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American Indians
Exploration and Colonial Development
The American Revolutionary period
Building a New Nation
Politics, Economics and Culture in the Early 19th Century
Westward Expansion and the Mexican War
Pre-Civil War Sectional Crisis
Civil War
Post Civil War Reconstruction


Carter, Samuel, Cherokee Sunset. A Nation Betrayed

Conley, Robert J., The Cherokee Nation: A History, University of N. Mexico Press, 2005 E99 C5 C716

Edmunds, David R., Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership

Farb, Peter, Man's Rise to Civilization

Hecht, Robert A., Continents in Collision: The 1mpact of Europe on the North American Societies

Kelsay, Isabel, Joseph Brant: Man of Two Worlds, 1743-1807

Lepore, Jill, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, E83.67 L46

Page, Jake, In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000 Year History of American Indians, Free Press, 2003 E77 P14

Schneider, Paul, Brutal Journey: The Epic Story of the First Crossing of North America, Henry Holt and Co., 2006 E125 N3 S36

Sugden, John, Tecumseh: A Life, Henry Holt & Co., NY, 1997

Thomson, Hugh, White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland, Overlook Press, 2003 F3429 T28


Anderson, Fred, Crucible of War: the Seven Years War and the Fate of Empire in North America, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000    E199 A59

Bergreen, Laurence, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2003 G420 M2 B47

Bremer, Francis, John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father, Oxford University Presss, 2003 F67 W79 B74

Burns, James M., Vineyard of Liberty: The American Experience, Vol. I

Carney, Judith Ann, Black Rice: the African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas, Harvard University Press, 2001 SB191 R5 C35

Deetz, James and Patricia, The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death in Plymouth Colony, 2000, F68.D4

Demos, John P., Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England

Dor-Ner, Zvi, Columbus and The Age of Discovery, Morrow, 1991

Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe, Pathfinders: a Global History of Exploration, New York, W.W. Norton, 2006, G80 F37

Fuson, Robert Henderson, Juan Ponce de Leon and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida, 2000,
E125.P7 F87

Hoffer, Peter Charles, The Great New York Conspiracy of 1741: Slavery, Crime and Colonial Law, University Press of Kansas, 2003 KFN5696.A4 H64

Hofstadter, Richard, America at 1750

Horn, James, A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America, 2005, F234 J3 H66

LaPlante, Eve, Salem Witch Judge: the Life and Repentance of Samuel Sewall, 1st ed., 2007, NY, HarperOne, F67 L37

Morison, Samuel E., Ihe European Discovery Qf America, Vol. I, Northern Voyages, or Vol. II, Southern Voyages

Norton, Mary Beth, In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002, BF1575.N67

O'Toole, Finlan, White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005, E195 J63 Q87

Phibrick, Nathaniel, Mayflower: a Story of Courage, Community and War, Viking Press, 2006, F68 P44

Price, David A., Love and Hate in Jamestown, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 F234.J3 P68

Shorto, Russell, Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America, Doubleday Press, 2004, F128.4 S56

Silverman, Kenneth, Life and Times of Cotton Mather

Taylor, Alan, American Colonies, Viking: Penguin Books, 2001 E188.T35

Thomas, Hugh, Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan, New York: Random House, 2004, F1411 T36

Usher, Ronald, Pilgrims and their History

Walvin, James, The Quakers: Money and Morals, N. Ponfret, VT: John Murray/Trafalgar Square Press, 1998 DA125.Q34 W348

Weber, David J., The Spanish Frontier in North America, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992

Wood, Peter H., Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1660 through the Stono Rebellion


Bernstein, R.B., Thomas Jefferson, Oxford University Press, 2003, E332 B47

Bobrick, Benson, The Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution, NY: Simon & Schuster. 1997 E208 B683

Buel, Joy Day and Richard, Jr., Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America

Countryman, Edward, American Revolution

Draper, Theodore, A Struggle for Power: The American Revolution, 1996

Dunn, Susan, Sister Revolutions: French Lightning, American Light, NY: Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1999    E209 D85

Ellis, Joseph J., American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, New York A.A. Knopf, 2007, E302.1 E44

Fenn, Elizabeth A., Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox epidemic of 1775-1782, Hill and Wang, 2001 RC183.49 F46

