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973.4 Constitutional period, 1789-1809

History of the United States of America (1801-1817) 9 volumes

Adams, HenryGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2|Go to Vol 3|Go to Vol 4|Go to Vol 5

Go to Vol 6|Go to Vol 7|Go to Vol 8|Go to Vol 9
DDC: 973.4

A valuable scholarly work for this period.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Titles of volumes are:

Volume 1 – 1st Administration of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1805): Vol 1
Volume 2 – 1st Administration of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1805): Vol 2
Volume 3 – 2nd Administration of Thomas Jefferson (1805-1809): Vol 1
Volume 4 – 2nd Administration of Thomas Jefferson (1805-1809): Vol 2
Volume 5 – 1st Administration of James Madison (1809-1813): Vol 1
Volume 6 – 1st Administration of James Madison (1809-1813): Vol 2
Volume 7 – 2nd Administration of James Madison (1813-1817): Vol 1
Volume 8 – 2nd Administration of James Madison (1813-1817): Vol 2
Volume 9 – 2nd Administration of James Madison (1813-1817): Vol 3

Orleans Territory, Two Million act, Mediterranean Fund, steam batteries, Yazoo act, sloops-of-war, John Adair, John Quincy Adams, Alabama Indians, Czar Alexander, alien and sedition laws, Joseph Allston, Theodosia Burr, Blennerhassett, Joseph Anderson, Argus, John Armstrong, Talleyrand, Napoleon, non-intercourse act, defense of New Orleans, light dragoons, sea fencibles, John Jacob Astor, Ezekiel Bacon, William Bainbridge, specie payments, Barbary powers, Joel Barlow, Joshua Barney, Captain James Barron, Lord Bathurst, James A. Bayard, Colonel Edward Baynes, Barnabas Biddle, battle of Bladensburg, Willie Blount, John Parke Boyd, John Breckinridge, Isaac Brock, General Jacob Brown, Sackett’s Harbor, Lundy’s Lane, Aaron Burr, George Cabot, John C. Calhoun, George W. Campbell, George Canning, Lewis Cass, Hull’s capitulation, Lord Castlereagh, Don Pedro de Cevallos, Jean Baptiste de Champagny, William Ellery Channing, Charles IV, Isaac Chauncey, capture of Fort George, Chesapeake and Leopard, William C. Claiborne, Henry Clay, Sir Alexander Cochrane, George Clinton, John Coffee, Burnt Corn, Fort Mims, Jacob Crowninshield, Alexander J. Dallas, Henry Dearborn, Joseph H. Daveiss, Jonathan Dayton, Stephen Decatur, decree of Berlin, Samuel Dexter, Gordon Drummond, Embargo of 1807, 1810s, Epervier, Guerriere, John W. Eppes, David Montague Erskine, capture of Essex, Dr. William Eustis, possession of West Florida, Fort Meigs, Mort McHenry, Fort Erie, Fort Bowyer, Fort Stoddert, Augustus John Foster, Robert Fulton, Edmund Pendleton Gaines, Albert Gallatin, William Branch Giles, Christopher Gore, Henry Goulburn, Lord Grenville, Felix Grundy, Paul Hamilton, Wade Hampton, William Henry Harrison, John Henry, Hornet sinks the Peacock, impressment of seamen, Chrystler’s Field, Chrystler’s farm, Samuel Dlucenna Ingham, George Izard, Francis James Jackson, Richard Mentor Johnson, Victor Emmanuel Leclerc, Benjamin H. Latrobe, British licenses of trade, Louis Bonaparte, Louisianacide, Thomas Macdonough, Nathaniel Macon, Alexander Macomb, American history, politics, U.S. government, Congress, Hugues, Bernard Maret, Duc de Bassano, Chief Justice John Marshall, Peter McQueen, Anthony Merry, Michillimackinaw, Niagara frontier, Joseph Hopper Nicholson

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The Federalist System 1789-1801 (American Nation, Vol. 11)

Bassett, John Spencer Go to Book
DDC: 973.4

An excellent presentation of the problems of the nation in its early days, including the establishment of a party system, a stable financial system, and an international policy. Maps and bibliography.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. Launching the New Government (1789-1791)
2. Hamilton’s Financial System (1789-1791)
3. Founding the Republican Party (1790-1792)
4. England and the Northwest (1789-1794)
5. Spain and the Southwest (1789-1795)
6. Neutrality and the Mission of Genet (1793)
7. The Whiskey Insurrection (1793-1795)
8. The Perplexing Problem of British Trade (1793-1796)
9. Washington as a Party President (1795-1797)
10. The Republican Court (1789-1800)
11. The State of Society (1789-1800)
12. The First Victories of Anti-Slavery (1777-1804)
13. Economic Conditions (1789-1800)
14. Political Affairs Early in Adams’s Administration (1797-1798)
15. The Quarrel with France (1796-1797)
16. War or Peace (1797-1798)
17. Alien and Sedition Acts (1797-1798)
18. Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798-1800)
19. Downfall of the Federalists (1798-1801)
20. Critical Essay on Authorities

