BECK index

UNITED STATES & Capitalism 1869-1897


United States History & Politics
Native Americans
Capitalism & Socialism
Women Reformers
Philosophy, Religion & Education
American Literature


Chronicle of America. Mount Kisco, 1989.
Chronology of the Modern World 1763-1992. Oxford, 1994.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 30 volumes. Chicago, 1975.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 8 volumes ed. Paul Edwards. New York, 1967.
Encyclopedia of World History, An ed. William L. Langer. Boston, 1980.
Times Atlas of World History, The ed. Geoffrey Barraclough. Maplewood, 1984.
Trager, James, The People’s Chronology. New York, 1992.
United States Encyclopedia of History, 16 volumes. Philadelphia, 1967.

United States History & Politics

Ackerman, Kenneth D., Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield. New York, 2003.
Adams, Charles Francis, Jr., Charles Francis Adams. Boston, 1900.
Adams, James Trunslow, The Adams Family. New York, 1958.
Alger, Horatio Jr., From Canal Boy to President or the Boyhood and Manhood of James A. Garfield. New York, 1881.
American Speeches: Political Oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton. New York, 2006.
Annals of America, The, Volumes 9-11. Chicago, 1968.
Atwood, Paul L., War and Empire: The American Way of Life. London, 2010.
Ayers, Edward L., The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction. New York, 1992.
Bailey, Thomas A., A Diplomatic History of the American People. New York, 1946.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of Alaska 1730-1885. San Francisco, 1886.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of Arizona and New Mexico 1530-1888. San Francisco, 1889.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of California, Volume 7. Santa Barbara, 1886, 1888.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming 1540-1888. San Francisco, 1890.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of the North Mexican States and Texas, Volume 2. San Francisco, 1889.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of Oregon, Volumes 2-3. San Francisco, 1886, 1888.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of Utah 1540-1886. San Francisco, 1889.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana 1845-1889. San Francisco, 1890.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, Popular Tribunals, Volume 1. San Francisco, 1887.
Beck, Warren A., New Mexico: A History of Four Centuries. Norman, 1962.
Beschloss, Michael, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. New York, 2007.
Billington, Ray Allen, Westward Expansion: A History of the American Frontier. New York, 1974.
Boessenecker, John, Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California. Norman, 1988.
Boles, John B., The South Through Time, Volume 1. Upper Saddle River, 1999.
Bordewich, Fergus M., Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America. New York, 2020.
Brands, H. W., Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West. New York, 2019.
Brands, H. W., The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace. New York, 2012.
Brodie, Fawn M., Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South. New York, 1959.
Brodsky, Alyn, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character. New York, 2000.
Brown, Alexander, The First Republic in America. Boston, 1898.
Bruce, Robert V., Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude. Ithaca, 1973.
Bruce, Robert V., 1877: Year of Violence. Indianapolis, 1959.
Bryan, William Jennings, Speeches of: Revised and Arranged by Himself, 2 volumes. New York, 1909.
Budiansky, Stephen, The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox. New York, 2008.
Burns, James MacGregor, The Vineyard of Liberty. New York, 1981.
Burrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. New York, 1999.
California Heritage: An Anthology of History and Literature ed. John and Laree Caughey. Los Angeles, 1962.
Calhoun, Charles W., Benjamin Harrison. New York, 2005.
Calhoun, Charles W., The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. Lawrence, 2017.
Catton, Bruce, U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition. New York, 1954.
Chang, Gordon, Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. Boston, 2019.
Chang, Iris, The Chinese in America: A Narrative History. New York, 2003.
Chernow, Ron, Grant. New York, 2017.
Chronicle of America ed. Clifton Daniel and John W. Kirshon. Mount Kisco, 1989.
Clary, David A., Eagles or Empire: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle for a Continent. New York, 2009.
