American History

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageDavid Crockett: The Lion of the West

    Michael Wallis

    "Vivid, Comprehensible . . . cuts through decades of mythmaking." —Texas MonthlyMore

  3. Book ImageFirewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up

    Lawrence E. Walsh

    In its chilling and unsparing revelations, Firewall is the definitive account of the most dangerous breach of presidential authority since Watergate.More

  4. Book ImageThe Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism After 1830

    Ronald G. Walters

    "A fresh and provocative contribution . . . . the clearest, most penetrating, and best-informed study of the post-1830 antislavery movement that exists." —Richard Bardolph, North Carolina Historical ReviewMore

  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 ImageLetter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century

    Susan Ware

    In the tradition of Composing a Life and Writing a Woman's Life, a look at the intimate and public lives of seven strong and vibrant women who had a lasting impact on American popular culture and on women's lives.More

  7. Book ImageNew England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

    Wendy Warren

    A New York Times Editor’s Choice

    "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." —David W. BlightMore

  8. Book ImageRed Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty

    Jace Weaver, Laura Adams Weaver

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  9. Book ImageDeep Like the Rivers: Education in the Slave Quarter Community, 1831-1865

    Thomas L. Webber

    “An enlightening and thoughtful piece of work. . . . This is the burden of Mr. Webber’s book—the cultural impregnability of the black slaves in America, and the futility of the centuries-long white endeavor to enslave the black mind—and it is an impressive lesson.” —The New YorkerMore

  10. Book ImageCivil War Road Trip, Volume II: A Guide to Virginia & Maryland, 1863-1865

    Michael Weeks

    Volume(s): 2

    In this second volume of Michael Weeks’ thoroughly researched guide to the battlefields of the Civil War, you will find complete tours of every major military campaign in the region from 1863 to 1865.More

  11. Book ImageCivil War Road Trip, Volume I: A Guide to Northern Virginia, Maryland & Pennsylvania, 1861-1863: First Manassas to Gettysburg

    Michael Weeks

    Volume(s): 1

    The new, amazingly detailed, and thorough guide from the author of The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide.More

  12. Book ImagePhiladelphia: A 300-Year History

    Russell F. Weigley

    In this, the definitive comprehensive history of Philadelphia, the reader will discover a rich and colorful portrait of one of America's most vital, interesting, and illustrious cities.More

  13. Book ImageTaking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil

    Steve Weinberg

    “A demonstration that . . . the power of the press to expose corruption was not to be ignored.”—Paul E. Steiger, Wall Street JournalMore

  14. Book ImageKilling Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

    James Welch, Paul Stekler

    The classic account of Custer's Last Stand that shattered the myth of the Little Bighorn and rewrote history books.More

  15. Book ImageToo Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994

    Deborah Gray White

    "Meticulously researched. . . . Too Heavy a Load reads like a wonderful historical novel."--Akilah Monifa, EmergeMore

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