Reading List: American History

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin

Slavery in New York by Leslie Harris and Ira Berlin

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon

Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands by James F. Brooks

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (The History of New York City) by Mike Wallace and Edwin G. Burrows

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey

The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America) by Dorothy Sue Cobble

The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War by Clarissa W. Confer

Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882 by Roger Daniels

Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels

Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration by Hasia R. Diner

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Other Puritan Sermons (Dover Thrift Editions) by Jonathan Edwards

Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure by Nan Enstad

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction by David A. Gerber

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (Penguin Library of American Indian History) by Theda Perdue and Michael Green

The Federalist: with Letters of Brutus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) edited by Terence Ball, written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton

The Colony of New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America by Jaap Jacobs

Colonial New York: A History by Michael Kammen

The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America (Politics and Culture in Modern America) Felicia Kornbluh

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism by George McKenna

Black Indian Slave Narratives (Real Voices, Real History) (Real Voices, Real History Series) by Patrick Minges

American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan

Women’s Education in the United States, 1780-1840 by Margaret A. Nash

African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by Celia E. Naylor

The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum

Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 by Mary Beth Norton

Storming Caesar’s Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty by Annelise Orleck

Elias Cornelius Boudinot: A Life on the Cherokee Border (American Indian Lives) by James W. Parins

First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence (Early American Studies) Sheila L. Skemp

Judith Sargent Murray: A Brief Biography with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture) by Sheila L. Skemp

An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears by Daniel Blake Smith

Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America by Christina Snyder

The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies (Critical Issue) by Betty Wood


Reading List: Jewish History-American Jewish History

American Jewish History

Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration by Hasia R. Diner

Her Works Praise Her: A History Of Jewish Women In America From Colonial Times To The Present by Hasia R. Diner

The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000 by Hasia R. Diner

We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) by Hasia R. Diner

Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate by Eli Evans

The Jewish People in America series, edited by Henry Feingold:

A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820 (The Jewish People in America) (Volume 1) by Eli Faber

A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820-1880 (The Jewish People in America) (Volume 2) by Professor Hasia R. Diner

A Time for Building: The Third Migration, 1880-1920 (The Jewish People in America) (Volume 3) by Gerald Sorin

A Time for Searching: Entering the Mainstream, 1920-1945 (The Jewish People in America)(Volume 4) by Henry L. Feingold

A Time for Healing: American Jewry since World War II (The Jewish People in America) (Volume 5) by Edward S. Shapiro

Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation by Susan Glenn

Beyond the Synagogue Gallery: Finding a Place for Women in American Judaism by Karla Goldman

World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made by Irving Howe

The Wonders of America: Reinventing Jewish Culture 1880-1950 by Jenna Weissman Joselit

The Jewish Woman in America by Charlotte Baum, Paula Hyman, and Sonya Michel

Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Vol. 1: A-L edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore

Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Vol. 2: M-Z edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore

City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, 3-volume box set series, edited by Deborah Dash Moore

Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865 (City of Promises) by Howard B. Rock

Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920 (City of Promises) by Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer

Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010 (City of Promises) by Jeffrey S. Gurock

Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Gender and American Culture) by Annelise Orleck

American Judaism: A History by Jonathan Sarna