Cohen, Jared, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America. New York, 2019.
Connell, Evan S., Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn. New York, 1984.
Conscience in America: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objection in America 1757-1967 ed. Lillian Schlissel. New York, 1968.
Coulter, E. Merton, Georgia: A Short History. Chapel Hill, 1960.
Crocker, H. W. III, Don’t Tread on Me: A 400-Year History of America at War, from Indian Fighting to Terrorist Hunting. New York, 2006.
Cushman, Robert E. and Robert F., Cases in Constitutional Law. New York, 1965.
Darrah, William Culp, Powell of the Colorado. Princeton, 1951.
Davison, Kenneth E., The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. Westport, 1972.
DeConde, Alexander, A History of American Foreign Policy. New York, 1971.
DeConde, Alexander, This Affair of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, 1976.
Documents of American History ed. Henry Steele Commager. New York, 1963.
Doenecke, Justus D., The Presidencies of James A. Garfield & Chester A. Arthur. Lawrence, 1981.
Donald, David Herbert, Charles Sumner. New York, 1996.
Donald, David, Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man. New York, 1970.
Doughty, Howard, Francis Parkman. Westport, 1962.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, Florida: The Long Frontier. New York, 1967.
Dozer, Donald Marquand, Portrait of a Free State: A History of Maryland. Cambridge, 1976.
Dryden, Cecil, Dryden’s History of Washington. Portland, 1968.
Duberman, Martin, Charles Francis Adams 1807-1886. Stanford, 1960.
Encyclopedia of American Biography ed. John A. Garraty. New York, 1974.
Encyclopedia of American History, 2 volumes ed. Richard B. Morris. New York, 1953.
Finger, John R., Tennessee Frontiers: Three Regions in Transition. Bloomington, 2001.
Fiske, John, Civil Government in the United States Considered with Some Reference to its Origins. Cambridge, 1902.
Foner, Eric and Joshua Brown, Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction. New York, 2005.
Foner, Eric, Give Me Liberty! An American History. New York, 2006.
Foner, Eric, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877. New York, 1988.
Furnas, J. C., The Americans: A Social History of the United States. New York, 1969.
Garraty, John A., The New Commonwealth 1877-1890. New York, 1968.
Goetzmann, William H., New Lands, New Men: America and the Second Great Age of Discovery. New York, 1986.
Graff, Henry F., Grover Cleveland. New York, 2002.
Graham, Hugh Davis and Ted Robert Gurr, Violence in America: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Volume 1. Washington, 1969.
Grant, Ulysses S., Memoirs and Selected Letters. New York, 1990.
Great Issues in American History From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1969 ed. Richard Hofstadter. New York, 1969.
Greenberger, Scott S., The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur. New York, 2017.
Haley, James L., Texas: An Album of History. Garden City, 1985.
Handlin, Lilian, George Bancroft: The Intellectual as Democrat. New York, 1984.
Harrison, Lowell H. and James C. Klotter, A New History of Kentucky. Lexington, 1997.
Higham, John, Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism 1860-1925. New York, 1963.
Hine, Robert V., The American West: An Interpretive History. Boston, 1973.
Historians’ History of the United States, The ed. Andrew S. Berky and James P. Shenton. New York, 1966.
Hoogenboom, Ari, Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President. Lawrence, 1995.
Irons, Peter, A People’s History of the Supreme Court. New York, 1999.
Isenberg, Andrew C., Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life. New York, 2013.
Josephson, Matthew, Edison a biography. New York, 1959.
Koenig, Louis W., Bryan: A Political Biography of William Jennings Bryan. New York, 1971.
Lane, Charles, Freedom’s Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America’s First War on Terror. Toronto, 2019.
Leckie, Robert, The Wars of America. New York, 1981.
Lee, James Melvin, History of American Journalism. Garden City, 1923.
Leigh, Philip, U.S. Grant’s Failed Presidency. Columbia, 2019.
Lewis, Lloyd, Sherman: Fighting Prophet. New York, 1932.
Lipset, Seymour Martin and Earl Raab, The Politics of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1977. Chicago, 1978.
Lodge, Henry Cabot and Theodore Roosevelt, Hero Tales from American History. New York, 1904.
Many Pasts: Readings in American Social History, 1600-1876 ed. Herbert G. Gutman and Gregory S. Kealey. Englewood Cliffs, 1973.
