Lincoln And Chief Justice Taney

Author: James F. Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743250338
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Traces the clashes between the sixteenth president and his Chief Justice, profiling their disparate views about African-American rights, the South's legal ability to secede, and presidential constitutional powers during wartime.

The Presidents And The Supreme Court

Author: James F. Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671636
Size: 71.13 MB
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Collected together, James F. Simon’s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history. The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging admiration between FDR and Chief Justice Hughes; the clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. These were the conflicts that ended slavery, that rescued us from the Great Depression, and that defined a nation—for better and for worse. And, Simon brings them to brilliant and compelling life.

Lincoln In The Atlantic World

Author: Louise Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107109647
Size: 74.11 MB
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This original and wide-ranging work reveals how Abraham Lincoln responded to prompts from around the globe to shape his personal appearance, political appeal, and presidential policies. Throughout his life, he learned lessons about slavery, American politics, and international relations from sources centered in Africa, Britain, and the European continent. Answering questions that previous scholars have not thought to ask, the book opens the vision of Lincoln as a global republican. Thanks to its new stories and compelling analyses, this book provides a provocative and stimulating read that will generate debate at both high and popular levels.

A Country Of Vast Designs

Author: Robert W. Merry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439160457
Size: 43.80 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U.S. history—the presidency of James K. Polk, "our most underrated president" (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein). In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico. "A crucial architect of modern America, James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history" (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion).


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American Civil War

Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414430119
Size: 39.27 MB
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Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Milestone Documents Of American Leaders Powell Jr Adam Clayton

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Schlager Group Inc
Size: 68.13 MB
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The second title in the ground-breaking Milestone Document series, this new set pairs primary source texts with expert analysis by esteemed historians. Milestone Documents of American Leaders features important full-text sources written by presidents, jurists, legislators and other influential people who helped shape the nation.

Marching Toward Hell

Author: Michael Scheuer
Publisher: Free Pr
Size: 71.53 MB
Format: PDF
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A veteran CIA counter-terrorism analyst provides a sobering analysis of the U.S. Iraqi War policy while making unsettling predictions about how American security will be affected by the conflict, in a report that reveals how America's foreign policy is undermining key national goals and rendering the country vulnerable to terrorism. 200,000 first printing.

Young J Edgar

Author: Kenneth D. Ackerman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306816277
Size: 63.79 MB
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Documents America's first domestic war on terror, a period in the early 1920s during which J. Edgar Hoover assembled a database of thousands of suspected communists and was enlisted by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer to execute a series of home and office raids through which more than ten thousand Americans were arrested for treason. Reprint.