American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been

    Roger L. Ransom

    "Provocative and compelling…[a] wild ride through Civil War history."—Library JournalMore

  2. Book ImageEllis Island: Ghosts of Freedom

    Stephen Wilkes, Bill Bradley

    "Wilkes's photographs of the 'dark side' of Ellis Island are extraordinary...this book will be a major event." --David McCulloughMore

  3. Book ImageThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

    Sean Wilentz

    Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageNunamuit: Among Alaska's Inland Eskimos

    Helge Ingstad

    A special commemorative edition of a classic text by one of the foremost experts on Arctic lands and peoples.More

  5. Book ImageIndian Removal

    David Stephen Heidler, Jeanne T. Heidler

    This casebook traces the evolution of U.S. Indian policy from its British Colonial origins to the implementation of removal after 1830.More

  6. Book ImageThe Essential America

    George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi, Thomas Lee Pearcy

    Volume(s): 1 & 2

    The Essential America is a fundamentals version of the Tindall/Shi narrative packaged in an eye-popping, four-color design.More

  7. Book ImageWhat Caused the Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern History

    Edward L. Ayers

    “An extremely good writer, [Ayers] is well worth reading . . . on the South and Southern history.”—Stephen Sears, Boston GlobeMore

  8. Book ImageThe Great Divide: A Biography of the Rocky Mountains

    Gary Ferguson

    A captivating account of the geologic, historic, and cultural evolution of the Rocky Mountain region.More

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

    Charles F. Wilkinson

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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