John Adams, French alliance, Essex Junto, John Q. Adams, Publicola letter, Algiers depredations, Alien act, anti-Federalism, anti-slavery, Wayne’s expedition, St. Clair’s defeat, Bank of United States, Joel Barlow, William Blount, H. H. Brackenridge, whiskey insurrection, whiskey rebellion, Joseph Brant, Northwest Territory, Aaron Burr, Hamilton-Jefferson estrangement, Thomas Callender, Samuel Chase, Cherokee Indians, Chickasaw Indians, Chisholm vs. Georgia, Choctaw Indians, Genet’s plan, George Rogers Clark, William Cobbett, West Indian commerce, Algerine depredations, Jay treaty, internal transportation, bondage to England, confederation, Lyon-Griswold affair, naturalization act, sedition act, judiciary act, gradual emancipation, Constellation, slave-trade compromise, slave representation, compact theory, Thomas Cooper, contraband food, cotton-gin, Creek Indians, sinking-fund, Fort Defiance, Washington’s levee, William Duane, Oliver Ellsworth, Battle of Fallen Timber, Kentucky resolutions, Genet’s project, impressment, Monroe’s mission, X Y Z mission, Philip Freneau, Fries riot, frontier posts, fugitive-slave law, Albert Gallatin, Ganges incident, E. C. Genet, Edmond C. Genet, Yazoo grants, Elbridge Gerry, Nootka Sound, Fort Greenville, Lyon affair, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, impressment of Americans, Fort Harmar treaty, Sandusky council, Creek treaty, Indigo industry, Andrew Jackson, internal revenue excise, Pacificus letters, Spanish intrigue, Rufus King, Henry Knox, Little Sarah affair, Louis Philippe, Matthew Lyon, Alexander McGillivray, James McHenry, James Madison, Virginia resolutions, Madrid treaty, hand industry, John Marshall, George Mason, abolition of slavery, James Monroe, Hamilton-Reynolds affair, Governeur Morris, Mount Vernon, Talleyrand, Napoleon, Mount Vernon seizures, British Maumee fort, Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, Peace of 1783, Petite Democrate affair, Timothy Pickering, Charles C. Pinckney, Thomas Pinckney, privateering, Edmund Randolph, Fauchet despatch, Arthur St. Clair, secession, Talleyrand-Perigord, George Washington, Anthony Wayne, Greenville treaty, meeting on Braddock’s field, Parkinson’s Ferry meeting, Eli Whitney, James Wilkinson, Oliver Wolcott, ebooks, free history, Constitutional period

Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy

NY: Macmillan 1915
Beard, Charles A.Go to Book
DDC: 973.4

The Jeffersonian System, 1801-1811 (American Nation, Vol. 12)

Channing, Edward Go to Book
DDC: 973.4

Clear and orderly presentation of a complicated period on which a vast amount of literature has been written.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. Organization of Jefferson’s Administration (1801-1805)
2. Republican Reformations (1801-1802)
3. The Tripolitan War (1801-1804)
4. La Louisiane (1684-1800)
5. The Louisiana Purchase (1801-1803)
6. The Administration of Louisiana (1803-1812)
7. The Exploration of the West (1803-1806)
8. Slavery and the Slave-Trade (1801-1808)
9. The Chase Impeachment (1804-1805)
10. John Randolph and the Yazoo Men (1801-1813)
11. The End of the Harvest Season (1803-1805)
12. The Burr Expedition (1805-1807)
13. Foreign Relations (1805)
14. The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair (1801-1807)
15. The Belligerents and Neutral Commerce (1801-1807)
16. The Embargo (1807-1808)
17. Jefferson’s Failure and Flight (1808-1809)
18. International Complications (1809-1810)
19. Madison and the Belligerents (1810-1811)
20. Approach of War (1809-1812)
21. Critical Essay on Authorities

John Armstrong, Chesapeake-Leopard affair, Lewis and Clark, Aaron Burr, Chase impeachment, Wilkinson’s defection, Samuel Chase, George Clinton, home trade monopoly, U.S. history, American history, history, politics, government, U.S. government, political history, Senate, Congress, slave impost, slave trade, Stephen Decatur, internal improvement, public lands, cotton-gin, public-land grants for education, Tripolitan War, Federalist party, Secretary Gallatin, Macon bill, War of 1812, foreign affairs, State department, Yazoo claims, neutral trade, impeachment, impressment of Americans, Leander incident, Little Belt affair, indigo culture, Intrepid, Barbary powers, Yrujo-Jackson incident, Burr expedition, West Indian prize courts, Meriwether Lewis, slave insurrection, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Nathaniel Macon, James Madison, Madrid treaty, Mandan Indians, Marbury vs. Madison, Burr trial, Milan decree, Mobile act, Napoleonic Wars, 1800s, 1810s, nationality, Fox’s blockade order, embargo, Bayonne decree, British manufactures, Lewis and Clark expedition, zebulon Pike, Charles Pinckney, William Pinckney, John Randolph, fugitive slave bill, slave insurrection, black history, Robert Smith, Talleyrand-Perigord, Tippecanoe, Louisiana purchase, war party, Tripoli bombarded, Yazoo lands

