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The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History

Mankiller, Wilma P.
Houghton Mifflin 1998 Dewey Dec. 305.4

The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History, gathers together more than 400 articles to offer a diverse, rich, and often neglected panorama of the nation’s past. These narrative and interpretive entries effectively cover five centuries of women’s experiences.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America (2 Volumes)

Manning, Martin J. and Wyatt, Clarence R., ed.
ABC-CLIO 2011

This fascinating compilation of reference entries documents the unique relationship between mass media, propaganda, and the U.S. military, a relationship that began in the period before the American Revolution and continues to this day—sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative, and always complex.

American Military History, Vol 1

1775-1902

Matloff, Maurice, ed.
Combined 1996 Dewey Dec. 973

“‘American Military History’ cuts to the heart of each war or military campaign in American history. Originally designed with future United States Army officers in mind, this is a true nuts and bolts approach to military history. Volume I of this landmark work offers a unique opportunity to learn the principles of war as seen by the current U.S. military leadership. The smaller campaigns and simpler world of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are utilized by the authors to go into greater depth on the principles of war followed or violated by American commanders during the early wars from the Revolution to the War with Spain. A fascinating introduction discusses in depth the nine principles of war currently recognized by the U.S. Army. This is history as few outside of professional military circles have seen it before.” -Book cover.

American Military History

Matloff, Maurice
Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army 1969 Dewey Dec. 973

Designed primarily to meet the U.S. Army need for a textbook for the senior ROTC American Military History course. It was a collaborative effort by a large number of military historians.

American Women’s History: A Student Companion

Matthews, Glenna
Oxford 2000 Dewey Dec. 305.4

An encyclopedia of American women’s history, this comprehensive reference book features in-depth articles on trends (e.g. birthrates, suburban growth), social movements (civil rights, feminism), ideas and concepts (domesticity, consciousness-raising), institutions (Children’s Bureau, women in Congress), organizations (Girl Scouts of America, League of Women Voters), events (American Revolution), issues (abortion, Equal Rights Amendment), key legal cases (Roe v Wade, Muller v Oregon), laws and constitutional amendments, documents and publications (Ramona, Declaration of Sentiments), ethnic and social groups (African American women, Latinas), overviews (women’s health, women in music and literature), and biographies of notable American women. This Companion is a perfect supplement to The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States.

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History

Volume 2 Volume 3

Meinig, D.W.
Yale University 1986-1988 Dewey Dec. 973

Vol 1 – Atlantic America, 1492-1800; Vol 2 – Continental America, 1800-1867; Vol 3 – Transcontinental America, 1850-1915.

Meinig assesses the characteristics of regions and political territories and the relations among them, examining the dual roles played by geopolitics and ethnoculture in the shaping of the United States.
“Donald W. Meinig is the Maxwell Research Professor in the Department of Geography at Syracuse University. Over the past two decades, he has become one of the world’s most prolific and best historical geographers… Meinig’s work is critically praised for showcasing vividly the interrelationships between geography and history.” -Bowker author bio.

For the Common Defense

Millett, Allan Reed and Peter Maslowski
Free Press 1984 Dewey Dec. 973

Covers U.S. military institutions and policies from Colonial times to the present. Also discusses major military campaigns. “Should be of interest to anyone interested in American military history, from the days of colonial militias to those of Desert Storm.”

Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood

Mintz, Steven
Harvard Univ. 2004 Dewey Dec. 305.23

Steven Mintz gives us the first comprehensive history of American childhood encompassing both the child’s and the adult’s tumultuous early years of life. Underscoring diversity through time and across regions, Mintz traces the transformation of children from the sinful creatures perceived by Puritans to the productive workers of nineteenth-century farms and factories, from the cosseted cherubs of the Victorian era to the confident consumers of our own. An odyssey of psychological self-discovery and growth, this book suggests a vision of childhood that embraces risk and freedom —like the daring adventure on Huck’s raft.

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A Concise History of the American Republic

Morison, Samuel Eliot, Commager, Henry Steele and Leuchtenburg, William Edward
Oxford Univ. 1983 Dewey Dec. 973

An abbreviated and revised edition of “The Growth of the American Republic”, first published in 1930. A good general history that deals with military, political, economic, social, literary and spiritual aspects of the nation’s development.

