American History

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

    Preston Lauterbach

    The dramatic rise and fall of Beale Street, the legendary Memphis thoroughfare that shook American culture.More

  2. Book ImageLincoln's Body: A Cultural History

    Richard Wightman Fox

    A groundbreaking, magisterial study that explains why, like Walt Whitman, we “love the President personally.”More

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageGateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    Eric Foner

    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More

  5. Book ImageThe Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II

    Nicholas Wapshott

    Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.More

  6. Book ImageCommander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

    Jamie Malanowski

    The lead writer of the New York Times’s award-winning “Disunion” series introduces William Barker Cushing, the Civil War’s most celebrated naval hero.More

  7. Book ImageThe March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

    William P. Jones

    “Vivid and moving. . . . [Tells] a story all but lost in most civil rights histories.”—Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning NewsMore

  8. Book ImageCity of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York

    Mason B. Williams

    “Fascinating. . . . Williams tells the story of La Guardia and Roosevelt with insight and elegance.”—Edward Glaeser, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageOur Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

    Danielle Allen

    “Danielle Allen lays bare the Declaration’s history and significance, returning it to its true and rightful owners—you and me.”—Junot DíazMore

  10. Book ImageWest of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

    Claudio Saunt

    This panoramic account of 1776 chronicles the other revolutions unfolding that year across North America, far beyond the British colonies.More

  11. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    AP* Third Edition 2014 Update

    The leading college-level American history textbook, now available in an Advanced Placement* edition.More

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

    James Oakes

    An award-winning historian illuminates the strategy for ending slavery that precipitated the crisis of civil war.More

  13. Book ImageFor Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England

    Allegra di Bonaventura

    “Incomparably vivid . . . as enthralling a portrait of family life [in colonial New England] as we are likely to have.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  14. Book ImageMachine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

    Terry Golway

    A major, surprising new history of New York’s most famous political machine—Tammany Hall—revealing, beyond the vice and corruption, a birthplace of progressive urban politics.More

  15. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Brief Fourth Edition / Volume(s): One Volume

    The leading text in a brief, full-color edition.More

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