Washington and his Colleagues

New Haven: Yale University Press 1918
Ford, Henry Jones Go to Book
DDC: 973.4

(title continued) ” … A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism”

Democratic-Republican Societies, 1790-1800

NY: Columbia University 1942
Link, Eugene P.Go to Book
DDC: 973.4

Reports on the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (Late Vice President of the United States), for Treason and for a Misdemeanor …

Philadelphia: Hopkins & Earle 1808
Robertson, David K.Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 973.4

(title continued) ” … in preparing the means of a Military Expedition against Mexico, a territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were at peace, …”

The History of the Administration of John Adams, esq. Late President of the United States

NY: 1802
Wood, JohnGo to Book
DDC: 973.4

973.5 Early nineteenth century, 1809-1845

Message from the President of the United States Recommending an Immediate Declaration of War, Against Great Britain

Washington: 1812
Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

The Rise of American Nationality 1811-1819 (American Nation, Vol. 13)

Babcock, Kendric CharlesGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

Deals mainly with the War of 1812 and its results. Includes a bibliography and maps.
“Accuracy and impartiality are its distinctive characteristics.” Outlook
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. The Reign of Faction (1809-1811)
2. Problems of the Southwest and Northwest (1810-1812)
3. French Duplicity and English Stubbornness (1810-1812)
4. New Elements in Control (1811-1812)
5. The Declaration of War (1812)
6. On to Canada (1809-1812) (1812-1814)
7. The Naval War (1812-1814)
8. The Southwest and the Centre (1813-1815)
9. New England and the War (1811-1815)
10. Peace Negotiations (1813-1815)
11. The Results of the War (1815)
12. Party Divisions and Personalities (1815-1819)
13. War Finance and the Second Bank (1816)
14. The Tariff (1815-1818)
15. Westward Migration and Internal Improvements (1815-1819)
16. Negotiations with England (1815-1818)
17. Relations with Spain (1815-1821)
18. The Great Decisions of the Supreme Court (1816-1824)
19. Critical Essay on Authorities

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John Quincy Adams, Hartford Convention, slave-trade, Florida negotiations, Algerine War, Amelia Island, John Armstrong, Baltimore riots, Bank of United States, suspend specie payments, resumption of specie payments, James A. Bayard, Battle of Bladensburg, blockade of American coast, Boston resolutions, Louisiana purchase, Fort Bowyer, Isaac Brock, Lord Brougham, General Jacob Brown, John C. Calhoun, Jackson’s expedition, Lord Castlereagh, Battle of Lake Champlain, Isaac Chauncey, Chesapeake affair, blockade of Chesapeake Bay, Henry Clay, bank recharter, commercial convention, Florida treaty, De Witt Clinton, Erie Canal, Sir Alexander Cochrane, English convention, internal improvements, tariff, non-intercourse, embargo, Monroe’s tour, election of 1816, Creek Indians, Cumberland Road, Dartmouth College case, Henry Dearborn, New England militia, Stephen Decatur, Detroit campaign, Detroit surrender, East Florida, manufactures, battle of Lake Erie, David Farragut, Admiral Farragut, Federalist party, Ghent negotiations, Adams’s ultimatum, War of 1812, impressment, neutral trade, Fort Wayne treaty, Albert Gallatin, Treaty of 1818, Wade Hampton, William Henry Harrison, Tippecanoe, Raisin River massacre, William Hull, land cessions, Creek War, Seminole War, Andrew Jackson, Creek War, Thomas Jefferson, William Jones, Little Belt affair, Lundy’s Lane, Fort McHenry, James Madison, Niagara campaign, Ghent treaty, John Marshall, George Matthews, Missouri Compromise, Mobile occupied, Fort Mims, James Monroe, Russian mediation, Gouverneur Morris, Napolean I, nationalism, slavery, Pakenham’s expedition, Battle of New Orleans, Tecumseh and Prophet, Luis de Onis, American history, history, politics, government, 1810s, 1800s, 19th century, Sir Edward Pakenham, Oliver Hazard Perry, Battle of Plattsburg, Sir George Prevost, privateering, Josiah Quincy, John Randolph, Robert Ross, Count Roumanzoff, Johnathan Russell, suppression of slave trade, Samuel Smith, spoliation claims, Joseph Story, Chief Justice Marshall, Proctor’s retreat, manifest destiny, Battle of Thames River, Battle of Tippecanoe, Martin Van Buren, Dearborn’s campaign, Harrison’s campaign, cruise of Essex, campaign against Washington, Daniel Webster, Duke of Wellington, steam navigation, Missouri territory, James Wilkinson, Wilkinson court-martial, William Wirt, ebooks, history online

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The Party Battles of the Jackson Period

