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    history books

    can anyone recommend any good history books...i was browsing through amazon but i wanted to know if anyone has any favorites?? thanks!

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    Well, I"m a historian so I could probably recommend something - what are you interested in specifically?

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    i'd probably like something on U.S. history...any era...do you have any favorites? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamripper
    i'd probably like something on U.S. history...any era...do you have any favorites? thanks!
    Well US history is my field, but that's still really broad - there are so many books out there (something on my mind right now as I pack 7 bookcases full of history books).

    If you want a broad history of the US most people I recommend A People's History of the United States : 1492-Present by Howard Zinn like it (keep in mind that Zinn is a politically active historian).

    For certain time periods I recommend:
    • Changes in the Land : Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by William Cronon
      The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Demos
      Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750; A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812; The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth - all by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
      Salem Possessed; The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul S. Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum (THE book on the Salem witch trials)
      The Kingdom of Matthias/a Story of Sex and Salvation in 19Th-Century America: by Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz
      Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
      Search for Order 1877-1920 by Robert H. Wiebe
      The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R. by Richard Hofstadter (really anything by Hofstadter)
      The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
      A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner (really anything by Foner)
      Making a New Deal : Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen
      Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974 by James T. Patterson


    That's basically a reading list for American historiography.

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    What historical books are in use now?

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    For me, one of the best books that I read is a book about the Salem witches called The Crucible. If someone has not read, then you can view the examples of essays just check this. I am sure that this is a cool book and many would need to read and write or even order an essay on this topic. They make them quickly and efficiently, do not be disappointed.
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    I have to opt for The Complete Peerage, a veritable treasure trove of information that is a must for every historian – and anyone who is captivated by royal and aristocratic genealogy.

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    I like to read historical books, but I am not able to formulate my thoughts correctly. So when I get a task to write a historical essay, then I feel stressed. Fortunately, thanks to a useful article on this resource http://fashionbombdaily.com/ I was able to learn about using professional writing services. Now my student life is great and I have no problems with academic papers.

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    Oh, I'm also interested in this topic, I look forward to recommendations

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    From myself I can recommend something from science fiction, I always loved this genre


 

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