The Department of History Bibliography

Dedicated to Sean Collins Murray in 2006 for the advancement of teaching and reading in American History

1. General Readings in American Social and Intellectual History

First Contact, Early Settlement and the Colonial  Era

3. The American Revolution and the New National Government
4.  Nation Building and Nationalism, Slavery, Expansionism
5. The Civil War and Reconstruction
6. The West, Industrialization and Urbanization, Populist Movement  
7. Empire Building and The Progressive Era  
8. Between the World Wars
9.  Cold War to the End of the Century and Post-9/11

General Readings in American Social and Intellectual History
Ahlstrom, Sydney E., A Religious History of the American People, vol. 1 and vol. 2  
          (Image Books, 1975)
Bailey, Thomas A., A Diplomatic History of the American People  (Prentice-Hall,
Barber, James David, Presidential Character: Predicting Performance in the White
          House  (Prentice-Hall, 1992)
Boyer, Paul S., The Oxford Companion to United States History  (Oxford University
          Press, 2001)
Carman, Harry J., et al, A History of the American People, v. 1. To 1877--v. 2. Since
        1865, 3rd edition  (Alfred A. Knopf, 1967)
Foner, Eric, The Story of American Freedom  (W.W. Norton, 1998)
Glover, Jonathan, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century  (Yale
        University Press, 2001)
Gordon, John Steele, An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic
          Power  (New York: 2004)
Hobsbaum, Eric, Interesting Times  (Pantheon Books, 2002)
Hofstadter, Richard, The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It,  
        (Alfred A. Knopf, 1973)
Howard, Michael and William Roger Louis, The Oxford History of the Twentieth
        Century  (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Hymowitz, Carol and Michaele Weissman, A History of Women in America  (Bantam,
Loewen, James, Lies My Teacher Told Me  (Touchstone, 1996)
McNeill, J.R. and William H. McNeill, The Human Web: A Bird's-Eye View of World
        History  (W.W. Norton, 2003)
Miller, Neil, Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present
          (Vintage, 1995)
Mills, C. Wright, Power, Politics, and People: The Collected Essays of C. Wright Mills 
          (Ballantine Books, 1963)
Morison, Samuel Eliot, A Concise History of the American Republic (Oxford University
          Press, 1983)
Patterson, James T., America in the Twentieth Century: A History  (Harcourt Brace
          Jovanovich, 1976)
Phillips, Kevin, Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich
          (Broadway Books, 2002)
Reeves, Thomas C., Twentieth-Century America: A Brief History (Oxford University
        Press, 2000)
Schlesinger, Arthur M., The Cycles of American History (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
Wiebe, Robert H., Who We Are: A History of Popular Nationalism (Princeton
        University Press, 2002)
First Contact, Early Settlement, and the Colonial Era
Anderson, Fred, Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in
        British North America, 1754-1766  (Knopf, 2000)
Axtell, James, The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North
        America  (Oxford University Press, 1985)
Bergreen, Laurence, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying
        Circumnavigation of the Globe  (William Morrow, 2003)
Bremer, Francis J., John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father  (Oxford
          University Press, 2003)
Bridenbaugh, Carl, Cities in Revolt; Urban Life in America, 1743-1776  (Knopf, 1955)
_____, Jamestown, 1544-1699  (Oxford University Press, 1980)
Burns, Eric, Infamous Scribblers : The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings
        of American Journalism  (New York: Public Affairs, 2006)
Chase, Gilbert, America's Music, From the Pilgrims to the Present  (University of
          Illinois Press, 1987)
Cronon, William, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New
        England  (Hill and Wang, 1983)
Crosby, Alfred W., The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their
        Historians  (Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1987)
Fagan, Brian M., Kingdoms of Gold, Kingdoms of Jade : The Americas Before
        Columbus  (Thames and Hudson, 1991)
_____. People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory  (Little, Brown,
Fiedel, Stuart J., Prehistory of the Americas  (Cambridge University Press, 1992)
Fischer, David Hackett, Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America  (Oxford
          University Press, 1989)
Gutierrez, Ramon A., When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage,
        Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846  (Stanford University Press,
Hecht, Robert A., Continents in Collision: The Impact of Europe on the North
        American Indian Societies  (Washington, D.C., University Press of America
Heimert, Alan, Religion and the American Mind, From the Great Awakening to the
        Revolution  (Harvard University Press, 1966)
Hoffer, Peter Charles, The Great New York Conspiracy of 1741: Slavery, Crime, and
        Colonial Law  (University Press of Kansas, 2003)
Hofstadter, Richard, America at 1750: A Social Portrait  (Vintage Books, 1973)
Josephy, Alvin M.,Jr., ed., America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples before
          the Arrival of Columbus  (Knopf, 1992)
Kammen, Michael G., Colonial New York: A History  (Scribner, 1975)
Lang, Amy Schrager, Prophetic Woman: Anne Hutchinson and the Problem of Dissent
          in the Literature of New England  (University of California Press, 1987)
Leon Portilla, Miguel, The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of
        Mexico  (Beacon Press, 1992)
Lovejoy, Paul E., Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa  
        (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Martin, James Kirby, Interpreting Colonial America: Selected Readings  (Dogg, Mead,
          & Co., 1973)
Morgan, Edmund Sears, Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea  (New York
          University Press, 1963)
Morison, Samuel Eliot, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, A Life of Christopher Columbus  
        (Little, Brown, 1942)
Nash, Gary B., Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726  (Northeastern
          University Press, 1993)
_____., Red, White & Black  (Prentice-Hall, 1992)
Noll, Mark A., America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Oxford,
Norton, Mary Beth, Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming
        of American Society  (Knopf, 1996)
_____. In the Devil's Snare: Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692  (Knopf, 2002)
Oberg, Barbara and Harry S. Stout, eds., Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and
          the Representation of American Culture  (New York: Oxford, 1993)
Philbrick, Nathaniel, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War  (Viking,
Price, David, Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of
          a New Nation  (Knopf, 2003)
Sale, Kirkpatrick, The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the
        Columbian Legacy  (Knopf, 1990)
Shaffer, Lynda, Native Americans before 1492  (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1992)
Sheehan, Bernard W., Savagism and Civility: Indians and Englishmen in Colonial
        Virginia  (Cambridge University Press, 1980)
Shuffelton, Frank, A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America  (Oxford University Press,
Simmons, Marc, The Last Conquistador: Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far
        Southwest  (University of Oklahoma Press, 1991)
Stannard, David E., American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New
        World  (Oxford University Press, 1992)
Stout, Harry S., The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern
        Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 1991)
Taylor, Alan, American Colonies (Viking, 2001)
Thomas, Hugh, Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire  (London: Weidenfeld,
Ulrich, Laurel, Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern
        New England, 1650-1750  (Knopf, 1982)
Weber, David J., The Spanish Frontier in North America (Yale University Press, 1992)

