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Album of American History, Vol 1 – American History Book PDF
Adams, James Truslow, ed.
Scribner’s Sons 1960 Dewey Dec. 973
“How did our forefathers dress; what sort of tools or utensils did they use, in what kinds of occupations; what did their houses look like, inside and out; in a word, if we could suddenly step into their world, what would we see? No amount of verbal description, however accurate or vivid, can make us visualize the life of the past as can pictures of that life. But the pictures must be authentic … The intent of the present work is to tell the history of America through pictures made at the time the history was being made…. In this work the pictures themselves are the history, and the text assumes the subordinate role which pictures have had in the past.” – Author’s foreword. American history book pdf.
The Annals of America (Vols 1-22) – American History Book PDF
Adler, Mortimer J., Van Doren, Charles, eds.
Encyclopedia Britannica 1976-2001
“21 volumes were published by Encyclopedia Britannica between 1968 and 1987, with a volume (1987-2001) added in 2003. The editors at EB have skillfully selected primary documents written between 1497 and 2001 (articles, essays, songs, speeches…) to give a flavor to the social, political, cultural, and economic developments that form United States history. Some 1,500 authors are represented (women and minorities have been consciously included), and the set contains some 5,000 illustrations.” – Goodreads. American history book pdf.
The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000 – American History Book PDF
Anderson, Fred, Cayton, Andrew
Historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton boldly reinterpret the development of the United States, arguing that war has played a leading role in shaping North America from the sixteenth century to the present. They bring their sweeping narrative to life by structuring it around the lives of eight men—Samuel de Champlain, William Penn, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, and Colin Powell. The result recasts familiar triumphs as tragedies, proposes an unconventional set of turning points, and depicts imperialism and republicanism as inseparable influences in a pattern of development in which war and freedom have long been intertwined.
Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans – American History Book PDF
Born after the Revolution, the first generation of Americans inherited a truly new world—and, with it, the task of working out the terms of Independence. Anyone who started a business, marketed a new invention, ran for office, formed an association, or wrote for publication was helping to fashion the world’s first liberal society. These are the people we encounter in Inheriting the Revolution, a vibrant tapestry of the lives, callings, decisions, desires, and reflections of those Americans who turned the new abstractions of democracy, the nation, and free enterprise into contested realities. Through data gathered on thousands of people, as well as hundreds of memoirs and autobiographies, Joyce Appleby tells myriad intersecting stories of how Americans born between 1776 and 1830 reinvented themselves and their society in politics, economics, reform, religion, and culture. American history book pdf.
A Diplomatic History of the American People – American History Books PDF Download
Bailey, Thomas Andrew
A long-standing standard textbook of diplomatic history, first published in 1939 and updated afterward.
The Rise of American Civilization – American History Book PDF Download
Beard, Charles A. and Beard, Mary R.
MacMillan 1930 Dewey Dec. 973
Charles Austin Beard (1874 – 1948) was, with Frederick Jackson Turner, one of the most influential American historians of the first half of the 20th century. His influence came from hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. His works included a radical re-evaluation of the founding fathers of the United States, who he believed were motivated more by economics than by philosophical principles. His wife, and co-author on this volume, Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958) was a historian and archivist, and played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement. -Wikipedia. American history book pdf.
Historical Atlas of the American West – Good American History Books
Beck, Warren A.
The authors are a historian and a geographer, who tell the story of the region from a comprehensive geographical perspective. They “provide seventy-eight maps, each with explanatory text and a selective bibliography of further readings… This atlas presents the history of the West from prehistoric times to the present. The physical characteristics of the region―its natural resources and geographic features, climatic zones, agricultural regions, mineral resources, and native flora fauna―are presented… All the major explorations and overland movements in the region, as well as the evolution of transportation routes―from cattle trails to modern railroads―are depicted. The Spanish-Mexican land grants are presented in detail, with special emphasis on the early ranchos of Texas. Locations of important military events and installations, ranging from the Indian Wars of West to World War II POW camps, are recorded” – Publisher
American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature (2 Volumes) – American History Book PDF Download
Beisner, Robert L., ed.
