United States History 1600-1800
The Origins of the American Constitution
A Documentary History
Paperback ISBN: 0140087443
Describes the evolution of the American Constitution by analyzing material from state constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, and the personal correspondence of Convention delegates
Those Dirty Rotten Taxes
The Tax Revolts That Built America
Hardcover ISBN: 0684843943
A provocative look at the history of taxation in America includes a thorough examination of pivotal tax revolts, from the original pre-Revolutionary tea tax to the government's war on nineteenth-century moonshiners, and details today's political rhetoric regarding the abolishment of income tax altogether.
A Leap in the Dark
The Struggle to Create the American Republic
Hardcover ISBN: 0195159241
The author revisits a truly revolutionary period in American history, chronicling the battles over allegiance, philosophy, leadership, and ideas that swirled in the foment that gave birth to the American republic. (History)
Hardcover ISBN: 1594200092
The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography by the National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan. 400,000 first printing.
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Paperback ISBN: 0465017371
Describes the events that led up to the fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, offers profiles of each man, and recounts Jefferson's attempts to ruin Burr after Hamilton's death. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Times of Their Lives
Life, Love and Death at Plymouth Colony
Hardcover ISBN: 0716738309
Offers an honest, often-startling portrait of Plymouth Colony, including the legal system, religion, agriculture, family life, women's roles, alcohol use, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, suspicious deaths, and violent crimes.
Liberty and Freedom
Hardcover ISBN: 0195162536
A distinguished history and author of Washington's Crossing analyzes the concepts of liberty and freedom through visions, images, and symbols throughout the folk history of those ideas, showing how they are popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture rather than political abstractions.
Paperback ISBN: 0743223136
Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States.