Flexner, James T., George Washington: The American Revolution, 1775- 1783

Flower, Milton E., John Dickinson: Conservative Revolutionary

Jones, Arthur, Pierre Toussaint: a Biography, Doubleday, 2003 e185.97 T7 J66

Kaye, Harvey J., Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, Hill and Wang, 2005 JC177 A4 K39

Ketchum, Richard M., Divided Loyalties: How the American Revolution Came to New York. NY:Henry Holt, 2002, E263 N6 K46

Maier, Pauline, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence, Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 E221 M24

Maier, Pauline, From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776, Alfred A. Knopf, 1972 E210 M27

Miller, J.C., The Origins of the American Revolution

Morgan, Edmund, Benjamin Franklin, Yale University Press, 2002 E302.6 F8 M86

Norton, Mary Beth, Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800

Rappleye, Charles, Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade and the American Revolution, Simon & Schusteer, 2006 F89 P953 A2

Schama, Simon, Rough Crossing, Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution, Harper Collins, 2006 E269 N3 S33

Schouler, James, America of 1776: Daily Life in Revolutionary America

Smith, Page, A New Age Now Begins, Vol. I

Triber, Jayne E.,  A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere, 1998, Amherst, Mass., University of Massachusetts          F69.R43 T75

Waldman, Steven, Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America, New York, Random House, 2008 BL640 W35

Weintraub, Stanley, Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire, 1775-1783, NY: Free Press, 2005, E249.3 W45

Wood, Gordon S., The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, New York, Penguin Press, 2004,
E302.6 F8 W84



Bogue, Carl, Ed., The Second Amendment in Law and History: Historians and Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms, NY: The Free Press, 2000 KF3941 S43

Bowen, Catherine Drinker, Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787

Burns, James MacGregor and Dunn, Susan, George Washington, Times Books/Henry Holt & Co., 2004
E312 B983

Chernow, Ron, Alexander Hamilton, Penguin Press, 2004, E 302.6 H2 C48

Cornell, Saul, A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Conrol in America, Oxford University Press, 2006, KF4558 C67

Davis, William C., The Pirates Laffite: the Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf , Harcourt, 2005, F374 L2 D385

Flexner, James T., George Washington and the New Nation

Flexner, James T., George Washington: Anguish and Farewell, 1793-1799

Fraser, Steve, Wall Street: America's Dream Palace, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008 HG172 A2 F72

Freeman, Joanne B., Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic, Yale University Press, 2001 E310.F85

Kennedy, Roger G., Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson: A Study in Character, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000

Kukla, John, A Wilderness So Immense: the Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America, 2003, Alfred A. Knopf, NY E333 K85

Lambert, Frank, The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World, NY: Hill and Wang, 2005, E335 L36

Larson, Edward J., a Magnificent Catastrophe: the Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign, New York, Free Press, 2007, E330 L37

Malone, Dumas, Biography of Thomas Jefferson (Choose any one of 6 Volumes)



Applegate, Debby, The Most Famous Man in America: the Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, 2006,
BX7260 B3 A67

Buell, Lawrence, Emerson, Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2003 PS1638 B84

Burstein, Andrew, The Passions of Andrew Jackson, NY; Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 E382 B96

Bushman, Richard Lyman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, Alfred A. Knopf, 2005, BX8695 S6 B875

Countryman, Edward, Americans:A Collision of Histories. Hill and Wang, NY 1996

Del Bano, Andrew, Melville: His Life and Works, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2005, PS2386 D44

Dolin, Eric Jay, Leviathan: the History of Whaling in America, New York: W.W. Norton, 2007,
SH383.2 D65

Eaton, Clement, The Growth of Southern Civilization, 1798-1860

Gilfoyl, Timothy J., City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920, Loyola U. of Chicago, 1993

Goldsmith, Barbara, Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998 HQ1413.W66 G65

Gollaher, David, Voice For The Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix, 1995

Koeppel, Gerard, Water for Gotham: a History, Princeton University Press, 2000      TD225 N5 K64

Larkin, Jack, Reshaping of Everyday Life,1790-1840, 1988

Marshall, Megan, The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Press, 2005, F74 S1 M225

