Hahn, Steven. A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration.
Gavin Wright, Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern Economy since the Civil War Ayers, Edward. The Promise of the New South Tera Hunter, To Joy My Freedom
Evelyn Higgonbothom, Righteous Discontent (ch. 7)
Glenda Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1860-1920 Foley, Neil. The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture.
RRichard Bensel, The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900
Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club Richard Hofstadter, “Cuba, the Philippines, and Manifest Destiny,” in The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays (1965), pp. 145-187
Ernest R. May, American Imperialism: A Speculative Essay (1991 ed.)
Michael Willrich, City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago
Gaines, Kevin K. Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in the Twentieth Century.
Bederman, Gail. Manliness & Civilization George Chauncey. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940.
Nancy Cohen, The Reconstruction of American Liberalism, 1865-1914
Christine Stansell, American Moderns
Rodgers, Daniel T. Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Era
Steven Stromquist, Re-Inventing the People: The Progressive Movement, The Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism (pp. 1-55)
Gary Gerstle, Working Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1968 David Kennedy, Over Here: The First World War and American Society N. Gordon Levin, Woodrow Wilson and World Politics: America’s Response to War and Revolution Olivier Zunz, Why the American Century? John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash, 1929 Peter Temin, Lessons from the Great Depression Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936
Fraser, Steve and Gary Gerstle, ed. The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order
Lizabeth Cohen, Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America James Grossman, Land of Hope Robin Kelley, “We are not what we seem': Rethinking black working-class opposition in the Jim Crow South.” Journal of American History 80:1 (1983): 75-112.
George Sanchez. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945.
Waldo Heinrichs, Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry Into World War II
Kennedy, David M. Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929- 1945.
Michael Atkinson, Day of Battle Robert Norrell, The House I Live In: Race in the American Century Elaine Tyler May, Homeward Bound Lizabeth Cohen, Consumer’s Republic Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were
Lawrence, Mark Atwood. Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam.
Melvyn P. Leffler, For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union and the Cold War
May, Ernest and Philip Zelikow. The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Friedberg, Aaron. In the Shadow of the Garrison State
Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States.
Meyerowitz, Joanne J. Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960.
Evans, Sara. Tidalwave
Rosen, Ruth. The World Split Open
Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America.
Luker, Kristin. Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood
Feldstein, Ruth. Motherhood in Black and White: Race and Sex in American Liberalism, 1930-1965.
Adam Green, Selling the Race
E. Franklin Frazier, Black Bourgeoisie
Sugrue, Thomas. Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North.
Matt Lassiter, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South
Kruse, Kevin. White Flight
Payne, Charles. I’ve Got the Light of Freedom
Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement
Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi Joseph, Peniel. Wait Til the Midnight Hour Sugrue, Thomas. The Origins of the Urban Crisis McGirr, Lisa. Suburban Warriors Aristide Zolberg, A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America Lichtenstein, Nelson. State of the Union: A Century of American Labor.
David Farber, Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam.
Gil Troy, Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s
Sean Wilentz, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008
Claudrena’s Add ons
Steven Stromquist, Re-Inventing the People: The Progressive Movement, The Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism