Best Teen & Young Adult 19th Century United States History Books

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1. A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series)

Author: by Howard Zinn
Published at: Triangle Square; Revised & enlarged edition (June 2, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1583228692

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A Young People’s History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People’s History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history.

In so doing, he reminds readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

2. Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Author: by James L. Swanson
Published at: Scholastic Press; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0439903547

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

3. The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War

Author: by Jim Murphy
Published at: Clarion Books; Reissue edition (March 22, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0395664124

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First-hand accounts that include diary entries and personal letters describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

4. Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)

Author: by Russell Freedman
Published at: Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (September 25, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0395518489

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In this gripping account of the boyhood, marriage, and young professional life of Abraham Lincoln, award-winning writer Russell Freedman brings to life the presidential years, scholarly thoughts and reflections of the Civil War president. Winner of the 1988 Newbery Medal. This 1988 Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.

Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War.

The book’s final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Additional content includes a sampling of Lincoln’s writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites.

5. Mark Twain – Industrialization through the Great Depression, Grades 6 – 12 (American History Series)

Author: by Cindy Barden
Published at: Mark Twain Media; Csm edition (January 3, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1580375832

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Designed for middle-school history curriculum, independent study, or tutorial aid, the American History series provides 128 pages of challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies. Activities include critical thinking, writing, technology, and more! Vocabulary words, time lines, maps, and reading lists are also provided.

It meets NCSS standards and is correlated to state, national and Canadian provincial standards. Topics in Industrialization through the Great Depression include early American factories, Morse code, Henry Ford, the roaring 20s, the New Deal program, and more! Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms.

Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

6. NANCE: Trials of the First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln: A True Story of Nance Legins-Costley

Author: by Carl Adams

Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (October 31, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1502947598

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Based on sworn and witnessed court records, it’s the true story of the three Supreme Court trials of the first slave freed by a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln in Illinois in 1841. Revised edition from 2014 version. There are over 10,000 works on Abraham Lincoln, but this is the only book about the slave who started Lincoln on the path that changed American History and the Constitution.

This is the only known historical biography to be recognised by both a predominately white historical society and a predominately black historical society. The pre-published genealogy was awarded “Humanitarian Award” from the African American Museum in Peoria, Illinois, for Nance’s family in 2003 and “Award of Merit” by the Illinois State Historical Society in April 2015.

In 2009 the Editor of the Illinois History Journal claimed that it is the only story of Lincoln that is really new. The story was suppressed during the early decades of the 20th century by white supremacist attitudes. Nance actively tried to free herself, but needed Lincoln to make it legal.

7. The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History

Author: by David K. Fremon
Published at: Enslow Pub Inc (September 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0766060937

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Highlighting the efforts of both blacks and whites to promote racial equality in the face of violent attempts to preserve white supremacy, Author David K. Fremon shows how segregation made the South a caste system. He traces the history of racial discrimination from the end of the Civil War through the Jim Crow era of segregation.

After years of enduring separate facilitiesincluding water fountains, telephone books, hospitals, and cemeteriesfor whites and blacks, Fremon shows how African Americans and their white supporters were eventually able to win the battle for equal rights.

8. To Be a Slave (Puffin Modern Classics)

Author: by Julius Lester
Published at: Puffin Books; English Language edition (December 18, 2000)
ISBN: 978-0141310015

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A Newbery Honor BookWhat was it like to be a slave? Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their forced journey from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom.

You will never look at life the same way again.”The dehumanizing aspects of slavery are made abundantly clear, but a testament to the human spirit of those who endured or survived this experience is exalted.”Children’s Literature

9. The Story of Thomas Alva Edison (Landmark Books)

Author: by Margaret Cousins
Published at: Random House Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (August 12, 1981)
ISBN: 978-0394848839

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Beginning with Thomas Edison’s childhood, when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a 10-year-old, and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor, this is the true story of the man who brought the world the phonograph, motion pictures, and even the electric light bulbrevolutionary inventions that forever changed the way people live.

