With voices ranging from those of presidents to slaves, and from Native Americans and white settlers, from both men and women, this book tells the story of the first half-century of the United States.
A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of MexicoVintage - A key chapter in the creation of the United States, it is the story of a burgeoning nation and an unforgettable conflict that has shaped American history. It is a story of indian fights, secret military maneuvers, Manifest Destiny, gunshot wounds, and political spin. Used book in Good Condition. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies.
This definitive history of the 1846 conflict paints an intimate portrait of the major players and their world. Amy S. Along the way it captures a young lincoln mismatching his clothes, the lasting influence of the Founding Fathers, the birth of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and America’s first national antiwar movement.
A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico - Often forgotten and overlooked, the U. S. Mexican war featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln.
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century AmericaOxford University Press - Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the God of the Jews. His hypnotic personality drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann who seduced the woman-hating Prophet; and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked.
None was more colorful than the prophet himself, using their money to buy an elaborate, eccentric wardrobe, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, a bearded, and reordering their marital relations. Paul johnson and sean wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America - In the hands of johnson and wilentz, the strange tale of matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements that swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal.
AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White HouseRandom House Trade Paperbacks - Jackson was the most contradictory of men. With his powerful persona, his evident bravery, and his mystical connection to the people, Jackson moved the White House from the periphery of government to the center of national action, articulating a vision of change that challenged entrenched interests to heed the popular will– or face his formidable wrath.
Democracy made its stand in the jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad. His story is one of violence, courage, sex, and tragedy. Beloved and hated, andrew jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, venerated and reviled, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.
The architect of the removal of Indians from their native lands, he was warmly sentimental and risked everything to give more power to ordinary citizens. He was, a lot like his country: alternately kind and vicious, in short, brilliant and blind; and a man who fought a lifelong war to keep the republic safe–no matter what it took.
AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House - Jackson’s election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. The greatest of the presidents who have followed Jackson in the White House–from Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to FDR to Truman–have found inspiration in his example, and virtue in his vision.
To tell the saga of jackson’s presidency, acclaimed author Jon Meacham goes inside the Jackson White House. Used book in Good Condition.
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground RailroadW. W. Norton & Company - Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution.
Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence―including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York―Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history.
W w norton Company. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery. To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. Random House Trade Paperbacks.
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad - 16 pages of illustrations Used book in Good Condition. New york was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3, 000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860.
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early RepublicVintage - Oxford university Press USA. If all went well, graduates would return to join similiar projects in their respective homelands. For some years, the school prospered, indeed became quite famous. W w norton Company. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition. However, when two cherokee students courted and married local women public resolve and fundamental ideals were put to a severe test.
Award-winning historian john Demos tells the astonishing and moving story of a unique missionary project, which probes the very roots of American identity. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the United States looked outward to the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers devised a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and "civiization.
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic - Its core element was a special school for "heathen youth" drawn from all parts of the earth, especially, and, the native nations of North America.
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian AlliesVintage - After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States at the expense of Canadians and Indians. In the early nineteenth century, britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution, leading to a second confrontation that redefined North America.
Pulitzer prize-winning historian alan taylor’s vivid narrative tells the riveting story of the soldiers, settlers, immigrants, and Indians who fought to determine the fate of a continent. W w norton Company. Used book in Good Condition. And dissident americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies.
The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies - Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of 1812 reveals an often brutal sometimes comic war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada. Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of 1812 reveals an often brutal sometimes comic war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.
The border divided americans—former Loyalists and Patriots—who fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. Oxford university Press USA.
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century AmericaOxford University Press, USA - It was said that matthias the prophet was stealing money from one of his followers; then came reports of lascivious sexual relations, based on odd teachings of matched spirits, apostolic priesthoods, and the inferiority of women. Used book in Good Condition. In the kingdom of matthias, the distinguished historians Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture this forgotten story, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.
His hypnotic spell drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann who seduced the woman-hating Prophet; and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked.
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America - None was more colorful than the prophet himself, using their money to buy an elaborate, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, eccentric wardrobe, a bearded, and reordering their marital relations. They also reveal much about a formative period in American history, showing the connections among rapid economic change, politics, popular culture, sex and race relations, and the rich varieties of American religious experience.
W w norton Company. At its climax, the rumors transformed into legal charges, as the Prophet was arrested for the murder of a once highly-regarded Christian gentleman who had fallen under his sway. Oxford university Press USA.
Celia, A SlaveAvon - Based on court records, celia, a slave is a powerful masterwork of passion and scholarship--a stunning literary achievement that brilliantly illuminates one of the most extraordinary events in the long, correspondences and newspaper accounts past and present, dark history of slavery in America. And at the tender age of eighteen, the desperate and frightened young black woman found herself on trial for Newsom's murder--the defendant in a landmark courtroom battle that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South's most cherished institution.
Oxford university Press USA. Random House Trade Paperbacks. W w norton Company. For the next five years, she was cruelly and repeatedly molested by her abusive master--and bore him two children in the process. But in 1855, driven to the limits of her endurance, Celia fought back. Used book in Good Condition. Americana history.
Celia, A Slave - . Used book in Good Condition. In 1850, fourteen-year-old celia became the property of Robert Newsom, a prosperous and respected Missouri farmer.
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837Hill and Wang - Johnson explores the reasons for the revival's spectacular success there, suggesting important links between its moral accounting and the city's new industrial world. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Paul E. Used book in Good Condition. Americana history. In a new preface, he reassesses his evidence and his conclusions in this major work.
Used book in Good Condition. The religious revival that transformed america in the 1820s, making it the most militantly Protestant nation on earth and spawning reform movements dedicated to temperance and to the abolition of slavery, had an especially powerful effect in Rochester, New York. Random House Trade Paperbacks.
A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 - W w norton Company. A quarter-century after its first publication, economy, and religion during the Second Great Awakening, A Shopkeeper's Millennium remains a landmark work--brilliant both as a new interpretation of the intimate connections among politics, and as a surprising portrait of a rapidly growing frontier city.
Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New RepublicYale University Press - Oxford university Press USA. These political weapons were all deployed in the tumultuous presidential election of 1800―an event that nearly toppled the new republic. By illuminating this culture of honor, Freeman offers new understandings of some of the most perplexing events of early American history, including the notorious duel between Burr and Hamilton.
Americana history. Used book in Good Condition. In the absence of a party system and with few examples to guide America’s experiment in republican governance, the rituals and rhetoric of honor provided ground rules for political combat. Yale University Press. W w norton Company. By exploring both the public actions and private papers of key figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton, Freeman reveals an alien and profoundly unstable political world grounded on the code of honor.
Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In this extraordinary book, Joanne Freeman offers a major reassessment of political culture in the early years of the American republic. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Gossip, print warfare, and dueling were tools used to jostle for status and form alliances in an otherwise unstructured political realm.