American History

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  1. Book ImageOne Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

    James Ledbetter

    One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America—whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor.More

  2. Book ImageWilliam Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

    James Lee McDonough

    The New York Times best-selling biography of one of America’s most storied military figures.More

  3. Book ImageThe Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

    Karl Jacoby

    A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.More

  4. Book ImageAmerican Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

    David Baron

    Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.More

  5. Book ImageRevolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

    George C. Daughan

    The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.More

  6. Book ImageThe Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

    Michael Wallis

    Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America’s westward expansion.More

  7. Book ImageDetroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back

    Nathan Bomey

    What happens when an iconic American city goes broke?More

  8. Book ImageThe Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics

    Sean Wilentz

    One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality.More

  9. Book ImageHe Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

    S Jonathan Bass

    A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of racial injustice in the civil rights era.More

  10. Book ImageNew England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

    Wendy Warren

    A New York Times Editor’s Choice

    "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." —David W. BlightMore

  11. Book ImageKentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation

    Nicolas W. Proctor, Margaret Storey

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  12. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

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

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

  13. Book ImageBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

    Eric Jay Dolin

    "What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four VoyagesMore

  14. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksMore

  15. Book ImageThe King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

    David K. Randall

    “A true story of the battle for paradise . . . men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other.”—New York TimesMore

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