Martin, François-Xavier, The History of Louisiana from the Earliest Period. New Orleans, 1882.
Matuz, Roger, The Presidents Fact Book: The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, Tragedies, and Legacies of Every President. New York, 2017.
McFeely, William S., Grant: A Biography. New York, 1981.
McFeely, William S., Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freemen. New York, 1968.
McKanna, Clare V., Jr., Race and Homicide in Nineteenth-Century California. Reno, 2002.
McDougall, Walter A., Throes of Democracy: the American Civil War Era 1829-1877. New York, 2008.
Merk, Frederick, History of the Westward Movement. New York, 1978.
Messages and Papers of the Presidents 1789-1908 ed. James D. Richardson, Volumes 7-9. Washington, 1897.
Millis, Walter, The Martial Spirit. Cambridge, 1931.
Morris, Edmund, Edison. New York, 2019.
Myers, Gustavus, History of Bigotry in the United States. New York, 1960.
Nagel, Paul C., Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family. New York, 1983.
Nevins, Allan, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage. New York, 1932.
New History of Florida, The ed. Michael Gannon. Gainesville, 1996.
Niven, John, Salmon P. Chase: A Biography. New York, 1995.
Oliver, Robert T., History of Public Speaking in America. Boston, 1964.
Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, The ed. Kermit L. Hall. New York, 1992.
Oxford History of the American West ed. Clyde A. Milner II et al. New York, 1994.
Perret, Geoffrey, Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President. New York, 1997.
Perrigo, Lynn I., Texas and Our Spanish Southwest. Dallas, 1960.
Postel, Charles, Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896. New York, 2019.
Presser, Stephen B. and Jamil S. Zainaldin, Law and American History: Cases and Materials. St. Paul, 1980.
Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West, The ed. Howard R. Lamar. New York, 1977.
Readings in California History ed. N. Ray Gilmore and Gladys Gilmore. New York, 1966.
Reconstruction: An Anthology of Revisionist Writings ed. Kenneth M. Stampp and Leon F. Litwack. Baton Rouge, 1969.
Reconstruction: Voices from America’s First Great Struggle for Racial Equality ed. Brooks D. Simpson. New York, 2018.
Record of American Diplomacy, The: Documents and Readings in the History of American Foreign Relations ed. Ruhl J. Bartlett. New York, 1947.
Reeves, Thomas C., Gentleman Boss: The Life and Times of Chester Alan Arthur. Newtown, 1975.
Retrieving the American Past: A Customized U.S. History Reader ed. Majewski. Needham Heights, 2000.
Richman, Irving Berdine, Rhode Island: Its Making and Its Meaning. New York, 1908.
Ross, Shelley, Fall from Grace: Sex, Scandal, and Corruption in American Politics from 1702 to the Present. New York, 1988.
Sanborn, F. B., Dr. S. G. Howe: The Philanthropist. New York, 1891.
Sheridan, Thomas E., Arizona: A History. Tucson, 2012.
Sides, Hampton, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West. New York, 2006.
Sievers, Harry J., Benjamin Harrison Hoosier President: The White House and After. Indianapolis, 1968.
Smith, Carter, Presidents: Every Question Answered. San Diego, 2017.
Smith, Jean Edward, Grant. New York, 2001.
Smith, Page, Trial by Fire: A People’s History of the Civil War and Reconstruction. New York, 1982.
Socolofsky, Homer E. and Allan B. Spetter, The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison. Lawrence, 1987.
Strong, The Diary of George Templeton: Post-War Years 1865-1875, Volume 4. New York, 1952.
Sumner, Charles, Addresses on War. New York, 1971.
Supreme Court and the Constitution, The: Readings in American Constitutional History ed. Stanley I. Kutler. New York, 1977.
Underside of American History, The, Volume 1: to 1877 ed. Thomas R. Frazier. New York, 1978.
United States Encyclopedia of History, The ed. Paul H. Oehser et al, 16 volumes. New York, 1967-1968.
Wallace, Edward S., Destiny and Glory. Toronto, 1957.
Wasserman, Harvey, Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States. New York, 1972.
White, Richard, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896. New York, 2017.
Woodward, C. Vann, The Burden of Southern History. New York, 1960.
Woodward, C. Vann, Reunion & Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction. Garden City, 1956.
Zinn, Howard, A People’s History of the United States. New York, 1980.
Zinn, Howard and Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People’s History of the United States. New York, 2004.

