Asian American Histories of the United States

By Choy, Catherine Ceniza

An inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history

Original and expansive, Asian American Histories of the United States is a nearly 200-year history of Asian migration, labor, and community formation in the US. 

We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power

By Gayle, Caleb

"An important part of American history told with a clear-eyed and forceful brilliance." --National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson

"We Refuse to Forget reminds readers, on damn near every page, that we are collectively experiencing a brilliance we've seldom seen or imagined...We Refuse to Forget is a new standard in book-making." --Kiese Laymon, author of the bestselling Heavy: An American Memoir

A landmark work of untold American history that reshapes our understanding of identity, race, and belonging

In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits

By Alford, Terry

In the 1820s, two families, unknown to each other, worked on farms in the American wilderness. It seemed unlikely that the families would ever meet--and yet, they did. The son of one family, the famed actor John Wilkes Booth, killed the son of the other, President Abraham Lincoln, in the most significant assassination in American history. 

Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

By Dolin, Eric Jay

The heroic story of the founding of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution has been told many times, yet largely missing from maritime histories of America's first war is the ragtag fleet of private vessels that truly revealed the new nation's character--above all, its ambition and entrepreneurial ethos.

African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Freedom

By Fischer, David Hackett

In this sweeping, foundational work, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer draws on extensive research to show how enslaved Africans and their descendants enlarged American ideas of freedom in varying ways in different regions of the early United States.

Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Coldize, the Nazis' Fortress Prison

By Macintyre, Ben

The definitive and surprising true story of one of history's most notorious prisons--and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their captors.  Bringing together the wartime intrigue of his acclaimed Operation Mincemeat and keen psychological portraits of his bestselling true-life spy stories, Macintyre has breathed new life into one of the greatest war stories ever told.



Africa Is Not A Country: Notes On A Bright Country

By Faloyin, Dipo
A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2022 An exuberant, opinionated, stereotype-busting portrait of contemporary Africa in all its splendid diversity, by one of its leading new writers. So often, Africa has been depicted simplistically as a uniform land of famines and safaris, poverty and strife, stripped of all nuance. In this bold and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective, weaving a vibrant tapestry of stories that bring to life Africa's rich diversity, communities, and histories.

Confidence man: the making of Donald Trump and the breaking of America

 By Maggie Haberman

 "Confidence Man [is] Maggie Haberman's much anticipated biography of the president she followed more assiduously than any other journalist. No doubt, there are revelations aplenty here. But this is a book more notable for the quality of its observations about Trump's character than for its newsbreaks. It will be a primary source about the most vexing president in American history for years to come." - Joe Klein, The New York Times.

Over my dead body: unearthing the hidden history of Americas cemeteries

By Melville, Greg

Melville's Over My Dead Body is a lively (pun intended) and wide-ranging history of cemeteries, places that have mirrored the passing eras in history but have also shaped it. Cemeteries have given birth to landscape architecture and famous parks, as well as influenced architectural styles. They've inspired and motivated some of our greatest poets and authors--Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson.

American midnight: the Great War, a violent peace, and democracy's forgotten crisis

By Hochschild, Adam

From legendary historian Adam Hochschild, a groundbreaking reassessment of the overlooked but startlingly resonant period between World War I and the Roaring Twenties, when the foundations of American democracy were threated by war, pandemic, and violence fueled by battles over race, immigration, and the rights of labor. "A riveting, resonant account of the fragility of freedom."