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    United States History
    Brief Reading List in American History
    Source: United States Information Agency

    (*Denotes hardcover edition.)  

    Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People, Yale University Press,1972 

    Albanese, Catherine *America: Religions and Religion, Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1992 

    Allen, Frederick L. The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900-1950, Harper & Row,1986 

    Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower (2 vols.) Vol. 1: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952 Vol. 2: The President, Simon & Schuster,1985 

    Ambrose, Stephen E. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, 6th rev. ed., Viking Penguin, 1991 

    Ashworth, John Agrarians & Aristocrats: Party Political Ideology in the UnitedStates, 1837-1846, Cambridge University Press, 1987 

    Badger, Anthony The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-1940, Hill & Wang, 1989 

    Bailyn, Bernard Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence, Random House, Inc., 1992 

    Bailyn, Bernard Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Harvard University Press, 1967 

    Bailyn, Bernard, Robert Dallek, David B. Davis, David H. Donald, John L. Thomas and Gordon S. Wood 

    The Great Republic: A History of the American People (2 vols.), 3d ed., D.C. Heath, Co., 1985 

    Banner, Lois W. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Woman's Rights, Scott Foresman, 1987 

    Beisner, Robert L. From the Old Diplomacy to the New, 1865-1900, 2d ed., Harlan Davidson, 1986 

    Berlin, Ira Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South, New Press NY, 1992 

    Billington, Ray A. The Far Western Frontier, 1830-1860, HarperCollins, 1962 

    Blum, John Morton The Progressive Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1982 

    Blum, John Morton V Was for Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1977 

    Blumenthal, Sidney and Thomas Edsall The Reagan Legacy: A Nation Adrift, Pantheon Books, 1988 

    Bodnar, John The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America, Indiana University Press, 1985 

    Boorstin, Daniel J. *The Americans (3 vols.): Vol. 1: The Colonial Experience Vol. 2: The Democratic Experience Vol. 3: The National Experience, Random House, Inc., 1975 

    Bowen, Catherine Drinker Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, Little, Brown & Co., 1986 

    Boyer, Paul and Steven Nissenbaum Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, Harvard University Press, 1974 

    Branch, Taylor Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, Simon & Schuster, 1989 

    Bridenbaugh, Carl Jamestown, 1544-1699, Oxford University Press, 1980 

    Brodie, Fawn M. Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character, Harvard University Press, 1983 

    Brown, Dee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Henry Holt & Co., 1991 

    Burner, David John F. Kennedy and A New Generation, Scott Foresman & Co., 1988  

    Cannon, Lou President Reagan: The Role of A Lifetime, Simon & Schuster, 1992  

    Chafe, William H. The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II, 2d ed., Oxford University Press, 1991 

    Chase, Gilbert *America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present, 3d rev. ed., University of Illinois Press, 1987 

    Cochran, Thomas C. Frontiers of Change: Early Industrialism in America, Oxford University Press, 1981 

    Cott, Nancy F. *The Grounding of Modern Feminism, Yale University Press, 1987  

    Craven, Wayne and Richard Martin Two Hundred Years of American Art: The Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, University of Washington Press, 1987 

    Craven, Wesley F. The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1689. Louisiana State University Press, 1949 

    Dallek, Robert Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945, Oxford University Press, 1979 

    Dangerfield, George The Awakening of American Nationalism, 1815-1828, HarperCollins, 1965  

    Degler, Carl N. Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America, 3d ed., Harper & Row, 1984 

    Deloria, Vine Jr. American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century, University of Oklahoma Press, 1992 

    De Tocqueville, Alexis (Thomas Bender et al., eds.) Democracy in America, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1981 

    De Voto, Bernard, ed. The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Houghton Mifflin, 1973 

    Diggins, John P. Proud Decades: America in War & Peace, 1941-1960, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1989 

    Dinnerstein, Leonard, Roger Nichols and David M. Reimers Natives and Strangers: Blacks, Indians and Immigrants in America, 2d. ed., Oxford University Press, 1990 

    Divine, Robert The Cuban Missile Crisis, 2d rev. ed., Wiener Publishing, Inc., 1988  

    Divine, Robert *Eisenhower and Sputnik, Oxford University Press, 1993 

    Douglass, Frederick The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: The Complete Autobiography, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1962 

    Draper, Theodore A Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs, rev. ed., Simon & Schuster, 1992 

    DuBois, Ellen C. Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869, Cornell University Press, 1978  

    DuBois, W.E.B. Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1992 

    Durham, Philip and Everett L. Jones The Negro Cowboys, University of Nebraska Press, 1983 

    Fearon, Peter War, Prosperity and Depression: The U.S. Economy, 1917-1945, University Press of Kansas, 1988 

    Ferrell, Robert H. Harry S. Truman and the Modern American Presidency, Scott Foresman, 1987 

    Ferrell, Robert H. Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-1921, HarperCollins, 1986  

    Fitzgerald, Frances Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, Random House, Inc., 1989 

    Flexner, Eleanor Century of Struggle: The Women's Rights Movement in the United States, rev. ed., Belknap Press, 1975 