Native Americans

Anson, Bert, The Miami Indians. Norman, 1970.
Axelrod, Alan, Chronicle of the Indian Wars. New York, 1993.
Black Elk, The Sacred Pipe ed. Joseph Epes Brown. Middlesex, 1953.
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux as told through John G. Neihardt. Lincoln, 1932.
Brown, Dee, The American West. New York, 1994.
Brown, Dee, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. New York, 1970.
Clinton, Robert N., Nell Jessup Newton and Monroe E. Price, American Indian Law. Charlottesville, 1991.
Cozzens, Peter, The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. New York, 2016.
Destruction of California Indians, The ed. Robert F. Heizer. Lincoln, 1974.
Encyclopedia of North American Indians ed. Frederick E. Hoxie. Boston, 1996.
Foreman, Grant, The Five Civilized Tribes. Norman, 1934.
Great Documents in American Indian History ed. Wayne Moquin. New York, 1973.
Grinnell, George Bird, The Fighting Cheyennes. Norman, 1915.
Hämäläinen, Pekka, Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power. New Haven, 2019.
Hämäläinen, Pekka, The Comanche Empire. New Haven, 2008.
Indian and the White Man, The ed. Wilcomb E. Washburn. Garden City, 1964.
Indians of the North Pacific Coast ed. Tom McFeat. Seattle, 1966.
Jackson, Helen Hunt, A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Exposé of the Plight of the Native Americans. New York, 1885.
Josephy, Alvin M., The Indian Heritage of America. New York, 1968.
Josephy, Alvin M. Jr., 500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians. New York, 1994.
Josephy, Alvin M., The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest. Boston, 1997.
Josephy, Alvin M. Jr., The Patriot Chiefs. New York, 1989.
Kavanaugh, Thomas W., Comanche Political History: An Ethnohistorical Perspective 1706-1875. Lincoln, 1996.
Kidwell, Clara Sue, Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818-1918. Norman, 1995.
Kluckhohn and Dorothea Leighton, The Navaho. Garden City, 1962.
Lyons, Oren et al, Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations, and the U.S. Constitution. Santa Fe, 1992.
Madley, Benjamin, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873. New Haven, 2016.
Marks, Paula Mitchell, In a Barren Land: American Indian Dispossession and Survival. New York, 1998.
McNitt, Frank, Navajo Wars: Military Campaigns, Slave Raids and Reprisals. University of New Mexico Press, 1972.
Meyer, Roy W., History of the Santee Sioux: United States Indian Policy on Trial. Lincoln, 1993.
Myers, J. Jay, Red Chiefs and White Challengers. New York, 1972.
Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White Relations from Prophecy to the Present, 1492-1992 ed. Peter Nabokov. New York, 1991.
Nichols, Roger L., Warrior Nations: The United States and Indian Peoples. Norman, 2013.
Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries ed. Stephen Dow Beckham. Corvallis, 2006.
Portable North American Indian Reader, The ed. Frederick W. Turner III. New York, 1974.
Sharfstein, Daniel J., Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War. New York, 2017.
Silverman, David J., Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America. Cambridge, 2016.
St. Jean, Wendy, Remaining Chickasaw in Indian Territory, 1830s-1907. Tuscaloosa, 2011.
Standing Bear, Luther, My People the Sioux. Lincoln, 1975.
Sweeney, Edwin R., Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief. Norman, 1991.
Thomas, David et al, The Native Americans: An Illustrated History. Atlanta, 1993.
Weatherford, Jack, Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America. New York, 1991.
Woodward, Grace Steele, The Cherokees. Norman, 1963.


Baptist, Edward E., The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. New York, 2014.
Bennett, Lerone Jr., Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America 1619-1964. Baltimore, 1964.
Bergman, Peter M., The Chronological History of the Negro in America. New York, 1969.
Black Protest: History, Documents, and Analyses 1619 to the Present ed. Joanne Grant. New York, 1968.
Black Women in White America: A Documentary History ed. Gerda Lerner. New York, 1972.
Blackmon, Douglas A., Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. New York, 2008.
Blight, David W., Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. New York, 2018.
Chronological History of the Negro in America, The ed. Peter M. Bergman. New York, 1969.
Davis, David Brion, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation. New York, 2014.
Douglass, Life and Times of Frederick written by himself. New York, 1892.
Du Bois, W. E. B., Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880. New York, 1992.
Douglass, The Speeches of Frederick ed. John R. McKivigan et al. New Haven, 2018.
Eyewitness: A Living Documentary of the African American Contribution to American History ed. William Loren Katz. New York, 1995.
Foner, Philip S., The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, 4 volumes. New York, 1950.
Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moses Jr., From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. New York, 1994.
Gates, Henry Louis Jr., Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History. New York, 2011.
Harlan, Louis R. Booker T. Washington: The making of a Black leader, 1856-1901. London, 1972.
Holland, Frederic May, Frederick Douglass: The Colored Orator. Toronto, 1891.
Katz, William Loren, Eye Witness: A Living Documentary of the African American Contribution to American History. New York, 1995.
Martyn, Carlos, Wendell Phillips: The Agitator. New York, 1890.
McFeely, William S., Frederick Douglass. New York, 1991.
Negro in American History, The, Volume II: A Taste of Freedom 1854-1927. United States of America, 1972.
Painter, Nell Irvin, Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. New York, 1996.
Sojourner Truth, Narrative of: A Bondswoman of Olden Time With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from her Book of Life; Also, A Memorial Chapter. New York, 1998.
Utley, Robert W., The Commanders: Civil War Generals who Shaped the American West. Norman, 2018.
Washington, Booker T., My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience. Garden City, 1911.
Washington, Booker T., Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. Boston, 1901.
Washington, Harriet A., Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. New York, 2006.
Woodward, C. Vann, The Strange Career of Jim Crow. New York, 1966.

