United States History 1600-1800
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin
An American Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684807610
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class. 150,000 first printing.
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
Paperback      ISBN: 0226033392
"A lively discussion of the life and writings of one of the premier revolutionaries of the eighteenth century. [Ayer's] chapters alternate between the externals of Paine's life and career in England, America, and France and analyses of Common Sense, The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, other significant but less well known writings, and Paine's anticipations of the welfare state."—History: Reviews of New Books "[An] exciting book about Paine's life and principles."—Christopher Hitchens, Newsday
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx
The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679444904
Offers a reassessment of the life, image, and career of Thomas Jefferson, examining his complex personality, controversies about the man and his beliefs, and his accomplishments
Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder
Jefferson and Monticello
The Biography of a Builder
Paperback      ISBN: 0805014632
A look at Jefferson's private life reveals much about life in colonial and Federal America while exploring his lifelong passion for the building of Monticello
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390065
A French soldier depicts farm life in the American colonies and many of their problems
Sexual Revolution in Early America
Sexual Revolution in Early America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801868009
A narrative on the lesser-known sexual values and customs of colonial Americans repudiates conventional Puritanical stereotypes to profile the social, political, and legal dynamics that shaped two hundred years of sexual diversity, discussing Puritan attitudes toward sex, the influence of race and class, and a shift in sexual culture during the eighteenth century.
The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775™1864
The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775™1864
Paperback      ISBN: 0486411249
Thirteen compelling and influential documents: Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, James Madison's The Federalist, George Washington's First Inaugural Address, The Monroe Doctrine, Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, The Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, and more.
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 0553214829
A single volume contains the two most important American documents, the Constitution of the United States, the entire text of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the Bill of Rights and successive constitutional amendments. Reprint.
Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Raid on America
The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Hardcover      ISBN: 0872495655
A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America
A Wilderness So Immense
The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375408126
A history of the Louisiana Purchase takes readers through events that transpired throughout the United States and its territories as well as Great Britain, France, Spain, and Haiti, noting the political clashes of key figures and the purchase's impact on other nations. 25,000 first printing.