Government and Civics
The books, articles, films, and websites in this section will enhance the materials included on our website for this era of American history. Many of the books are by the historians whose essays and lectures you have read and listened to here and offer in-depth studies of the topics that have caught your interest. The websites and other resources open new ways to explore American history and take advantage of new interpretations and new technologies to enhance classroom or at-home learning.
Fradin, Judith Bloom, and Dennis B. Fradin. 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft’s Flight from Slavery. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2006.
Tushnet, Mark V. A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law. New York: Norton, 2005.
Newitt, Malyn. A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion, 1400–1668. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Foner, Eric, and Olivia Mahoney. A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1990.
Jaffa, Henry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.
Raphael, Ray. A People’s History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence. New York: New Press, 2001.
Foner, Eric. A Short History of Reconstruction, 1863–1877. New York: Harper and Row, 1990.
Murphy, Jim. A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy. New York: Clarion Books, 1996.
Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999.
McLeese, Don. Alexander Hamilton. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Publishing, 2004.
Abrahamson, James L. America Arms for a New Century: The Making of a Great Military Power. New York: Free Press, 1981.
Taylor, Alan. American Colonies: The Settling of North America. New York: Penguin Books, 2002. First published 2001 by Viking Putnam.
Halliwell, Martin. American Culture in the 1950s. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
O’Neill, William L. American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945–1960. New York: Free Press, 1986.
Cherny, Robert W. American Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868–1900. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1997.
Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
Foner, Eric, and Olivia Mahoney. America’s Reconstruction: People and Politics after the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.
Young, Andrew. An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
Tompkins, E. Berkeley. Anti-Imperialism in the United States: The Great Debate, 1890–1920. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1970.
Dew, Charles B. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001.
Koistinen, Paul A. C. Arsenal of World War II: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1940–1945. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Cook, Noble David. Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492–1650. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Cooper, John Milton, Jr. Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Rable, George C. But There Was No Peace: The Role of Violence in the Politics of Reconstruction. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1984.
Fowler, Robert Booth. Carrie Catt: Feminist Politician. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1986.
McWhorter, Diane. Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.
Mulhall, Jill K. Causes of the Revolution, Primary Source Readers. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2008.
Seed, Patricia. Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492–1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Rable, George C. Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
Josselyn, John. Colonial Traveler: A Critical Edition of Two Voyages to New-England. Ed. Paul J. Lindholdt. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1988.
Richards, David A. Conscience and the Constitution: History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Chorao, Kay. D is for Drums: A Colonial Williamsburg ABC. New York: Henry N. Abrams, 2004.
Lash, Joseph P. Dealers and Dreamers: A New Look at the New Deal. New York: Doubleday, 1988.
Flamm, Michael W. and David Steigerwald. Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
Hoffman, Ronald. Diplomacy and Revolution: The Franco-American Alliance of 1778. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1981.
Goldberg, David J. Discontented America: The United States in the 1920s. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Blackett, R.J.M. Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
Lockhart, James, and Stuart B. Schwartz. Early Latin America: A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil, Cambridge Latin American Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Mitchell, Mairin. Elcano: The First Circumnavigator. London: Herder Publications, 1958.
Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Bain, David Haward. Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad. New York: Viking Press, 1999.
Moreno, Barry. Encyclopedia of Ellis Island. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004.
Horsman, Reginald. Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783–1812. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1967.
Badger, Anthony J. FDR: The First Hundred Days. New York: Hill and Wang, 2008.
Dubois, Ellen C. Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women’s Movement in America, 1848–1869. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978.
Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth, ed. First Freed: Washington, DC in the Emancipation Era. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 2002.
Berkin, Carol. First Generations: Women in Colonial America. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.
Brown, Ruth Murray. For a “Christian America”: A History of the Religious Right. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002.
Lee, Chana Kai. For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Stuhler, Barbara. For the Public Record: A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
Robinet, Harriet Gillem. Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998.
Diffie, Bailey W., and George D. Winius. Foundations of the Portuguese Empire, 1415–1580. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1977.
Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Leuchtenburg, William Edward. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932–1940. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, orig. 1970.
Foner, Eric. Freedom’s Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders during Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Whitney, Gordon Graham. From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain: A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America, 1500 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Lunardini, Christine A. From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights: Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party, 1910–1928. New York: New York University Press, 1986.
Siddali, Silvana R. From Property to Person: Slavery and the Confiscation Acts, 1861–1862. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.
Maier, Pauline. From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765–1776. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
Freedman, Russell. Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence. New York: Holiday House, 2000.
Levine, Bruce. Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War. Rev. ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005; orig. 1992.
Winkler, Allan M. Home Front U.S.A.: America during World War II. Arlington Heights, IL: H. Davidson, 1986.
Wilson, Douglas L. Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Frum, David. How We Got Here: The 70’s, the Decade That Brought You Modern Life (for Better or Worse). New York: Basic Books, 2000.
Karnow, Stanley. In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.
Betts, Robert B. In Search of York: The Slave Who Went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1985.