Capitalism & Socialism

Ambrose, Stephen E. Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869. New York, 2000.
Bellamy, Edward, Equality. New York, 1897.
Bellamy, Edward, Looking Backward 2000-1887. Oxford, 2007.
Boyer, Richard O. and Herbert M. Morais, Labor’s Untold Story. Pittsburgh, 1955.
Brands, H. W., American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900. New York, 2010.
Broehl, Wayne G. Jr., The Molly Maguires. London, 1964.
Carnegie, Andrew, The Autobiography of: and His Essay on the Gospel of Wealth. New York, 2006.
Chernow, Ron, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance. New York, 2010.
Chernow, Ron, Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. New York, 1998.
David, Henry, The History of the Haymarket Affair: A Study in the American Social-Revolutionary and Labor Movements. New York, 1936.
Donnelly, Ignatius, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. New York, 1949.
Donnelly, Ignatius, Caesar’s Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century. Boston, 2017
Freeman, Joshua et al, Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society, Volume 2: From the Gilded Age to the Present. New York, 1992.
George, Henry, Progress and Poverty. New York, 1942.
George, Henry, Protection or Free Trade. New York, 1886.
George, Henry, Social Problems. New York, 1883.
Gronlund, Laurence, The Co-operative Commonwealth in its Outlines, an Exposition of Modern Socialism. London, 1884.
Hicks, John D., The Populist Revolt: A History of the Farmers’ Alliance and the People’s Party. Nebraska, 1931.
Holbrook, Stewart H., The Age of the Moguls. Garden City, 1953.
Josephson, Matthew, The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists 1861-1901. New York, 1962.
Kelly, Jack, The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America. New York, 2018.
Krass, Peter, Carnegie. Hoboken, 2002.
Lindsey, Almont, The Pullman Strike: The Story of a Unique Experiment and of a Great Labor Upheaval. Chicago, 1942.
Meltzer, Milton, Bread-and Roses: The Struggle of American Labor 1865-1915. New York, 1967.
Morris, Charles R., The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy. New York, 2005.
Ridge, Martin, Ignatius Donnelly: The Portrait of a Politician. Chicago, 1962.
Riis, Jacob A., How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the tenements of New York. New York, 1957.
Salvatore, Nick, Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist. Urbana, 2007.
Stiles, T. J., The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. New York, 2009.
Strouse, Jean, Morgan: American Financier. New York, 1999.
White, Richard, Railroaded: The Transcontinental and the Making of Modern America. New York, 2011.
Young, Marguerite, Harp Song for a Radical: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs. New York, 1999.

