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AMH 2010: United States History To 1877: Books

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Recommended Biographies (*Professor Moody's students: Books must be at least 225 pages long)

Suggested Bibliography of Nonfiction for Class Assignments

Bibliography United States History to 1865

(written by modern historians-from 2005-over 250 pages long – enjoyable reads)

Price's lost campaign : the 1864 invasion of Missouri

Mark A. Lause;Columbia Mo. : University of Missouri Press;c2011

 (E477.16 .L38 2011 )

The Gettysburg gospel : the Lincoln speech that nobody knows

G. S. Boritt 1940-;New York : Simon & Schuster;c2006

 (E475.55 .B68 2006 )

 

The day Dixie died : the battle of Atlanta

Gary L. Ecelbarger 1962-;New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press;2010

 (E476.7 .E25 2010 )

 

A small but spartan band : the Florida brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia

Zack C. Waters 1946-;James C. Edmonds 1984-;Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press;c2010

 (E558.4 .W38 2010 )

Uncommon valor : the exploit of the New Market Heights Medal of Honor winners

Melvin Claxton 1958-;Mark Puls 1963-;Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons;c2006

 (E540.N3 C58 2006 )

Firebrand of liberty : the story of two Black regiments that changed the course of the Civil War

Stephen V. Ash;New York : W.W. Norton & Co.;c2008

 (E540.N3 A84 2008 )

Testament : a soldier's story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick 1947-;Benjamin Webb Baker 1841-1909.;New York : Simon & Schuster;c2003

 (E505.5 25th .B63 2003 )

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

H. W. Brands;New York : Anchor Books;c2012

 (E302.6.B9 B73 2012 )

Samuel Adams : father of the American Revolution

Mark Puls 1963-;New York : Palgrave Macmillan;2006

 (E302.6.A2 P85 2006 )

A Brilliant Solution : Inventing the American Constitution

Carol Berkin;New York : Harcourt;c2002

 (E303 .B47 2002 )

John Adams : party of one

James Grant 1946-;New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux;c2005

 (E322 .G73 2005 )

Abigail & John : portrait of a marriage

Edith Belle Gelles;New York : Harper Perennial;2010, c2009

 (E322 .G456 2010 )

Andrew Jackson, southerner

Mark Renfred Cheathem author.;Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press;2013

 (E382 .C45 2013 )

The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805

Richard Zacks;New York : Hyperion;c2005

 (E335 .Z33 2005 )

1812 : the war that forged a nation

Walter R. Borneman 1952-;New York : HarperCollins Publishers;2004

 (E354 .B66 2004 )

 

Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history

S. C. Gwynne (Samuel C.), 1953-;New York : Scribner;c2010

(E99.C85 P3835 2010 )

Framing a legend : exposing the distorted history of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Mark Holowchak 1958-;Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books;2013

 (E332.2 .H663 2013 )

The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation

David Brion Davis;New York : Alfred A. Knopf;2014 (E449 .D24 2014 )

Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee (E467.1.L4 K75 2014 )

Michael Korda 1933- author.;New York, NY : Harper;2014

Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War

Elizabeth R. Varon 1963-;Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press;2014 (E477.67 .V37 2014 )

When the United States spoke French : five refugees who shaped a nation (DC158.1 .F87 2014 )

Franois Furstenberg author.;New York : The Penguin Press;2014

James Madison : a life reconsidered

Lynne V. Cheney;New York : Viking Adult;2014

(E342 .C48 2014

Lincoln's boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image

Joshua Zeitz;New York : Viking;2014

 (E457.2 .Z45 2014 )

The Empire of Necessity : Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

Greg Grandin 1962-;New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company;2014

(HT1121 .G73 2013 )

Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief

James M. McPherson;New York : The Penguin Press;2014

 (E467.1.D26 M26 2014 )

Suggested Bibliography of Nonfiction for Class Assignments

Bibliography United States History to 1865

(written by modern historians-from 2005-over 250 pages long – enjoyable reads)

 

Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the Mandan people

Elizabeth A. Fenn (Elizabeth Anne), 1959-;New York : Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux;2014

 (E99.M2 F46 2014 )

Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief

James M. McPherson;New York : The Penguin Press;2014

 (E467.1.D26 M26 2014 )

 

The problem of slavery in the age of emancipation

David Brion Davis;New York : Alfred A. Knopf;2014

 (E449 .D24 2014 )

The Bohemians : Mark Twain and the San Francisco writers who reinvented American literature

Ben Tarnoff author.;New York, New York : The Penguin Press;2014

(PS285.S3 T37 2014 )

The iron way : railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America

William G. Thomas 1964-;New Haven : Yale University Press;c2011

 (E491 .T53 2011 )

Bibliography of Books That Meet Criteria for Outside Reading Assignments

Master of the mountain : Thomas Jefferson and his slaves

Henry Wiencek;New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux;2012

 (E332.2 .W54 2012 )

1776

David G. McCullough;New York : Simon & Schuster;c2005

 (E208 .M396 2005 )

American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic

Joseph J. Ellis;New York : A. A. Knopf;2007

 (E302.1 .E44 2007 )

Jefferson's vendetta : the pursuit of Aaron Burr and the judiciary

Joseph Wheelan;New York : Carroll & Graf;c2005

 (E302.5 .W497 2005 )

Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different

Gordon S. Wood;New York : Penguin Press;2006

 (E302.5 .W82 2006 )

An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America

Henry Wiencek;New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux;2003

 (E312.17 .W6 2003 )

John Quincy Adams

Harlow G. Unger 1931-;Boston : Da Capo Press;c2012

 (E377 .U57 2012 )

Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin;New York : Simon & Schuster;c2005

 (E457.45 .G66 2005 )

Harriet Jacobs : a life

Jean Fagan Yellin;New York : Basic Civitas Books;c2004

 (E444.J17 Y45 2004 )

Slavery in Florida : territorial days to emancipation

Larry E. Rivers 1950-;Gainesville : University Press of Florida;c2000

 (E445.F6 R58 2000 )

Harriet Beecher Stowe : a life

Joan D. Hedrick 1944-;New York : Oxford University Press;1994

 (PS2956 .H43 1994 )

Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida, 1867 to 1884

Olav Thulesius;Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co.;2001

 (PS2956 .T48 2001 )

Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic world : slave trader, plantation owner, emancipator

Daniel L. Schafer;Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida;c2013

 (E445.F6 S33 2013 )

John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights

David S. Reynolds 1948-;New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House;2005

 (E451 .R49 2005 )

The eloquent president : a portrait of Lincoln through his words

Ronald C. White (Ronald Cedric), 1939-;New York : Random House;c2005

 (E457.2 .W6155 2005 )

Fierce patriot : the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Robert L. O'Connell;New York : Random House;2014

 (E467.1.S55 O25 2014 )

Dissonance : the turbulent days between Fort Sumter and Bull Run

David Detzer;Orlando : Harcourt;c2006

 (E472.1 .D47 2006

Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed

Tom Carhart;New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons;c2005

 (E475.53 .C275 2005 )

Twilight at Little Round Top : July 2, 1863, the tide turns at Gettysburg

Glenn W. LaFantasie;Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons;c2005

 (E475.53 .L24 2005 )

Ten Hills Farm

The forgotten History of Slavery in the North C.S. ManeGold (E445.M4 M36)

 

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