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Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto1948
Ordeal of the Union, Volume I: Fruits of Manifest Destiny, 1847-1852 by A. Nevins1948
Ordeal of the Union, Volume II: A House Dividing, 1852-1857 by Allan Nevins1948
The Rising Sun in the Pacific: 1931-April 1942 by Samuel Eliot Morison1949
Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History by Robert E. Sherwood1949
Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains by Herbert Eugene Bolton1950
The Victorious Years, 1758-1760 by Lawrence Henry Gipson1950
Our More Perfect Union: From Eighteenth-Century Principles to Twentieth-Century Practice by Arthur N. Holcombe1951
Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith1951
Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey1952
Origins of the New South, 1877-1913 by C. Vann Woodward1952
The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield1953
Rendezvous with Destiny: A History of Modern American Reform by Eric F. Goldman1953
Seedtime of the Republic by Clinton Rossiter1954
The Undeclared War, 1940-1941 by William L. Langer1954
Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Vol. 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 vols. in one by Paul Horgan1955
The Jacksonians: A Study in Administrative History, 1829-1861 by Leonard D. White1955
Henry Adams: A Biography by Elizabeth Stevenson1956
Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure by J. G. Randall1956
Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920, Vol 1 by George F. Kennan1957
Wilson: The New Freedom (Wilson, Vol 2) by Arthur S. Link1957
The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.1958
The Americans: The Colonial Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin1959
Henry Adams: The Middle Years by Ernest Samuels1959
The Age of the Democratic Revolution, Vol. 1: The Challenge by R. R. Palmer1960
In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech1960
The Jefferson Image in the American Mind by Merrill D. Peterson1961
Wilson: the struggle for neutrality, 1914-1915 by Arthur S. Link1961
Charles Francis Adams, 1807-1886 by Martin B. Duberman1962
To the Farewell Address: Ideas of Early American Foreign Policy by Felix Gilbert1962
Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education 1876-1957 by Lawrence Cremin1962
John Adams by Page Smith1963
The Might of Nations: World Politics in Our Time by John George Stoessinger1963
Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision by Roberta Wohlstetter1963
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 by William E. Leuchtenburg1964
Power, Freedom, and Diplomacy: The Foreign Policy of the United States of America by Paul Seabury1964
Castlereagh and Adams: England and the United States, 1812-1823 by Bradford Perkins1965
Portrait of a General: Sir Henry Clinton in the War of Independence by William Bradford Willcox1965
The United States and the Far Eastern Crisis of 1933-1938: From the Manchurian Incident Through the Initial Stage of the Undeclared Sino-Japanese War by Dorothy Borg1965
Between Two Empires: The Ordeal of the Philippines, 1929-1946 by Theodore Friend1966
The Peacemakers: The Great Powers and American Independence by Richard Brandon Morris1966
James K. Polk, Vol. 2: Continentalist, 1843-1846 by Charles Grier Sellers1967
Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836 by William W. Freehling1967
The Washington Community, 1800-1828 by James Sterling YoungHistory, 1967
From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765 by Richard L. Bushman1968
A History of Negro Education in the South, From 1619 to the Present by Henry Allen Bullock1968
The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn1968
The Brains Trust: A First-Hand Narrative of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Nomination and Election by Rexford G. Tugwell1969
White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D. Jordan1969
Woodrow Wilson and World Politics: America's Response to War and Revolution by N. Gordon Levin Jr.1969
Charles Willson Peale by Charles Coleman Sellers1970
The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 by Gordon S. Wood1970
Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South by Dan T. Carter1970
Andrew Carnegie by Joseph Frazier Wall1971
Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger by David M. Kennedy1971
The Image Empire: A History of Broadcasting in the United States, Vol. 3: From 1953 by Erik Barnouw1971
The European Discovery of America: Vol 1: The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600 by Samuel Eliot Morison1972
The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728 by Robert Middlekauff1972
Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States by Carl N. Degler1972
Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901 by Louis R. Harlan1973
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald1973
The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947 by John Lewis Gaddis1973
The Devil and John Foster Dulles by Townsend Hoopes1974
Frederick Jackson Turner: Historian, Scholar, Teacher by Ray Allen Billington1974
The Other Bostonians: Poverty and Progress in the American Metropolis, 1880-1970 by Stephan Thernstrom1974
Deterrence in American Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice by Alexander L. George1975
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. Genovese1975
Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery by Robert William Fogel1975
Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis1976
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion Davis1976
Class and Community: The Industrial Revolution in Lynn by Alan Dawley1977
The Minutemen and Their World by Robert A. Gross1977
Slave population and economy in Jamaica, 1807-1834 by B. W. Higman1977
The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 by Morton J. Horwitz1978
The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.1978
Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain, and the War Against Japan, 1941-1945 by Christopher Thorne1979
Rockdale: The Growth of an American Village in the Early Industrial Revolution by Anthony F. C. Wallace1979
Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s by Donald Worster1980
Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945 by Robert Dallek1980
Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860 by Thomas Dublin1980
Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse1981
Walter Lippmann and the American Century by Ronald Steel1981
Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 by Mary P. Ryan1982
A People in Revolution: The American Revolution and Political Society in New York 1760-1790 by Edward Countryman1982
Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England by John Putnam Demos1983
Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist by Nick Salvatore1983
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 by Louis R. Harlan1984