In this book, a team of distinguished historians has culled the most important published and unpublished works in U.S. diplomatic literature and thoroughly annotated them. The work comprehensively covers five centuries, from America’s colonial era to the end of the 20th century, with half the entries on works published since the first edition and nearly half on post-World War II subjects. American history book pdf.
A Short History of American Foreign Policy and Diplomacy – American History Book PDF Download
Bemis, Samuel Flagg
Samuel Flagg Bemis was a professor of diplomatic history and inter-American relations at Yale University.
Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves – Good American History Books
Belknap 2003 Dewey Dec. 973
Ira Berlin traces the history of African-American slavery in the United States from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to its fiery demise nearly three hundred years later. Berlin offers a dynamic vision, a major reinterpretation in which slaves and their owners continually renegotiated the terms of captivity. Slavery was thus made and remade by successive generations of Africans and African Americans who lived through settlement and adaptation, plantation life, economic transformations, revolution, forced migration, war, and ultimately, emancipation. American history book pdf.
Westward to the Pacific: An Overview of America’s Westward Expansion – Good American History Book PDF Download
Billington, Ray Allen
Jefferson National Expansion Historical Association 1979
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The Far Western Frontier, 1830-1860 – Good American History Books
Billington, Ray Allen
The second volume in “The New American Nation Series, following ‘The Rise of the West, 1754-1830’, by Francis Philbrick (also found on this webpage).
“This classic work of frontier history recounts the process of U.S. expansion into the Far West during the mid-nineteenth century. In just thirty years, thousands of pioneers pushed United States settlement from western Missouri and Arkansas into New Mexico, California, and Oregon. Kit Carson, Davy Crockett, Brigham Young, John C. Fremont, and Stephen Watts Kearny are only a few of the characters who appear in this colorful saga, which includes travel and trade on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails, the California Gold Rush, the Texas Revolution, the Battle of the Alamo, and the Mexican-American War.” -Book Jacket. American history book pdf.
The Oxford Companion to United States History – American History Book PDF Download
Boyer, Paul S.
Oxford Univ. 2001 Dewey Dec. 973
This reference work “features over 1,400 entries that illuminate not only America’s political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends, science, technology, and medicine, the arts, and religion. Includes familiar political heroes … as well as scientists, writers, radicals, sports figures, and religious leaders … Illuminates events that have shaped the nation; major Supreme Court decisions; landmark legislation; social movements; influential books; even natural disasters and iconic sites. Includes entries on the nation’s social and cultural history, from films, football, and the 4-H Club, to immigration, courtship and dating, marriage and divorce, and death and dying. Features extensive multi-part entries on such key topics as the Civil War, Indian history and culture, slavery, and the federal government.” – Publisher. American history book pdf download.
The United States in the World: A History of American Foreign Policy, Vol 1 – Good American History Books
Brands, H. W.
Houghton Mifflin 1994 Dewey Dec. 973
“The United States in the World documents the emergence of the U.S. as a major participant in world politics by presenting American history as an integral part of world history. This big picture approach gives students a better perspective on American foreign relations–showcasing U.S. diplomacy as a function of both internal and external events.” – Publisher. American history book pdf.
American Family History: A Historical Bibliography – American History Books PDF Download
Brown, Jessica S., ed.
This volume contains 1,167 abstracts and citations of journal articles pertinent to American family history that were published from 1973 to 1982.
The American South: A Historical Bibliography (2 vols) – Good American History Books
Brown, Jessica S., ed.
Almost 8,900 abstracts and annotations of articles drawn from an international list of over 500 periodicals dealing with history and related disciplines published between 1974 and 1984. Volume I: The Major Periods in Southern History. American history book pdf.
Volume II: The Search for Southern History; Society, Culture, Politics and Economy of the South; Indians in Southern History.