Atlas of American History

Nash, Gary B.
2007 Dewey Dec. 973

“This full-color atlas spans the entire breadth of American history, from precolonial times to the present day. Vivid photographs, illustrations, and maps combine with graphs, charts, and boxed features to produce a lively, accessible reference… It is divided into 10 chronologically arranged sections and is designed in accordance with the National Standards for United States History. Completely comprehensive and relevant, “”Atlas of American History”” includes a final chapter describing key operations on the war on terror. Providing accessible, authoritative coverage, this atlas is the perfect complement to any study of American history.” -Syndetics.

Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in America

Olson, James Stuart
Greenwood 2002 Dewey Dec. 973

“This ready-reference encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of the economic, political, and social developments of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. from 1750 to 1920. More than 200 substantial entries cover: key individuals, significant technologies, inventions, court cases, companies, political institutions, economic events, legislation. Highlights include numerous entries on developments in water and rail transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, mass production, the labor movement, big government, and the key inventions that changed the American economy.” Book cover.

The Encyclopedia of American Intelligence and Espionage: From the Revolutionary War to the Present

O’Toole, G. J. A.
Facts on File 1988

Gleaning vital facts from thousands of sources, the author covers the full range of intelligence and espionage in America. Here in nearly 700 alphabetically arranged entries is the most up-to-date information about the spies, the secret organizations, the covert operations, the inventions, the secret presidential policies and the hard work of dedicated intelligence professionals that have directed U.S. history in critical and often exceedingly strange ways.” – Publisher.

American Foreign Policy, Vol 1

Volume 2

Paterson, Thomas G.
D.C. Heath 1988 Dewey Dec. 973

Undergraduate textbooks. Vol 1 covers up to 1914; Vol 2 covers the period since 1900.

The Rise of the West, 1754-1830

Philbrick, Francis S.
Harper & Row 1965 Dewey Dec. 973

The first in a series of volumes on the history of the West, called “The New American Nation” series. Its successor volume is ‘The Far Western Frontier, 1830-1860’, by Ray Billington, also available on this web page. In the first half of this volume the area considered as ‘The West’ was east of the Mississippi River.

Handbook for Research in American History: a guide to bibliographies and other reference works

Prucha, Francis Paul
1987 Dewey Dec. 973

“an excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience . . . simple to use, and concisely worded” (Western Historical Quarterly) and “an excellent work that fulfills its title in being portable yet well-filled” (Reference Reviews). The Journal of American History added, “It is not easy to produce a reference work that is utilitarian and enriching and does not duplicate existing works. Professor Prucha has done the job very well.”

Contents: Part One: — Libraries: Catalogs and guides — General bibliographies — Catalogs of books and imprints — Book review indexes — Guides to periodical literature — Manuscript guides — Guides to newspapers — Lists of dissertations and theses — Biographical guides — Oral history materials — Printed documents of the federal government — The National Archives — State and local materials — Guides to legal sources — Atlases, maps, and geographical guides — Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks — Databases.
Part Two: — Political history — Foreign affairs — Military history — Social history — Women — Blacks — American Indians — Education — Religion — Economic history — Science, technology, and medicine — Regional material — Travel accounts — Chronological periods.

Working in America: An Eyewitness History

Reef, Catherine
Facts on File 2000 Dewey Dec. 305

“Traces the history of labor in the United States, discussing how the work force was affected by slavery, Western expansion, war, the civil rights movement, and other key events in American history.
Eyewitness History is an interdisciplinary and multicultural series that reveals how significant events were seen and interpreted by people from all levels of society. Excerpts from primary sources — memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers, speeches, advertisements, and more — provide a wide range of viewpoints and enhance a compelling narrative, prompting students to develop the critical-thinking skills that allow them to construct their own opinions about the people and their times.
” -Publisher.

Encyclopedia of American Agricultural History

Schapsmeier, Edward L. and Schapsmeier, Frederick H.
Greenwood 1975 Dewey Dec. 973

This one-volume encyclopedia contains mostly short entries; averaging about 4 to 8 entries per page over 400 pages. Many entries are only loosely related to agriculture. 50+ ‘special indexes’ in the back of the book, arranged according to topic, seem especially useful.

The Cycles of American History

Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Houghton Mifflin 1986 Dewey Dec. 973

“Each of the 14 essays that make up the book offers a fresh, demanding, and lively argument about important issues in American intellectual, political, or diplomatic history.” Choice.

Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History

Shenkman, Richard
Morrow 1988 Dewey Dec. 973

“From the Founding Fathers to the Reagan presidency, heretofore undisputed facts are exposed as fiction. Misquotes, misinterpretations, and downright fabrications are all duly recorded in an amusing and illuminating fashion.” Booklist.

Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs (Volume 1: A-L)

Volume 2: M-Z

Shumsky, Neil L., ed.
ABC-CLIO 1998

“This unique work analyzes urban America in a series of 547 signed articles. Biographical articles include Jane Addams, Marion Barry, Al Capone, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lewis Mumford, and Lincoln Steffens, while topical entries cover mass transit, social welfare, residential construction, mill towns, and boom towns. Others deal with religious, racial and ethnic topics such as Shaker villages, Native Americans, African-American towns, and African Americans in cities. A bibliography follows each article, and the book concludes with an extensive 9-page selected bibliography on urban America.”

Urban America: A Historical Bibliography

Shumsky, Neil L. and Crimmins, Timothy, ed.
ABC-CLIO 1983

Contains 4,068 abstracts of articles concerned with the development of, and life in, American cities from prehistoric times to the present. It includes a separate section for Canadian urban life. The articles appeared in more than 2,000 journals printed in 42 languages.

Outline of U.S. History

Bureau of International Information Programs
U.S. Dept of State 2011 Dewey Dec. 973

A U.S. Department of State publication. Originally produced in 1950, this edition was a complete revision and update in 2005 by Professor Alonzo L. Hanby of Ohio University. Chapter 16 was added in 2010-11.

The Rising American Empire

Van Alstyne, Richard W.
Norton 1974 Dewey Dec. 973

Examines the origins, emergence, growth, and peculiar characteristics of the United States as a national state whose policies and goals have been, from the beginning, those of an empire.

Manifest Destiny; A Study of Nationalist Expansionism in American History

Weinberg, Albert Katz
Quadrangle Books 1963 Dewey Dec. 973

The author “has painstakingly collected and dissected the arguments employed by American leaders to justify such annexations, beginning with Louisiana and Florida, and ending with the acquisitions growing out of the Spanish War. The object of his quest has been an understanding of the motives which have prompted the territorial growth of the United States.” -NY Times.

The History of American Wars from 1745 to 1918

Williams, T. Harry
Louisiana State University 1985 Dewey Dec. 973

“Traces American involvement in war through nearly two centuries – from the French and Indian War, the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War to World War I. It is an authoritative record of the significance of war in the history of the United States, a final testament to the comprehensive vision of one of this century’s most esteemed historical scholars.” -Syndetics.

Vintage Books in American History

VINTAGE BOOKS – American History

Border Fights and Fighters: Stories of the Pioneers between the Alleghenies and the Mississippi and in the Texan Republic

Stories of the Pioneers between the Alleghenies and the Mississippi and in the Texan Republic. With maps & illustrations

Brady, Cyrus Townsend
McClure, Phillips 1902

Many chapters, each devoted to a person, campaign or battle, are listed under the following parts and sub-parts:

Contents: 1. Pennsylvania – How Henry Bouquet Saved Pennsylvania – Captain Samuel Brady, Chief of the Rangers 2. Virginia, Tennessee, the Carolinas – On the Eve of the Revolution – The Pioneers of East Tennessee – Unpublished Account of the Battle of King’s Mountain, by the Rev. Stephen Foster, A Participant 3. Kentucky – Daniel Boone, Greatest of Pioneers – The Women and Children of Bryan’s Station 4. The Far South – The Massacre at Fort Mims – Jackson’s Victory at Tohopeka – When the Seminoles Fought for Freedom 5. The Northwest Territory – George Rogers Clark and the Great Northwest – Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison – The Massacre on the River Raisin – George Croghan and the Defence of Fort Stephenson 6. Texas – David Crockett and the Most Desperate Defence in American History – The Worst of Santa Anna’s Misdeeds – Sam Houston and Freedom.


Revolutionary Fights and Fighters

Brady, Cyrus Townsend
Doubleday, Page 1913 Dewey Dec. 973

“This book is designed to call to the attention of those interested in our early struggles, some of the most remarkable of the great battles, heroic achievements and desperate undertakings through which we became a nation.” – Author’s Preface

The book is divided into these 5 parts: The War of the Revolution 1775-1783, The Indian War in the Northwest 1791-1794, The War with France 1798-1800, War with Tripoli 1802-1805, The Second War with England 1812-1815.


