History

Malcolm X

Award Year: 
2012
Authors(s): 
Manning Marable
Description: 
With new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the autobiography, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the KKK to the struggles of the civil rights movement. Encompassing his parents' activism and his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, it charts his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X will stand as the definitive work on one of our boldest advocates for social changes, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.

The Fiery Trial

Award Year: 
2011
Authors(s): 
W.W. Norton & Company
Description: 
In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.

Lords of Finance

Award Year: 
2010
Authors(s): 
Liaquat Ahamed
Description: 
A compelling account of how four powerful bankers played crucial roles in triggering the Great Depression and ultimately transforming the United States into the world’s financial leader.

With Americans of Past and Present Days

Award Year: 
1917
Authors(s): 
J.J. Jusserand

A History of the Civil War

Award Year: 
1918
Authors(s): 
James Ford Rhodes

The War With Mexico, 2 vols.

Award Year: 
1920
Authors(s): 
Justin H. Smith

The Victory at Sea

Award Year: 
1921
Authors(s): 
William Snowden Sims
Author 2: 
Burton J. Hendrick

The Founding of New England

Award Year: 
1922
Authors(s): 
James Truslow Adams

The Supreme Court in United States History

Award Year: 
1923
Authors(s): 
Charles Warren

The American Revolution - A Constitutional Interpretation

Award Year: 
1924
Authors(s): 
Charles Howard McIlwain
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