White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes
         Region, 1650-1815 (Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Wright, Ronald, Stolen Continents: The New World through Indian Eyes Since 1492
        (Houghton Mifflin, 1992)

The American Revolution and the New National Government
Beach, Stewart, Samuel Adams: The Fateful Years, 1764-1776  (Dodd, Mead, and
Co., 1965)
Birnbaum, Louis, Red Dawn at Lexington  (Houghton Mifflin, 1986)
Brands, H. W., Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times  (Doubleday, 2005)
Calloway, Colin G., The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity
        in Native American Communities  (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Commager, Henry S. and Richard B. Morris, The Spirit of Seventy-Six: The Story of
        the American Revolution as Told by the Participants  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1958)
Fischer, David Hackett, Paul Revere's Ride  (Oxford University Press, 1994)
Fleming, Thomas, Liberty! The American Revolution  (Viking, 1997)
Fradin, Dennis B., The Signers: The Fifty-Six Stories Behind the Declaration of
        Independence  (Walker and Company, 2002)
Gordon, William, The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the
        Independence of the United States of America  (Books for Libraries Press,
Greene, Jack P., ed., The Reinterpretation of the American Revolution: 1763-1789 
          (Harper & Row, 1968)
Hallahan, William, The Day the American Revolution Began  (William Morrow, 2000)
Hofstadter, Richard, Great Issues in American History, Vol. 2: From the Revolution to
        the Civil War, 1765-1865  (Vintage, 1969)
Hunter, Ann Arnold, A Century of Service: The Story of the DAR  (National Society
        Daughters of the American Revolution, 1991)
Knollenberg, Bernhard, Origin of the American Revolution, 1759-1776  (The Free
        Press, 1965)
Langguth, A. J., Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution  (Simon and
          Schuster, 1988)
Maier, Pauline, The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams 
          (Alfred A. Knopf, 1980)
McCullough, David G., 1776  (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
Meacham, Jon, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a
        Nation  (Random House, 2006)
Morgan, Edmund S., The Birth of the Republic, 1763-1789  (The University
        of Chicago Press, 1956)
Nash, Gary B., The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the
        Origins of the American Revolution  (Harvard University Press, 1979)
Norton, Mary Beth, "To toil the livelong day": America's Women at Work, 1780-
        1980  (Cornell University Press, 1987)
O'Leary, Cecelia Elizabeth, To Die For: The Paradox of American Patriotism  
        (Princeton University Press, 1999)
Oliver, Peter, Douglass Adair and John A. Schutz, eds., Origin and Progress of the
          American Rebellion (Stanford University Press, 1961)
Raphael, Ray, Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past  (The New Press,
_____. People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped
        the Fight for Independence  (New Press, 2001)
Richter, Daniel K., Facing East from Indian Country  (Harvard University Press, 2001)
Shy, John, A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for
        American Independence  (University of Michigan Press, 1990)
Tise, Larry E., The American Counter Revolution: A Retreat from Liberty, 1783-1800 
          (Stackpole Books, 1998)
White, Richard, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great
        Lakes Region, 1650-1815  (Cambridge University Press, 1991)
Wills, Garry, Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence  
        (Doubleday, 1978)
Wood, Gordon S., The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787  (Chapel Hill,