    Flexner, James T. Washington: The Indispensable Man, New American Library, 1984  

    Foner, Eric Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War, Oxford University Press, 1970 

    Foner, Eric Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, HarperCollins, 1989 

    Foote, Shelby The Civil War: A Narrative (3 vols.), Random House, Inc., 1986 Franklin, John H. and Alfred A. Moss Jr. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans, 6th ed., Alfred A. Knopf, 1987 

    Frederickson, George M. The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character & Destiny, 1817-1914, University Press of New England, 1987  

    Freehling, William W. *The Road to Disunion: Secessionists At Bay, 1776-1854, Oxford University Press, 1990 

    Freeland, Richard M. *The Truman Doctrine & the Origins of McCarthyism: Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy & Internal Security, 1946-1948, New York University Press, 1985 

    Freidel, Frank Franklin D. Roosevelt: Rendezvous with Destiny, Little, Brown & Co., 1991 

    Fried, Richard M. Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective, Oxford University Press, 1991 

    Friedman, Lawrence M. American Law: An Introduction, W.W. Norton & Co., 1985 

    Galbraith, John Kenneth The Great Crash of 1929, Houghton Mifflin, 1988 

    Garrow, David J. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. & the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Random House, Inc., 1987 

    Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordon, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, Random House, Inc., 1976 

    Goodwin, Doris K. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, St. Martin Press., 1991  

    Graebner, Norman A. America As A World Power: A Realist Appraisal from Wilson to Reagan, Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1984 

    Graham, Otis L. Jr. The Great Campaigns: Reform and War in America, 1900-1928, abridged ed., Krieger Publishing Co., 1987 

    Greenstein, Fred I. and Frank B. Feigert The American Party System and the American People, rev. 3d ed., Prentice-Hall, 1985 

    Halberstam, David The Best and the Brightest, Fawcett Books, 1993 

    Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison and John Jay The Federalist Papers, Bantam Books, 1982 

    Handlin, Oscar The Uprooted, 2d ed., Little, Brown & Co., 1973 

    Herring, George C. America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, 2d ed., McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1986 

    Hofstadter, Richard The Age of Reform: From Bryan to FDR, Random House, Inc., 1960  

    Hofstadter, Richard The Idea of A Party System: The Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United States, 1780-1840, University of California Press, 1969  

    Hogan, Michael J. The Marshall Plan: America, Britain, & the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952, Cambridge University Press, 1989 

    Howe, Daniel W. The Political Culture of the American Whigs, University of Chicago Press, 1984 

    Huggins, Nathan I. Harlem Renaissance, Oxford University Press, 1971 

    Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, Jerry Goldman, eds. The Challenge of Democracy: Government in America, 3d ed., Houghton Mifflin, 1992 

    Jennings, Francis Empire of Fortune: Crowns, Colonies and Tribes in the Seven Years' War in America, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1990 

    Johannsen, Robert W. To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination, Oxford University Press, 1984 

    Johnson, Haynes *Sleepwalking Through History: America Through the Reagan Years, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1991 

    Jones, Landon Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation, Ballantine Books, 1986 

    Jordan, Winthrop D. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1977 

    Karnow, Stanley Vietnam: A History, Viking Penguin, 1991 

    Keegan, John The Second World War, Viking Penguin, 1990 

    Kennan, George F. American Diplomacy, 1900-1950, University of Chicago Press, 1985  

    Kerber, Linda K. Women of the Republic: Intellect & Ideology in Revolutionary America, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1986 

    Kindleberger, Charles P. The World in Depression: 1929-1939, rev. ed., University of California Press, 1986 

    Kraut, Alan M. The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921, Harlan Davidson, 1982 

    Kutler, Stanley I. The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1992 

    LaFeber, Walter America, Russia, and the Cold War, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1987  

    Lavender, David The Way to the Western Sea: Lewis and Clark Across the Continent, Doubleday, 1990 

    Lincoln, Abraham (Don E. Fehrenbacher, ed.) Speeches and Writings (2 vols.): Vol. 1: 1832-1858 Vol. 2: 1859-1864 Library of America, 1989 

    Link, Arthur S. Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era, 1910-1917, HarperCollins, 1963  

    Livesay, Harold Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business, Scott Foresman, 1987  

    Livesay, Harold Samuel Gompers and Organized Labor in America, Scott Foresman, 1987  

    Long, Richard A. and Eugenia W. Collier, eds. *Afro-American Writing: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, 2d ed., Pennsylvania State University Press, 1985 

    Malone, Dumas Thomas Jefferson and His Time (6 vols.), Little, Brown & Co., Inc., 1948-1981 

    Manchester, William American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, Dell Books, 1983  

    Manchester, William Death of a President: November 1963, HarperCollins, 1988 

    Marable, Manning W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Radical Democrat, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1987  

    Marsden, George M. Religion and American Culture, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publications, 1990 

    McCullough, David *Truman, Simon & Schuster, 1992 

    McDonald, Forrest Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1982  

    McFarland, Gerald W., ed. *Mugwumps, Morals and Politics, 1884-1920, University of Massachusetts Press, 1975 

