American History

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  1. Book ImageTo the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

    Michael K. Honey

    To the Promised Land helps us to remember King as a prophet for poor and working-class people, as we carry on that campaign against racism and poverty in our own times. A terrific book.” —Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett TillMore

  2. Book ImageThe Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

    Martin Doyle

    How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today.More

  3. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi

    High School Second Edition

    The essential framework for student success in American History.More

  4. Book ImageRevolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

    Russell Shorto

    From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.More

  5. Book ImageThe Constitutional Convention of 1787: Constructing the American Republic

    John Patrick Coby

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  6. Book ImageRed Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty

    Jace Weaver, Laura Adams Weaver

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  7. Book ImageThe Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

    Edward L. Ayers

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize

    A landmark Civil War history told from a fresh, deeply researched ground-level perspective.More

  8. Book ImageIndelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of Americas Free Press

    Richard Kluger

    "Vivid storytelling built on exacting research." —Bill Keller, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageSchlesinger: The Imperial Historian

    Richard Aldous

    The first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a defining figure in Kennedy’s White House.More

  10. Book ImageA Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

    Jane Kamensky

    "A stunning biography…[A] truly singular account of the American Revolution." —Amanda Foreman, author of A World on FireMore

  11. Book ImageAmerican Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

    Alan Taylor

    “Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street JournalMore

  12. Book ImageMesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre

    James F. Brooks

    A scrupulously researched investigation of the mysterious massacre of Hopi Indians at Awat'ovi, and the event's echo through American history.More

  13. Book ImageThe Rest I Will Kill: William Tillman and the Unforgettable Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave

    Brian McGinty

    A surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring—and long-forgotten—heroes of the Civil War.More

  14. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Brief Fifth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  15. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Fifth Brief Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 15 - 28

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

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