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Colonial Times
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Manifest Destiny
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The XXth Century

Events of the First Half
Events of the Second Half
The XXIst Century

Books (and a few movies) on the past of the United States of America (exclusive of books on political issues)
with an eye toward not repeating the mistakes of prior generations.

Spirit of America Bookstore's U.S. Politics Pages

History / United States books catalog at Amazon


U.S. History Timeline Pages
Ancient Times (3500 BCE to 1490)   •   1491-1800   •   1801-1900   •   1901-1930   •   1931-1950   •
1951-1968   •   1969-2000   •   2001-2010   •   2011-2016    •    2017 to present

Spirit of America Bookstore's TreasonGate Timeline Page

Working Minds / Solutions / American Labor History Timeline

Spirit of America Bookstore's G.O.P. Economic Meltdown Timeline


Colonial  Times - 1600 to 1770
Plimoth Plantation 'living museum' [est. 1947] in Massachussets
Mayflower II replica ship [built 1957] based at Plimoth Plantation

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Historic District [est. 1926]

Historic Jamestowne, Virginia
official website • National Park • Wikipedia • Jamestown Settlement

La Salle, Discovery of the Great West book by Francis Parkman  "La Salle and The Discovery of The Great West" [1869]
by Francis Parkman [1823-93]

French explorer Renι-Robert Cavelier de La Salle embarked from the Fort Wayne, Indiana area on a journey to the mouth of the Mississippi River; he arrived at the Gulf of Mexico on 9 April 1682 and claimed the entire Mississipi River Valley for King Louis of France.
New American Library mass pb [1962] out of print/used
Nabu Press 9¾x7½ facsimile pb [4/2010] for $29.75
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [11/2009] for $32.99
Roanoke, The Abandoned Colony book by Karen Ordahl Kupperman  "Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony" [1984]
by Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Rowman & Littlefield 8¾x5¾ pb [1/2007] for $14.28
Rowman & Littlefield 8½x5½ pb [7/91] for $16.46
Barnes & Noble hardcover [1993] out of print/used
Rowman & Allanheld hardcover [7/84] out of print/used
Virginia Adventure, Roanoke to James Towne book by Ivor Noel Hume  "The Virginia Adventure: Roanoke To James Towne - An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey" [1994] by Ivor Noλl Hume
the author was chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg for 35 years
Univ VA Press 9x6¼ pb [10/97] for $17.21
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [9/94] out of print/many, many used
Colonial America on Film and Television filmography book by Bertil O. Φsterberg  "Colonial America On Film and Television: A Filmography" [2000]
by Bertil O. Φsterberg

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [5/2009] for $49.95
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7 hardcover [12/2000] for $75.00
Mayflower 1620 Pilgrim Voyage book from National Geographic  "Mayflower 1620: A New Look At A Pilgrim Voyage" [ages 9-12; 2003]
by staff of Plimoth Plantation & National Geographic Magazine

largely photographs of a voyage of the Mayflower II replica ship off the Atlantic coast of Virginia in June 2001
National Geographic Children's Books pb [9/2007] for $6.95
National Geographic Children's Books 11¼x8¾ hardcover [10/2003] for $14.00
Dutch Manhattan book by Russell Shorto  
"The Island At The Center of The World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and The Forgotten Colony That Shaped America" [2004] by Russell Shorto
Vintage 8x5 pb [4/2005] for $10.66
Doubleday 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] out of print/many used
Lost Colony Of Roanoke book by Jean Fritz & Hudson Talbott  "The Lost Colony Of Roanoke" [ages 9-12; 2004]
by Jean Fritz, Illustrated by Hudson Talbott

Putnam Juvenile 10¼x8¼ hardcover [5/2004] for $13.86
The Story of the French and Indian War  "The War That Made America: The Story of The French and Indian War"
[P.B.S./W.Q.E.D. Jan 2006]

Co-produced, written & co-directed by Ben Loeterman & Eric Stange; hosted by Graham Greene, starring Larry Nehring, Alex Coleman, Chris Davenport, Ed Brigadier, Kevin McClatchy, Jeff Monahan, Anne Harsch & Shane Callahan
P.B.S. 4-hour color DVD [2/2006] 2 disks for $29.99
Valley soundtrack CD [1/2006] for $16.98
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Jamestown Project  
"The Jamestown Project" [2007]
by Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Belknap Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] for $19.77
Savage Neighbors book by Peter Silver  "Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America" [2007]
by Peter Silver

