American History

In the tradition of Walker Evans’ groundbreaking 1938 book, American Photographs, Ken Burns has assembled a collection of his favorite images in Our America.

In the tradition of Walker Evans’ groundbreaking 1938 book, American Photographs, Ken Burns has assembled a collection of his favorite images in Our America.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacy Schiff vividly renders the man some have called the most essential Founding Father: Samuel Adams.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacy Schiff vividly renders the man some have called the most essential Founding Father: Samuel Adams.

Steve Kemper’s splendid portrait of the American ambassador to Japan during the lead-up to World War II will be of interest to a wide range of history lovers.

Steve Kemper’s splendid portrait of the American ambassador to Japan during the lead-up to World War II will be of interest to a wide range of history lovers.

Half American chronicles how Black Americans during World War II had to fight for the right to combat racism abroad because of the racism at home.

Half American chronicles how Black Americans during World War II had to fight for the right to combat racism abroad because of the racism at home.

Kerri K. Greenidge complicates the accepted history of the abolitionist Grimke sisters with the full, complex story of their Black and white relatives.

Kerri K. Greenidge complicates the accepted history of the abolitionist Grimke sisters with the full, complex story of their Black and white relatives.

Nicole Eustace brings the colonial era to life as she examines the murder of a Seneca man in 1722 Pennsylvania.

Nicole Eustace brings the colonial era to life as she examines the murder of a Seneca man in 1722 Pennsylvania.

J.W. Ocker emphasizes the lively lore surrounding Bigfoot creatures, et al., and how these tales both shape and are shaped by their mythical subjects’ supposed stomping grounds.

J.W. Ocker emphasizes the lively lore surrounding Bigfoot creatures, et al., and how these tales both shape and are shaped by their mythical subjects’ supposed stomping grounds.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas E. Ricks gives us a new way to understand the civil rights movement in his illuminating Waging a Good War.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas E. Ricks gives us a new way to understand the civil rights movement in his illuminating Waging a Good War.

An appreciation for the dead, as well as for history, drives Greg Melville as he explores America’s cemeteries in Over My Dead Body.

An appreciation for the dead, as well as for history, drives Greg Melville as he explores America’s cemeteries in Over My Dead Body.

Chief speechwriter for the Obama administration Cody Keenan offers a unique perspective on the unimaginably intense ten days that shaped his boss’s legacy.

Chief speechwriter for the Obama administration Cody Keenan offers a unique perspective on the unimaginably intense ten days that shaped his boss’s legacy.

After finishing Kevin Hazzard’s memorable account of America’s first paramedics, readers will never hear an ambulance siren the same way again.

After finishing Kevin Hazzard’s memorable account of America’s first paramedics, readers will never hear an ambulance siren the same way again.

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