Ap us history reading list

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You can read a book and do a book critique each six weeks. You may read 3 books for the first semester from the colonial period to 1877. The second semester will be comprised of the books pertaining to the time period after 1877. The book critique will be due at the end of the fifth week of each six weeks. Each book critique that you do will earn extra credit points for the six weeks average.


Addams, Jane Twenty Years at Hull House

Ambrose, Stephen Undaunted Courage


Axtell, James: The Invasion Within-The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North

Blassingame, John: The Slave Community

Boyer, Paul Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft

Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage

Cronin, William Changes in the Land

Dangerfield, George: The Era of Good Feelings

De Tocqueville, Alexis Democracy in America

DePauw, Linda Grant Remember the Ladies: Women in America, 1720-1815

Edmund, Morgan The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop

Edmunds, R. David The Shawnee Prophet

Ehle, John Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

Eisenhower, John S.D. So Far from God: The US War with Mexico

Elkins, Stanley Slavery-A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life

Ellis, Joseph The Founding Brothers

Fast, Howard April Morning

Fehrenbacher, Don The Slaveholding Republic

Foote, Shelby The Civil War trilogy- Three volumes

Forbes, Esther Paul Revere and the World He lived in

Freeman, Joanne Affairs of Honor

Gaustad, Edwin The Great Awakening in New England

Genovese, Eugene Roll Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made

Gilpin, Drew Mothers of Invention

Gross, Robert The Minutemen and Their World

Hatthaway, Herman How the North Won

Jacobs, Harriet Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Jakes, John The Rebels

Karlsen, Carol The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England

Labaree, Benjamin The Boston Tea Party

Marshall, Peter The Light and the Glory

McCullough, David John Adams

McPherson, James Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

McPherson, James Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction

Michener, James Chesapeake

Michener, James Legacy

Morison, Samuel E. Admiral of the Ocean: A Life of Christopher Columbus

Oates, Stephen With Malice Toward None-A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Paludan, Phillip A People’s Contest

Potter, David The Impending Crisis 1848-1861

Roberts, Harvey A Few Bloody Noses

Shaara, Jeff Gods and Generals

Shaara, Jeff The Last Full Measure

Shaara, Michael Killer Angels

Sklar, Katherine Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity

Smiley, Jane All-True Travels and Adventures of Lide Newton

Sneden, Robert Eye of the Storm

Stampp, Kenneth: The Peculiar Institution

Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Ulrich, Thatcher Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750

Weinberg, Albert: Manifest Destiny

Wiley, Bell Irvin Life of Billy Yank

Wiley, Bell Irvin Life of Johnny Reb

Woodward, C. Vann: The Strange Career of Jim Crow

Young, Alfred The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

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