American History

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  1. Book ImageBeale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

    Preston Lauterbach

    The dramatic rise and fall of Beale Street, the legendary Memphis thoroughfare that shook American culture.More

  2. Book ImageLincoln's Body: A Cultural History

    Richard Wightman Fox

    Even two hundred years after Abraham Lincoln's death, we, like Walt Whitman, "love the President personally."More

  3. Book ImageGates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties

    Morris Dickstein

    Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this “vivacious, highly original work” (Newsweek) finally reappears in a new edition.More

  4. Book ImageLincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

    Brian McGinty

    The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.More

  5. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall, Erik Anderson, Et Al.

    Volume(s): Volume 2 / Chapters 15 - 30

    An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online.More

  6. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall, Erik Anderson, Et Al.

    Volume(s): One-Volume

    An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online.More

  7. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall, Erik Anderson, Et Al.

    Volume(s): Volume 1 / Chapters 1 - 15

    An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online.More

  8. Book ImageMarching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

    Brian Matthew Jordan

    A groundbreaking investigation examining the fate of Union veterans who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace.More

  9. Book ImageGateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    Eric Foner

    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More

  10. Book ImageThe Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

    Nicholas Wapshott

    Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.More

  11. Book ImageCommander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

    Jamie Malanowski

    The lead writer of the New York Times’s award-winning “Disunion” series introduces William Barker Cushing, the Civil War’s most celebrated naval hero.More

  12. Book ImageThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832

    Alan Taylor

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    "Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street JournalMore

  13. Book ImageThe March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

    William P. Jones

    “Vivid and moving. . . . [Tells] a story all but lost in most civil rights histories.”—Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning NewsMore

  14. Book ImageCity of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York

    Mason B. Williams

    “Fascinating. . . . Williams tells the story of La Guardia and Roosevelt with insight and elegance.”—Edward Glaeser, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageOur Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

    Danielle Allen

    “Danielle Allen lays bare the Declaration’s history and significance, returning it to its true and rightful owners—you and me.”—Junot DíazMore

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