Further Reading


Civil War and Reconstruction

Hospital Sketches. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Freedom’s Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

Mr. Lincoln’s Army. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War. New York: Knopf.

John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era. London: Bloomsbury Press.

Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South After the Civil War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. New York: Knopf.

The Dred Scott Case, Its Significance in American Law and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press.

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction. New York: Vintage Books.

The Union War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press.

Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. New York: Knopf

A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South, from Slavery to the Great Migration. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

The Political Crisis of the 1850s. New York: Wiley.

Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863—The Tide Turns at Gettysburg. New York: Vintage Books.

Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War. New York: Hill and Wang.

What this Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War. New York: Vintage Books.

What They Fought For 1861–1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

To Purge This Land with Blood: A Biography of John Brown. New York: Harper & Row.

The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865–1901. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink. New York: Oxford University Press.

The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Westward Expansion

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. New York: Holt Rinehart Winston.

Tycoon’s War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America’s Most Famous Military Adventurer. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press.

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico. New York: Knopf.

Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, edited by Samuel Totten and Williams S. Parsons, 16–53. New York: Routledge.

History of the Second Seminole War, 1835–1842. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. New York: Pocket Books.

West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right. New York: Hill and Wang.

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. New York: Norton.

From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era

Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes. New York: Macmillan.

Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880–1917. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Wilson. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820–1920. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. New York: Basic Books.

Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: Norton.

Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life. New York: Knopf.

The School and Society. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

The Souls of Black Folk. Boston: Bedford Books.

Muckraking: Three Landmark Articles. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment in America. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tweed’s New York: Another Look. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press.

Pragmatism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement 1890–1920. New York: Norton.

Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877–1920. New York: HarperCollins.

From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights: Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party, 1910–1928. New York: New York University Press.

The Rise of the New Woman: The Women’s Movement in America, 1875–1930. Chicago: Dee.

Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto. Negro New York, 1890–1930. New York: Harper & Row.

Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1800–1933. Chicago: Dee.

Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition. New York: Sterling.

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. New York: Dover.

The Jungle. Cambridge, MA: Bentley.

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Up from Slavery, An Autobiography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

The Search for Order, 1877–1920. New York: Hill and Wang.

The Strange Career of Jim Crow. New York: Oxford University Press.

Imperial Expansion and the First World War

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. New York: Viking Books.

Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? New York: Knopf.

Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches, 1918. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars. New Haven: Yale University Press.

The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918. New York: Holt.

Among Empires: American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1914. New York: Simon & Schuster.

The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898. New York: Little, Brown.

The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916–1931. New York: Viking Books.

Following the Equator A Journey Around the World. Waiheke Island: Floating Press.

The Roaring Twenties

Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the Nineteen-Twenties. New York: Harper & Bros.

One Summer: America, 1927. New York: Anchor Books.

Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle over Northern School Desegregation, 1865–1954. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties. New York: Overlook Press.

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era. New York: Oxford University Press.

The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Coolidge. New York: Harper.

The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century. New York: Knopf.

The Great Depression and the New Deal

Rousing the Nation Radical Culture in Depression America. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919–1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Class and Power in the New Deal: Corporate Moderates, Southern Democrats, and the Liberal-Labor Coalition. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

For the Survival of Democracy: Franklin Roosevelt and the World Crisis of the 1930s. New York: Free Press.

The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R. New York: Knopf.

The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Social History. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time. New York: Norton.

Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945. New York: Oxford University Press.

Breaking the Banks in Motor City: The Auto Industry, the 1933 Detroit Banking Crisis and the Start of the New Deal. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Dust Bowl Migrants in the American Imagination. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. New York: HarperCollins.

Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Literature, Amusement, and Technology in the Great Depression. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression. New York: Pantheon Books.

World War, Cold War, and American Prosperity

In Confidence: Moscow’s Ambassador to America’s Six Cold War Presidents. New York: Crown.

Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Foreign Policies, 1933–1945. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

The Ruhr Crisis, 1923–1924. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Gretna, LA: Pelican.

Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas—Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950. New York: Random House.

The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World. New York: Regnery.

Why the Allies Won. New York: Norton.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Reagan’s War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism. New York: Doubleday.

Nisei Daughter. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941–1945. New York: New Press.

From Camelot to Culture Wars

Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides. New York: Viking Books.

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. New York: Simon & Schuster.

My Life. New York: Knopf.

Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class. New York: New Press.

Investigating Srebrenica: Institutions, Facts, Responsibilities. New York: Berghahn Books.

Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s. New York: Hill and Wang.

What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. New York: Metropolitan Books.

The Feminine Mystique. New York: Norton.

The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. New York: Bantam Books.

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. New York: Harper & Row.

Vietnam, a History. New York: Viking Press.

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Edited by James Melvin Washington. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. New York: Free Press.

Faith of My Fathers. New York: Random House.

Journal of American History 95(3): 737–63.

Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Summer of Love: The Inside Story of LSD, Rock & Roll, Free Love, and High Times in the Wild West. New York: Dutton.

Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. New York: McGraw-Hill.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Edited by Alex Haley. New York: One World/Ballantine Books.

Twenty-First-Century Problems

The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. New Haven: Yale University Press.

The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. New York: Dutton.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. New York: Metropolitan Books.

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Law Library Journal 105(2): 132–73.

Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars Is More Important than Winning Them. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI. New York: Regan Books.

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. New York: Norton.

American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Everything but the Coffee: Learning About America from Starbucks. Berkeley: University of California Press.

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. New York: Knopf.