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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)