American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Civil War and Reconstruction

    Jean Harvey Baker, David Herbert Donald, Michael F. Holt

    Long considered the standard text in the field, The Civil War and Reconstruction—originally written by James G. Randall and revised by David Donald—is now available in a thoroughly revised new edition prepared by David Donald, Jean H. Baker, and Michael F. Holt.More

  2. Book ImageMary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

    Jean Harvey Baker

    "A striking success…the account of the White House years is absorbing, the account of Mary Lincoln's life as a widow utterly compelling." —New York TimesMore

  3. Book ImageThe Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family

    Jean Harvey Baker

    "[A] sweeping narrative, beautifully written and scrupulously evenhanded, [that] does full justice to Stevenson and his people. . . . Ambitious, elegiac, and provocative."--Richard Norton Smith, Chicago Tribune, front page reviewMore

  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

    Winner of the 2018 AIP Science Communication Award in Science Writing (Books) 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 ImageDaniel Webster

    Irving H. Bartlett

    “A good, wise, perspicacious work, written in graceful English, free of jargon, offering intelligent conclusions.” —Mark Harris, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageNew Burlington: The Life and Death of an American Village

    John Baskin

    In the early 1970s, the quiet Ohio village of New Burlington was abandoned to allow construction of a dam.More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageAmerica's Working Women: A Documentary History, 1600 to the Present

    Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, Linda Gordon

    “I am stunned by the scope and breadth of this splendid new collection of sources. It includes memories, stories, letters, poems and more, gathered from the pens and the hearts of women who lived and worked in these United States. . . . The selections are spell-binding, the introductory material illuminating, and the whole a lesson in how the multicultural and multiracial experience of work in America has been profoundly affected by gender.” —Alice Kessler-Harris, author of Out to WorkMore

  9. Book ImageThe Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson

    Michael Les Benedict

    "The definitive account of Andrew Johnson's impeachment and of the dramatic events that first put a president on trial before the Senate." - Eric FonerMore

  10. Book ImageLyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam

    Larry Berman

    "Stunning....The portrait of the embattled and unyielding president that emerges is vivid and memorable."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  11. Book ImagePlanning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam

    Larry Berman

    "Takes an historically important decision, places it in its immediate stream of policy development, perceptions and events and adds what was missing from the Pentagon Papers."—Richard E. Neustadt, Harvard UniversityMore

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageWhat's Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and "Bias" in Higher Education

    Michael Bérubé

    "A sensitive, sensible, and compelling account of American education at its best."—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  14. Book ImageNew York: A Bicentennial History

    Bruce Bliven, Jr.

    From the Big Apple to Niagara Falls, the state of New York has always had enormous fascination for Americans.More

  15. Book ImageYears of Discord: American Politics and Society, 1961-1974

    John Morton Blum

    "A vivid and masterful account of the terrible discord and violence of those years."—C. Vann WoodwardMore

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