We the People: American History Recommendations

We hear a lot of pundits and politicians say "it’s the worst it’s ever been." Not true.  It’s been a lot worse than today. Reading a history book can help put all the things we are worried about in perspective. History is fascinating! And upsetting, disturbing, enlightening, and hopeful. History is complicated. Those who don’t know it are indeed doomed to repeat it. We selected some American history titles, with endless subjects to explore (starting with the U.S. Constitution), for anyone so inclined. This cornerstone document should be required reading for anyone holding public office, and it's important for citizens to read, too. We’ll share some world history recommendations next week.

American History Recommendations

 

The U.S. Constitution: Explained--Clause by Clause--for Every American Today Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780525562542
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Published: Vintage - October 31st, 2017

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250251091
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Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2020

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250234582
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Published: Picador - September 10th, 2019

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609455
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573194
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781786636720
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Published: Verso - March 5th, 2019

A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802148360
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Published: Grove Press - February 18th, 2020

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735221505
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Published: Penguin Press - February 25th, 2020

The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780465064267
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Published: Basic Books - April 14th, 2020

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541672604
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Published: Basic Books - November 26th, 2019

Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America's Soul Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328585066
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781328959720
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250221971
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 17th, 2020