on extensive research in the newspapers and political pamphlets of the decade as well as the public and private writings of party... (read more)

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George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
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“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn't get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who... (read more)

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Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment: Paris 1785
Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment: Paris 1785
by James C. Thompson
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As portrayed in this colorful book, Thomas Jefferson is not quite the monument that readers learn about in school. In a new kind of nonfiction narrative, Jefferson's transformation from frontiersman and political loner into cosmopolitan political leader... (read more)

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