Nation Building and Nationalism, Slavery, Expansionism
Abbott, Carl, Boosters and Businessmen: Popular Economic Thought and Urban
          Growth in the Antebellum Middle West  (Greenwood Press, 1981)
Ayers, Edward L., In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America,
        1859-1863  (W. W. Norton, 2003)
Bernstein, Peter L., Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a
          Great Nation  (W. W. Norton, 2005)
Bordewich, Fergus M., Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground
          Railroad, Amierca's First Civil Rights Movement  (New York: Amistad, 2005)
Burin, Eric, Slavery and the Peculiar Solution: A History of the American
          Colonization Society  (University Press of Florida, 2005)
Earle, Jonathan, Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854
          (University of North Carolina Press, 2004)
Eisenhower, John S. D., So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848  
          (Random House, 1989)
Franklin, John Hope, Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin  
        (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005)
Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moss, Jr., From Slavery to Freedom: A History of
        African Americans (Alfred A. Knopf, 2000)
Freehling, William W., Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South
          Carolina, 1816-1836  (Harper & Row, 1966)
Gates, Paul W., The Farmer's Age: Agriculture, 1815-1860  (Harper & Row, 1960)
Gollaher, David L., Voice for the Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix (Free Press, 1995)
Goodwin, Doris Kearns, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
          (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
Gurko, Miriam, Ladies of Seneca Falls: The Birth of the Civil Rights Movement  
          (Schocken Books, 1976)
Hadden, Sally E., Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas
          (Harvard University Press, 2001)
Hahn, Steven, A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South
        from Slavery to the Great Migration (Harvard University Press, 2003)
Hankins, Barry, The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists  
          (Greenwood Press, 2004)
Hardin, Stephen L. and Gary S. Zaboly, Texian Iliad: A Military History of the
          Texas Revolution  (University of Texas Press, 1994)
Hobsbawm, Eric, The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 (Barnes & Noble, 1996)
Horsman, Reginald, Race and Manifest Destiny (Harvard University Press, 1981)
Johnson, Benjamin Heber, Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebillion and Its
          Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans  (Yale University Press,
Jones, Maldwyn Allen, American Immigration  (University of Chicago Press, 1960)
Kolchin, Peter, American Slavery, 1619-1877 (Hill and Wang, 1993)
Lind, Michael, What Lincoln Believed (Doubleday, 2004)
Mabee, Carleton, The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse  (Knopf,
Mayer, Henry, All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery 
          (St. Martin's Press, 1998)
McFeely, William S., Frederick Douglass  (W.W. Norton, 1991)
Meinig, D. W., The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 years of
          History, vol. 2: Continental America, 1800-1867  (Yale University Press,
Meyers, Marvin, The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief (Vintage Books, 1960)
Mintz, Steven, Moralists and Modernizers: America's Pre-Civil War Reformers 
          (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)
Noll, Mark A., America's God : From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln  (Oxford
          University Press, 2002)
Nye, Russel B., Society and Culture in America, 1830-1860  (Harper & Row, 1974)
Oates, Stephen B., The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion  (Harper &
          Row, 1990)
Reynolds, David S., John Brown: Abolitionist (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)
Ripley, C. Peter, African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation 
          (University of North Carolina Press, 1993)
Ripley, C. Peter, ed., et al, The Black Abolitionist Papers, Vol. 4: The United States,
          1847-1858 (University of North Carolina Press, 1991)
Rumford, James, Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing
          (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004)
Salmon, Marylynn, Women and the Law of Property in Early America  (University of
          North Carolina Press, 1986)
Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr., The Age of Jackson  (Little, Brown, 1945)
Schreiner, Samuel A., The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and
          Scandal That Changed America  (John Wiley & Sons, 2003)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, The Woman's Bible: A Classic Feminist Perspective
          (Prometheus Books, 1999)
Stephanson, Anders, Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of
          Right  (Hill and Wang, 1995)
Tate, Michael L., Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails  
          (University of Oklahoma Press, 2006)
Taylor, George R., The Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860  (Harper Torchbooks,
Weisberg, Barbara, Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of
          Spiritualism  (Harper San Francisco, 2004)
Wolbrecht, Christina, The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change
          (Princeton University Press, 2000)
Yafa, Stephen, Big Cotton: How a Humble Fiber Created Fortunes, Wrecked
          Civilizations, and Put America on the Map  (Viking, 2005)

