American History

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

    Jace Weaver, Laura Adams Weaver

    First Edition

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageRailroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White

    A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize: "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations."  —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

    Sean Wilentz

    Abridged College Edition

    Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

    Sean Wilentz

    Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageThe Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics

    Sean Wilentz

    One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality.More

  13. Book ImageBlood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations

    Charles F. Wilkinson

    "A stirring history of the tribal sovereignty movement." —Publishers WeeklyMore

  14. Book ImageWest Virginia: A History

    John Alexander Williams

    John Alexander Williams's West Virginia: A History is widely considered one of the finest books ever written about the state.More

  15. Book ImageCity of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York

    Mason B. Williams

    “Fascinating. . . . Williams tells the story of La Guardia and Roosevelt with insight and elegance.”—Edward Glaeser, New York Times Book ReviewMore

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