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Make Your Own List. Which are the best books on American history? Interview by Sophie Roell. His latest book is Fifty Great American Places. I know this will inevitably be your own, personal, take, but what is important in American history?
About Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
Most history textbooks are so dry the only interesting thing that could emerge from them would be a sudden self-combustion in the middle of class. Thank goodness, then, for writers who thoroughly immerse themselves in the past and vibrantly animate it for modern readers. Thank you!
The problem is that most American history books focus on just a few topics, such as the American Revolution and the Civil War, while ignoring other topics that also helped shaped American culture. These topics include popular subjects like the American Revolution and the Civil War as well as lesser known subjects like the French and Indian War , the Salem Witch Trials , early American history as well as books that challenge and deconstruct other American history books. These books on this list are considered some of the best books on American history and many of them are best-sellers. They also all have great reviews on sites like Amazon, Goodreads and etc. Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Published in , this book challenges traditional historical narratives by focusing on the history of regular people instead of the elite, white men in positions of power that most history books zero in on.