Guide to the Study and Reading of American History

Channing, Edward; Hart, Albert Bushnell & Turner, Frederick Jackson
Ginn 1912

Part headings are:

Part I – Status and Methods

Part II – Classified Bibliography

Part III – Teaching and Reading History

Part IV – Colonial History and the Revolution, 1492-1783

Part V – United States History, 1781-1865

Part VI – Recent United States History, 1865-1910


Old Times in the Colonies

Coffin, Charles Carleton
NY: Harper 1880 Dewey Dec. 973

36 popular stories from a many eras and locations, with dozens of well-drawn illustrations.


Basis of American History 1500-1900

Farrand, Livingston
NY: Harper & Brothers 1904 Dewey Dec. 970

Vol 2 in the series The American Nation: A History. Chapter headings:

1. General Physiography of North America (1500-1900)
2. Waterways, Portages, Trails, and Mountain-Passes (1500-1800)
3. Timber and Agricultural Products of North America (1500-1900)
4. Animal Life of North America (1500-1900)
5. Antiquity of Man in North America
6. Classification and Distribution of the American Indians (1500-1900)
7. The Eskimo and the North Pacific Indians (1500-1900)
8. Indians of the Northern Interior and of the Lower Pacific Coast (1800-1900)
9. The Indians of the Great Plains (1700-1900)
10. Northern Tribes of the Eastern Woodlands (1600-1900)
11. Southern Tribes of the Eastern Woodlands (1600-1900)
12. Indian Tribes of the Eastern Woodlands (1600-1900)
13. Social Organization of the Indians (1500-1900)
14. Indian Houses, House Life, and Food Quest (1500-1900)
15. Indian Industrial Life and Warfare (1500-1900)
16. Indian Religion, Mythology, and Art (1500-1900)
17. Character and Future of the Indians (1904)
18. Critical Essay on Authorities.


The Development of the United States from Colonies to a World Power

Farrand, Max
1918 Dewey Dec. 973

“An interpretation of the most significant movements in American history showing how and why the United States has risen to a commanding position in the realm of industry and finance and become one of the leading powers of the world. Lays particular emphasis on the commercial, industrial and intellectual changes and the adjustments necessary to meet new conditions.”


The Path of Empire: A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power

Fish, Carl Russell
New Haven: Yale University 1919 Dewey Dec. 973

Vol 46 in the ‘Chronicles of America’ series.

Contents: The Monroe Doctrine – Controversies With Great Britain – Alaska And Its Problems – Blaine And Pan-Americanism – The United States And The Pacific – Venezuela – The Outbreak Of The War with Spain – Dewey And Manila Bay – The Blockade Of Cuba – The Preparation Of The Army – The Campaign Of – Santiago De Cuba – The Close Of The War – A Peace Which Meant War – The Open Door – The Panama Canal – Problems Of The Caribbean – World Relationships.


Advanced American History

Forman, Samuel Eagle
1918 Dewey Dec. 973

“The book is not only an admirable text book for secondary schools, it is an excellent history for the general reader.” Boston Transcript.


An Outline of United States History; for use in the General Course in United States History, Yale College

Gabriel, Ralph, Malone, Dumas and Manning, Frederick
1921 Dewey Dec. 973

Yale course of home study, based on The chronicles of America (Chronicles of America series Supplement v.) A guide to be used in connection with the Chronicles of America series. “This outline has been prepared for the use of the person who wishes to become familiar with the story of his country. It is intended to serve as a guide to enable him more clearly to trace the various phases in the development of the American people and to understand the relations of one phase to another.” – Preface


American History Leaflets; Colonial and Constitutional (Numbers 1-21)

– Numbers 22-36

Hart, Albert Bushnell and Channing, Edward, ed.
Lovell 1892-1910 Dewey Dec. 973

Each number contains one or more historical documents on a single topic. First volume:

1. “The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel, Announcing his Discovery, with Extracts from his Journal”
2. “The Ostend Manifesto, 1854”
3. “Extracts from the Sagas Describing the Voyages to Vinland”
4. “Extracts from Official Declarations of the United States Embodying the Monroe Doctrine. 1789-1891”
5. “Extracts from the Treaty of Paris of 1763”
6. “Extracts from Official Papers Relating to the Bering Sea Controversy. 1790-1892”
7. “The Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England. 1643-1684”
8. “Exact Text of the Constitution of the United States and the Accompanying Documents, 1787-1870”
9. “Documents Describing the Voyage of John Cabot in 1497”
10. “Governor McDuffie’s Message on the Slavery Question 1835”
11. “Jefferson’s Proposed Instructions to the Virginia Delegates, 1774, and the Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence, 1776”
12. “Ordinances of Secession and other Documents 1860-1861”
13. “Coronado’s Journey to New Mexico and the Great Plains, 1540-42, as described by the first European Visitors”
14. “Plans of Union 1696-1780”
15. “The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, with the Alien, Sedition, and other Acts, 1798-99”
16. “Documents Illustrating the Territorial Development of the United States, 1584-1774”
17. “Documents Relating to the Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854”
18. “Lincoln’s Inaugural and First Message to Congress”
19. “Extracts from the Navigation Acts, 1645-1696”
20. “The Exact Text of the Articles of Confederation with the Franklin and Dickinson Drafts”
21. “The Stamp Act 1765”