Bowers, Claude G. Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

“Brilliant, impartial and fascinating record of a stormy time, with sharply etched pen portraits of its leaders and a vivid picture of Washington society in the ’30’s. Bibliography. NY State Library
“With keen-sighted scholarship and in facile style he has achieved a volume of admirable historical quality, worthy to rank with the finest modern presentations of men and events, and falling into the class of Charnwood’s Lincoln, Beveridge’s Marshall, and Whitlock’s Belgium because of its monumental study and progressive psychology.” W. G. McAdoo in International Book Review
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. The Washington of the Thirties
2. The Rising of the Masses
3. The Red Terror and the White
4. Jackson Breaks with Calhoun
5. Mrs. Eaton Demolishes the Cabinet
6. Kitchen Cabinet Portraits
7. Clay Leads the Party Onslaught
8. Clay Fins his Issue
9. The Dramatic Battle of 1832
10. The Politics of Nullification
11. Jackson vs. Biddle
12. The Battle of the Gods
13. Political Hydrophobia
14. Whig Disloyalty in the French Crisis
15. The Battle of the Succession
16. Twilight Triumphs
Books, Papers, and Manuscripts Cited and Consulted

abolitionsits, American system, internal improvements, Anti-Masons, William T. Barry, James Barbour, John Bell, Thomas H. Benton, French Spoliation Claims, Nicholas Biddle, Horace Binney, Francis Preston Blair, John Branch, Mrs. Eaton controversy, James Buchanan, Fortifications bill, Abolitionist petitions, Jackson-Calhoun break, Nullification Proclamation, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, Harriet Martineau, William H. Crawford, Mahlon Dickerson, W. J. Duane, election of 1832, election of 1824, election of 1828, Edward Everett, Thomas Ewing, election of 1836, Nullifiers, Kitchen Cabinet, foreign affairs, 1820s, 1830s, U.S. history, American history, history, John Forsyth, Whig party, Duff Green, Felix Grundy, abolitionist mail, Philip Hone, Isaac Hill, inauguration of Jackson, spoils syste, George McDuffie, Louis McLane, John McLean, W.P Mangum, negro colonization, politics, government, Webster-Hayne debate, U.S. government, political history, George Poindexter, Senate, Congress, W. C. Rives, Joseph Story, John Sergeant, Seminole campaign, Roger B. Taney, John Tyler, President Van Buren, Daniel Webster, Thurlow Weed, Levi Woodbury, William Wirt, Silas Wright, Whig aristocracy, King Mob, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Peggy O’Neal, Bank recharter, Nullifiers, Anti-Masons, Force bill, Lewis Cass, Roger Taney

The Middle Period 1817-1858 (American History series)

Burgess, John W.Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

“Portrays the struggle between the national and states-rights theories, tracing their growth from the Missouri Compromise. The Mexican cessions and their political consequences are discussed at disproportionate length. Mr. Burgess possesses keen logical power; has written from the sources: holds pronounced views and is not unbiased, though he usually states both sides fairly and moderately. . . A stimulating book.” Larned’s Literature of American history. Bibliography and maps.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. The Nationalization of the Old Republican Party
2. The Acquisition of Florida
3. Slavery in the United States before 1820
4. The Creation of the Commonwealth of Missouri
5. The Beginning of the Particularistic Reaction
6. The Presidential Election of 1824
7. The Division of the Republican Party
8. Democratic Opposition to Internal Improvements and Protection
9. The United States Bank and the Presidential Contest of 1832
10. Nullification
11. Abolition
12. The Bank, the Sub-Treasury, and Party Development between 1832 and 1842
13. Texas
14. Oregon
15. The “Re-annexation of Texas and the Re-occupation of Oregon”
16. The War with Mexico
17. The Organization of Oregon Territory and the Compromise of 1850
18. The Execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, and the Election of 1852
19. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise
20. The Struggle for Kansas
21. The Dred Scott Case
22. The Struggle for Kansas Concluded
Appendix 1. The Electoral Vote in Detail, 1820-1856
Appendix 2. The Cabinets of Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan – 1816-1858

See also: Shepard, Edward Morse, Martin Van Buren in Century Past Biographies: T, U & V

John Quincy Adams, Elijah Lovejoy, Emigrant Aid Company, Alamo atrocities, Albany Regency, American Anti-Slavery Society, Ashburton Treaty, Stephen F. Austin, Bank of the United States, Thomas Hart Benton, Henry Ward Beecher, Philip Pendleton Barbour, John Brown, Pottawattomie Creek massacre, James Buchanan, Free-soil party, 1800s, 19th century, U.S. government, 1810s, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, Seminole War, Kansas-Nebraska bill, Lewis Cass, William Ellery Channing, Salmon P. Chase, Henry Clay, Monroe Doctrine, American system, slavery question, Tallmadge amendment, Cumberland Road, Jefferson Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, Wilmot proviso, Dred Scott, Millard Fillmore, John C. Fremont, Guadalupe Hidalgo, Samuel Houston, Samuel D. Ingham, George McDuffie, James Madison, Maysville road, James Monroe, National Republican party, Ossawattomie, Franklin Pierce, Andrew H. Reeder, Winfield Scott, William H. Seward, Wilson Shannon, Roger B. Taney, Edwin Sumner, Charles Sumner, Zachary Taylor, Eli Thayer, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Nicholas Trist, War of 1812, Mexican War, Daniel Webster, David Wilmot, free ebook, history online, U.S. history; constitutional period to 1860

