Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 6: American History

Cross-references to my other topical lists, as always, marked with the addition “cf.”

* David McCullough: 1776 and John Adams
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood / First Presidents)
* Joseph J. Ellis: Founding Brothers:The Revolutionary Generation and American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood / First Presidents)
* Thomas Paine: The Rights of Man and Common Sense
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood)
* Declaration of Independence
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood)
* Constitution of the United States
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood)
* Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay: The Federalist Papers
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood)
* George Washington: Farewell Address
(Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood / First Presidents)
* Abraham Lincoln: The Gettisburg Adress
(Civil War)
* John Steinbeck: The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to The Grapes of Wrath
(Great Depression — cf. list no. 3, “First Hand Accounts”)
* John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley in Search of America
(Will also be added to list no. 3, “First Hand Accounts”)
* Library of America (anthology), Various Authors: Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975
(Vietnam War — cf. list no. 3, “First Hand Accounts”)
* Martin Luther King Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail and A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
(Civil Rights Movement)
* Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward: All the President’s Men
(Watergate)

 

 

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