United States History, General
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
Recounts the first battle between Grant and Lee, when greater Union forces were stopped in dense forests near the Rapidan River in May 1864, causing heavy Confederate losses that meant the beginning of the end for the South
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
The diaries of American pioneer women vividly describe their lives and contributions to the settling of the frontier
Alexander Hamilton, American
Explores the life and times of an American founding father, who grew from an impoverished immigrant to a patriot, war hero, Secretary of the Treasury, and a man whose vision helped shape America.
Within the Plantation Household
Black and White Women of the Old South
Discusses how class, race, and gender shaped women's experiences in the South
The Patriot Chiefs
A Chronicle of American Indian Resistance
“A valuable chronicle of the greatness and majesty of the Indian chiefs.”—Christian Science Monitor
Told through the life stories of nine Indian chiefs, this narrative depicts the American Indian effort to preserve a heritage and resist the changes brought by the white man. Hiawatha, King Philip, Popé, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph each represent different tribal backgrounds, different times and places, and different aspects of Indian leadership. Soldiers, philosophers, orators, and statesmen, these leaders were the patriots of their people. Their heroic and tragic stories comprise an integral part of American history.
“Josephy tells his nine lives with . . . a cold-blooded historian’s perspective, sorrowing for both white man and red.”—Time
“More than a series of biographical sketches . . . Josephy places his Indian heroes in a broad historical setting and pictures them as fighters for freedom in the American tradition.”—The New York Times Book Review
The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!
Looks at the crime, pollution, disease and general human misery prevailing in the much romanticized years of the late nineteenth century
Voices of Protest
Huey Long, Father Couglin and the Great Depression
This analysis of two powerful American demogogues traces the shaping of their political ideologies and strategies and the reasons behind their ultimate failure
The American West
An epic account of the American West depicts the tragic destruction of the Native American way of life and covers major events and key figures
Portraits in History
A collection of portraits of men and women who changed history includes discussions of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederic Remington, Louis Agassiz, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and others
The Great Republic
A History of America
Draws on the previously published four-volume, "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples," as well as essays and speeches, to present the British statesman's interpretation of American history.