The Civil War and Reconstruction
Abel, E. Lawrence, Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy,
          1861-1865  (Stackpole Books, 2000)
Ayers, Edward L., The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction  (Oxford
          University Press, 1992)
Blight, David W., Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Belknap
          Press, 2001)
Botkin, B. A., ed., Lay My Burden Down: A Folk History of Slavery  (University of
          Chicago Press, 1945)
Bunting, Josiah, Ulysses S. Grant  (Times Books, 2004)
Carter, Dan T., When the War Was Over: The Failure of Self-Reconstruction in
          The South, 1865-1867  (University State University Press, 1985)
Catton, Bruce, America Goes To War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American
          Culture  (Wesleyan University Press, 1986)
Clark, Thomas D., The South Since Reconstruction  (Bobbs-Merrill, 1973)
Crouch, Barry A., The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans  (University of Texas
          Press, 1992)
Cox, William, The Western Reserve and the Fugitive Slave Law: A Prelude to
          the Civil War  (Cleveland Ohio, 1920)
Dougls, Davison M., Jim Crow Moves North : The Battle over Northern School
          Desegregation, 1865-1954  (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
Eggleston, Larry G., Women in the Civil War: Extraordinay Stories of Soldiers,
          Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others  (McFarland, 2003)
Faust, Drew Gilpin, The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity
        in the Civil War South  (Louisiana State University Press, 1988)
Fehrenbacher, Don E., The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and
          Politics  (Oxford University Press, 1978)
Freeman, Douglas Southall, Lee  (Scribner, 1961)
Genovese, Eugene D., Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made  (Vintage
          Books, 1976)
Gienapp, William E., Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography  (Oxford
          University Press, 2002)
Greenberg, Kenneth S., ed., The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents 
          (Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996)
Grossman, James R., Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great
          Migration  (University of Chicago Press, 1989)
Hahn, Steven, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South
          from Slavery to the Great Migration  (Harvard University Press, 2003)
Hearn, Chester G., Six Years of Hell: Harpers Ferry during the Civil War  (Louisiana
          State University Press, 1996)
Hedrick, Joan D., Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life  (Oxford University Press, 1994)
Holt, Michael F., The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and
          The Coming of the Civil War  (Hill and Wang, 2004)
Holt, Thomas C., Black over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina
          during Reconstruction  (University of Illinois Press, 1977)
Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers, Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the
        American Civil War  (Open Court, 1996)
Kinshasa, Kwando Mbiassi, Black Resistance to the Ku Klux Klan in the Wake of
          the Civil War  (McFarland & Co., 2006)
Levine, Bruce, Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War  (Hill and Wang,
Lewis, David Levering, W. E. B. DuBois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919  (Owl
        Books, 1994)
Lincoln, Abraham, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated
          Text  (HarperCollins Publishers, 1993)
Litwack, Leon F., Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery  (Knopf,
Massey, Mary Elizabeth and Jean V. Berlin, Women in the Civil War  (University of
          Nebraska Press, 1994)
McMillen, Neil R., Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow 
          (University of Illinois Press, 1990)
McPherson, James M., Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction (Alfred A.
        Knopf, 1982)