Morone, James, Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (Parts I and II), Yale University Press, 2003 E183 M873

Pessen, Edward, Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics

Pessen, Edward, Log Cabin Myth: The Social Backgrounds of the Presidents

Peterson, Merrill D., Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay, and Calhoun, 1987

Philip, Cynthia, Robert Fulton: A Biography

Powers, Ron, Mark Twain: A Life, Free Press, 2005 PS1331 P67

Pusateri, C. Joseph, History of American Business, 2nd ed., 1988

Sanborn, Margaret, Mark Twain, The Bachelor Years: A Biography, Doubleday, 1990

Seavoy, Ronald E., Origins of the American Business Corporation

Silverman, Kenneth, Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B.Morse, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 TK5243 M7 S55

White, Barbara, Beecher Sisters, Yale University Press, 2003 CT274 B43 W48

Widmere, Ted, Martin Van Buren, Times Books, 2005 E387 W535

Wilentz, Sean, The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, W.W. Norton, 2005 E302.1 W55

Wilson, Dorothy, Stranger and Traveler: the Story of Dorothea Dix


Berlin, Ira, Generations of Captivity: A History of African American Slaves, Belknap Press, 2003,
E441 B47

Berlin, Ira, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America, Belknap Press, 1998   E446 B49

Davis, David Brion, Inhuman Bondage: the Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World, Oxford University Press, 2006, E441 D2495

Douglass, Frederick, My Bondage, My Freedom

Egerton, Douglas, He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey, Madison House, 1999 F279 C49 N423

Franklin, John Hope, In Search of the Promised Land: a Slave Family in the Old South, Oxford University Press, 2006, E444 F825

Genovese, Eugene, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

Goodman, Paul, Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origin of Racial Equality, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998 E449. G67

Hagedorn, Ann, Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad, Simon & Schuster, 2002
E450 H165

Hendrick, George and Willene, Ed., Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad, Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004 E450.F535

Johnson, Charles and Smith, Patricia, Africans in America, Harcourt Brace and Co.,, NY, 1998     E441.J65

Kolchin, Peter, Unfree Labor: American Slavery & Russian Serfdom, 1987

Litwack, Leon F., North of Slavery: the Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860, University of Chicago Press, 1961 E185.9 L5 C2

Mayer, Henry, All On Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery, St. Martin's Press, 1998     E449 G25 M39

Merrill, Against Wind and Tide: A Biography of William Lloyd Garrison

Miller, William Lee, Arguing About Slavery: John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the U.S. Congress, Vintage Press, 1996 E338 M65

Mintz, Sidney W., Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History, 1986 GT 2869 M56

Oates James, Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders

Postma, Johannes, The Atlantic Slave Trade, 2003, The Greenwood Press HT1322 P67

Rediker, Marcus Buford, The Slave Ship: a Human History, New York: Viking, 2007 HT1322 R42

Strane, Susan, A Whole-Souled Woman: Prudence Crandall and the Education of Black Women, W.W. Norton and Co., 1990

Smith, Patricia, Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery, Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998    E441 J65

Thomas, Hugh, The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870,  NY: Simon and Schuster, 1997       HT985.T47

Von Frank, Albert J., The Trials of Anthony Burns, Howard University Press, 1998 E450.B93 V66

Yellin, Jean Fagan, Harriot Jacobs: A Life, 2004, E444.J17 Y45


Barnet, Richard J., The Rockets' Red Glare: When America Goes to War, The Presidents and the People, Simon & Schuster, 1991

Brands, H.W., Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers won the Battle for Texas Independence, and Changed America, New York: Doubleday Press, 2004, F390 B833

Bushman, Richard Lyman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, Alfrred A. Knopf, 2005 BX8695 S6 B875

Cantrell, Gregg, Stephen H. Austin: Empresario of Texas, Yale University Press, 1999
F389 A942 C36

Coles, Harry L., The War of 1812, University of Chicago Press, 1965

Dary, David, The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends, and Lore, 2000 F786 D37

Denton, Sally, American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, 2003 F826 D44

Dunlay, thomas W., Kit Carson and the Indians, 2000, F592.C33 D86

Eisenhower, John S.D., Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott, NY: The Free Press, 1997 E403.1.S4 E5

