American History

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  1. Book ImageBlood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations

    Charles F. Wilkinson

    “A stirring history of the tribal sovereignty movement.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  2. Book ImageInventing America: A History of the United States

    Pauline Maier, Merritt Roe Smith, Alexander Keyssar, Et Al.

    Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    Adopted at over 250 colleges and universities in its First Edition, Inventing America broke new ground by integrating the cultural, social, and political dimensions of the American story around the unifying theme of innovation—the pragmatic forward-looking direction of American history, the willingness of Americans to find new solutions in the face of challenge and change.More

  3. Book ImageMen of the West: Life on the American Frontier

    Cathy Luchetti

    "A lively read, filled with wonderful quotes and photographs." --Denver Post & Rocky Mountain NewsMore

  4. Book ImageA Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

    John Mack Faragher

    "Altogether superb; a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMore

  5. Book ImageWedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

    Peter L. Bernstein

    "One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  6. Book ImageThe Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

    Patricia Nelson Limerick

    "Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." --Richard WhiteMore

  7. Book ImagePerilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

    Geoffrey R. Stone

    "A masterpiece of constitutional history, Perilous Times promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."—Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School

  8. Book ImageCanyon Country: A Photographic Journey

    John Annerino

    Explore the ancient realm and mysterious secrets hidden within the forbidden depths of Canyon Country.More

  9. Book ImageThe Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America

    Edmund S. Morgan

    "A masterly quarter-century of commentary on the discipline of American history."—Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageGuns Over the Champlain Valley: A Guide to Historic Military Sites and Battlefields

    Howard Coffin, Jane Curtis, Will Curtis

    Take a tour that follows the military movements through the Champlain Valley region and allows you to relive history.More

  11. Book ImageIshi's Brain: In Search of Americas Last "Wild" Indian

    Orin Starn

    From the mountains of California to a forgotten steel vat at the Smithsonian, this "eloquent and soul-searching book" (Lit) is "a compelling account of one of American anthropology's strangest, saddest chapters" (Archaeology).More

  12. Book ImageThe Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson: The Kennedy Assassination and the Transfer of Power: November 1963-January 1964

    Max Holland, Robert David Johnson, David Shreve, Et Al.

    Three-volume slipcased set / Volume(s): 1-3

    This is presidential power in its rawest form, revealed alongside the private vulnerabilities of the world's most public man.More

  13. Book ImagePeople of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture

    Kendrick Frazier

    Revised and Updated

    "[W]ritten in the best tradition of the science writer and the mystery writer. . . . [A] breathtaking piece of work."—Jake Page, Washington TimesMore

  14. Book ImageLincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War

    Elizabeth D. Leonard

    Did the federal government mete out justice or revenge in response to Lincoln's assassination?More

  15. Book ImageThe Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

    Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury

    "A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend . . . reflects a transcendent understanding and impeccable research."—Seattle TimesMore

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