History of the United States until 1876

  1. A History of the American People, Paul Johnson
  2. A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  3. The American Experiment, James Burns
  4. The Americans by Daniel J. Boorstin
  5. The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations (Volume One)
  6. Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century by Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ulbrich
  7. Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States by Michael Lind
  8. An Economic History of the United States: From 1607 to the Present by Ronald Seavoy
  9. From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776 by George C. Herring
  10. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels
  11. A People’s History of the United States (Eight Volumes) by Page Smith
  12. Liberty Equality Power: A History of the United States (Two volumes) edited by various
  13. A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
  14. From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States by Priscilla Murolo, A. B. Chitty and Joe Sacco
  15. There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America by Philip Dray
  16. Labor in America: A History by Melvyn Dubofsky and Foster Rhea Dulles
  17. The American Supreme Court by Robert G. McCloskey and Sanford Levinson
  18. A History of Western American Literature by Susan Kollin
  19. From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition: A History of Social Welfare in America by Walter I. Trattner
  20. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard


  • A Documentary History of the United States by Richard D. Heffner and Alexander Heffner
  • American Labor: A Documentary Collection by Melvyn Dubofsky and Joseph A. McCartin


  1. The World From 1450 to 1700, John E. Wills Jr.
  2. The Great Explorers, Samuel Elliot Morrison
  3. The Barbarous Years 1600-1675, Bernard Bailyn
  4. Atlantic History, Jack P. Greene
  5. Spain and the Independence of the United States, Thomas Chavez
  6. Peripheries and Center: Constitutional Development in the Extended Polities of the British Empire and the United States 1607-1788, Jack P. Greene
  7. Before the Revolution, Daniel Richter
  8. The First Frontier, Scott Weidensaul
  9. The Glorious Cause, Robert Middlekauff
  10. The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution 1763-1776, Merrill Jensen
  11. Revolutionary Mothers, Carol Berkin
  12. The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Gordon Wood
  13. From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776, Pauline Maier
  14. Empire of Liberty, Gordon Wood
  15. The Indian Frontier, 1763-1846 by R. Douglas Hurt
  16. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe
  17. America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts
  18. A Country of Vast Design, Robert Merry
  19. American Slavery, American Freedom, Edmund S. Morgan
  20. Inhuman Bondage, David Davis
  21. Disunion, Elizabeth Varon
  22. The Battle Cry Of Freedom, James M. McPherson
  23. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, Eric Foner


  1. Jonathan Edwards: A Life, George M. Marsden
  2. George Whitfield, Arnold A. Dallimore
  3. William Penn, George Hodges
  4. Roger Williams, John Barry
  5. Captain John Smith, Thomas Hoobler
  6. Anne Hutchinson, Eve LaPlante
  7. Nathaniel Bacon, James D. Rice
  8. George Washington, Ron Chernow
  9. George Washington: 4 Volume Set, James T. Flexner
  10. John Adams, David McCullough
  11. Abigail Adams, Woody Holton
  12. Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson
  13. Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow
  14. John Marshall, Jean Edward Smith
  15. Thomas Jefferson, Joseph J. Ellis
  16. James Madison, Richard Brookhiser
  17. Dolly Madison, Catherine Allgor
  18. James Monroe, Harlow Giles Unger
  19. Washington Irving, Brian Jay Jones
  20. Cyrus McCormick, Herbert N. Casson
  21. Sam Houston, James L. Haley
  22. Lewis Cass, Willard Carl Klunder
  23. Henry David Thoreau, Robert D. Richardson Jr.
  24. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert D. Richardson
  25. Jedediah Smith, Barton H. Barbour
  26. Joseph Smith, Fawn M. Brodie
  27. Brigham Young, John G. Turner
  28. Henry Clay, Robert V. Remini
  29. Daniel Webster, Robert V. Remini
  30. John Calhoun, Irving H. Bartlett
  31. Andrew Jackson, H.W. Brands
  32. Fredrick Douglass, Russell Freedman
  33. John Greenleaf Whittier, William Sloane Kennedy
  34. Samuel Colt, Edwin Brit Wyckoff
  35. Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  36. Jefferson Davis, William C Davis
  37. Jim Fisk, H.W. Brands
  38. Cornelius Vanderbilt, T.J. Stiles
  39. Robert E. Lee, Douglas Southall Freeman
  40. Harriet Tubman, Catherine Clinton
  41. Ulysses S. Grant, Jean Edward Smith
  42. Ulysses Grant in War and Peace, H.W. Brands
  43. Mark Twain, Ron Powers
  44. Andrew Johnson, Hans L. Trefousse
  45. Mary Baker Eddy, Gill Gillian