    McPherson, James Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War, Ballantine Books, 1989 

    Miller, John C. The Federalist Era, 1789-1800, HarperCollins, 1963 

    Miller, Perry G. The Transcendentalists: An Anthology, Harvard University Press, 1950 Montgomery, David The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925, Cambridge University Press, 1989  

    Morris, Richard B. *The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American Independence, Northeastern University Press, 1983 

    Murphy, Francis, ed. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, McGraw-Hill, 1981 

    Murray, Charles Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, Basic Books, 1986  

    Nash, Gary B. Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early North America, 3d ed., Prentice-Hall, 1991 

    Nash, Gary B. et al. The American People: Creating A Nation and A Society, (2 vols.), 2d ed., HarperCollins, 1990 

    Neustadt, Richard E. Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership from FDR to Carter, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1980 

    Nevins, Allan Ordeal of the Union (4 vols.), Macmillan Publishing Co., 1992  

    Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, NAL-Dutton, 1978  

    Oates, Stephen B. Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr., NAL-Dutton, 1983 

    Patrick, Rembert *Jefferson Davis and His Cabinet, AMS Press, 1944 

    Parrish, Thomas *Roosevelt and Marshall, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 1989 

    Perkins, George; E. Sculley Bradley; Richmond Beatty and E. Hudson Long The American Tradition in Literature, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1989  

    Perman, Michael Emancipation and Reconstruction, 1862-1879, Harlan Davidson, 1987  

    Peterson, Merrill D. Thomas Jefferson & the New Nation: A Biography, Oxford University Press, 1986 

    Prange, Gordon W. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor, Viking Penguin, 1982 

    Quarles, Benjamin The Negro in the Civil War, Da Capo, 1989 

    Reeves, Thomas C. The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy, Madison Books UPA, 1983  

    Remini, Robert V. Andrew Jackson, HarperCollins, 1969 

    Rodgers, Daniel T. The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920, University of Chicago Press, 1979 

    Royster, Charles A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character, 1775-1783, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1982 

    Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. Age of Roosevelt: The Coming of the New Deal, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1959 

    Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. The Crisis of the Old Order, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988 

    Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. The Politics of Upheaval, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988 

    Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. Robert Kennedy and His Times, Ballantine Books, Inc., 1985  

    Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. The Age of Jackson, Little, Brown & Co., 1988 

    Scully, Vincent American Architecture and Urbanism, rev. ed., Henry Holt & Co., 1988  

    Sellers, Charles, Henry May and Neil R. McMillen A Synopsis of American History, 7th rev. & comb. ed., Ivan R. Dee, 1992 

    Sheehan, Neil A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Random House, Inc., 1989 

    Sitkoff, Harvard The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1980, Hill & Wang, 1981 Smith, Adam *The Roaring '80s, Summit Books, 1988 

    Stegner, Wallace E. The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail, University of Nebraska Press, 1992 

    Stewart, James B. Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery, Hill & Wang, 1976 

    Sundquist, James L. Politics and Policy: The Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson Years, Brookings Institution, 1968 

    Thomas, Emory M. The Confederate Nation 1861-1865, HarperCollins, 1981 

    Tindall, George B. and David E. Shi America: A Narrative History, 3d ed., W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1992  

    Tindall, George B. The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945, Louisiana State University Press, 1967 

    Toffler, Alvin Future Shock, Bantam Books, 1971 

    Toland, John Infamy, Doubleday, 1992 

    Trachtenberg, Alan The Incorporation of America: Culture & Society in the Gilded Age, Hill & Wang, Inc., 1982 

    Trask, David F. The War with Spain in 1898, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1981  

    Utley, Jonathan G. Going to War with Japan, 1937-1941, University of Tennessee Press, 1985 

    Utley, Robert M. The Last Days of the Sioux Nation, Yale University Press, 1963  

    Van Deusen, Glyndon G. The Jacksonian Era, 1828-1848, Waveland Press, 1992 

    Van Deusen, Glyndon G. The Life of Henry Clay, Greenwood Press, 1979 

    Van Doren, Carl Benjamin Franklin, Viking Penguin, 1991 

    Viorist, Milton Fire in the Streets: America in the 1960s, Simon & Schuster, 1981 Walters, Ronald G. American Reformers, 1815-1860, Hill & Wang, 1978 

    Washburn, Wilcomb E. The Indian in America, HarperCollins, 1981 

    White, Theodore H. America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President 1956-1980, Warner Books, 1988 

    Wilkinson, J. Harvie From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration, 1954-1978, Oxford University Press, 1979 

    Wittner, Lawrence S. Cold War America: From Hiroshima to Watergate, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publications, 1978 

    Wolfe, Tom The Right Stuff, Bantam Books, 1984 

    Woodward, C. Vann The Strange Career of Jim Crow, 3d rev. ed., Oxford University Press, 1974 

    Woodward, Bob and Carl Bernstein All the President's Men, Simon & Schuster, 1987 

    York, Neil L. Toward a More Perfect Union: Six Essays on the Constitution, State University of New York Press, 1988


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