Princeton historian Silver asks how the diverse immigrants from Europe - Germans, Quakers, Dutch, Moravians, Englishmen, Spanish, and French - managed to live side by side, and his answer is that they were solidified into a single people - the 'whites' - in the 1750s by the fear of attack by the various Indian tribes. Book won the Bancroft Prize.
W.W. Norton & Co. 8x5½ pb [8/2009] for $13.02
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2007] for $29.95
 America's Ancient Pasts book by Dr. Daniel K. Richter  
"Before The Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts" [2011]
by Daniel K. Richter

Belknap / Harvard 9x6 hardcover [4/2011] for $23.10

http://www.amazon.com/Roanoke-Solving-Mystery-Lost-Colony/dp/0142002283/
http://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Frontier-America-Western-History/dp/0300059175/
http://www.amazon.com/Slave-Ship-Human-History/dp/0143114255/
http://www.amazon.com/Pursuits-Happiness-Development-Colonies-Formation/dp/0807842273/
http://www.amazon.com/Roanoke-Island-Beginnings-English-America/dp/0807841102/
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Devils-Empire-Colonial-Orleans/dp/0226138429/
http://www.amazon.com/1607-New-Look-at-Jamestown/dp/1426300123/
http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Strange-Tragic-History-Roanoke/dp/0465004857/
http://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-1620-Look-Pilgrim-Voyage/dp/079226276X/
Susan Whitehurst's lavishly illustrated The Mayflower (PowerKids, 2003) is briefer

Revolutionary  Times - 1770 to 1800

Declaration of Independence poster
Declaration of Independence
4 July 1776
11"x17" sepia poster
from Amazon for $4.99

18"x24" parchment poster
from Amazon for $14.95
U.S Constitution poster
U.S Constitution
17 September 1787
24"x36" poster
from Amazon for $28.95

18"x24" parchment poster
from Amazon for $14.95
U.S Bill of Rights poster
U.S Bill of Rights
approved 25 September 1789;
ratified 15 December 1791
14"x16" poster
from Amazon for $12.00

18"x24" parchment poster
from Amazon for $14.95

U.S. Constitution entry at Wikipedia
U.S. Constitution at National Archives website
Declaration of Independence entry at Wikipedia
Declaration of Independence at National Archives website
Bill of Rights entry at Wikipedia
Bill of Rights at National Archives website

Spirit of America's Founding Fathers Page

Ideological Origins of the American Revolution  "The Ideological Origins of The American Revolution: Enlarged Edition"
[1967 classic] by Bernard Bailyn

"a classic of American historical literature"; winner of Pulitzer & Bancroft Prizes
Belknap Press 8x5½ pb [3/92] for $20.95
Belknap Press hardcover [12/67] out of print/used
Creation of the American Republic  "The Creation of The American Republic, 1776-1787" [1969 classic]
by Gordon S. Wood

"One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution."
The New York Times Book Review

Univ NC Press 9x6 pb [4/98] for $24.69
Univ NC Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/98] out of print/used
TIME Magazine Special Bicentennial Issue of 1989  "TIME Magazine Special Bicentennial Issue, Sept. 26, 1789" [1989]
Edited by Harry Antole Grunewald

TIME Magazine 11x8½ hardcover [1989] out of print/used
Radicalism of the American Revolution book by Gordon S. Wood  "The Radicalism of the American Revolution" [1991]
by Pulitzer-winner Gordon S. Wood

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [3/93] for $12.21
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [12/91] out of print/many used
Journal of William Thomas Emerson YA book by Barry Denenberg  "The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot (My Name Is America Series)" [ages 9-12; 1998] by Barry Denenberg
A year-long journal of a fictional 12-year-old orphan in Boston, Massachussets Colony
Scholastic Inc. 7½x5¼ hardcover [9/98] out of print/dozens used
Liberty's Kids animated TV series  "Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776" animated TV series [DiC Ent. 2002-2003]
40-episode color half-hour TV series intended to teach 7- to 14-year-olds about the events of the American Revolution; main characters are Ben Franklin {voice of Walter Cronkite}, British teen Sarah, French orphan Henri, teen printer's apprentice James, and adult freed slave Moses. Starring Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist & D. Kevin Williams; celebrity voices include Annette Bening, Warren Buffett (as James Madison}, Walter Cronkite, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Horse, Liam Neeson, Tom Poston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Norman Schwarzkopf, Maria Shriver, Sylvester Stallone (as Paul Revere}, Ben Stiller & Michael York
Cookie Jar / Shout! Factory color DVD set [10/2008] 6 disks for $42.49
full credits at IMDb • official series site • series entry at Wikipedia
1776 book by David McCullough  
"1776" [2005] by David McCullough
S&S 9¼x6 pb [6/2006] for $10.80
S&S hardcover [5/2005] for $21.12
S&S UNABR audio CD [5/2005] for $31.47
Revolutionary Characters / Founders book by Gordon S. Wood  "Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different"
[New York Times bestseller 2006] by Pulitzer-winner Gordon S. Wood

