American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Jacksonian Economy

    Peter Temin

    During the age of Jackson the nation experienced one of the worst depressions in its history.More

  2. Book ImageRobert E. Lee: A Biography

    Emory M. Thomas

    "The best and most balanced of the Lee biographies."—New York Review of BooksMore

  3. Book ImageThe Essential America

    George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi, Thomas Lee Pearcy

    Volume(s): 1 & 2

    The Essential America is a fundamentals version of the Tindall/Shi narrative packaged in an eye-popping, four-color design.More

  4. Book ImageThe Disruption of the Solid South

    George Brown Tindall, Spencer B. King, Jr.

    “A brief and luminous account of a century of southern Republicanism” —Dewey Grantham, Vanderbilt UniversityMore

  5. Book ImageDemocracy in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeves, Isaac Kramnick

    The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.More

  6. Book ImageCarolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave

    Leonard Todd

    The compelling story of a slave, owned by the author's ancestors, who became one of the singular artists of the nineteenth century.More

  7. Book ImageSix Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

    Ian W. Toll

    "A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImagePacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942

    Ian W. Toll

    Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction

    "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  9. Book ImageLexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

    Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

    In a minute-by-minute account, this popular book gives a vivid picture of what actually happened on April 19, 1775.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 ImageAndrew Johnson: A Biography

    Hans L. Trefousse

    A definitive life of the flawed man who succeeded to the American presidency after Lincoln's assassination.More

  12. Book ImageThe United States 1830-1850

    Frederick Jackson Turner

    This book is the final work of the great American historian who opened up a new period in interpreting the history of the United States by emphasizing the importance of the frontier in shaping American culture. Professor Turner wrote The United States 1830-1850 over a fifteen-year period before his death in 1932 and many consider it his major work.More

  13. Book ImageRalph Bunche: An American Odyssey

    Brian Urquhart

    A superb narrative biography of the international diplomat and racial pioneer—the basis for the acclaimed four-part PBS TV series.More

  14. Book ImageThe Story of America: From the Very Beginning Up to the Present

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

    In this new, enlarged and up-to-date work, we have the greatest book that Dr. van Loon has yet written, greater than The Story of Mankind because its subject did not require the compression that the first book did; no less incisive yet more mellow, in that the years have tempered van Loon's tendency to iconoclasm, more thrilling in that there is a more unified story to tell. The numerous illustrations are as fine, as imaginative and as distinctive as anything he has heretofore drawn and the reception accorded The Story of Mankind, which headed the list of best sellers for years on end.More

  15. Book ImageWe Remained: Three Years Behind Enemy Lines in the Philippines

    R. W. Volckmann

    An adventure-packed narrative, unique in American military history.More

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