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The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. Unruh1980
The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution by Gary B. Nash1980
Over Here: The First World War and American Society by David M. Kennedy1981
A Search for Power by Lyle Koehler1981
Power and Culture : The Japanese-American War, 1941-1945 by Akira Iriye1982
White Supremacy: A Comparative Study of American and South African History by George M. Fredrickson1982
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff1983
Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South by Bertram Wyatt-Brown1983
The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation by Joel Williamson1985
The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians by Francis Paul Prucha1985
Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America by Kerby A. Miller1986
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family, from Slavery to the Present by Jacqueline Jones1986
Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald1986
Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Perennial Classics) by David Garrow1987
Eisenhower at War, 1943-1945 by David Eisenhower1987
The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System by Charles E. Rosenberg1988
The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 by David Montgomery1988
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan1989
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner1989
American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm by Thomas Hughes1990
The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators: New Edition by David Bindman1990
The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 2: Black Models and White Myths: New Edition by David Bindman1990
America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink by Kenneth M. Stampp1991
The Civil Rights Era: Origins and Development of National Policy, 1960-1972 by Hugh Davis Graham1991
Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen1991
The Middle Ground: Indian, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 by Richard White1992
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon1992
Profits in the Wilderness by John Frederick Martin1992
A Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs by Theodore Draper1992
The Promise of the New South by Edward L. Ayers1993
Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK by Gerald Posner1994
Crime and Punishment in American History by Lawrence Friedman1994
William Faulkner and Southern History by Joel Williamson1994
Lincoln in American Memory by Merrill D. Peterson1995
Stories of Scottsboro by James E. Goodman1995
Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb by Richard Rhodes1996
The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic by Lance Banning1996
The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum1997
Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society by Mary Beth Norton1997
Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas1998
Civic Ideals by Rogers M. Smith1998
In a Barren Land: The American Indian Quest for Cultural Survival, 1607 to the Present by Paula M. Marks1999
This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age by William E. Burrows1999
The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America by Kevin Phillips2000
Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier by James H. Merrell2000
The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar2001
Way Out There In the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances FitzGerald2001
Deep Souths by J. William Harris2002
Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America by Daniel K. Richter2002
At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America by Philip Dray2003
Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz2003
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center by Daniel Okrent2004
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss2004
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle2005
Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 (2 Volume Set) by Michael O'Brien2005
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill Lepore2006
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz2006
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick2007
Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 by James T. Campbell2007
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam2008
Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek2008
The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s by G. Calvin Mackenzie2009
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust2009
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood2010
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin2010
Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South by Stephanie McCurry2011
Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston by Michael Rawson2011
The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden by Anthony Summers2012
Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 by Anne F. Hyde2012
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White2012
The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn2013
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian Witt2013
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser2014
A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America by Jacqueline Jones2014
Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War by Brian Matthew Jordan2016
The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency by Annie Jacobsen2016
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor by James M. Scott2016
Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro2017
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren2017

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  1. Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 by William W. Freehling (1990)
  2. A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn (2003)
  3. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin (1998)
  4. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe (2007)
  5. The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood (1992)
  6. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787 by Gordon S. Wood (1969)
  7. American Slavery, American Freedom : The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan (1975)
  8. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War by Eric Foner (1970)
  9. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (1988)
  10. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch (1988)
  11. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay (2002)
  12. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia by Kathleen M. Brown (1996)
  13. The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 by David M. Potter (1963)
  14. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam (1972)
  15. Origins of the New South, 1877-1913 by C. Vann Woodward (1951)

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