Penguin 8¼x5½ pb [5/2007] for $10.88
Penguin Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2006] out of print/many, many used
Moral Minority / Founding Fathers  "Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers" [2006]
by Brooke Allen

Ivan R. Dee pb [10/2007] for $14.95
Ivan R. Dee 8½x6 hardcover [10/2006] for $15.72
Whiskey Rebels novel by David Liss  "The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel" [2008] by David Liss
Down-on-his-luck former U.S. spy Ethan Saunders lost his true love to a successful Philadelphia businessman; when the man disappears, the wife asks Saunders to find him.
Ballantine Books 8x5¼ pb [6/2009] for $10.80
Random House deckle-edge hardcover [9/2008] for $17.16
Whiskey Rebellion [1791-94] entry at Wikipedia
Bank Panic of 1792 entry at Wikipedia
Why the Constitution Matters book by Mark Tushnet  
"Why The Constitution Matters" [2010]
by Mark Tushnet
{law professor at Harvard University}
Yale Univ Press 7¾x5½ pb [5/2010] for $16.50
The Idea of America / Birth of the United States book by Gordon S. Wood  "The Idea of America: Reflections On The Birth of The United States" [2011]
by Pulitzer-winner Gordon S. Wood

Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2011] for $17.82
West of the Revolution / History of 1776 book by Claudio Saunt  "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" [2014]
by Claudio Saunt

Author examines nine regions of North America and the impact during 1776 of the various confrontations of Native American groups with Europeans.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [6/2014] for $12.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5¼ pb [DUE July 2015] for $16.10
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2014] for $19.53
When the United States Spoke French book by Franηois Furstenberg  "When The United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped A Nation" [2014] by Franηois Furstenberg
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [7/2014] for $18.99
Penguin Books 8¼x5¼ pb [DUE June 2015] pre-order for $14.56
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2014] for $25.26

Manifest  Destiny - 1800 to 1860

Oregon Trail Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
America's Mountain Men Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

War of 1812 Military History  "The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History" [1965]
by J. Mackay Hitsman, updated by Donald E. Graves

"The finest one-volume history of the War of 1812 ever published."
Robin Brass Studio 9x6 pb [9/2000] for $16.88
1812 War With America  "1812: War With America" [2007]
by Jon Latimer

Belknap Press 15½x9¼ hardcover [9/2007] for $23.10
Transformation of America book by Daniel Walker Howe  "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848"
[2007] by Daniel Walker Howe

book won Pulitzer Prize for History
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [9/2009] for $12.14
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¾ hardcover [10/2007] for $23.10
Civil War of 1812 book by Alan Taylor  "The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies" [2010]
by Alan Taylor,
who has won both the Bancroft & Pulitzer Prize for History
After the Americans and the British fought to a standstill, they concluded that they could safely share the continent along a defined border; both sides then celebrated victory by forgiving and forgetting, and by betraying the native peoples.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [10/2010] for $13.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [10/2011] for $12.24
Knopf 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [10/2010] for $23.10
1812, The Navy's War book by George C. Daughan  
"1812: The Navy's War" [2011]
by George C. Daughan

Basic Books 9½x6 hardcover [10/2011] for $21.45

"Northwest Passage" [bestseller 1937 novel] by Kenneth Roberts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Passage_(novel)
"Northwest Passage" [1940 feature film] starring Spencer Tracy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Passage_(1940_film)

U.S.  Civil  War  &  Reconstruction - 1860 to 1875

Post-Civil  War  Era - 1875 to 1900

American Politics in the Gilded Age book by Robert W. Cherny  "American Politics In The Gilded Age, 1868-1900" [1997]
by Robert W. Cherny

Harlan Davidson 8x5½ pb [6/97] for $19.95
Death In The Haymarket  "Death In The Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, The First Labor Movement & The Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America" [2006]
by James Green

Anchor 7¾x5¼ pb [3/2007] for $10.85
Pantheon 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $18.60

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