Kagan, Robert, Dangerous Nation, (read to page 300), Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, E183.7 34

Merk, Frederick, Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History

Ostling, Richard N. and Joan K., Mormon America: the Power and the Promise, San Francisco: Harper, 1999    BX 8635.2.088

Pitch, Anthony S., The Burning of Washington: the British Invasion of 1814, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1998

Pratt, Julius, Expansionists of 1812

Roberts, David, A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000        F592 C33 R58

Sides, Hampton, Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West, Doubleday Press, 2006, F591 S54

Walker, Dale, Eldorado: The California Gold Rush, Forge, 2003, F865 W28

Weber, David, Mexican Frontier: The American Southwest Under Mexico, 182l-1846


Donald, David H., Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

Foner, Eric, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

Levine, Bruce, Half Slave, Half Free: The Roots of the Civil War, New York: Hill and Wang, 1992

Potter, David, Impending Crises, 1848-1861

Sandburg, Carl, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, Vol. ll

Winke, Kenneth J., The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2001 E457.W77


Bernstein, Iver, The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of The Civil War, Oxford University Press, 1990

Black, Charles L.. Jr., A New Birth of Freedom, Grosset/Putnam, NY, 1997  KF4749.B54

Brownlee, Richard, Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerilla Warfare in the West

Bunting, Josiah, Ulysses S. Grant, Times Books, 2004, E672 B93

Clinton, Catherine, Tara Revisited: Women, War & the Plantation Legend, Abbeville Press, New York, 1995      E628.C58

Cooper, William, Jefferson Davis, American, 2000 E467.1 D26 C66

Faust, Drew Gilpin, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, NY, Vintage Books, 2009, E468.9 F385

Fellman, Michael, The Making of Robert E. Lee, 2000, E467.1 L4 F45

Frederikson, George M., The lnner Civil War

Gould, William, Diary of a Contraband: the Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor, Stanford University Press, 2002
E591 G68

Guelzo, Allen C., Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, Simon & Schuster, 2004 E453.G9

Jones, Howard, Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: the Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1999

Jones, Jacqueline, Saving Savannah: the City and the Civil War, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
F294 S2 J65

Kauffman, Michael W., American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, Random House, 2004 E457.5 K38

McCague, James, The Second Rebellion: N.Y. City Draft Riots of 1863

McPherson, James M., Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, Oxford University Press, 1988

McPherson, James M., Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2009 E457.2 M478

Meyer, Howard M., Colonel of the Black Regiment: The Life of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, W.W. Norton & Co., 1967 PS1928 M4

Perry, James M., A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Battlefield Correspondents: Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready, NY: John wiley & Sons, 2000       E609 P47

Sandburg, Carl, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, Vol. l

Simpson, Brooks, Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Co.

Smith, Jean Edward, Grant, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001 E672 S627

Waugh, John C., Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency, NY: Crown Publishers, 1998 E458.4.W38

Winik, Jay, April, 1865: the Month That Saved America, HarperCollins Publisher, 2001 E477.61 W56


Ackerman, Kenneth D., Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005, F128.47 T96 A28

Bain, David, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad, Viking, 1999
HE 2751 B24

Bellesiles, Michael, Arming America: the Origins of a National Gun Culture, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000 HV8059 B45

Blight, David, Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory, Belknap, 2001 E468.9 B58

Crosby, Molly Caldwell, The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History, 2006, RC211 T3 C76

Dray, Philip, Capitol Men: the Epic Story of Reconstruction through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2008 E668 D76

Foner, Eric, Forever Free: the Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, Alfred A. Knopf, 2005 E668 F655

Kantrowitz, Stephen, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy, Chapel Hill, N. C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2000

Lemann, Nicholas, Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY, 2006 E185.61 L517

Litwack, Leon F., Been in the Storm So Long: the Aftermath of Slavery, Random House, 1980, E185.2 L57

Stampp, Kenneth, The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877, 1965, E668 S79

Stiles, T.J., Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, Alfred A. Knopf, 2002 F594 J27 S76

Trelease, Allen W., White Terror. The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction, 1995
E668 T7

Tucker, Phillip Thomas, Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier, Stackpole Books, 2002, E185.97 W694 T83

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