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.
Manis, Andrew Michael. A Fire You Can’t Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham’s Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1999.
Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999.
Reynolds, David S. Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
Swift, David E. Black Prophets of Justice: Activist Clergy before the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.
Pauketat, Timothy R. Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Josselyn, John. Colonial Traveler: A Critical Edition of Two Voyages to New-England. Ed. Paul J. Lindholdt. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1988.
Juster, Susan. Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics & Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Brown, Ruth Murray. For a “Christian America”: A History of the Religious Right. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002.
Bushman, Richard L. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.
Rable, George C. God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Diner, Hasia R. In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915–1935. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Appleby, Joyce. Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
Lambert, Frank. Inventing the “Great Awakening.” Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.
Smith, Warren Thomas. John Wesley and Slavery. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1986.
Cady, Edwin Harrison. John Woolman. New York: Washington Square Press, 1965.
Diner, Hasia R. Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Mintz, Steven. Moralists and Modernizers: America’s Pre–Civil War Reformers. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
Hoffman, Ronald, and Peter J. Albert, eds. Religion in a Revolutionary Age. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994.
Lovejoy, David S. Religious Enthusiasm in the New World: Heresy to Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.
Crosby, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1972.
May, Henry F. The Enlightenment in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Gaustad, Edwin S. The Great Awakening in New England. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957.
Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815–1846. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Stout, Harry S. The New England Soul: Preaching and Culture in Colonial New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Yolen, Jane, and Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple. The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Clements, Kendrick A. William Jennings Bryan: Missionary Isolationist. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1982.