american civics & HISTORY


This is a Patriotic and Nonpartisan Guide To American History.  If you are looking for a local historical society, please check out the Local Community Guide. 

AMERICAN HISTORY - ACADEMICS & PRINT MEDIA

american history - antebellum/pre-civil war era

  • BOOKS, FILM/TV PROGRAMS
    • Alexander Hamilton. Biography.  Nonfiction.  By Ron Chernow.
    • Liberty's Kids.  PBS Cartoon TV Series.

american history - civil war/reconstruction era

  • BOOKS, FILM/TV PROGRAMS
    • Battle Cry Of Freedom - The Civil War Era.  By James McPherson
    • The Civil War.  Ken Burns Documentary.  1990.  
    • Reconstruction Updated Edition - Americas Unfinished Revolution, 1863 - 1877. By Eric Foner
    • The Right To Vote - Politics and Passage of the 15th Amendment. By William Gillette.

AMERICAN HISTORY - CULTURAL DIVERSITY (RACE, COLOR, CREED, ANCESTRY)

AMERICAN HISTORY - MILITARY/VETERANS

  • BOOKS, FILM/TV PROGRAMS
    • The Origins Of The First World War.  Seminar Studies In History.  By Gordon Martel. 2nd edition.
    • The U.S. Marine Corps Story.  By J. Robert Moskin.  1988.
    • The War.  Ken Burns Documentary on WW2.  2007.
  • ONLINE WEBSITES

american history - political CANDIDATES, campaigns & organizations

  • BOOKS, FILM/TV PROGRAMS
    • Hats In The Ring - Conversation With Presidential Candidates. 2000.
    • The Life Of The Parties - History of American Political Parties. 1992.
  • ONLINE WEBSITES

AMERICAN HISTORY - SEXUAL/GENDER IDENTITY

  • BOOKS, FILM/TV PROGRAMS
    • In Search of Gay America.  By Neil Miller. 1989.
    • Making Gay History.  By Eric Marcus.  2002.
  • ONLINE WEBSITES

american history - state/local history

AMERICAN HISTORY - WOMEN/gender studies

  • BOOKS, FILM/TV PROGRAMS
    • Iron Jawed Angels (2004 Film about famous suffragists)
    • Major Problems in Americans Women's History. Sharon Block, etc.
    • Manhood In America: A Cultural Study. Kimmel.
  • ONLINE WEBSITES