History of the United States since 1865

  1. A History of the American People, Paul Johnson
  2. These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue
  3. A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  4. The American Experiment, James Burns
  5. The Americans by Daniel J. Boorstin
  6. The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations (Volumes Two, Three and Four)
  7. Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century by Matthew S. Muehlbauer and David J. Ulbrich
  8. Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States by Michael Lind
  9. An Economic History of the United States: From 1607 to the Present by Ronald Seavoy
  10. From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776 by George C. Herring
  11. Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels 
  12. A People’s History of the United States (Eight Volumes) by Page Smith
  13. Liberty Equality Power: A History of the United States (Two volumes) edited by various
  14. A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
  15. 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
  16. There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America by Philip Dray
  17. Labor in America: A History by Melvyn Dubofsky and Foster Rhea Dulles
  18. Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement by Clayton Sinyai
  19. The American Supreme Court by Robert G. McCloskey and Sanford Levinson
  20. From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition: A History of Social Welfare in America by Walter I. Trattner
  21. 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 Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era By Douglas R. Egerton
  2. After Lincoln by A.J. Langguth
  3. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
  4. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  5. By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 by Michael F. Holt
  6. Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 by Mark Wahlgren Summers
  7. The Indian Frontier by Robert Utley
  8. The Last Indian War by Elliott West
  9. Mile-High Fever: Silver Mines, Boom Towns, and High Living on the Comstock Lode by Dennis Drabelle
  10. The Tycoons by Charles Morris
  11. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
  12. Populist Revolt: A History of the Farmers’ Alliance and the People’s Party by John D. Hicks
  13. The Search for Order, 1877-1920 by Robert H. Wiebe
  14. The Spanish War: An American Epic 1898 by G. J. A. O’Toole
  15. At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
  16. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
  17. The Shaping of Modern America: 1877 – 1920 by Vincent P. De Santis
  18. The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
  19. Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs by David R. Roediger
  20. The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James Green
  21. American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow by Jerrold M. Packard
  22. The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921 by Alan M. Kraut
  23. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States by Eleanor Flexner and Ellen Fitzpatrick
  24. The Money Men by H.W. Brands
  25. American Colossus by H.W. Brands
  26. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey
  27. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
  28. The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr
  29. The War Lovers by Evan Thomas
  30. 1920 by David Pietrusza
  31. Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen
  32. Since Yesterday: The 1930’s in America by Frederick L. Allen
  33. Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America’s Entry into World War I by Justus D. Doenecke
  34. The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 by Adam Tooze
  35. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz
  36. Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960 by Joanne Meyerowitz
  37. Last Call by Daniel Okrent
  38. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s by Donald Worster
  39. Dancing In The Dark by Morris Dickstein
  40. My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965 by Becky M. Nicolaides
  41. The New Deal by Michael Hiltzik
  42. No Ordinary Time by Doris Kerns Goodwin
  43. The Glory and the Dream by William Manchester
  44. Freedom’s Forge – by Arthur Herman
  45. Freedom From Fear by David Kennedy
  46. A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II – by Maury Klein
  47. The Rising Sun by John Toland
  48. Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II by Roger Daniels
  49. The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter Borneman
  50. American Empire by Joshua Freeman
  51. The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis
  52. The Coldest Winter by David halberstam
  53. The Fifties by David Halberstam
  54. The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
  55. One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs
  56. Vietnam by Stanley Karnow
  57. Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam by James Stuart Olson and Randy W. Roberts
  58. A Bright and Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
  59. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  60. From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement by Matthew Garcia
  61. The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s by David Farber
  62. An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd S. Purdum
  63. Stonewall: The Riots by by David Carter
  64. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz 
  65. The Seventies by Bruce Schulman


  1. Mark Twain by Ron Powers
  2. The Forgotten Conservative: Rediscovering Grover Cleveland by John Pafford
  3. Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse
  4. Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America by Mr. Lyle W. Dorsett
  5. The Life and Ministry of William Booth: Founder of The Salvation Army by Roger J. Green
  6. Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
  7. The Dark Genius of Wall Street by Edward Renehan
  8. The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World by Randall E. Stross
  9. Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention by Charlotte Gray
  10. Titan by Ron Chernow
  11. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  12. Huey Long by T. Harry Williams
  13. Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  14. Woodrow Wilson by John Cooper
  15. FDR by Jean Edward Smith
  16. Eleanor: The Years Alone by Joseph P. Lash
  17. Truman by David McCullough
  18. Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Smith
  19. General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman – by Ed Cray
  20. George F. Kennan: An American Life By John Lewis Gaddis
  21. Walt Disney by Neal Gabler
  22. Becoming King by Troy Jackson
  23. The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography by Miriam Pawel
  24. Nixon (3 volumes) by Stephen E. Ambrose
  25. Gerald R. Ford:An Honorable Life by James Cannon