History Bibliography

The Department of History Bibliograph

Dedicated to Sean Collins Murray in 2006 for the advancement of teaching and reading in American History

1. General Readings in American Social and Intellectual History

2. First Contact, Early Settlement and the Colonial Era

  • Chapters 1,2,3,4
  • (24,000 BC/Ice Age…Aztecs…1400s-mid 1700s)

3. The American Revolution and the New National Government

  • Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Mid-1700s-1820

4. Nation Building and Nationalism, Slavery, Expansionism

  • Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • 1820-mid-1800s

5. The Civil War and Reconstruction

  • Chapters 14, 15, 16
  • 1850-1870s

6. The West, Industrialization and Urbanization, Populist Movement

  • Chapters 17, 18, 19, 20
  • Mid 1800s-1890s

7. Empire Building and The Progressive Era

  • Chapters 21, 22, 23
  • 1890s-1920

8. Between the World Wars

  • Chapters 24, 25, 26, 27
  • 1900s-1945

9. Cold War to the End of the Century and Post-9/11

  • Chapters 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
  • 1945-present