American History

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  1. Book ImagePicturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American

    John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Et Al.

    A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass through historic photography.More

  2. Book ImageDark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope

    Jonathan M. Bryant

    A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant—and long forgotten—Supreme Court cases in American history.More

  3. Book ImageThe Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

    James Oakes

    A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction for 2014.More

  4. Book ImageThe Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

    David Roberts

    An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants.More

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

    Preston Lauterbach

    The vivid history of Beale Street—a lost world of swaggering musicians, glamorous madams, and ruthless politicians—and the battle for the soul of Memphis.More

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

    Morris Dickstein

    Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this groundbreaking work finally reappears in a new edition.More

  7. Book ImagePatriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776

    William Offutt

    Second Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City invites students to experience the chaos of the American Revolution.More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageGreenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman

    Mary Jane Treacy

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Greenwich Village, 1913 immerses students into the radical possibilities unlocked by the modern age.More

  11. Book ImageAmerica: The Essential Learning Edition

    David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall

    High School Edition

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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