_____. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford University Press 1988)

Morrison, Michael A., Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest
          Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War  (University of North Carolina Press,
Oates, Stephen B., The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, 1820-1861 
          (HarperCollins Publishers, 1997)
Paulson, Timothy J., Days of Sorrow, Years of Glory, 1813-1850: From the Nat
          Turner Revolt to the Fugitive Slave Law  (Milestones in Black American
          History, 1994)
Perman, Michael, ed., The Coming of the American Civil War, 3rd. ed.  (D. C. Heath,
Pierce, Francis Marshal, The Battle of Gettysburg : The Crest-wave of the American
          Civil War  (Olde Soldier Books, 1987)
Pressly, Thomas J., Americans Interpret Their Civil War,  (The Free Press, 1962)
Ransom, Roger L., Conflict and Compromise: The Political Economy of Slavery,
          Emancipation and the American Civil War  (Cambridge University Press, 1989)
Richards, Leonard, Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-
          1860  (Louisiana State University Press, 2000)
Schecter, Barnet, The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight
          To Reconstruct America  (Walker & Co., 2005)
Thomas, Brook, ed., Plessy v. Ferguson  (Bedford Books, 1997)
Trelease, Allen W., White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern
          Reconstruction  (Louisiana State University Press, 1995)
Waugh, John C., On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It
          Changed the Course of American History  (Scholarly Resources, 2003)
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., On Lynchings  (Humanity Books, 2002)
Wolff, Gerald W., The Kansas-Nebraska Bill :Party, Section, and the Coming of the
          Civil War  (Revisionist Press, 1977)
Woodward, C. Vann, Origins of the New South, 1877-1913  (Louisiana State
          University Press, 1971)
_____, Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End
          of Reconstruction  (Oxford University Press, 1991)

The West, Industrialization and Urbanization, Populist Movement
Armitage, Susan H., The Women's West  (University of Oklahoma Press, 1987)
Cohen, Lizabeth, Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 
          (Cambridge University Press, 1991)
Debo, Angie, Geronimo : The Man, His Time, His Place  (Norman, 1976)
Dublin, Thomas, Farm to Factory  (Columbia University Press, 1993)
_____, Transforming Women's Work: New England Lives in the Industrial
          Revolution (Cornell University Press, 1995)
Eisler, Benita, The Lowell Offering: Writings by New England Mill Women, 1840-
          1845 (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997)
Feller, Daniel, The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815 to 1840 (The Johns Hopkins
          University Press, 1995)
Gerstle, Gary, American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century
          (Princeton University Press, 1992)
Goodwyn, Lawrence, The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt
          In America (Oxford University Press, 1978)
Hawke, David F., Everyday Life in Early America  (Harper & Row, 1988)
Hine, Robert V. and John Mack Faragher, The American West: A New Interpretive
          History  (Yale University Press, 2000)
Hofstadter, Richard, The Age of Reform  (Vintage, 1960)
Huston, Reeve, Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party
          Politics in Antebellum New York  (Oxford University Press, 2002)
Jeffrey, Julie Roy, Frontier Women: "Civilizing" the West?: 1840-1880  (Hill and
          Wang, 1998)
Kazin, Michael, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan  (Knopf, 2006)
_____, The Populist Persuasion: An American History (Cornell University
          Press, 1998)
Kline, Ronald R., Consumers in the Country: Technology and Social Change in
          Rural America  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
Larkin, Jack, The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840  (Harper, 1989)
Licht, Walter, Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century  (The Johns
          Hopkins University Press, 1995)
Limerick, Patricia Nelson, The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the
          American West (W. W. Norton, 1987)
Mahoney, Timothy R., River Towns in the Great West: The Structure of Provincial
          Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820-1870 (Cambridge University
          Press, 2003)
McGaw, Judith A., Early American Technology: Making and Doing Things from the
          Colonial Era to 1850 (Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1994)
McMath, Robert C., American Populism: A Social History, 1877-1898 (Hill and Wang,
McMurry, Sally A., Transforming Rural Life: Dairying Families and Agricultural
        Change, 1820-1885 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)
Meed, Douglas V., They Never Surrendereed: Broco Apaches of the Sierra Madres,
          1890-1935  (Westernlore Press, 1993)
Merk, Frederick, History of the Westward Movement  (Knopf, 1978)
Meyer, David R., The Roots of American Industrialization  (The John Hopkins
        University Press, 2003)
Moran, William, The Belles of New England: The Women of the Textile Mills and the
          Families Whose Wealth They Wove  (St. Martin's Press, 2002)
Myres, Sandra L., Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915  
          (University of New Mexico Press, 1982)
Painter, Nell Irvin, Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919  (W. W.
          Norton, 1989)
Peavy, Linda S., Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier  (Smithmark,
_____, Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier 
          (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994)
Riley, Glenda, The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie
          and the Plains  (University Press of Kansas, 1988)
Rosenberg, Emily, Spreading the American Dream: American Economic & Cultural
        Expansion 1890-1945  (Hill and Wang, 1982)
Schlereth, Thomas J., Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life, 1876-
          1915  (HarperCollins, 1991)
Schmidt, Kimberly D., Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History
          (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002  
Smith, Henry Nash, Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth  
          (Vintage Books, 1950)
Stansell, Christine, American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a
        New Century   (Henry Holt & Company, 2000)
Sutherland, Daniel E., The Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860-1876  (Harper & Row,
Walker, Melissa, All We Knew Was to Farm: Rural Women in the Upcountry South,
          1919-1941  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
West, Elliott, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado
          (University Press of Kansas, 2000)
White, Richard, "It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A New History of the
          American West (University of Oklahoma Press, 1993)
Wiebe, Robert H., The Search for Order, 1877-1920 (Hill and Wang, 1966)
Wood, Joseph S., The New England Village: Creating the North American Landscape
        (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)
Woodbury, Robert S., Studies in the History of Machine Tools (The MIT Press, 1973)

