United States History 1600-1800
Hardcover ISBN: 0743226712
Draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a history of the American Revolution that ranges from the siege of Boston, to the American defeat at Brooklyn and retreat across New Jersey, to the American victory at Trenton.
America Declares Independence
Hardcover ISBN: 0471264822
The famous lawyer turns his attention to the nation's most important document, exploring the intellectual, religious, and political dimensions of the Declaration of Independence and charting its powerful role in shaping American history.
The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Paperback ISBN: 006009026x
An inspirational but personal look into the trials and tribulations of historical women who helped shape our nation into what it has become exhibits the many facets of their lives and how they supported some of the founders of our country, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Jefferson, Adams, and the First Contested Election
Paperback ISBN: 0380806517
A look at the presidential election of 1800, which pitted Revolutionary War heroes, Founding Fathers, and friends Thomas Jefferson and John Adams against each other, discusses one of the most underhanded elections ever. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
France and England North America
Hardcover ISBN: 0940450100
This Library of America volume, along with its companion, presents, for the first time in compact form, all seven titles of Francis Parkman’s monumental account of France and England’s imperial struggle for dominance on the North American continent. Deservedly compared as a literary achievement to Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Parkman’s accomplishment is hardly less awesome than the explorations and adventures he so vividly describes. Pioneers of France in the New World (1865) begins with the early and tragic settlement of the French Huguenots in Florida, then shifts to the northern reaches of the continent and follows the expeditions of Samuel de Champlain up the St. Lawrence River and into the Great Lakes as he mapped the wilderness, organized the fur trade, promoted Christianity among the natives, and waged a savage forest campaign against the Iroquois. The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century (1867) traces the zealous efforts of the Jesuits and other Roman Catholic orders to convert the Native American tribes of North America. La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West (1869) records that explorer’s voyages on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and his treks, often alone, across the vast western prairies and through the labyrinthine swamps of Louisiana. The Old Régime in Canada (1874) recounts the political struggles among the religious sects, colonial officials, feudal chiefs, royal ministers, and military commanders of Canada. Their bitter fights over the monopoly of the fur trade, the sale of brandy to the natives, the importation of wives from the orphanages and poorhouses of France, and the bizarre fanaticism of religious extremists and their “incessant supernaturalism” animate this pioneering social history of early Canada. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Hardcover ISBN: 0743223527
The author of Take the Cannoli and contributing editor for public radio's "This American Life" shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada. 35,000 first printing.
William Cooper's Town
Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Paperback ISBN: 0679773002
A dual history and biography profiles William Cooper, a shrewd land developer, presiding judge, and U.S. Congressman, against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary War America, and explains how his life reflected the nation.
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)