The Vineyard of Liberty – Good American History Books
Burns, James MacGregor
Knopf 1982 Dewey Dec. 973
The first of a 3-vol history of the U.S., the author tells the story of the shaping of the Republic from the development of the Constitution in the 1780s to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
Pioneers and Explorers in North America: Summaries of Biographical Articles in History Journals – American History Book PDF
Byrne, Pamela R. and Kinnell, Susan K., ed.
Contains article summaries on 226 U.S. and Canadian explorers and pioneers, gathered from various periodicals. American history book pdf download.
The Appalachian Frontier; America’s First Surge Westward – American History Books PDF Download
Caruso, John Anthony
Bobbs-Merrill 1959 Dewey Dec. 973
Contents 1. Explorers in the Back Country 2. The Immigrants 3. The French and Indian War 4. The Long Hunters in Kentucky 5. The Regulators of North Carolina 6. The Wataugans 7. Lord Dunmore’s War 8. The Wilderness Trail 9. Transylvania 10. Siege of Boonesboro 11. Pattern of Life 12. King’s Mountain 13. Settlements on the Cumberland 14. Franklin, the Lost State 15. Kentucky: Struggle for Statehood 16. Making of Tennessee, Selected Bibliography. American history books pdf.
Encyclopedia of American Social History – American History Book PDF Download
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Cayton, Mary Kupiec, Gorn, Elliott J. and Williams, Peter W., eds.
MacMillan 1993 Dewey Dec. 973
“The editors, with nearly 200 contributors, have produced a monumental and extremely useful synthesis of American social history. They note that “the range of subjects and approaches is daunting,” to which 14 thematic sections and 180 essays attest. Contributions by historians and scholars from ethnology, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology discuss the major issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, and sexual and political orientation that have dominated historical inquiry since the late 1960s. The section titles–Periods of Social Change; Methods and Context; The Construction of Social Identity; Processes of Social Change; Ethnic and Racial Subcultures; Regionalism and Regional Subcultures; Space and Place; Patterns of Everyday Life; Work and Labor; Popular Culture and Recreation; Family History; Social Problems, Social Control, and Social Protest; Science, Medicine and Technology; and Education and Literacy–convey the breadth of coverage.” – J. D. Haskell Jr. American history book pdf.
The American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia (Volume 1) – American History Book PDF Download
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Clark, Cynthia, ed.
With more than 600 short entries, 31 longer essays, and 32 primary source documents, the encyclopedia spans American history from colonial times to the present. Researchers will discover detailed information on people, events, and government actions that have shaped our economy, with entries on such seminal issues as slavery, migration patterns, the welfare state, the rise of the city, and the development of financial institutions. Throughout, special attention is paid to the interdependence of economics with political, social, and cultural forces. Covering everything from the national debt to monetary policy, law, unemployment, inflation, and government/business relations, this work is the ideal go-to resource for quick answers, in-depth analysis, or direction for further research. American history book pdf.
A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History – American History Book PDF
Coakley, Robert W. and Jessup, John E.
U.S. Army Center of Military History 1979 Dewey Dec. 973
A collection of essays that discuss for the military student and others the nature of history, the importance of military history, and the applied study of military history. The volume includes bibliographical essays on military history, descriptive accounts of the historical organization of the U.S. Army and other parts of the Defense establishment, and discussions of the study of military history in foreign armies and in the academic world. American history book pdf.
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America – Good American History Book PDF Download
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Cross, Gary S.
Thomson Gale 2004 Dewey Dec. 973
“This set offers a fascinating look at how Americans spend their free time and entertain themselves. A total of 271 essays present chiefly historical perspectives in the fields of American and cultural studies, sociology, recreation, sports, and leisure studies. Entries cover all facets of American leisure with topics ranging from auctions and blood sports to shopping malls and theme parks. Articles range in length between two and six pages and include brief bibliographies.”–“Reference that rocks,” -American Libraries. American history books online.
Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America – Good American History Book PDF
Facts on File 2000 Dewey Dec. 305.4
The Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America recounts in accurate detail the events, movements, court cases, documents and important figures that make up women’s history in America. From a biography of colonial poet Anne Bradstreet to a discussion of the “glass ceiling,” this engagingly written resource provides sound, reliable information on virtually every aspect of the experiences and achievements of women in the United States.
Over 500 entries comprise this authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia, including: Phyllis Wheatley, Violence Against Women Act, contraception, Roe v. Wade, Susan B. Anthony, women in the military, year of the woman, Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Fire With Fire, and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. American history book pdf download.
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American Military History: A Selected Bibliography – American History Book PDF
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U.S. Army War College Library 2013 Dewey Dec. 973
“History is one of the curriculum themes at The U.S. Army War College. The purpose of this bibliography is to introduce some of the resources readily available in our Library’s collection on American Military History. It is not a comprehensive listing, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin research according to their specific needs.” -Preface. Free American history book pdf.
Out of Our Past: The Forces that Shaped Modern America – American History Book PDF
Degler, Carl N.
Harper & Row 1984 Dewey Dec. 973
First published in 1959. “The original edition of this now classic work was hailed by Jacob Cohen in The Nation as “the finest one-volume interpretation of American history extant. For this third edition of ‘Out of Our Past’, Carl Degler has added a comprehensive new chapter on the historical development of American families, brought up to date the discussion of U.S. foreign policy, greatly expanded sections dealing with the place and history of women in our past, and made numerous changes throughout the text in light of scholarship published since the appearance of the 1970 Revised Edition.” -Publisher, 1984 edition.
“Carl Degler writes history with flair, and his spirited and readable topical history of the United States, ‘Out of Our Past’ (1959), has long been a favorite among college students and general readers. In 1972 another of his works, Neither Black nor White (1971), won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Bancroft Prize and was co-winner of the Beveridge Prize.” -Bowker author biography. American history book pdf download.
The Course of EmpireAmerican History Books PDF
A history of three centuries in which a new race engulfed a continent
De Voto, Bernard Augustine
Houghton Mifflin 1962 Dewey Dec. 973
“Tracing North American Exploration from Balboa to Lewis and Clark, Devoto tells in a classic fashion how the drama of discovery defined the American nation. The Course of Empire is the third volume in historian Bernard Devoto’s monumental trilogy of the West. Entertaining and incisive, this is the dramatic story of three hundred years of exploration of North America leading up to 1805.” -Publisher
“Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a renowned scholar-historian of the American West and one of the country’s greatest men of letters.” – Bowker authors. American history books pdf.
The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History – Good American History Books
Faragher, John Mack
Holt 1998 Dewey Dec. 973
Nearly 3,000 entries. “Readers will find entries on the history of government, law, science, and education; on economic history, immigration, and the labor movement; on the history of the frontier, exploration, and warfare; on religion, art, literature and many forms of popular cultural expression. There are entries on community and urban history, family life, gender, and popular culture, as well as expansive coverage of ethnic history. Within these pages are biographical sketches of more than a thousand Americans, including hundreds of women, African Americans, and Indians, and far more than have ever been included in a one-volume encyclopedia of American history.” -Book’s Introduction. Free American history books pdf.
The Presidents from the Inauguration of George Washington to the Inauguration of Jimmy Carter: Historic Places Commemorating the Chief Executives of the United States – American History Book PDF
Ferris, Robert G., ed.
U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service 1977 Dewey Dec. 973
This is a volume in the series, “The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings”. “This Bicentennial volume should not only enhance public knowledge of the careers and accomplishments of our Presidents, but also encourage visits by the citizenry to the many Park System areas and National Historic Landmarks commemorating them. These sites have been preserved by the dedicated efforts of historic preservationists across the land.” – Director of the National Park Service
Part I “The Presidents: Historical Background”; Part II “The Presidents: Biographical Sketches”; Part III “The Presidents: Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings”. About 65 sites are profiled. Generously illustrated. American history book pdf download.
The Atlas of American Migration – American History Book PDF Free Download
Flanders, Stephen A.