Women Reformers

Addams, Jane, Twenty Years at Hull-House. New York, 1935.
Bacon, Margaret Hope, Valiant Friend: The Life of Lucretia Mott. New York, 1980.
Baker, Jean H., Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists. New York, 2005.
Bird, Isabella Lucy, The Englishwoman in America. Madison, 1966.
Bordin, Ruth, Frances Willard: A Biography. Chapel Hill, 1986.
Bordin, Ruth, Woman and Temperance: The Quest for Power and Liberty, 1873-1900. Philadelphia, 1981.
Brown, Dee, The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West. New York, 1958.
Child, Lydia Maria Frances, Aspirations of the World: A Chain of Opals. Boson, 1878.
Educated Woman in America: Selected Writings of Catherine Beecher, Margaret Fuller, and M. Carey Thomas. New York, 1965.
Feminisn: The Essential Historical Writings ed. Miriam Schneir. New York, 1972.
Flexner, Eleanor, Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Cambridge, 1975.
Gradin, Judith Bloom and Dennis Brindell Fradin, Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy. New York, 2006.
Friedman, Jean E. and William G. Shade, Our American Sisters: Women in American Life and Thought. Lexington, 1982.
Goldsmith, Barbara, Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull. New York, 1998.
Hayden, Dolores, The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes Neighborhoods, and Cities. Cambridge, 1981.
History of Woman Suffrage, ed. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Gage, 3 volumes. Rochester, 1886.
Howe, Julia Ward, Reminiscences 1819-1899. Boston, 1899.
Hymowitz, Carol and Michaele Weissman, A History of Women in America. New York, 1978.
Karcher, Carolyn L., The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child, Volume 2. Durham, 1994.
Knight, Louise W., Jane Addams: Spirit in Action. New York, 2010.
Kraditor, Aileen S., The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement 1890-1920. New York, 1981.
Lydia Maria Child Reader, A ed. Carolyn L. Karcher. Durham, 1997.
McMillen, Sally G., Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life. Oxford, 2015.
Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women ed. Nancy F. Cott. Boston, 1972.
Ross, Ishbel, Angel of the Battlefield: The Life of Clara Barton. New York, 1956.
Schlissel, Lillian, Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. New York, 1982.
Sherr, Lynn, Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words. New York, 1995.
Sochen, June, Herstory: A Woman’s View of American History. New York, 1974.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, Eighty Years & More: Reminiscences 1815-1897. New York, 1971.
Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women’s History ed. Vicki L. Ruiz & Ellen Carol Dubois. New York, 2000.
Weiss, Elaine, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. New York, 2018.
Wells, Ida B., The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader ed. Mia Bay. New York, 2014.
Willard, Frances E., Let Something Good Be Said: Speeches and Writings of ed. Carolyn de Swarte Gifford and Amy R. Slagell. Urbana, 2007.
Woloch, Nancy, Women and the American Experience. New York, 1984.
Women’s America: Refocusing the Past ed. Linda K. Kerber and Jane De Hart Mathews. New York, 1982.