Second volume:
22 “Documents Illustrating State Land Claims and Cessions, 1776-1802
23. “Extracts from the Dred Scott Decision, 1857”
24. “Documents Relative to the Bank Controversy, 1816-1833”
25. “The Earliest New England Code of Laws, 1641
26. “Extracts from Lincoln’s State Papers”
27. “Captain John Smith’s True Relation, 1608”
28. “Proposals to Amend the Articles of Confederation 1781-1789”
29. “Extracts from Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation”
30. “Constitutional Doctrines of Webster, Haney and Calhoun”
31. “Extracts from John Winthrop’s History of New England”
32. “Documents Relating to Territorial Administration, chiefly from the original manuscripts 1778-1790”
33. “James Otis’s Speech on Writs of Assistance 1761”
34. “Extracts from Official Papers Relating to the Isthmian Canal 1515-1909”
35. “Report of the Hartford Convention”
36. “Jamestown, 1607, 1619”


American History Told by Contemporaries Vol 1

– Volume 2 – Volume 3 – Volume 4 – Volume 5

Hart, Albert Bushnell
1897-1901 Dewey Dec. 973

“The object of these volumes is to furnish a collection of sources for the study of American history . . . Few public documents are given, but rather extracts from diaries and contemporary narratives. The editor believes that by means of such material the reader will get a knowledge of the real life of the past and catch its true spirit. The selections will be of great service in furnishing illustrative material for teachers or for students who are reading modern authors. Each selection is preceded by a very short statement concerning the life of the author.” -Larned’s Literature of American History.


The American Nation, a History: From Original Sources by Associated Scholars (28 vols)

Hart, Albert Bushnell, ed.
1904-1918 Dewey Dec. 973

“[Most volumes are included individually in appropriate parts of Section 970.]
“The best comprehensive cooperative history written by specialists; a standard work; very valuable for collateral reading; mainly political and constitutional with some attention to economic and social history; contains notes, maps and extensive bibliographies.” – M. W. Jernegan.


Chronicles of America series

Johnson, Allen, ed.
1918-1924 Dewey Dec. 973

The complete set has 50 volumes, but not all volumes are available online. Some of the volumes have their own individual entries in appropriate parts of Section 970 of this website.
“These volumes are for the most part scholarly and at the same time written in an unusually interesting ‘story-telling’ manner.” – M. W. Jernegan.


Sea power in American History; the Influence of the Navy and the Merchant Marine upon American Development

Krafft, Herman Frederick and Norris, Walter B.
1920 Dewey Dec. 973

“A clear presentation of the development of both the naval and the commercial branches of seapower and their effect on American history. There are chapters on John Paul Jones, Decatur, Porter, Farragut, and Mahan.” – A.L.A. Catalog 1926


Literature of American History; a Bibliographical Guide …

in which the Scope, Character, and Comparative Worth of Books in Selected Lists are Set Forth in Brief Notes by Critics of Authority

– Supplement

Larned, J. N., ed.
American Library Association 1902 Dewey Dec. 016.973

4,145 titles, closely classified under six main headings. Appendix: Books suggested for a good school library, for a town library, and for a good working library.
Supplement for 1900 and 1901. Nearly 200 entries. Notes generally condensed from reputable reviews, signed where practicable. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904.


Documentary Source Book of American History 1606-1898

MacDonald, William
1908 Dewey Dec. 973

187 primary source documents or excerpts of documents.

“A selection of the most necessary and useful documents from the author’s “Select charters,” “Select documents” and “Select statutes” with notes, designed for use in courses which cover both the colonial and the constitutional periods of American history.” – Standard Catalog 1929.


An American History

Muzzey, David Saville
Ginn 1920 Dewey Dec. 973

A textbook of American history, covering the entire span from discovery of the new world to the end of WW1. See the entry for Muzzey’s ‘Readings in American History’ on this page, which is a collection of primary documents designed to fit closely with the organization of this volume.


