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.
O’Neill, William L. A Democracy at War: America’s Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II. New York: Free Press, 1993.
Raphael, Ray. A People’s History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence. New York: New Press, 2001.
Weinberg, Gerhard L. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Murphy, Jim. A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy. New York: Clarion Books, 1996.
McPherson, James M. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Abrahamson, James L. America Arms for a New Century: The Making of a Great Military Power. New York: Free Press, 1981.
Fritz, Jean. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973.
Tompkins, E. Berkeley. Anti-Imperialism in the United States: The Great Debate, 1890–1920. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1970.
Koistinen, Paul A. C. Arsenal of World War II: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1940–1945. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
Prange, Gordon W., with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. 60th anniversary ed. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.
McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Conklin, Wendy. Battles of the Civil War. Primary Source Readers. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2008.
Honey, Maureen, ed. Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999.
Colley, David. Blood for Dignity: The Story of the First Integrated Combat Unit in the US Army. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
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.
Mulhall, Jill K. Causes of the Revolution, Primary Source Readers. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2008.
Hoffman, Ronald. Diplomacy and Revolution: The Franco-American Alliance of 1778. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1981.
Blackett, R.J.M. Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
Lingeman, Richard R. Don’t You Know There’s a War On? The American Home Front, 1941–1945. New York: Putnam, 1970.
Keene, Jennifer D. Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Hooks, Gregory. Forging the Military-Industrial Complex: World War II’s Battle of the Potomac. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
Rable, George C. Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Kennedy, David M. Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Maier, Pauline. From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765–1776. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
Marrin, Albert. George Washington and the Founding of a Nation. New York: Dutton’s Children’s Books, 2001.
Alden, John R. George Washington: A Biography. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.
Freedman, Russell. Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence. New York: Holiday House, 2000.
Winkler, Allan M. Home Front U.S.A.: America during World War II. Arlington Heights, IL: H. Davidson, 1986.
Karnow, Stanley. In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.
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.
Wills, Garry. Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1978.
Stiles, T. J. Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War. New York: Knopf, 2002.
Berkin, Carol. Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.
Kersten, Andrew Edmund. Labor’s Home Front: The American Federation of Labor during World War II. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
Levy, Leonard W. Legacy of Suppression: Freedom of Speech and Press in Early American History. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960.
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.
Crackel, Theodore J. Mr. Jefferson’s Army: Political and Social Reform of the Military Establishment, 1801
–1809. New York: New York University Press, 1987.
Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Smith, Richard Norton. Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
Hoffman, Robert, and Peter J. Albert, eds. Peace and the Peacemakers: The Treaty of 1783. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1986.
Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
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.
Patterson, Marie. Slavery in America: Expanding and Preserving the Union, Primary Source Readers. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Resources, 1991.
Maestro, Betsy, and Giulio Maestro. Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars, 1689-1763. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
Gallagher, Gary W., ed. Struggle for the Shenandoah: Essays on the 1864 Valley Campaign. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1991.
Gibran, Daniel K. The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
Parker, Christi E. The American Revolution, Primary Source Readers. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2008.
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.
Hanhimaki, Jussi M. and Odd Arne Westad, eds. The Cold War: A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Wood, Gordon S. The Creation of the American Republic. 1776–1787. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998; orig. 1969.
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.
Terkel, Studs. “The Good War”: An Oral History of World War II. New York: Pantheon Press, 1984.
Bernard, Bailyn. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1967.
Nelson, Dennis Denmark. The Integration of the Negro into the US Navy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951.
The Mariners’ Museum, “The Mariners’ Museum.” http://www.marinersmuseum.org.
Miller, Richard E. The Messman Chronicles: African Americans in the US Navy, 1932–1943. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004.
Wood, Gordon S. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
Keegan, John. The Second World War. New York: Viking, 1990.
Bonner, Robert E. The Soldier’s Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.
Jones, John Bush. The Songs That Fought the War: Popular Music and the Home Front, 1939–1945. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, 2006.
Freidel, Frank. The Splendid Little War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1958.
Keene, Jennifer, D. The United States and the First World War. New York: Longman, 2000.
Lawrence, Mark Atwood. The Vietnam War: A Concise International History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Thomas, Evan. The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2010.
Knock, Thomas J. To End All Wars: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995.
Moore, Brenda L. To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas during World War II. New York : New York University Press, 1996.
Beisner, Robert L. Twelve Against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898–1900. Chicago: Imprint Publications, 1992.
Downey, Bill. Uncle Sam Must Be Losing the War: Black Marines of the 51st. San Francisco: Strawberry Hill Press, 1982.
Capozzola, Christopher. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Krannawitter, Thomas L. Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
Halberstam, David. War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001.
Putney, Martha S. When the Nation Was in Need: Blacks in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992.
Campbell, D’ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.
Buehrig, Edward H. Woodrow Wilson and the Balance of Power. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1955.
Keene, Jennifer D. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.