American Slavery and Colour

London: Chambers 1857
Chambers, William Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

The Crisis of 1830-1842 in Canadian-American Relations

New Haven: Yale University 1941
Corey, Albert B.Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

Campaigns of the War of 1812-15, against Great Britain …

NY: Miller 1879
Cullum, George W. Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

(title continued) ” … sketched and criticised; with brief biographies of the American engineers”

The Half Century, or, A History of the Changes that have taken place …

Boston: Tappan & Whittemore 1851
Davis, EmersonGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

(title continued) ” … and events that have transpired, chiefly in the United States, between 1800 and 1850″

The Year of Decision, 1846

Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1950
De Voto, Bernard AugustineGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

Founders and Frontiersmen; Historic Places Commemorating Early Nationhood and the Westward Movement, 1783-1828

U.S. Dept of the Interior, National Park Service 1967
Ferris, Robert G., ed.Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

Volume 7 in The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings.

Westward Extension 1841-1850 (American Nation, Vol. 17)

Garrison, George PierceGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

A fine study of the expansion of the United States westward to the Pacific ocean. Bibliography and maps.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

Editor’s Introduction… xi
Author’s Preface………. xiii
1. The Expansion Movement (1790-1841)
2. The Field for Expansion (1800-1841)
3. Election of 1840 (1839-1840)
4. The Quarrel between Tyler and the Whigs (1841-1842)
5. Adjustment of the Maine Boundary Controversy (1841-1842)
6. The Texan Question (1819-1841)
7. The Boundary of Texas (1748-1841)
8. Diplomatic Negotiations for the Annexation of Texas (1841-1844)
9. The Election of 1844 (1843-1844)
10. Annexation of Texas by Joint Resolution of Congress (1844-1846)
11. Adjustment of the Oregon Controversy (1827-1846)
12. Fiscal Reorganization and Tariff Readjustment (1841-1846)
13. The Rupture with Mexico (1843-1846)
14. The Slidell Mission (August, 1845-March, 1846)
15. Conquering a Peace (1846-1848)
16. The Wilmot Proviso (I846-I847)
17. The Election of 1848 (1847-1848)
18. Isthmian Diplomacy (1846-1850)
19. The Complex Slavery Issue (1847-1849)
20. The Compromise of 1850 (1849-1850)
21. Critical Essay on Authorities

abolition, annexation, Ashburton treaty, John Jacob Astor, Texas colony, Slidell mission, Trist mission, Wilmot Proviso, Bear Flag revolt, James Buchanan, Missouri Compromise, John C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren, Lewis Cass, Caroline affair, Clayton-Bulwer treaty, Compromise of 1850, Texas annexation, cotton gin, slavery question, Barnburners, Free Soil party, Chihuahua expedition, Liberty party, Hunkers, Millard Fillmore, treaty of Ghent, Guadalupe-Hidalgo treaty, William Henry Harrison, Sam Houston, Hudson Bay Company, Mexican War, purchase of California, James Monroe, Northeastern boundary, Oregon country, Plaquemines fraud, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Santa Anna, secession, sectionalism, William H. Seward, Texas revolution, John Slidell, Zachary Taylor, compromise tariff, extension of Missouri compromise, Nicholas Trist, John Tyler, capture of Vera Cruz, Tehuantepec route, Daniel Webster, Whig party, constitutional period to 1850

Slavery and Abolition 1831-1841 (American Nation, Vol. 16)

Hart, Albert Bushnell Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

An excellent volume in this fine series. Contains maps and bibliography.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. American Social Characteristics (1830-1860)
2. The Intellectual Life (1830-1840)
3. The Era of Transportation (1830-1850)
4. Slavery as an Economic System (1607-1860)
5. The Slave-Holder and his Neighbors (1830-1860)
6. The Free Negro (1830-1860)
7. Plantation Life (1830-1860)
8. Control of the Slaves (1830-1860)
9. The Slave-Market (1830-1860)
10. The Defence of Slavery (1830-1860)
11. The Anti-Slavery Movement (1624-1840)
12. Garrisonian Abolition (1830-1845)
13. Non-Garrisonian Abolition (1830-1860)
14. The Abolition Propaganda (1831-1840)
15. The Abolitionist and the Slave (1830-1840)
16. The Abolitionist and the Slave-Holder (1830-1860)
17. Abolition and Government (1830-1840)
18. Anti-Slavery in Congress (1831-1840)
19. Interstate and International Relations of Slavery (1822-1842)
20. Panic of 1837 (1837-1841)
21. The Effects of Abolition (1830-1860)
22. Critical Essay on Authorities