Readings in American History

Muzzey, David Saville
1921 Dewey Dec. 973

A primary source book with excerpts selected from “acts of Congress, decisions of courts, proclamations and messages of presidents, records of debates, party platforms, charters, pamphlets, memoirs, diaries, letters, plays, poems, etc. for the illustration of American history. Organized into 124 topics covering the full span of American history, the book often provides two or more types of sources per topic. The author designed this volume to closely complement his own textbook; ‘An American History’, which can be also found on this page.


The Last American Frontier

Paxson, Frederic Logan
MacMillan 1911 Dewey Dec. 973

“A history which is distinctive, readable, and comprehensive. It tells with spirit the stirring story of the frontier colonies, and records the changes brought about in national policies by the problems, economic and social, which required adjustment in their struggle for statehood. It covers the period from 1763 to 1893.” — A.L.A. Catalog 1926.


History of the New World called America

– Volume 2

Payne, Edward John
Oxford: Clarendon 1892 Dewey Dec. 970

Documents Illustrative of American History 1606-1863, with Introductions and References

Preston, Howard W.
G.P. Putnam’s Sons 1886 Dewey Dec. 973

Contains 32 historical documents, each with a short introduction explaining the context.

Contents: First Virginia charter. 1606.–Second Virginia charter. 1609.–Third Virginia charter. 1612.–Mayflower compact. 1620.–Ordinance for Virginia. 1621.–Massachusetts charter. 1629.–Maryland charter. 1632.–Fundamental orders of Connecticut. 1639.–New England confederation. 1643.–Connecticut charter. 1662.–Rhode Island charter. 1663.–Pennsylvania charter. 1681.–Penn’s plan of union. 1697.–Georgia charter. 1732.–Franklin’s plan of union. 1754.–Declaration of rights. 1765.–Declaration of rights. 1774.–Non-importation agreement. 1774.–Virginia bill of rights. 1776.–Declaration of Independence. 1776.–Articles of Confederation. 1777.–Treaty of peace. 1783.–Northwest ordinance. 1787.–Constitution. 1787.–Alien and sedition laws. 1798.–Virginia resolutions. 1798.–Kentucky resolutions. 1798.–Kentucky resolutions. 1799–Nullification ordinance. 1832.–Ordinance of secession. 1860.–South Carolina declaration of independence. 1860.


History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the End of the Roosevelt Administration vol 1

– Volume 2 – Volume 3 – Volume 4 – Volume 5

– Volume 6 – Volume 7 – Volume 8 – Volume 9

Rhodes, James Ford
NY: Harper 1893-1928 Dewey Dec. 973.6

Vol 1. 1850-1854; Vol 2. 1854-1860; Vol 3. 1860-1862; Vol 4. 1862-1864; Vol 5. 1864-1866
Vol 6. 1866-1877; Vol 7. 1872-1877; Vol 8. 1877-1896; Vol 9. 1896-1909

James Ford Rhodes (1848-1927) was the son of a wealthy industrialist in Cleveland, who went to work for his father’s firm long enough to make a quick fortune, and retired from business in 1885 to devote the rest of his life to historical research and writing. This 8-volume history was his principal achievement, although his one-volume “History of the Civil War, 1861-1865” (1917) won a Pulitzer Prize.


New Viewpoints in American History

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier
1922 Dewey Dec. 973

“Essays showing the influence on American history of certain factors, including immigration, economic trends, radicalism and conservatism, the role of women, and states’ rights.” — A.L.A. Catalog 1926


Narrative and Critical History of America (8 vols)

Winsor, Justin
Houghton, Mifflin 1889 Dewey Dec. 970

Each volume has about nine chapters by different historians. Most chapters are followed by “Critical Essays”, about sources of information. Volume titles are:

Vol 1 – Aboriginal America
Vol 2 – Spanish Explorations and Settlements in America from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
Vol 3 – English Explorations and Settlements in North America 1497-1689
Vol 4 – French Explorations and Settlements in North America and those of the Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedes 1500-1700
Vol 5 – The English and French in North America 1689-1763

Vol 6 part 1- The United States of North America Part Ia
Vol 6 part 2- The United States of North America Part Ib
Vol 7 part 1 – The United States of North America Part IIa
Vol 7 part 2 – The United States of North America Part IIb
Vol 8 part 1 – The Later History of British, Spanish and Portuguese America a
Vol 8 part 2 – The Later History of British, Spanish and Portuguese America. U.S. history pdf.

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