Philosophy, Religion & Education

Adams, Charles Francis Jr. and Henry Adams, Chapters of Erie. Ithaca, 1956.
Adams, Henry, Democracy: An American Novel. New York, no date.
Adams, Henry, The Education of Henry Adams. Boston, 1973.
Adams, Henry, The Education of Henry Adams. New York, 1990.
Adams, James Truslow, Henry Adams. New York, 1933.
Allen, Gay Wilson, Waldo Emerson. New York, 1981.
Allen, Gay Wilson, William James: A Biography. New York, 1967.
Ahlstrom, Sydney E., A Religious History of the American People. New Haven, 1972.
American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King Jr. New York, 1999.
Berman, Milton, John Fiske: The Evolution of a Popularizer. Cambridge, 1961.
Bigler, David L., Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West 1847-1896. Spokane, 1998.
Booker T. Washington Papers ed. Louis R. Harlan. Champaign, 1972.
Brock, Peter, Pioneers of the Peaceable Kingdom. Princeton, 1968.
Brown, David S., The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams. New York, 2020.
Campbell, Jack K., Colonel Francis W. Parker, the Children’s Crusader. New York, 1868.
Clendenning, John, The Life and Thought of Josiah Royce. Nashville, 1999.
Conscience in America: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objection in America 1757-1967 ed. Lillian Schlissel. New York, 1968.
Cooney, Robert and Helen Michalowski, The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the United States. Culver City, 1977.
Copleston, Frederick, A History of Philosophy, Volume 8 Modern Philosophy: Bentham to Russell Part II Idealism in America, the Pragmatist Movement, The Revolt Against Idealism. Garden City, 1966.
Cremin, Lawrence A., The Transformation of the School: Progressive Education in American Education 1876-1957. New York, 1961.
Dakin, Edwin Franden, Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of a Virginal Mind. New York, 1930.
Documentary History of History of Religion in America since 1865, A ed. Edwin S. Gaustad. Grand Rapids, 1983.
Documentary History of the Jews in the United States 1654-1875, A ed. Morris U. Schappes. New York, 1971.
Eddy, Mary Baker, Prose Works other than Science and Health. Boston, 1925.
Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Boston, 1906.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, The Complete Writings of, 2 volumes. New York, 1929.
Essential Transcendentalists, The ed. Richard G. Geldard. New York, 2005.
Fiske, John, Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy: Based on the Doctrine of Evolution, with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy, 4 volumes. Cambridge, 1902.
Fiske, John, Studies in Religion Being the Destiny of Man; the Idea of God; Through Nature to God; Life Everlasting. Cambridge, 1902.
Frothingham, Octavius B., The Religion of Humanity: An Essay. New York, 1875.
Gura, Philip F., American Transcendentalism: A History. New York, 2007.
Harlan, Louis R., Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader. London, 1972.
Hibben, Paxton, Henry Ward Beecher: An American Portrait. New York, 1942.
Hofstadter, Richard, Social Darwinism in American Thought. Boston, 1955.
Jacoby, Susan, Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. New York, 2004.
James, William, on Psychical Research ed. Gardner Murphy and Robert O. Ballou. New York, 1960.
James, William, The Principles of Psychology. Chicago, 1952.
Madison, Charles A., Critics & Crusaders. New York, 1948.
McWilliams, Wilson Carey, The Idea of Fraternity in America. Berkeley, 1973.
Negro Problem, The: Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, et al. Amherst, 2003.
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Nordhoff, Charles, The Communistic Societies of the United States. New York, 1965.
Noyes, John Humphrey, Strange Cults & Utopias of 19th-Century America. 1966.
Parker, Francis W., Talks on Pedagogics: An Outline of the Theory of Concentration. New York, 1894.
Parrington, Vernon Louis, Main Currents in American Thought, 3 volumes. New York, 1930.
Peel, Robert, Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Authority. New York, 1977.
Peel, Robert, Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery 1821-1875. New York, 1966.
Peel, Robert, Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Trial 1876-1891. New York, 1971.
Perry, Ralph Barton, The Thought and Character of William James As revealed in unpublished correspondence and notes, together with his published writings, 2 volumes. Boston, 1935.
Reform Spirit in America, The ed. Robert H. Walker. New York, 1976.
Richardson, Robert D., William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism. Boston, 2006.
Royce, Josiah, The Basic Writings of, Volume 1. Chicago, 1969.
Royce, Josiah, The Religious Aspect of Philosophy: A Critique of the Bases of Conduct and of Faith. New York, 1885.
Royce, Josiah, The Spirit of Modern Philosophy: An Essay in the Form of Lectures. Boston, 1892.
Rusk, Ralph, The Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson, New York, 1949.
Samuels, Ernest, Henry Adams. Cambridge, 1989.
Shepard, Odell, Pedlar’s Progress: The Life of Bronson Alcott. Boston, 1937.
Stokes, Anson Phelps and Leo Pfeffer, Church and State in the United States. New York, 1964.
Taves, Ernest H., This is the Place: Brigham Young and the New Zion. Buffalo, 1991.
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Turner, John G., Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet. Cambridge, 2012.
Twain, Mark, Christian Science. New York, 1907.
Werner, M. R., Brigham Young. New York, 1925.
Washington, Booker T., My Larger Education. Garden City, 1911.
Washington, Booker T., Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. Boston, 1901.
Wilbur, Sibyl, The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. Boston, 1966.