For biographies of people in the American abolition movement, see:
– Swift, Lindsay, William Lloyd Garrison in Century Past Biographies: G & H
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Biographies & Memoirs in Ohio History;
Coffin, Levi, Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad in Biographies & Memoirs in Indiana History;
Washington, Booker Taliaferro, Frederick Douglass in Century Past Biographies: D, E & F;
Haviland, Laura S. , A Woman’s Life-Work in Biographies & Memoirs in Michigan History

The Liberator, Oberlin, American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, American Bible Society, Gamaliel Bailey, Lyman Beecher, John C. Calhoun, William Ellery Channing, Salmon P. Chase, Levi Coffin, Henry Clay, Colonization of negroes, Prudence Crandall, Samuel Crothers, Senate, Congress, Frederick Douglass, James D. B. DeBow, emancipation, The Emancipator, Encomium slave case, fugitive slaves, Underground Railroad, gag resolution, William Lloyd Garrison, “Genius of Universal Emancipation”, Horace Greeley, Sarah Grimke, Angelina Grimke, negro insurrections, Nat Turner, William Jay, kidnapping of free negroes, L’Amistad slave case, Lane Theological Seminary, Liberty party, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Lundy, lynching, manumission, Harriet Martineau, fugitive slave law, black code, The Philanthropist, 1830s, 1840s, Wendell Phillips, punishment of slaves, Quakers, John Rankin, secession, sectionalism, slave codes, slaves as property, slave-holders, slave drivers, arguments for slavery, slave treatment, slave mortality, lynch law, socialist communities, negro suffrage, Lewis Tappan, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner insurrection, 19th century, William Wilberforce, women’s rights movement, women agitators

American Naval Battles: Being a Complete History of the Battles Fought by the Navy of the United States

Boston: Gaylord 1840
Kimball, HoraceGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

(title continued) ” … From its establishment in 1794 to the present time; including the wars with France and Tripoli, the late war with Great Britain, and with Algiers; with an account of the attack on Baltimore, and of the Battle of New Orleans”

From Jefferson to Lincoln (Home University Library of Modern Knowledge)

MacDonald, WilliamGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

“An admirably condensed yet readable survey of United States history from 1815 to 1860, ‘restricted chiefly to the exposition of three lines of development, namely, constitutional growth, the rise and progress of political parties and slavery.’ Short bibliography.” NY State Library
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. The United States in 1815
2. Economic and Political Readjustment, 1815-1828
3. Jacksonian Democracy, 1828-1837
4. Slavery and Abolition, 1815-1840
5. Texas and Oregon
6. The War with Mexico
7. The Compromise of 1850
8. The United States in the Early Fifties
9. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise
10. The Struggle for Kansas
11. The New Republicanism
12. Union or Disunion

Albany regency, American Antislavery Society, American Colonization Society, Anti-masons, Anti-Nebraska men, First Bank of the United States, Bear Flag Republic, Kansas-Nebraska bill, J. C. Breckinridge, John Brown, Cherokee Indians, California gold discovery, Henry Clay, Confederate States of America, Stephen A. Douglas, Dred Scott case, Free Soil Democrats, Fugitive slave act, Lecompton constitution, Know-Nothings, Andrew Jackson, Gadsden purchase, William Lloyd Garrison, The Liberator, Abraham Lincoln, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Co., Ordinance of Nullification, Mormons, Native Americanism, Nat Turn insurrection, New England Antislavery Society, Ostend manifesto, Franklin Pierce, Pottawatomie massacre, Monroe doctrine, secession, slave trade, Webster-Ashburton treaty, John Tyler, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, Unitarian movement, Martin Van Buren, underground railway, Wakarusa war, Daniel Webster

Jacksonian Democracy 1829-1837 (American Nation, Vol. 15)

MacDonald, WilliamGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

“The aggressive personality of Andrew Jackson is made to dominate the solution of the great questions of national policy paramount during the years 1829-37. The study reveals the president and man, and shows the evolution of the political principles upon which a new democratic party was founded” Book Review Digest
“Careful investigation, sane conclusions, clear and orderly presentation, are the very solid merits of the work.” Nation
Index, bibliography and maps.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. The United States in the Thirties (1829-1837)
2. Early Public Life of Jackson (1767-1823)
3. Election of 1828 (1824-1829)
4. The Beginning of Personal Politics (1829-1837)
5. Tariff and Nullification (1816-1829)
6. The Great Debate on the Constitution (1829-1830)
7. The Bank of the United States (1823-1832)
8. Internal Improvements (1796-1837)
9. Nullification in South Carolina (1829-1833)
10. Indian Affairs (1825-1837)
11. Election of 1832 (1830-1833)
12. Foreign Affairs under Jackson (1829-1837)
13. Removal of the Deposits (1832-1837)
14. Changes and Reforms (1829-1837)
15. The States in Jackson’s Time (1829-1837)
16. Public Lands and the Specie Circular (1829-1837)
17. The Election of 1836 (1836-1837)
18. The Personality of Jackson
19. Critical Essay on Authorities

