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History of the United States of America (1801–1817)

History of the United States of America (1801–1817)
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  • Date Published: September 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033114

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  • Henry Adams (1838–1918), journalist, novelist, and historian, was the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, both presidents of the United States. A professor of medieval history at Harvard whose areas of research were wide-ranging, he was deeply interested in the evolution of democracy in the United States. While Adams is best remembered for his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1907), for which he was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer prize, his nine-volume history of the United States during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison (1801–17), which was published between 1889 and 1891, has been hailed as one of the greatest historical works in English. Adams was an advocate of scientific history, and this monumental work adheres to its principles, considering social trends and circumstances rather than focusing on particular events.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033114
    • dimensions: 485 x 355 x 190 mm
    • weight: 7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Physical and economical conditions
    2. Popular characteristics
    3. Intellect of New England
    4. Intellect of the middle states
    5. Intellect of the southern states
    6. American ideals
    7. The inauguration
    8. Organization
    9. The annual message
    10. Legislation
    11. The judiciary debate
    12. Personalities
    13. The Spanish court
    14. The retrocession
    15. Toussaint Louverture
    16. Closure of the Mississippi
    17. Monroe's mission. Volume 2:
    1. Rupture of the Peace of Amiens
    2. The Louisiana treaty
    3. Claim to West Florida
    4. Constitutional difficulties
    5. The Louisiana debate
    6. Louisiana legislation
    7. Impeachments
    8. Conspiracy
    9. The Yazoo claims
    10. Trial of Justice Chase
    11. Quarrel with Yrujo
    12. Pinckney's diplomacy
    13. Monroe and Talleyrand
    14. Relations with England
    15. Cordiality with England
    16. Anthony Merry
    17. Jefferson's enemies
    18. England and Tripoli
    Index. Volume 3:
    1. Internal improvement
    2. Monroe's diplomacy
    3. Cabinet vacillations
    4. Between France and England
    5. The Florida message
    6. The two-million act
    7. John Randolph's schism
    8. Madison's enemies
    9. Domestic affairs
    10. Burr's schemes
    11. Burr's preparations
    12. Escape past Fort Massac
    13. Claiborne and Wilkinson
    14. Collapse of the conspiracy
    15. Session of 1806–7
    16. The Berlin decree
    17. Monroe's treaty
    18. Rejection of Monroe's treaty
    19. Burr's trial. Volume 4:
    1. The 'Chesapeake' and 'Leopard'
    2. Demands and disavowals
    3. Perceval and Canning
    4. The Orders in Council
    5. No more neutrals
    6. Insults and popularity
    7. The embargo
    8. The mission of George Rose
    9. Measures of defence
    10. The rise of a British Party
    11. The enforcement of embargo
    12. The cost of embargo
    13. The Dos de Maio
    14. England's reply to the embargo
    15. Failure of embargo
    16. Perplexity and confusion
    17. Diplomacy and conspiracy
    18. General factiousness
    19. Repeal of embargo
    20. Jefferson's retirement
    Index. Volume 5:
    1. Subsidence of faction
    2. Alienation from France
    3. Canning's concessions
    4. Erskine's arrangement
    5. Disavowal of Erskine
    6. Francis James Jackson
    7. Napoleon's triumph
    8. Executive weakness
    9. Legislative impotence
    10. Incapacity of government
    11. The decree of Rambouillet
    12. Cadore's letter of August 5
    13. The Marquess Wellesley
    14. Government by proclamation
    15. The Floridans and the Bank
    16. Contract with France
    17. Dismissal of Robert Smith
    18. Napoleon's delays
    19. Russia and Sweden. Volume 6:
    1. Pinkney's inamicable leave
    2. The 'Little Belt'
    3. Madison triumphant
    4. Harrison and Tecumthe
    5. Tippecanoe
    6. Meeting of the twelfth congress
    7. War debates
    8. War legislation
    9. Madison as Minerva
    10. Hesitations
    11. War
    12. Joel Barlow
    13. Repeal of the Orders in Council
    14. Invasion of Canada
    15. Hull's surrender
    16. The Niagara campaign
    17. Naval battles
    18. Discord
    19. Executive embarrassments
    20. War legislation
    Index. Volume 7:
    1. England angry
    2. Russian meditation
    3. The extra session of 1813
    4. The River Raisin
    5. Proctor and Perry
    6. The Battle of the Thames
    7. Dearborn's campaign
    8. Wilkinson's campaign
    9. Mobile and Fort Mims
    10. Campaigns among the Creeks
    11. The blockade
    12. 'Chesapeake' and 'Argus'
    13. Privateering
    14. Russia and England
    15. The last embargo
    16. Monroe and Armstrong. Volume 8:
    1. Massachusetts decides
    2. Chippawa and Lundy's Lane
    3. Fort Erie
    4. Plattsburg
    5. Bladensburg
    6. Baltimore
    7. Sloops-of-war and privateers
    8. Exhaustion
    9. Congress and currency
    10. Congress and army
    11. The Hartford Convention
    12. New Orleans in danger
    13. The artillery battle
    14. The battle of New Orleans. Volume 9:
    1. The meeting at Ghent
    2. The treaty of Ghent
    3. Close of hostilities
    4. Decline of Massachusetts
    5. Peace legislation
    6. Retirement of Madison
    7. Economical results
    8. Religious and politic

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