Empire Building and The Progressive Era
Bates, James Leonard, The Origins of Teapot Dome: Progressive Parties and
          Petroleum, 1909-1921  (University of Illinois Press, 1963)
Berlin, Edward A., King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era (Oxford University Press,
Brady, Kathleen, Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker  (Seaview/Putnam, c1984)
Bromley, Michael L., William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency,
          1909-1913 (McFarland & Co., c2003)
Chambers, John Whiteclay II, The Tyranny of Change: America in the Progressive
          Era, 1890-1920 (Rutgers University Press, 2000)
Chernow, Ron, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise
          of Modern Finance (Simon & Schuster, 1991)
Cooper, John Milton, Pivotal Decades: The United States, 1900-1920 (W.W. Norton,
Dallas, Gregor, 1918: War and Peace  (Overlook Press, 2000)
Davis, Allen, Spearheads for Reform: The Social Settlements & the Progressive
          Movement, 1890-1914 (Oxford University Press, 1967)
Diner, Steven J., A Very Different Age: Americans of the Progressive Era (Hill and
          Wang, 1998
Duboksky, Melvin, Labor Leaders in America (University of Illinois Press, 1987)
Edmondson, Henry T., John Dewey and the Decline of American Education: How
          the Patron Saint of Schools Has Corrupted Teaching & Learning (ISI Books,
Fleming, Thomas, The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I  (Basic Books,
Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moss Jr., From Slavery to Freedom: A History
          Of African Americans (A.A Knopf, 2000)
Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth, Who Were the Progressives?  (St. Martin's, 2002)
Gorn, Elliott J., Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America  (Hill and
          Wang, 2001)
Gould, Lewis L., America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914 (Longman, 2000)
_____, Progressives and Prohibitionists: Texas Democrats in the Wilson
          Era  (University of Texas Press, 1973)
Hendrickson, Kenneth E., The Spanish-American War (Greenwood Press, 2003)
Hodgson, Barbara, In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum,
          Morphine, and Patent Medicines (Firefly Books, 2001)
Hoxie, Frederick E., Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive
          Era (Palgrove Macmillan, 2001)
Josephson, Matthew, The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901
          (Harcourt, Brace and company, c1934)
Kessler-Harris, Alice, Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the
          United States (Oxford University Press, 1982)
Kobler, John, Ardent Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Michael Joseph, 1974)
Larson, Erik, Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in
          History (Crown Publishers, c1999)
Law, Cheryl, Suffrage and Power: The Women's Movement 1918-1929 (St Martin's
          Press, 1997)
Leach, William, Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American
          Culture (Pantheon Books, 1993)
Letwin, William, Law and Economic Policy in America: The Evolution of the Sherman
          Antitrust Act (Random House, 1965)
McGerr, Michael, A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement
          In America, 1870-1920 (Free Press, c2003)
Moses, William Jeremiah, The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 1850-1925 (Oxford
          University Press, 1988)
Osborne, Thomas J., Annexation Hawaii: Fighting American Imperialism
          (Waimanalo, HI : Island Style Press, c1998
Renshaw, Patrick, The Wobblies: The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the
          United States (Doubleday, 1967)
Roosevelt, Theodore and Louis Auchincloss, Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders,
          An Autobiography (2002)
Rosenzweig, Roy, Robert Fogel, and Stephan Thernstrom, Eight Hours for What We
          Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1920  (Cambridge
          University Press, 1983)
Sanger, Margaret, Cathy Moran Hajo, and Peter C. Engelman, The Selected Papers
          Of Margaret Sanger: The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928  (University of Illinois
          Press, c2003
Selden, Steven, Inheriting Shame: The Story of Eugenics and Racism in America
          (Columbia University, 1999)
Schlereth, Thomas J., Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life,
          1876-1915 (HarperCollins, c1991)
Stevenson, David, Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy (Basic
          Books, 2004)
Szymanski, Ann-Marie E., Pathways to Prohibition: Radicals, Moderates, and
          Social Movement Outcomes (Duke University Press, 2003)
Taylor, John M., William Henry Seward: Lincoln's Right Hand (HarperCollins, c1991)
Von Drehle, David, Triangle: The Fire That Changed America (Atlantic Monthly Press,
Washington, Booker T. and Louis R. Harlan, Up from Slavery (Penguin Books, 1986)
Watts, Steven, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century (A.A.
          Knopf, 2005)
Weeks, William, Building the Continental Empire: American Expansion from the
          Revolution to the Civil War (Ivan R. Dee, 1997)
Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill, One Woman One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman
          Suffrage Movement (New Sage Press, 1995)