Jackson’s Florida expedition, “corrupt bargain”, Anti-Masons, American system, internal improvements, Bank of the United States, specie circular, T. H. Benton, Old Bullion, Nicholas Biddle, Black Hawk War, James Buchanan, kitchen cabinet, J. C. Calhoun, nullification and dis-union, force bill, removal of deposits, Lewis Cass, Cherokee Indian lands, Georgia encroachments, Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia, Chickasaw, Choctaw Indians, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, West Indies trade, Creek Indians, Cumberland Road, J. J. Crittenden, manufactures, public land grants, Erie Canal, development of west, Millard Fillmore, northeast boundary controversy, Duff Green, Felix Grundy, James Hamilton, W. H. Harrison, R. Y. Hayne, Isaac Hill, impeachment of Judge Peck, implied powers, Indian territory, Florida raids, Seminole War, S. D. Ingham, Whig creed, Maysville veto, interposition, nullification, Aaron Burr, opposition to bank, veto of currency bill, Amos Kendall, Edward Livingston, Loco-Focos, Louisiana purchase, McCulloch vs. Maryland, Louis McLean, John Marshall, Maysville road, negro rights, tariff protest, pet banks, J. R. Poinsett, J. K. Polk, Winfield Scott, westward migration, total abstinence, Andrew Stevenson, R. B. Taney, temperance movement, joint occupation of Oregon, John Tyler, Albany regency, bank re-charter, Daniel Webster, woolens bill

Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

Mahan, Alfred T., Captain Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 973.5

Scholarly history of the naval operations of the War of 1812. Contains a valuable discussion of the causes of the war. Illustrations and outline maps.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. Colonial Conditions
2. From Independence to Jay’s Treaty
3. From Jay’s Treaty to the Orders in Council, 1794-1807
4. From the Orders in Council to War
5. The Theatre of Operations
6. Early Cruises and Engagements. Hull’s Operations and Surrender
7. Operations on the Northern Frontier after Hull’s Surrender. European Events bearing on the War
8. Ocean Warfare against Commerce – Privateering – British Licenses – Naval Actions: “Wasp” and “Frolic”, “United States” and “Macedonian”

See also: Alden, Carroll Storrs and Earle, Ralph, Makers of Naval Tradition in Century Past Collective Biography A – F

history book, American history, U.S. history, history online, online books, free online books, free book, ebook, books online free, book, history, Navy, Naval history, War of 1812

Diplomatic Relations of Texas and the United States, 1839-1843

Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association April 1912
Marshall, Thomas MaitlandGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

A 25-page article from a historical journal.

Society in America

Saunders & Otley 1837
Martineau, HarrietGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. This book resulted from a two-year stay in America, and is often critical of the inconsistencies she found between America’s democratic ideals and the restraints on African-Americans and women.

The Reign of Andrew Jackson: a Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics

New Haven, CT: Yale University 1919
Ogg, Frederic AustinGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

Historical Sketches of the United States, from the Peace of 1815 to 1830

NY: Converse 1830
Perkins, SamuelGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

Selected Articles on the Monroe Doctrine

H. W. Wilson 1915
Phelps, Edith M., comp. Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Links for some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Mag

The Campaign of 1812

Washington, D.D.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army 2013
Rauch, Steven J.Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

The Naval War of 1812, or, the History of the Last War with Great Britain

Roosevelt, Theodore Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 973.5

A history of the United States navy during the War of 1812 based on original sources and first published 1882. Includes an account of the Battle of New Orleans and in the appendix “Tonnage of the British and American men-of-war in 1812-15” and “Previous history of the United States Navy”.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929

See more resources on this site for: The War of 1812

Texas and the Mexican War; A Chronicle of the Winning of the Southwest

New Haven: Yale University 1921
Stephenson, Nathaniel W.Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

The Growth of the Nation, 1809 to 1837, from the Beginning of Madison’s Administration to that of Van Buren

Philadelphia: Barrie 1905
Stevenson, Richard Taylor Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

Democracy in America

1835, 1840
Tocqueville, Alexis de Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2|Radio Show

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French political thinker and historian whose travels around the U.S. in 1831-32 resulted in this book, probably the most famous and most frequently-quoted description of America by a foreign observer. In addition to the book links we have a link to a 1962 NBC radio dramatization.

