Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive Era History Reading List

Gilded AgeAMERICAN GILDED AGE AND THE POPULIST AND PROGRESSIVE ERA GROUP READING LIST

  1. Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 by Jackson Lears
  2. American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 by H.W. Brands
  3. Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
  4. The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur by Scott S. Greenberger
  5. The Populist Vision by Charles Postel
  6. At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
  7. Origins of the New South, 1877–1913: A History of the South by C. Vann Woodward
  8. Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 by Gerald Horne
  9. A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920 by Michael McGerr
  10. The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson
  11. The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens
  12. American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow by Jerrold M. Packard
  13. The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James Green
  14. The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White
  15. Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. by Treva B. Lindsey
  16. The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 by Samuel P. Hays
  17. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
  18. Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists: Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South by Matthew Hild
  19. Over Here: The First World War and American Society by David M. Kennedy
  20. The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 by Evan Thomas
  21. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  22. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White
  23. The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
  24. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West by William H. Leckie and Shirley A. Leckie
  25. Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930 by Karen V. Hansen
  26. The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History by Paul Andrew Hutton
  27. Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction by C. Vann Woodward

After the first books listed above we will select the next books we read from the list below.

The Complete List of Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive Era American History Reading

  • A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920 by Michael McGerr
  • The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White
  • Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton
  • The War Lovers by Evan Thomas
  • The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 by Samuel P. Hays
  • Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 by Gail Bederman
  • 1920 by David Pietrusza
  • The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr
  • The Tycoons by Charles Morris
  • American Colossus by H.W. Brands
  • The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870-1920 by Maury Klein
  • The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 by Heather Cox Richardson
  • The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them by Chris DeRose
  • One Woman, One Vote: Rediscovering the Women’s Suffrage Movement by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler
  • The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929 by David A. Chang
  • Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race by Laura E. Gómez
  • Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes 
  • Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882 by Roger Daniels
  • Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs by David R. Roediger
  • The Money Men by H.W. Brands
  • The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History by A. T. Mahan
  • The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
  • Intimate Practices: Literacy and Cultural Work in U.S. Women’s Clubs, 1880-1920 by Ann Gere
  • Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928 by William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb
  • AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War by Tom McNichol
  • The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough
  • Baptists in America: A History by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins
  • Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America by Thomas A. Foster (Editor)
  • American Methodism: A Compact History by Russell E. Richey and Kenneth E. Rowe
  • Lynching in the West: 1850–1935 by Ken Gonzales-Day
  • Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925 by Paul Harvey
  • Civil Rights Since 1787 by Jonathan Birnbaum (Editor), Clarence Taylor (Editor)
  • Fundamentalism and American Culture by George M. Marsden
  • Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915 by Sandra L. Myres
  • Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 by George J. Sanchez
  • American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow by Jerrold M. Packard
  • Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels
  • The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City by James R. Barrett
  • America in the Gilded Age by Sean Cashman
  • The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America by Sarah Barringer Gordon
  • Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography by David S. Reynolds
  • The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand
  • The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age by Alan Trachtenberg
  • Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era by Michael Kazin
  • Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle for Racial Uplift by Jacqueline M. Moore
  • Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 by Jackson Lears
  • American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century by Christine Stansell
  • The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James Green
  • Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White
  • Crossing the Rio Grande: An Immigrant’s Life in the 1880s by Luis G. Gómez
  • Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 by Ted Ownby
  • The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy
  • The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America by Christian Wolmar
  • No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 by T. J. Jackson Lears
  • Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture by William R. Leach
  • Fables Of Abundance: A Cultural History Of Advertising In America by Jackson Lears
  • Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925 by John Higham 
  • The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick
  • The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture by Neil Foley
  • The Franco-Americans of New England: Dreams And Realities by Yves Roby
  • The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas by E. R. Bills
  • Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood by Michael D’Orso
  • Traces Of A Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women by Jaqueline Jones Royster
  • The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century by Scott Miller
  • The Spanish War: An American Epic 1898 by G. J. A. O’Toole
  • American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America’s Most Powerful Church by Charles Morris
  • At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
  • My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Habegger
  • Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
  • The Philippine War, 1899-1902 by Brian McAllister Linn
  • A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 by David J. Silbey
  • Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 by Stuart Creighton Miller
  • Bound to Empire: The United States and the Philippines by H. W. Brands
  • The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines by Paul A. Kramer
  • Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
  • The Triangle Fire, The Protocols Of Peace, And Industrial Democracy: In Progressive Era New York by Richard A. Greenwald
  • Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-?1920 by Dr. Jim Bissett
  • Grass-Roots Socialism: Radical Movements in the Southwest 1895-1943 by James R. Green
  • The American Socialist Movement 1897-1912 by Ira Kipnis
  • 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs–The Election that Changed the Country by James Chace
  • Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics by Lewis L. Gould