American Literature

Alcott, Louisa May, Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of ed. Madeleine Stern. New York, 1978.
Alcott, Louisa May, Jo’s Boys. New York, 1995.
Alcott, Louisa May, The Inheritance. New York, 1997.
Alcott, Louisa May, Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys. New York, 1962.
Alcott, Louisa May, Little Women. Mahwah, 1983.
Alcott, Louisa May, Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Stories & Other Writings. New York, 2014.
Alger, Horatio Jr., From Canal Boy to President or the Boyhood and Manhood of James A. Garfield. New York, 1881.
Alger, Horatio Jr., Ragged Dick and Mark, the Match Boy. New York, 1962.
Alger, Horatio Jr., Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward. New York, 1985.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, Essays and Miscellany. San Francisco, 1890.
Brooks, Van Wyck, The Ordeal of Mark Twain. New York, 1933.
Cable, George Washington, The Grandissimes: A Story of Creole Life. New York, 1988.
DeVoto, Bernard, Mark Twain’s America and Mark Twain at Work. Boston, 1967.
Edel, Leon, Henry James: The Untried Years: 1843-1870. New York, 1953.
Edel, Leon, Henry James: The Conquest of London: 1870-1881. 1962.
Edel, Leon, Henry James: The Middle Years: 1882-1895. New York, 1962.
Edel, Leon, Henry James: The Treacherous Years: 1895-1901. New York, 1969.
Foner, Philip S., Mark Twain: Social Critic. New York, 1958.
Frederic Harold, The Damnation of Theron Ware or Illumination. New York, 1986.
Garland, Hamlin, Main-Travelled Roads. New York, 1962.
Geismar, Maxwell, Henry James and the Jacobites. New York, 1963.
Howe, E. W., The Story of a Country Town. New York, 1927.
Howe, Julia Ward, Reminiscences 1819-1899. Boston, 1899.
Howells, William Dean, A Hazard of New Fortunes “Afterword” by Benjamin DeMott. New York, 1965.
Howells, William Dean, A Hazard of New Fortunes ed. Phillip Lopate. New York, 2001.
Howells, William Dean, Novels 1875-1886: A Foregone Conclusion, A Modern Instance, Indian Summer, The Rise of Silas Lapham. New York, 1982.
Howells, William Dean, Novels 1886-1888: The Minister’s Charge, April Hopes, Annie Kilburn. New York, 1974.
Jackson, Helen Hunt, Ramona. New York, 1912.
James, Henry, The American: Backgrounds and Sources Criticism ed. James W. Tuttleton. New York, 1978.
James, Henry, The Bostonians ed. Charles R. Anderson. Middlesex, 1984.
James, Henry, Daisy Miller. Cutchogue, 1993.
James, Henry, Literary Reviews and Essays on American, English, and French Literature ed. Albert Mordell. New Haven, 1957.
James, Henry, Partial Portraits. Ann Arbor, 1970.
James, Henry, The Portrait of a Lady: Reviews and Criticism ed. Robert d. Bamberg. New York, 1975.
James, Henry, The Princess Casamassima. New York, 1968.
James, Henry, The Tragic Muse. New York, 1975.
James, Henry, Washington Square, The Europeans. New York, 1959.
James, Henry, What Maisie Knew. Garden City, 1954.
Lawrence, D. H., Studies in Classic American Literature. Garden City, 1951.
Literary History of the United States ed. Robert E. Spiller et al. London, 1963.
Lowell, The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell. Boston, 1896.
Paine, Albert Bigelow, Mark Twain, 3 volumes. New York, 1980.
Parrington, Vernon Louis, Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginnings to 1920. New York, 1930.
Powers, Ron, Mark Twain: A Life. New York, 2005.
Reisen, Harriet, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. New York, 2009.
Saxton, Martha, Louisa May: A Modern Biography of Louisa May Alcott. Boston, 1977.
Scharnhorst, Gary, The Life of Mark Twain: The Early Years 1835-1871. Columbia, 2018.
Scharnhorst, Gary, The Life of Mark Twain: The Middle Years 1871-1890. Columbia, 2019.
Smith, Henry Nash, Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth. New York, 1950.
Tharp, Louise Hall, Three Saints and a Sinner: Julia Ward Howe, Louisa, Anne and Sam Ward. Boston, 1956.
Twain, Mark, Autobiography of ed. Charles Neider. New York, 1960.
Twain, Mark, Autobiography of, Volume 1 ed. Harriet Elinor Smith. Berkeley, 2010.
Twain, Mark, Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1852-1890. New York, 1981.
Twain, Mark, Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1891-1910. New York, 1992.
Twain, Mark, The Gilded Age and Later Novels: The American Claimant, Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective, No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger. New York, 2002.
Twain, Mark, Great Short Works of ed. Justin Kaplan. New York, 1967.
Twain, Mark, Historical Romances: The Prince and Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc. New York, 1994.
Twain, Mark, Mississippi Writings: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pudd’nhead Wilson. New York, 1982.
Twain’s, Mark, Notebook. New York, 1935.
Twain’s, Mark, Speeches. New York, 1923.
Twain, Mark, A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Other Travels. New York, 2010.
Ward, Geoffrey and Dayton Duncan, Mark Twain. New York, 2001.

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