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry by Paul Starr1984
The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860 by Suzanne Lebsock1985
The Life and Times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman1985
Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson1986
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family, from Slavery to the Present by Jacqueline Jones1986
Roots of Violence in Black Philadelphia, 1860-1900 by Roger Lane1987
A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Economic Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia by Thomas M. Doerflinger1987
The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon by Michael S. Sherry1988
Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom by Peter Kolchin1988
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S. Morgan1989
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner1989
Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow by Neil R. McMillen1990
The Indians' New World: Catawbas and their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal by James H. Merrell1990
Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen1991
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich1991
The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans by Charles Royster1992
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon1992
Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, Vol. 1: The Private Years by Charles Capper1993
A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War by Melvyn P. Leffler1993
The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800 by Stanley Elkins1994
Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy by Winthrop D. Jordan1994
W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race by David Levering Lewis1994
Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer1995
The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844 by John L. Brooke1995
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography by David S. Reynolds1996
William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor1996
Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995 by David E. Kyvig1997
Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 by James T. Patterson1997
The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History by Walter LaFeber1998
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue1998
Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt by Christine Leigh Heyrman1998
Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin1999
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore1999
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan1999
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower2000
The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon2000
Into the American Woods: Negotiations on the Pennsylvania Frontier by James H. Merrell2000
The Chief: the Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw2001
Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush by Susan Lee Johnson2001
Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture by Michael A. Bellesiles2001; rescinded 2002
In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America by Alice Kessler-Harris2002
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David W. Blight2002
Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands by James F. Brooks2003
The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay2003
In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 by Edward L. Ayers2004
Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George M. Marsden2004
A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn2004
Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 (2 Volume Set) by Michael O'Brien2005
From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality by Michael J. Klarman2005
Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely2005
Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic by Erskine Clarke2006
The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times by Odd Arne Westad2006
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz2006
Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South by Jack Temple Kirby2007
William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson2007
The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America by Allan M. Brandt2008
Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America by Peter Silver2008
The Populist Vision by Charles Postel2008
The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen2009
Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War by Thomas G. Andrews2009
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library) by Drew Gilpin Faust2009
Abigail Adams by Woody Holton2010
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon2010
White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 by Margaret D. Jacobs2010
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner2011
Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865 by Christopher Tomlins2011
Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America by Sara Dubow2011
Age of Fracture by Daniel T. Rodgers2012
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement by Tomiko Brown-Nagin2012
Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 by Anne F. Hyde2012
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian Witt2013
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster2013
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time by Ira Katznelson2014
A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek by Ari Kelman2014
Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert2015
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin2015
Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood by Deborah A. Rosen2016
Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder2016
The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast by Andrew Lipman2016
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson2017
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez2017
Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers by Nancy Tomes2017
Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England by Douglas L. Winiarski2018
God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America by Louis S. Warren2018
Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by Waldo Heinrichs2018
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight2019
Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War by Lisa Brooks2019
Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery by Joseph P. Reidy2020
Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age by Lizabeth Cohen2020
Katrina: A History, 1915–2015 by Andy HorowitzColumbia University, 2021
Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory by Claudio Saunt2021
The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics by Mae Ngai2022
Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance by Mia Bay2022