Rise of the New West 1819-1829 (American Nation, Vol. 14)

Turner, Frederick JacksonGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

“Professor Turner takes up the west as an integral part of the Union, with a self-consciousness as lively as that of the east or south, with its own aims and prejudices’. . . The panic of 1819, the Missouri compromise, The Monroe doctrine in particular and the tariff disputes, internal improvements and foreign trade relations in general are fully treated.” Book Review Digest. Contains maps and bibliography.
— Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: History (H.W. Wilson) 1929
Chapter headings are:

1. Nationalism and Sectionalism (1815-1830)
2. New England (1820-1830)
3. The Middle Region (1820-1830)
4. The South (1820-1830)
5. Colonization of the West (1820-1830)
6. Social and Economic Development of the West (1820-1830)
7. Western Commerce and Ideals (1820-1830)
8. The Far West (1820-1830)
9. The Crisis of 1819 and its Results (1819-1820)
10. The Missouri Compromise (1819-1821)
11. Party Politics (1820-1822)
12. The Monroe Doctrine (1821-1830)
13. Internal Improvements (1820-1823)
14. The Tariff of 1824 (1820-1824)
15. The Election of 1824 (1822-1825)
16. President Adams and the Opposition (1825-1837)
17. Internal Improvements and Foreign Trade (1825-1829)
18. Reaction towards State Sovereignty (1816-1829)
19. The Tariff of Abominations and the South Carolina Exposition (1827-1828)
20. Critical Essay on Authorities

John Quincy Adams, Oregon country, Missouri struggle, secession, British in Oregon, Russian claims, Cuba, Monroe Doctrine, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Georgia-Creek affair, Amelia Island affair, American Fur Company, western fur trade, John J. Astor, Astoria, Bank of United States, Francis Baylies, Thomas Hart Benton, Florida treaty, James Bridger, J. C. Calhoun, Russians in California, Erie Canal, Ohio system, George Canning, Lewis Cass expedition, Cherokee Indians, Chickasaw Indians, Choctaw, Henry Clay, Seminole campaign, Florida treaty, Panama congress, DeWitt Clinton, Colonization Society, Indian fur-trade, slavery in territories, conditional admission of states, cotton gin, Creek Indians, Indian Springs treaty, Cumberland Road, Jefferson Davis, Doughfaces, exploration of far west, far west, Santa Fe trade, Federalist party, Timothy Flint, John Floyd, fugitive slaves, Robert Fulton, Albert Gallatin, Galveston pirates, Fort George, Spanish-American revolt, Great Salt Lake, fort at Green Bay, Hartford Convention, 1800s, 19th century, Hudson’s Bay Company, imperialism, imprisonment for debt, United States Bank, cessions to Indians, National road bill, state canal systems, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Rufus King, emancipation resolution, George Kremer, Liberia established, New England movement, William Lowndes, Benjamin Lundy, George McDuffie, Alexander Mackenzie, Nathaniel Macon, James Madison, factory system, John Marshall, social amelioration, Francisco Miranda, James Monroe, Holy Alliance, nationalism, sectionalism, State rights, northern settlers, nullification, Calhoun’s Exposition, Panic of 1819, William Pinkney, “Era of Good-Feeling”, John Randolph, state turnpikes, Rocky Mountain Fur Company, Jose de San Martin, Scotch-Irish, Asiatic trade, westward extension of slavery, mitigation by diffusion, U.S. history, American history, history, politics,slaves as property, emancipation resolution, slave-trade, Fort Snelling, South Carolina aristocracy, influence of cotton, South Pass, slave-holding planters, Taylor’s exposition, Calhoun’s exposition, stay laws, James Tallmadge, South Carolina Exposition, Russian treaties, Unitarianism, universalism, Martin Van Buren, George Vancouver, Fort Walla-Walla, Daniel Webster, steam navigation, William Wirt, Yellowstone River expeditions, politics and government, online history

Guarding the Frontier; A Study of Frontier Defense from 1815 to 1825

University of Minnesota 1935
Wesley, Edgar BruceGo to Book
DDC: 973.5

History of the Invasion and Capture of Washington, and the Events which Preceded and Followed

NY: Harper 1857
Williams, John S.Go to Book
DDC: 973.5

Select British Documents of the Canadian War of 1812

Toronto: Champlain Society 1920-1926
Wood, William, ed.Vol 1|Vol 2|Vol 3, Part 1

Volume 1 begins with a 132-page Introduction that narrates the war. The documents are then presented in groups, as shown below. Volume 3, Part 2, which contains miscellaneous documents and an index to the set, was not found online.

Volume 1
1. Preparation. 1801-1812
2. Brock. 1812

Volume 2
3. Operations in the West: Frenchtown; and in the East: Ogdensburg. Winter of 1813
4. Operations in the West: The Maumee, Fort Meigs and Fort Stephenson, 1813
5. Operations on Lake Ontario, Spring of 1813
6. Operations on the Frontiers, Summer of 1813
7. Operations in the Lake Erie Region, 1813
8. Operations on the Montreal Frontier, 1813. Miscellaneous
9. Operations on the Niagara Frontier, December 1813

Volume 3, Part 1
10. Operations on the Frontiers, 1814
11. British Counter-Invasion of the United States, 1814
12. The End of the War, 1814-1815

The War With the United States : A Chronicle of 1812

Toronto: Glasgow, Brook 1915
Wood, WilliamGo to Book|Audio Book

Chapter titles are:

1. Opposing Claims
2. Opposing Forces
3. 1812: Off to the Front
4. 1812: Brock at Detroit and Queenston Heights
5. 1813: The Beaver Dams, Lake Erie, and Chateauguay
6. 1814: Lundy’s Lane, Plattsburg, and the Great Blockade
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