Between the World Wars
Auchincloss, Louis, Woodrow Wilson (Viking, 2000)
Babb, Sanora, Whose Names are Unknown: A Novel (University of Oklahoma
          Press, 2006)--comparable to Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath
Bascom, Lionel C., A Renaissance in Harlem: Lost Essays of the WPA, by Ralph
        Ellison, Dorothy West, and Other Voices of a Generation  (Amistad, 2001)
Burns, James MacGregor and Susan Dunn, The Three Roosevelts: Patrician
          Leaders Who Transformed America  (Grove Press, 2002)
Cook, Blanche Wiesen, Eleanor Roosevelt  (Penguin, 1993)
Dabney, Lewis M., Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature  (Farrar, Strauss, and
          Giroux, 2005)
Dickson, Paul and Thomas B. Allen, The Bonus Army  (Walker & Company, 2004)
Gilbert, Martin, Churchill and America  (Free Press, 2005)
_____, The First World War  (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, c1994)
_____, The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
          (Owl Books, 1987)
Goodwin, Doris Kearns, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The
          Home Front in World War II  (Simon & Schuster, 1995)
Gutel, Matthew Pratt, The Color of Race in America, 1900-1940  (Harvard University
          Press, 2001)
Hawley, Ellis W., The Great War and the Search for a Modern Order: A History of
          the American People and Their Institutions, 1917-1933  (Waveland Press,
Hill, Edwin G., In the Shadow of the Mountain: The Spirit of the CCC  (Washington
          State University, 1990)
Inada, Lawson Fusao, Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American
        nternment Experience  (California Historical Society, 2000)
Iriye, Akira, The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: v. 4. America in
          the Age of Soviet Power, 1945-1991 (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Jeansonne, Glen, Transformation and Reaction: America, 1921-1945 (Waveland
        Press, 2004)
Keegan, John, The First World War  (Vintage, 2000)
_____, The Second World War (Penguin, 2005)
Kennedy, David M., Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and
         War, 1929-1945 (Oxford University Press, 1999)
Knock, Thomas J., To End All Wars: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New
          World Order (Oxford University Press, 1992)
Kyvig, David E., Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived
        During the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression (Ivan R. Dee, 2004)
Larson, Edward J., Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's
          Continuing Debate over Science and Religion (Harvard University Press, 1998)
Leuchtenburg, William E., Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal: 1932-1940
          (Harper Perennial, 1963)
Levine, Rhonda F., Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial
          Capital, and the State (University Press of Kansas, 1988)
Lewis David Levering, W.E.B. DuBois: The Fight for Equality and the American
          Century, 1919-1963 (Henry Holt and Co., 2000)
Low, Ann Marie, Dust Bowl Diaries (University of Nebraska Press, 1984)
MacLean, Nancy K., Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku
          Klux Klan (Oxford University Press, 1995)
Macmillan, Margaret and Richard Holbrooke, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed
        the World (Random House, 2003)
McCullough, David, Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal,
          1870-1914 (Simon & Schuster, 1978)
McElvaine, Robert S., The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941 (Three River
          Press, 1993)
Ninkovich, Frank A., The United States and Imperialism (Blackwell Publishers, 2001)
Overy, Richard, Why the Allies Won (Jonathan Cape, 1995)
Pike, Frederick B., The United Sates and Latin America: Myths and Stereotypes of
        Civilization and Nature (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1992)
Preston, Diana, Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy (Walker & Company, 2002)
Rosenberg, Emily S., Financial Missionaries to the World: The Politics and Culture
          of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900-1930 (Duke University Press, 2004)
_____. Spreading the American Dream: American Economic & Cultural
          Expansion, 1890-1945 (Hill and Wang, 1982)
Sherry, Michael S., In the Shadow of War: The United States Since the 1930s
          (Yale University Press, 1995)
Stallings, Frank L., Black Sunday: The Great Dust Storm of April 14, 1935
          (Eakin Press, 2001)
Stephanson, Anders, Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire
          of Right (Hill and Wang, 1995)
Tuchman, Barbara W., The Guns of August (Presidio Press, 2004)
_____, Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
          (Ballantine, 1996)
Cold War to the End of the Century and Post-9/11
The 9/11 Commission Report (U.S. G.P.O., 2005)
Adler, William M., Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly
          Line (Scribner, 2001)
Appy, Christian G., Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States
          Imperialism, 1945-1966 (The University of Massachusetts Press, 2000)
Benjamin, Daniel and Steven Simon, The Age of Sacred Terror (New York: Random
          House, 2002)
Berman, Larry, Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam
          (New York: W. W. Norton, 1982)
Boyer, Paul, By the Bomb's Early Light (The University of North Carolina Press, 1994)
Brands, H. W., The Wages of Globalism: Lyndon Johnson and the Limits of American
          Power (Oxford University Press, 1995)
Brzezinski, Zbigniew, The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership
          (New York: Basic Books, 2004)
Buzzanco, Robert, Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life (Massachusetts:
          Blackwell, 1999)
Caro, Robert A., The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Knopf, 1982)
Cavallo, Dominick, A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History (St. Martin's
          Press, 1999)
Dallek, Robert, An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy (Little, Brown, 2003)
Fairclough, Adam, Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (Viking,
Gaines, Kevin K., Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in the
        Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 1995)
Galbraith, John Kenneth, The Affluent Society (New York, 1961)
Guterl, Matthew Pratt, The Color of Race in America, 1900-1940 (Harvard
          University Press, 2001)
Halberstam, David, War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
          (Simon & Schuster, 2001)
Hogan, Michael J., A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National
          Security State, 1945-1954 (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Johnson, Chalmers, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the
          Republic  (New York: Holt, 2004)
Isserman, Maurice & Michael Kazin, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s
          (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Johnson, Haynes, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years
          (Doubleday, 1991)

Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History (Penguin Books, 1983)
King, Martin Luther, Jr., Why We Can't Wait  (New York, 1964)
Kofsky, Frank, Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948: A Successful
          Campaign to Deceive the Nation (St. Martin's Press, 1993)
Kupchan, Charles A., The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the
        Geopolitics of the Twenty-First Century  (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002)
Lifton, Robert Jay and Greg Mitchell, Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial
          (Putnam, 1995)
Luger, Stan, Corporate Power, American Democracy, and the Automobile Industry
          (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
Macedo, Stephen, Reassessing the Sixties: Debating the Political and Cultural
          Legacy  (New York: 1997)
Marullo, Sam, Ending the Cold War at Home: From Militarism to a More Peaceful
          World Order   (Lexington Books, 1993)
Marwick, Arthur, The Sixties  (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Mead, Walter Russell, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It
         Changed the World  (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001)
Painter, David, The Cold War: An International History  (Routledge, 1999)
Patterson, James T., Grand Expectations: The United States1945-1974 (Oxford university Press, 1996)

Price, David H., Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI's Surveillance

          of Activist Anthropologists  (Duke University Press, 2004)
Reeves, Richard, President Kennedy: Profile of Power (Simon & Schuster, 1993)
_____, President Nixon: Alone in the White House  (Simon & Schuster,
Rothkopf, David J., Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security
            Council and the Architects of American Power (New York: BBS Public Affairs,
Schrecker, Ellen, Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (Princeton
          University Press, 1998)
Schudson, Michael, Watergate in American Memory: How We Remember, Forget,
          and Reconstruct the Past  (Basic Books, 1992)
Shafer, D. Michael, ed., The Legacy: The Vietnam War in the American Imagination
          (Beacon Press, 1990)
Strum, Philippa, Presidential Power and American Democracy (2nd ed., Santa
          Monica, 1979)
Thornton, Richard C., The Nixon-Kissinger Years: The Reshaping of American Foreign
          Policy (Paragon House, 2001)
Van Deburg, William L., New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and
          American Culture, 1965-1975 (University of Chicago Press, 1993)
Wills, Garry, The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power (Little, Brown &
          Co., 1982)
Young, Marilyn B., The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 (Harper Perennial, 1991)

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