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  1. Books for Purchase 2 items
    Students taking both American History I: Age of Revolutions (AMA400F8A) and American History II: The American Century (AMAF4010B) are recommended to purchase both volumes of Major Problems in American History as they are required reading in each module. Both volumes are available to buy as a bundle at the campus bookstore.
    1. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

      Book Core Reading

  2. Week 2: Colonial America 7 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 2 (Colonial Settlements and Conflicts)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 3 (Creating Anglo-America, 1660-1750)

    2. Recommended Additional Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Reading Chapter 3 (British Colonial Development, 1690-1770)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Further Reading Chapter 4 (Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire, to 1763)

    3. Supplementary Reading 3 items
      1. The brave new world: a history of early America - Peter Charles Hoffer 2006

        Book Further Reading

      2. American colonies - Alan Taylor 2002

        Book Further Reading

  3. Week 3: The Revolutionary Moment 9 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. The counter-revolution of 1776: slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America - Gerald Horne 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Read Preface and Introduction

      2. The American Revolution - Jack Greene 2000

        Article Core Reading

    2. Recommended Additional Reading 1 item
      1. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Further Reading Chapter 5 (The American Revolution, 1763-1783)

    3. Supplementary Reading 5 items
      1. Defiance of the patriots: the Boston Tea Party and the making of America - Benjamin L. Carp 2011, c2010

        Book Further Reading

      2. Water from the rock: Black resistance in a revolutionary age - Sylvia R. Frey 1991

        Book Further Reading

      3. The debate on the American Revolution - Gwenda Morgan 2007

        Book Further Reading

  4. Week 4: The Constitution and Shaping the New Nation 7 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 5 (From Confederation to Constitution)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 8 (Securing the Republic, 1790-1815)

    2. Recommended Additional Reading 1 item
      1. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Further Reading Chapter 7 (Founding a Nation, 1783-1791)

    3. Supplementary Reading 4 items
      1. The creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 - Gordon S. Wood, Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.) c1998

        Book Further Reading

      2. The other founders: Anti-Federalism and the dissenting tradition in America, 1788-1828 - Saul Cornell, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, Institute of Early American History and Culture c1999

        Book Further Reading

  5. Week 5: The North Before the Civil War 9 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 10 (Reform and Religion) and Chapter 11 (Commercial Development and Immigration)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 12 (An Age of Reform, 1820-1840)

    2. Recommended Additional Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Reading Chapter 8 (Market and Transportation Revolutions)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Further Reading Chapter 10 (Democracy in America, 1815-1840)

    3. Supplementary Reading 5 items
      1. The refinement of America: persons, houses, cities - Richard L. Bushman, Richard L. Bushman c1992

        Book Further Reading

      2. How the Irish became white - Noel Ignatiev 1995

        Book Further Reading

      3. The wages of whiteness: race and the making of the American working class - David R. Roediger c2007

        Book Further Reading

      4. City of women: sex and class in New York, 1789-1860 - Christine Stansell 1987

        Book Further Reading

  6. Week 6: The Antebellum South 6 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 12 (Agriculture and Slavery in the South)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 11 (The Peculiar Institution)

    2. Supplementary Reading 4 items
      1. New studies in the history of American slavery - Edward E. Baptist, Stephanie M. H. Camp c2006

        Book Further Reading

      2. Generations of captivity: a history of African-American slaves - Ira Berlin 2003

        Book Further Reading

      3. The ruling race: a history of American slaveholders - James Oakes 1982

        Book Further Reading

      4. Mistresses and slaves: plantation women in South Carolina, 1830-80 - Marli Frances Weiner c1998

        Book Further Reading

  7. Week 8: Westward Expansion and Indian Removal 5 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 7 (Foreign Policy, Westward Movement, and Indian Removal in the Early Nineteenth Century)

      2. American encounters: natives and newcomers from European contact to Indian removal, 1500-1850 - Peter C. Mancall, James Hart Merrell 2000

        Book Core Reading REad Chapter 21: William G. McLoughlin, “Cherokee Anomie, 1794-1810: New Roles for Red Men, Red Women, and Black Slaves”

    2. Supplementary Reading 3 items
  8. Week 9: Growing Sectionalism and Disunity: The Path Toward Civil War 4 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 9 (Nationalism and Sectionalism) and Chapter 13 (Toward Civil War)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 13 (A House Divided, 1840-1861)

    2. Supplementary Reading 2 items
  9. Week 10: The Civil War 6 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 14 (A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865)

    2. Supplementary Reading 4 items
      1. Battle scars: gender and sexuality in the American Civil War - Catherine Clinton, Nina Silber 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Reading

      2. Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin 2013

        Book Further Reading

      3. Confederate reckoning: power and politics in the Civil War South - Stephanie McCurry 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Reading

      4. Battle cry of freedom: the Civil War era - James M. McPherson, James M. McPherson 1988

        Book Further Reading

  10. Week 11: Reconstruction 6 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume I: To 1877 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 15 (Reconstruction)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 15 (“What is Freedom”? Reconstruction, 1865-1877)

    2. Supplementary Reading 4 items
      1. Race and reunion: the Civil War in American memory - David W. Blight 2001

        Book Further Reading

      2. The romance of reunion: northerners and the South, 1865-1900 - Nina Silber c1993

        Book Further Reading

  11. Week 12: The End of the 'Wild' West 4 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Major problems in American history: documents and essays, Volume II: Since 1865 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Reading Chapter 2 (Western Settlement and the Frontier)

      2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

        Book Core Reading Chapter 16 (America’s Gilded Age, 1870-1890)

    2. Supplementary Reading 2 items
      1. The last Indian war: the Nez Perce story - Elliott West 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Reading

      2. Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner: "The significance of the frontier in American history", and other essays - Frederick Jackson Turner, John Mack Faragher 1998

        Book Further Reading