American History

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

    Charles F. Wilkinson

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageThe New Exiles: American War Resisters in Canada

    Roger N. Williams, William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

    More Americans have fled to Canada to avoid the Vietnam War than have died in Vietnam. This is the story of that burgeoning exile community now estimated at from 40,000 to 100,000 strong.More

  13. Book ImageThe Contours of American History

    William Appleman Williams

    "A very good book indeed.... It is quietly reasoned, beautifully ordered, and spirited as hell.... [It] is not a book for children, nostalgic or otherwise."—Loren Baritz, The NationMore

  14. Book ImageAmerica in Vietnam: A Documentary History

    William Appleman Williams, Thomas McCormick, Lloyd C. Gardner, Et Al.

    This collection of essays and documents, written and compiled by four distinguished historians, is an essential source book for anyone seeking to understand the causes, character, and consequences of American involvement in Vietnam.More

  15. Book ImageThe Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of the American Revolution

    Sam Willis

    A fascinating naval perspective on one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, which in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an army, win their independence from the greatest naval and military power on earth?More

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