American History

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Eric Foner

    Fifth Brief Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1 - 15

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageOur Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions

    Caitlin Fitz

    A major new interpretation recasts U.S. history between revolution and civil war, exposing a dramatic reversal in sympathy toward Latin American revolutions.More

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

    Karl Jacoby

    Winner of the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award

    "An American 'Odyssey,' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab." —Wall Street JournalMore

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

    Michael Wallis

    Named “Best Book of 2017” by the Wild West History Association Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America’s westward expansion.More

  15. 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

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