American History

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  1. Book ImageThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832

    Alan Taylor

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    "Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street JournalMore

  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 ImageLouisiana: A History

    Joe Gray Taylor

    From the earliest colonists through the latest Mardi Gras, Louisiana has had a history as exotic as that of any state. Even its political corruption--extending from French governors for whom office was exploitable property through the "Louisiana Hayride" following the death of Huey Long--seems to have had a glamorous side.More

  4. Book ImageIn Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West 1528-1990

    Quintard Taylor

    "This is an enthralling work that will be essential reading for years to come. You finish it understanding how integral a part blacks were of the making of the West and, indeed, America." — David Nicholson, Washington PostMore

  5. Book ImageThe Jacksonian Economy

    Peter Temin

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

  6. Book ImageRobert E. Lee: A Biography

    Emory M. Thomas

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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