1998 Dewey Dec. 973
“Presenting all aspects of migration from the earliest Americans to the present, the Atlas of American Migration depicts how immigration and internal migration played a central role in American history. Weaving together a rich source of learning devices, including primary sources (personal narratives and diaries, and extracts from speeches, folk songs, treaties, and legislation), biographies, chronologies, and timelines, this atlas explores the migration of Native Americans, African Americans, Eastern Europeans, South Americans, and peoples of the Caribbean… This interdisciplinary atlas also discusses how the railroad, the steamship, and the station wagon influenced migration… A wealth of maps, photos, graphs, and charts complement the text and enable readers to envision the faces and places of American migration. – Publisher. Free American history books pdf.
Research Guide to American Literature: Colonial Literature, 1607-1776 – American History Book PDF Download
Franklin, Benjamin V.
Brucccoli Clark Layman 2010 Dewey Dec. 973
One of a series of handbooks provides strategies for studying and writing about frequently taught literary topics, with each volume offering study guides, background information, suggestions for areas of research, and a list of secondary sources.
Chance Or Destiny: Turning Points In American History – American History Book PDF Download
Little, Brown 1955 Dewey Dec. 973
The book consists of eight dramatic stories of important events in American history with great consequences for the nation. The author analyzes each, with an emphasis on the element of luck in the outcome.
“Handlin, who is a consensus historian and a strong advocate of civil rights, has written extensively on urban history and immigration. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for ‘The Uprooted’ (1951), his study of immigrants in the eastern cities of America written from the perspective of the immigrant.” -Bowker author bio. American history books pdf.
The Liberal Tradition in America: An Interpretation of American Political Thought since the Revolution – American History Books PDF Download
A new concept of a liberal community that relates American politics and political thought to the mainstream of Western history.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991 Dewey Dec. 973
Originally published 1955. “An extremely able and original interpretation of the whole course of American history. It is brilliantly written and sprinkled with fresh and pointed quotations from the entire corpus of American and European political writings.” – American Historical Review. American history books pdf download.
A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History – American History Book Download
Higham, Robin, ed.
Archon 1975 Dewey Dec. 973
The authors of each of the 20 chapters were instructed to provide a section on general references, background surveys, and useful periodicals. Then survey broad literature and monographs. Then cover policy, strategy, tactics, planning, logistics and operations, as applicable. Essays should end with info on applicable archives, and suggestions for further research. -Summarized from editor’s note.
Contents: Introduction – European background of American military affairs – Colonial forces, 1607-1776 – American Revolution – From the Revolution to the Mexican War – Navy in the 19th C, 1789-1889 – Science & Tech in the 19th C – Mexican War and the Civil War – Civil-Military Relations, operations, and the Army, 1865-1917 – Science and Tech in the 20th C – WWI and the peacetime Army, 1917-1941 – Military and Naval medicine – Navy in the early 20th C, 1890-1941 – U.S. Army in WWII – U.S. Army Air Corps & U.S. Air Force – Dept. of Defense, Defense policy and diplomacy, 1945-1973 – Army, 1945-1973 -Navy, 1941-1973 – Museums as historical resources. American history book pdf.
The American Political Tradition and the Men who Made It – American History Book PDF
Knopf 1973 Dewey Dec. 973
“Professor of History at Columbia University from 1959 until the time of his death, Richard Hofstadter was one of the most influential historians in post–World War II America. His political, social, and intellectual histories raised serious questions about assumptions that had long been taken for granted and cast the American experience in an interesting new light. His 1948 work, The American Political Tradition, is an enduring classic study in political history.” -Bowker author bio
This volume contains 12 essays, 10 of which analyze political careers. American history book pdf.
The United States; The History of a Republic – American History Book PDF Free Download
Hofstadter, Richard et al.
Prentice-Hall 1957 Dewey Dec. 973
A textbook of American history for a survey course, covering the entire span from discovery to the 1950s.
