Series: The Penguin History of American Life

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In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation by François Furstenberg2006
Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 by James T. Campbell2006
The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s by G. Calvin Mackenzie2008
Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History by Karl Jacoby2008
The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal by Julie Greene2009
Pox: An American History by Michael Willrich2011
The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City by James R. Barrett2012
More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 by Stephen Kantrowitz2012
This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made by Frederick Hoxie2012
The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America by Ernest Freeberg2013
A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism (Penguin History American Life) by Patrick Allitt2014

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