Can anyone recommend a good American History book?

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  1. Paul1611

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    I am looking for a good accurate american history book for personal study. Can anyone recommend a good volume(s).
     
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    Any particular period, or a general survey of American history?
     
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    Have you read "What hath God wrought" by Dr. William P. Grady?

    I found it to be a very good treatment of American History.
     
  4. NiteShift

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    Anything by David Hackett Fischer is good. He deals mostly with the early settlement of America.
     
  5. Martin

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    Mark Noll

    Personally I like Mark Noll. He has written several good books mainly on issues of American Church history. Currently I am reading his book "The Civil War as a Theological Crisis" and I am looking forward to reading his book "America's God". His book "The Rise of Evangelicalism" is good, as is "Old Religion In the New World". If you are looking for something more general you can look at his book, "History of Christianity in the United States and Canada" or "Turning Points".

    Those are all religious history books. I am not sure of a good general survey work outside of the religious history area. Still those are some good books so I thought I would throw them out there.
     
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    Probably most anything you find from the conservative book club. Otherwise there is a risk of revisionism.
     
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    There is always revisionism.

    Every generation sees the past through the lens of current events and circumstances.
     
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    I recommend The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods Jr. and A Basic History of the United States, by Clarence B. Carson.
     

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