“Professor of History at Columbia University from 1959 until the time of his death, Richard Hofstadter was one of the most influential historians in post–World War II America. His political, social, and intellectual histories raised serious questions about assumptions that had long been taken for granted and cast the American experience in an interesting new light. Free American history books pdf.
The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture Vol 1 – American History Books PDF Download
Inge, M. Thomas; Hall, Dennis, eds.
Greenwood 2002 Dewey Dec. 973
“Serious study of popular culture is a fairly recent development, yet scholars in nearly all disciplines now engage with the material culture of the masses. Each essay-length chapter [50+ chapters per volume] covers a single form, genre, or theme of popular culture, such as comic books, computers, fashion, film, magazines, best-selling books, radio, sports, or TV. Features include: abundant illustrations, photo essays, chronological survey of each topic’s history, a critical essay…, description of research centers, collections and research materials, a comprehensive index.” Book cover.
Vol 1. ‘Almanacs through ‘Do-it-yourself’ — v. 2. ‘Editorial Cartoons’ through ‘Illustration’ — v. 3. ‘Jazz’ through ‘Propaganda’ — v. 4. ‘Pulps and Dime Novels’ through ‘Young Adult Fiction’. American history book pdf download.
Encyclopedia of American Indian Wars, 1492-1890 – American History Book PDF
In a wide-ranging panorama of 450 entries and 70 illustrations, this comprehensive volume provides an in-depth analysis of pivotal battles, famous and infamous leaders, and broken treaties. It explores lesser known subjects, such as dog soldiers, ghost dancing, scalping and scalp bounties, staked plains, praying towns, the Galvanized Confederates, and stories of white captives. American history book pdf.
American Maritime History: A Bibliography – American History Book PDF
Kinnell, Susan K., ed.
A bibliography of 919 abstracts covering three major areas: the historical traditions of the sea; the economic and political realities of those industries and organizations directly affected by the sea; and the development of new technologies to explore the sea and to exploit its resources. In the first are articles such as those about the size and nature of ironclad vessels during the Civil War; the whaling industry in New England and the Pacific Northwest; Viking voyages and settlements; and the history of various naval fleets. In the second area fall commercial trading and shipping ventures, the shipbuilding industry, fishing fleets, water sports industries, and the size and impact of the modern navy. The third area includes all the latest research and development technologies such as undersea robotics, tidal/energy projects, fish-farming and aquaculture, and the latest naval military technologies. American history book pdf download.
Atlas of American Wars – American History Book PDF
Kirk, John G.
Arch Cape 1986 Dewey Dec. 973
Charts the progress of all the major conflicts in which the United States has been involved, and describes the strategy and conduct of the major campaigns and battles.
Contents:— The French and Indian wars — The Revolutionary war — The Barbary wars — The War of 1812 — The fight for Texan independence — The Mexican war — The Civil war — The Indian wars — The Spanish-American war — World war I — World war II — The Korean war — The Vietnam war — Lebanon — Intervention in Grenada — Libya and terrorism. American history book pdf.
Above the Battle: War-Making in America from Appomattox to Versailles – American History Books PDF Download
Leonard, Thomas C.
Oxford University 1978 Dewey Dec. 973
Letters, battlefield reports, memoirs, and imaginative literature are among the sources providing the framework for a study of American military and civilian attitudes toward and conceptions of warfare between 1861 and 1918. U.S. history pdf.
The Politics of Unreason: Right-wing Extremism in America, 1790-1975 – American History Book PDF
Lipset, Seymour Martin and Earl Raab
Harper & Row 1970 Dewey Dec. 973
“Analyzes the role of right-wing extremist politics in American life from 1790 until the present … ranging from the Anti-Masonic Party, the Know-Nothings, and the American Protective Association … to the Ku Klux Klan, the John Birch Society, the George Wallace campaigns of recent times, and assorted proto-fascist movements”–Back cover.
Seymour Martin Lipset (1922-2006) American political theorist and sociologist, taught at a number of top American universities and was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Free American history books pdf.