One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children’s book series ever published. The New York TimesMargaret Cousins is also the author of the Landmark Book Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia.

10. This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration

Author: by Linda Barrett Osborne
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (April 12, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1419716607

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A 2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist! American attitudes toward immigrants are paradoxical. On the one hand, we see our country as a haven for the poor and oppressed; anyone, no matter his or her background, can find freedom here and achieve the American Dream.

On the other hand, depending on prevailing economic conditions, fluctuating feelings about race and ethnicity, and fear of foreign political and labor agitation, we set boundaries and restrictions on who may come to this country and whether they may stay as citizens.

This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. History, particularly between 1800 and 1965. The book concludes with a summary of events up to contemporary times, as immigration again becomes a hot-button issue.

Includes an author’s note, bibliography, and index.

11. American History, Grades 6-8 Beginnings Through Reconstruction: Mcdougal Littell American History (McDougal Littell Middle School American History)

Published at: MCDOUGAL LITTEL (January 1, 2007)
ISBN: 978-0618828968

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12. Abraham Lincoln's World, Expanded Edition

Author: by Genevieve Foster
Published at: Beautiful Feet Books; Expanded edition (December 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-1893103160

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1945 Newbery Honor Title With her whimsical and informative illustrations and timelines, Foster has magnificently captured a remarkable age and a remarkable man. The author earned her reputation by her masterful display of “horizontal history” telling the story of world events in the geo-political sphere, while giving as much importance to advances in science, medicine, music, art, literature, and exploration.

Thus, while Abe Lincoln was a boy romping the woods of Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson was completing his eighth year as president, George III reigned in Great Britain and Napolean was about to meet his Waterloo. Beethoven and Sir Walter Scott were at the height of their creative powers, while Victor Hugo was staging plays at school.

By the time Lincoln was old enough to help his father chop wood, other young boys and girls were being prepared for the future parts they would play. Harriet Beecher was reading anything she could get her hands on, Charles Darwin was collecting toads, crabs and shells, and the impoverished boy Dickens was working in a shoe blacking factory in London.

13. Gettysburg (Landmark Books)

Author: by MacKinlay Kantor
Published at: Random House Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (June 12, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0394891811

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When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute.

His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.

14. Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Author: by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Annotated edition (August 4, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0544313675

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What happens when a person’s reputation has been forever damaged? With archival photographs and text among other primary sources, this riveting biography of Mary Mallon by the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Mary’s controversial life.

How she was treated by medical and legal officials reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with the science of pathology and enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was. How did her name become synonymous with deadly disease?

And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary? This thorough exploration includes an author’s note, timeline, annotated source notes, and bibliography.

15. Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot

Author: by Winifred Conkling
Published at: Algonquin Young Readers; Illustrated edition (January 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1616209889

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Lively …Defiant … Pulling back the curtain on 100 years of struggle … The women who shaped the American narrative come to life with refreshing attention to detail. The New York Times Book Review For nearly 150 years, American women did not have the right to vote.

On August 18, 1920, they won that right, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified at last. To achieve that victory, some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes even broke the lawfor more than eight decades.From Susan B.

Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, to Sojourner Truth and her famous Ain’t I a Woman? Speech, to Alice Paul, arrested and force-fed in prison, this is the story of the American women’s suffrage movement and the private lives that fueled its leaders’ dedication.Votes for Women!

Explores suffragists’ often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the intersecting temperance and abolition campaigns, and includes an unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in women’s fight for the vote. By turns illuminating, harrowing, and empowering, Votes for Women!

16. They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

Author: by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (June 10, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0544225824

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Boys, let us get up a club. With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted through the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866. The six friends named their club the Ku Klux Klan, and, all too quickly, their club grew into the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire with secret dens spread across the South.

This is the story of how a secret terrorist group took root in America’s democracy. Filled with chilling and vivid personal accounts unearthed from oral histories, congressional documents, and diaries, this account from Newbery Honor-winning author Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a book to read and remember.

A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist.