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- Booklists - American Historical Fiction - From the Cincinnati Public Library. Note that the links on this page will take you to the Cincinnati Public Library collection, you will need to search our library catalog to learn whether the Cofrin Library owns a copy of the book you're looking for.
- Historical Fiction - From ReadingGroupGuides.com. Not all books included on this list are on American histoy topics.
- The Society of American Historians - Prizes - The Society of American Historians recognizes books each year with the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction and the Francis Parkman Prize for the best non-fiction book on American history.
The American nation : primary sources
Call Number: REF E173 .A747 2008
This volume resumes the narrative begun in its companion volume, "The American Republic", which covered the first eight decades of U.S. history, ending at the onset of the Civil War. "The American Nation" continues the story through America's entrance into World War II.
Rebels and renegades : a chronology of social and political dissent in the United States
Call Number: REF HN90.R3 H354 2002
Presented in nine chronological chapters, the major movements, events, and personalities in the 350-year history of extremism in the United States make lively reading for students and teachers alike. The entries range from 500 to 1000 words, include detailed descriptions of key movements, people and events. Sidebars throughout highlight historical, biographical, cultural, and ethical aspects of these stories, tying the past to the present. Topics include the influence of radical ideas on the mainstream, the role of violence in radicalism, and the evolving relationship between radicals and the media.
Call Number: REF E169.12 .A419 1994
American Decades documents and analyzes periods of contemporary American social history. Each volume begins with an overview and chronology covering the entire decade. Subject chapters follow, each including an explanatory background overview; subject-specific timeline; and alphabetically arranged entries discussing the people, events and ideas important to that subject during the period. Included are biographies; explanations of concepts; terms and events; quotations; charts; sidebars covering high-interest topics; and much more.
On the edge : the United States in the twentieth century
Call Number: E741 .H69 2005
This overview of twentieth-century American history gives special emphasis to social and cultural history. David Horowitz and Peter N. Carroll, both respected teachers and scholars of U.S. history, take a balanced approach to all aspects of the socio-cultural spectrum, giving students objective insight into the experiences of women, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, evangelical Christians, populists, working people, and other peoples affected by the events of this fascinating period in history. The authors include numerous tables, charts, photographs, and biographical inserts to give students further perspective on the events they discuss.