American History: the Index

Across the Bering:  Native America


The Age of Discovery and Colonization

The American Revolution

Early American Republic

Sectional Division and Civil War


Reconstruction and the Gilded Age

Early Modern

American Zenith

          =============== Special Topics =============

Constitutional History

Ethnographies

Intellectual and Social Movements

Social History

Surveys



About smellincoffee

Citizen, librarian, reader with a boundless wonder for the world and a curiosity about all the beings inside it.
This entry was posted in Index, Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to American History: the Index

  1. CyberKitten says:

    With my focus very much on Europe I have precious few non-fiction books on America or American subjects. One (at least) on the Civil War, a few on Native Americans and an upcoming triple on our countries sometimes less than 'special' relationship but that's about it.

  2. Stephen says:

    Most of my histories about Europe have been war-related, unfortunately, unless they're bout the Roman and medieval periods. Will Durant's epic series is exceptional, of course.

    How are native Americans perceived in the UK, generally? Do they have the stereotypes of teepees and noble savages, that sort of thing? I remember it was an English book, “Indian in the Cupboard”, that schooled me fairly early on with the fact that few Indians actually lived in tipis. I was reminded of this recently when reading Cousteau's book on seals: one of his crewmembers was surprised to learn that no Eskimo in living memory had ever constructed an igloo. Igloos were more of an in-land thing, apparently.

  3. CyberKitten says:

    Not sure about generally but mostly I'd say as the 'noble savage' – although that's probably from movies rather than anything else – and as an oppressed people in what is in effect their own country.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s