Ayers, Edward L. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859–1863. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2003.
Zeiger, Susan. In Uncle Sam’s Service: Women Workers with the American Expeditionary Force, 1917–1919. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.
Goode, Bill. Infighting in the UAW: The 1946 Election and the Ascendancy of Walter Reuther. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Appleby, Joyce. Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
Wills, Garry. Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1978.
Parmet, Herbert S. Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy. New York: Dial Press, 1980.
Rakove, Jack N. James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic. 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 2006.
Newmyer, R. Kent. John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
Smith, Warren Thomas. John Wesley and Slavery. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1986.
Cady, Edwin Harrison. John Woolman. New York: Washington Square Press, 1965.
Maveety, Nancy. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Strategist on the Supreme Court. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996.
Pitkin, Thomas M. Keepers of the Gate: A History of Ellis Island. New York: New York University Press, 1975.
Sorensen, Theodore C. Kennedy. New York: Harper Perennial Political Classics, 2009.
Matthews, Christopher. Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.
Moogk, Peter N. La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada—A Cultural History. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2000.
Atleson, James B. Labor and the Wartime State: Labor Relations and Law during World War II. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
Letwin, William. Law and Economic Policy in America: The Evolution of the Sherman Antitrust Act. New York: Random House, 1965.
Flamm, Michael W. Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.
Levy, Leonard W. Legacy of Suppression: Freedom of Speech and Press in Early American History. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960.
Ronda, James P. Lewis and Clark among the Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.
Brinkley, Alan. Liberalism and Its Discontents. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
Trefousse, Hans L. Lincoln’s Decision for Emancipation. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1975.
Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Pinsker, Matthew. Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Kerr, Andrea Moore. Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Fink, Leon, ed. Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era: Documents and Essays. 2nd ed. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Cohen, Lizabeth. Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919–1939. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Stephanson, Anders. Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.
Nelson, William E. Marbury v. Madison: The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
Bolden, Tonya. Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl. New York: Henry N. Abrams, 2005.
Holt, Rackham. Mary McLeod Bethune: A Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964.
Gropman, Alan L. Mobilizing U.S. Industry in World War II: Myth and Reality. Washington, DC: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 1996.
Mintz, Steven. Moralists and Modernizers: America’s Pre–Civil War Reformers. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Crackel, Theodore J. Mr. Jefferson’s Army: Political and Social Reform of the Military Establishment, 1801
–1809. New York: New York University Press, 1987.
Axtell, James. Natives and Newcomers: The Cultural Origins of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Calloway, Colin G. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Lepore, Jill. New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan. New York: Random House, 2005.
Foner, Eric. Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.
Mink, Gwendolyn. Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development: Union, Party, and State, 1875–1920. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1986.
Levy, Leonard W. Origins of the Bill of Rights. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.
Lewis, Mary C. “Origins: How the Holiday Was Born.” American Visions 1, no. 1 (1986): 44–49.
Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Bergreen, Laurence. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. New York: William Morrow, 2003.
Hoffman, Robert, and Peter J. Albert, eds. Peace and the Peacemakers: The Treaty of 1783. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1986.
Evans, Sara M. Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
Critchlow, Donald T. Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman’s Crusade. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Bell, Christopher Richard Vincent. Portugal and the Quest for the Indies. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1974.
Rosenberg, Norman L. Protecting the Best Men: An Interpretive History of the Law of Libel. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1986.
Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Coben, Stanley. Rebellion against Victorianism: The Impetus for Cultural Change in 1920s America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
McMahon, Kevin J. Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877. New York: Harper and Row, 1988.
Chafe, William H., Raymond Gavins, Robert Korstad, et al., eds. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South. New York: New Press, 2001.
Rakove, Jack N. Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2010.
Wood, Gordon S. Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different. New York: The Penguin Press, 2006.
Morris, Roger. Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990.
Parmet, Herbert S. Richard Nixon and His America. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1990.
Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978.
Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Vintage, 1976.
Biskupic, Joan. Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice. New York: ECCO, 2005.
McFeatters, Ann Carey. Sandra Day O’Connor: Justice in the Balance. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Quigley, David. Second Founding: New York City, Reconstruction, and the Making of American Democracy. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004.
Isenberg, Nancy. Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Sugden, John. Sir Francis Drake. New York: Henry Holt, 1991.
Patterson, Marie. Slavery in America: Expanding and Preserving the Union, Primary Source Readers. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Resources, 1991.
Washington, Margaret. Sojourner Truth’s America. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Berkowitz, Edward D. Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
McAlister, Lyle N. Spain and Portugal in the New World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
Gibson, Charles. Spain in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1966.
Rosenberg, Emily S. Spreading the American Dream: American Economic and Cultural Expansion, 1890–1945. New York: Hill and Wang, 1982.
Reimers, David M. Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
Novotny, Ann. Strangers at the Door: Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and the Great Immigration to America. Riverside, CT: Chatham Press, 1971.
Sugrue, Thomas J. Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North. New York: Random House, 2008.
