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HIST 17, Ziegenhorn: History 17B - US from 1816 to 1914

Suggested reading for students in Bill Ziegenhorn's HIST 17 courses.

Book Analysis

Most of the historical information you find on Wikipedia or read in textbooks or hear in lectures has come from monographs – nonfiction books, articles or papers written by scholars. But you only hear the summarized version of their stories. For this class you get to read a book about a topic from the time period this course covers that is interesting to you. Normally, you might go to the library and browse the shelves, but for now, you can browse the e-books on this page. Choose a book that is interesting to you! Really get into the details so that you get a picture in your head of what life was like for the people living in the place and time your book covers. If nothing catches your eye, visit the Information Desk in the library or go to the library home page to ask a librarian for assistance.

This tutorial will show you how to find book reviews in academic journals.

Leading Up to the Civil War

Civil War


Ethnic Studies

Western Expansion

Social & Economic History