  • By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 by Michael F. Holt
  • The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934 by Lester D. Langley
  • Origins of the New South, 1877-1913: A History of the South by C. Vann Woodward
  • Realigning America: McKinley, Bryan, and the Remarkable Election of 1896 by R. Hal Williams
  • Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side 1890-1925 by Elizabeth Ewen
  • Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888 by Charles W. Calhoun
  • Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 by Mark Wahlgren Summers
  • America Reformed: Progressives and Progressivisms, 1890s-1920s by Maureen A. Flanagan
  • New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age: 1865-1905 by Rebecca Edwards
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America by Nicholas Lemann
  • The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America by James N. Gregory
  • Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
  • The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash by Gerard N. Magliocca
  • Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  • The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West by Timothy Egan
  • The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California by Alexander Saxton
  • The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America’s Deadliest Avalanche by Gary Krist
  • Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States by Eleanor Flexner and Ellen Fitzpatrick
  • Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
  • Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
  • The Shaping of Modern America: 1877 – 1920 by Vincent P. De Santis
  • The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
  • The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921 by Alan M. Kraut
  • From the Old Diplomacy to the New: 1865-1900 by Robert L. Beisner
  • Progressivism by Arthur S. Link
  • Immigrant America: A Portrait by Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut
  • The Progressive Era and Race: Reaction and Reform, 1900-1917 by David W. Southern
  • American Politics in the Gilded Age: 1868-1900 by Robert W. Cherny
  • The Rise of Big Business, 1860-1920 by Glenn Porter
  • Industrialism and the American Worker, 1865-1920 by Melvyn Dubofsky
  • Cattle Towns by Robert Dykstra
  • Populist Revolt: A History of the Farmers’ Alliance and the People’s Party by John D. Hicks
  • The Evolution of American Urban Society by Howard P. Chudacoff and Judith E. Smith
  • The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
  • Riot and Remembrance: America’s Worst Race Riot and Its Legacy by James S. Hirsch
  • Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Scott Ellsworth
  • The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Tim Madigan
  • The Search for Order, 1877-1920 by Robert H. Wiebe
  • American Populism: A Social History 1877-1898 by Robert C. McMath Jr.
  • Coxey’s Army: Popular Protest in the Gilded Age by Benjamin F. Alexander
  • William Almon Wheeler: Political Star of the North Country by Herbert C. Hallas
  • The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest by Timothy Egan
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois.
  • Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen
  • Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent by Ernest Freeberg
  • The Populist Vision by Charles Postel
  • Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics by Terry Golway
  • Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado by Elliott West
  • The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley
  • Mile-High Fever: Silver Mines, Boom Towns, and High Living on the Comstock Lode by Dennis Drabelle
  • The Rockefellers by Peter Collier
  • The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar
  • Wall Street by Charles Geisst
  • The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era By Douglas R. Egerton
  • The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism by Erez Manela
  • Velvet on Iron: The Diplomacy of Theodore Roosevelt by Frederick W. Marks III
  • America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops by Christine Sismondo
  • Blood and Fire: The Story of William and Catherine Booth and the Salvation Army by Roy Hattersley
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller by Steve Weinberg
  • Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited by Jean H. Baker
  • Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America by Faye E. Dudden
  • The Roar And The Silence: A History Of Virginia City And The Comstock Lode by Ronald M. James
  • The Silver State: Nevada’s Heritage Reinterpreted by James W. Hulse
  • Twenty Miles From A Match: Homesteading In Western Nevada by Sarah E. Olds
  • History of Nevada by Russell R. Elliott and William D. Rowley
  • New Mexico: A History by Joseph P. Sanchez, Robert L. Spude and Arthur R. Gomez
  • Oklahoma: A History by W. David Baird and Danney Goble
  • Dakota: The Story of the Northern Plains by Norman K. Risjord
  • Colorado: A History of the Centennial State by Carl Abbott WS
  • Wyoming: A Bicentennial History by Taft Alfred Larson
  • Wyoming Range War: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County by John W. Davis
  • The Banditti of the Plains: Or The Cattlemen’s Invasion of Wyoming in 1892 by A. S. Mercer
  • Frontier History Along Idaho’s Clearwater River: Pioneers, Miners & Lumberjacks by John Bradbury
  • The Montana Vigilantes: Gold, Guns, and Gallows by Mark C. Dillon
  • The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 by Stan Hoig
  • Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush by Sheldon Russell
  • American Outback: The Oklahoma Panhandle in the Twentieth Century by Richard Lowitt
  • Oklahoma: A History by W. David Baird and Danney Goble
  • The Winning of the Midwest: Social and Political Conflict, 1888-1896 by Richard J Jensen
  • From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896 by Howard Wayne Morgan
  • The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America by Charles W. Calhoun (Editor)
  • The Spanish-American War and President McKinley by Lewis L. Gould
  • An Unwanted War: The Diplomacy of the United States and Spain Over Cuba, 1895-1898 by John L. Offner
  • The War with Spain in 1898 by David F. Trask
  • An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War by Graham A. Cosmas
  • To End All Wars: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order by Thomas J. Knock
  • Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891 by Robert M. Utley
  • High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier by Robert M. Utley
  • The Story of the West: A History of the American West and Its People by Robert M. Utley (Editor)
  • The Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands 1794-1912 by Viacheslav Vsevolodovich. Ivanov
  • Impatient Armies of the Poor: The Story of Collective Action of the Unemployed, 1808-1942 by Franklin Folsom
  • White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction by Allen W. Trelease
  • Hooded Americanism: The History of the Ku Klux Klan by David J. Chalmers
  • American Agriculture: A Brief History by R Douglas Hurt
  • The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century by Clay McShane and Joel Tarr
  • The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James Green
  • Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism by Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman (Editors)
  • Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 by Gail Bederman
  • Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 by Cathleen D. Cahill
  • In the Lion’s Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900 by Omar H. Ali
  • Up from the Mudsills of Hell: The Farmers’ Alliance, Populism, And Progressive Agriculture in Tennessee, 1870-1915 by Connie L. Lester
  • The Tolerant Populists, Second Edition: Kansas Populism and Nativism by Walter Nugent
  • Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement by Clayton Sinyai
  • The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930 by William A. Link
  • Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics by Michael Wolraich
  • The Racketeer’s Progress: Chicago and the Struggle for the Modern American Economy, 1900-1940 by Andrew Wender Cohen
  • Friends in Deed: The Story of Quaker Social Reform in America by Susan Sachs Goldman
  • Culture of Empire: American Writers, Mexico, and Mexican Immigrants, 1880-1930 by Gilbert G. González 

BIOGRAPHIES

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  • Theodore Roosevelt (3 volumes) by Edmund Morris
  • Mellon by David Cannadine
  • The Dark Genius of Wall Street by Edward Renehan
  • Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
  • Mark Twain by Ron Powers
  • The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles
  • Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
  • Woodrow Wilson by John Cooper
  • The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw
  • Titan by Ron Chernow
  • Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  • Benjamin Harrison (3 volumes) by Harry J. Sievers
  • All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt by John Taliaferro
  • Woodrow Wilson by Scott Berg
  • William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson
  • A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Michael Kazin
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby
  • Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President by Ari Hoogenboom
  • Garfield: A Biography by Allan Peskin
  • Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America’s Youngest First Lady by Annette Dunlap
  • Groover Cleveland (2 volums) by by Allan Nevins
  • An Honest President: The Life And Presidencies Of Grover Cleveland by H. P. Jeffers
  • Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur by Thomas C. Reeves
  • The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World by Randall E. Stross
  • Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention by Charlotte Gray
  • The William Howard Taft Presidency by Lewis L. Gould
  • A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Robert W. Cherny
  • Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse
  • The Life of Herbert Hoover: Part 1 – The Engineer 1874-1914 by George H. Nash
  • The Life of Herbert Hoover: Part 2 – The Humanitarian, 1914-1917 by George H. Nash
  • The Life of Herbert Hoover: Part 3 – Master of Emergencies, 1917-1918 by George H. Nash
  • Theadore Roosevelt by Kathleen Dalton
  • The Forgotten Conservative: Rediscovering Grover Cleveland by John Pafford
  • Henry Cabot Lodge and the Search for an American Foreign Policy by William C. Widenor
  • Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America by Mr. Lyle W. Dorsett
  • The Life and Ministry of William Booth: Founder of The Salvation Army by Roger J. Green
  • A Passion for Souls: The Life of D.L. Moody by Lyle W. Dorsett
  • William McKinley and His America by H. Wayne Morgan
  • Commodore by Edward Renehan
  • Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies by Kristie Miller
  • Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
  • Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
  • Ida Tarbell by Kathleen Brady
  • William Howard Taft: The Travails of a Progressive Conservative by Jonathan Lurie
  • Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life by Robert M. Utley
  • Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876 by Roy Jr. Morris
  • Dark Horse: the Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D. Ackerman
  • Roscoe Conkling of New York – Voice in the Senate by David M. Jordan
  • The Gentleman from New York: A Life of Roscoe Conkling by Donald Barr Chidsey
  • James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire by Edward P. Crapol
  • Charles M. Russell: The Life and Legend of America’s Cowboy Artist by John Taliaferro
  • Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed The Man Who Broke the Filibuster by James Grant

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: 1865 – 1920

  • The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – the Last Great Battle of the American West by James Donovan
  • The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground by Jeffrey Ostler
  • The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History by Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West by Bill Yenne
  • Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891 by Robert M. Utley
  • The Last Days of the Sioux Nation by Robert M. Utley
  • The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado by Elliott West
  • American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 by Jerome A. Greene
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  • The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
  • Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
  • The Indian Frontier 1846-1890 by Robert Utley
  • Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars by Don Rickey Jr.
  • The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull by Robert M. Utley
  • Geronimo by Robert M. Utley
  • Sitting Bull: The Life and Times of an American Patriot by Robert M. Utley
  • The Last Days Of The Sioux Nation by Robert M. Utley
  • The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898-1934 by Lester D. Langley