Shields, Thomas J. “The ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ in a Southern Suburban County: The Fight for a Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday.” Journal of Black Studies 33, no. 4 (2003): 499–519.
Young, William H. The 1950s. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Elkins, Stanley, and Eric McKitrick. The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788–1800. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Countryman, Edward. The American Revolution. Rev. ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2003.
Stinchcombe, William C. The American Revolution and the French Alliance. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1969.
Greene, Jack P., and J.R. Pole, eds. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Reference, 1991.
Perdue, Theda, and Ada E. Deer. The Cherokees. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2005.
Gaddis, John Lewis. The Cold War: A New History. New York: Penguin Books, 2005.
Crosby, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1972.
Rable, George C. The Confederate Republic: A Revolution Against Politics. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.
Gellman, Irwin F. The Contender, Richard Nixon: The Congress Years, 1946–1952. New York: Free Press, 1999.
Sinha, Manisha. The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
Gage, Beverly. The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Brinkley, Alan. The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
May, Henry F. The Enlightenment in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Stampp, Kenneth M. The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of America. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971 and 1974.
Leuchtenburg, William Edward. The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2010.
Super, John C., ed. The Fifties in America. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005.
Spalding, Elizabeth Edwards. The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.
Cachey, Theodore J., ed. The First Voyage around the World (1519–1522): An Account of Magellan’s Expedition by Antonio Pigafetta. New York: Marsilio Publishers, 1995.
O’Toole, Patricia. The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, 1880–1918. 1990. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006.
Shlaes, Amity. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.
Bernstein, R.B. The Founding Fathers Reconsidered. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Benedict, Michael Les. The Fruits of Victory: Alternatives in Restoring the Union, 1865–1877. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1975.
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Rauchway, Eric. The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Hoffer, Peter Charles. The Great New York Conspiracy of 1741: Slavery, Crime, and Colonial Law. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003.
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Limerick, Patricia Nelson. The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1987.
Riesman, David, et al. The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950.
Labbe, Dolores Egger. The Louisiana Purchase and Its Aftermath. Lafayette: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998.
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White, G. Edward. The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815–1835. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Lichtenstein, Nelson. The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor. New York: Basic Books, 1995.
Klein, Joe. The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton. New York: Doubleday, 2002.
Badger, Anthony J. The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933–40. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002.
Whyte, William H. The Organization Man. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
Becker, Susan D. The Origins of the Equal Rights Amendment: American Feminism between the Wars. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.
Onuf, Peter S. The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Controversies in the United States, 1775–1787. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001; orig. 1983.
Huston, James L. The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.
Boorstin, Daniel J. The Portuguese Discoverers. Lisbon: National Board for the Celebration of Portuguese Discoveries, 1987.
Ayers, Edward L. The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Papke, David Ray. The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999.
Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.
The Reconstruction Amendments’ Debates: The Legislative History and Contemporary Debates in Congress on the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Compiled by Alfred Avins. Richmond: Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government, 1967.
Yarbrough, Tinsley E. The Rehnquist Court and the Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Morris, Edmund. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1979.
Wellman, Judith. The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Yolen, Jane, and Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple. The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Schulman, Bruce J. The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics. New York: Free Press, 2001.
Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
Freidel, Frank. The Splendid Little War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1958.
Trask, David F. The War with Spain in 1898. New York: Macmillan, 1981.
Schuyler, Lorraine Gates. The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
DeConde, Alexander. This Affair of Louisiana. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1976.
Mills, Kay. This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. New York: Dutton, 1993.
Peterson, Merrill D. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
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Knock, Thomas J. To End All Wars: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995.
United States. President’s Committee on Civil Rights. To Secure These Rights: The Report of Harry S Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights. Edited by Steven F. Lawson. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
Bender, Thomas. Toward an Urban Vision: Ideas and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
Beisner, Robert L. Twelve Against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898–1900. Chicago: Imprint Publications, 1992.
Butler, Amy E. Two Paths to Equality: Alice Paul and Ethel M. Smith in the ERA Debate, 1921–1929. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Capozzola, Christopher. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Stuart, Reginald C. United States Expansionism and British North America, 1775–1871. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
Holton, Woody. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.
Krannawitter, Thomas L. Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
Brinkley, Alan. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.
Sharer, Wendy B. Vote and Voice: Women’s Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915–1930. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.
Reynolds, David S. Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
Halberstam, David. War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001.
Ayers, Edward L. What Caused the Civil War? Reflections on the South and Southern History. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2005.
Simon, James F. What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.
Brookhiser, Richard. What Would the Founders Do? Our Questions, Their Answers. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
Clements, Kendrick A. William Jennings Bryan: Missionary Isolationist. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1982.
Buehrig, Edward H. Woodrow Wilson and the Balance of Power. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1955.
White, Richard. “It’s Your Misfortune and None of My Own”: A New History of the American West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
Badger, Anthony. “Whatever Happened to Roosevelt’s New Generation of Southerners?” In The Roosevelt Years: New Perspectives on American History, 1933–1945. Edited by Robert A. Garson and Stuart Kidd. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999.