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

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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...
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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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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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