Reading List

Title Author Publisher Year Published Tags
The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade Philip Jenkins HarperOne 2014 World War I, Patriotic Rhetoric, State Propaganda, Karl Barth, Carl Jung
The Great Awakening: A History of the Revival of Religion in the time of Edwards and Whitefield Joseph Tracy Counted Faithful 2014 The Great Awakening, Joseph Tracy
The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America Thomas S. Kidd Yale University Press 2007 Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, The Great Awakening
The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation Thomas Fleming Da Capo Press 2015 George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Constitutional Convention, The Presidency
The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible David Sehat Simon & Schuster 2015 Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers
The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies Victoria E. Bynum The University of North Carolina Press 2010 Myth of a United Confederacy, Confederacy, The Lost Cause, Dissenters, Civil War
The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History Jonathan Horn Scribner 2015 Robert E. Lee, Civil War
The Mayflower and Her Passengers Caleb H. Johnson Xlibris 2006 Mayflower
The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace Eric Rauchway Basic Books 2015 FDR, Gold Standard, Monetary Policy, John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, Cordell Hull, Great Depression, Fascist Movements
The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History Gary W. Gallagher Indiana University Press 2000 Myth of the Lost Cause, The Lost Cause, Civil War
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Jill Lepore Vintage 2009 King Philip's War, New England
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Andrés Reséndez Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016 Indian Slavery
The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction Bernard Bailyn Vintage 2011 Migration, Settlement, British North America
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe David I. Kertzer Random House 2014 Mussolini, Pope Pius XI, Vatican, Fascism
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 Joseph J. Ellis Vintage 2015 George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, Robert Morris, Gouverneur Morris, Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Bill of Rights
The Radicalism of the American Revolution Gordon S. Wood Vintage 2011 War for Independence, Radicalism
The Revolutionary War in the Southern Backcountry James Swisher Pelican Publishing 2007 Guilford Court House, Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Griffith Rutherford, Civil War in the Carolinas
The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America Lorri Glover Henry Holt and Company 2008 Sea Venture, Jamestown
The South Vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War William W. Freehling Oxford University Press 2002 Civil War, Industrial Capacity
The Spirit of 74: How the American Revolution Began Ray Raphael, Marie Raphael The New Press 2015 War for Independence, Prelude to War
The Spiritual-Industrial Complex: America's Religious Battle against Communism in the Early Cold War Jonathan P. Herzog Oxford University Press 2011 Spiritual-Industrial Complex, Fight against Communism, Religion in America
The Untold History of the United States Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick Gallery Books 2012 American History, Forgotten History, Hidden History
The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 Derek W. Beck Sourcebooks 2016 War for Independence, Prelude to War
The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters James M. McPherson Oxford University Press 2015 Civil War
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Vintage 2010 Black Migration
The Witches: Salem, 1692 Stacy Schiff Little, Brown and Company 2015 Salem Witch Trials, Witchcraft in New England
This Republic of Suffering Drew Gilpin Faust Vintage 2008 Death, Suffering, Civil War
This Vast Southern Empire Matthew Karp Harvard University Press 2016 Southern Expansionism
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Jon Meacham Random House 2012 Thomas Jefferson
To Hell or Barbados: The ethnic cleansing of Ireland Sean O'Callaghan Brandon 2013 Ethnic Cleansing, Ireland, Barbados
Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy Winthrop D. Jordan LSU Press 1996 Adams County, Mississipp, Slave Conspiracy, Natchez
Union and States’ Rights: A History and Interpretation of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession 150 Years After Sumter Neil H. Cogan University of Akron Press 2012 State Sovereignty, Federal Union, Secession, States' Rights, Tea Party
Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution Bernard Bailyn Vintage 2011 Settlement, British North America
We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 William J. Cooper Vintage 2012 Civil War
West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 Claudio Saunt W. W. Norton & Company 2014 1776
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Nancy Isenberg Viking 2016 White Trash, Classism
Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment Leonard L. Richards University Of Chicago Press 2015 Thirteenth Amendment, James Ashley