Suggestions for the list from: Megan Haught, Christina Wray, Mary Rubin, Susan MacDuffee, Sara Duff, Larry Cooperman, Richard Harrison, Emma Gisclair, Nola Pettit, Mary Page, Meg Scharf, and Joanie Reynolds.
UCF Libraries shares a curated list of reading suggestions in American History for July 2017.
American history is a broad and varied topic. It ranges from the native inhabitants who formed communities here thousands of years ago to the creation of a new nation of states to the dreamers who immigrate to these shores today. It is a vast tract of information to cover, but it is important that we all learn about our past. As Edmund Burke said in Reflections on the Revolution in France, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
The founders of the United States, beyond their faults and foibles, began this nation with a grand and noble sentiment of “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity….”
Never forget “We the people” is us.
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Haught, Megan M., "Featured Bookshelf: 2017 American History" (2017). Featured Bookshelf. 14.