History-oriented books (both fact and fiction)

American Girls Series

American Girls series of books

Jamestown and Early Settlements

The Jamestown Colony
The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce
Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary, Jamestown, Virginia, 1609
The Plymouth Colony
The Starving Time
Winter of the Dead

Revolutionary War

A Fine Start
Alexander Hamilton
A Ride Into Morning
Benjamin Franklkin
Cast Two Shadows
Diary of Anna Green Winslow: A Boston Schoolgirl of 1771
Dolly Madison
Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Diary 1776
John Hancock
Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson
Martha Washington
Or Give Me Death
The Secret of Sarah Revere
We Are Patriots
When Freedom Comes
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart
Time Enough for Drums

Wild West (settlement of the West)

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell
All The Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder
As Far As I Can See
Davy Crockett and the King of the River
Davy Crockett and the Creek Indians
Davy Crockett and the Pirates at Cave-in Rock
For This Land
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West
The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung
Land of the Buffalo Bones
Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, A Prairie Teacher 1881
The Santa Fe Trail
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild
The Staircase
Valley of the Moon
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi

Civil War

After the Rain
A House Divided
A Light in the Storm
Amelia's War
An Acquaintance with Darkness
A Time to Dance
An Unlikely Friendship
The Battle of Gettysburg
Beneath Gray Skies
Best Little Stories from the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War
Civil War 101
Civil War Spy
Confederates in the Attic
Girl in Blue
Grant Comes East
In My Father's House and Related Readings
Iron Thunder
The Journal of Rufus Rowe: A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg
Juliet's Moon
Last Silk Dress, The
Marching to Appomattox: The Footrace that Ended the Civil WarK
The Massachusetts 54th
Mine Eyes Have Seen
My Brotherís Keeper
My Vicksburg
Never Call Retreat
Numbering All The Bones
Red Badge of Courage
Robert E. Lee
Sarah's Ground
Soldier's Heart
The Surrender at Appomattox
Under Siege
War Within, The
When Will This Cruel War Be Over? The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson
Civil War Trading Cards set

San Francisco Earthquake

Aftershocks (San Francisco earthquake of 1906)
Earthquake at Dawn (San Francisco earthquake of 1906)

World War I

When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer

World War II

Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, 1941
The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559,Mirror Lake Internment Camp

Vietnam War

Summers' End
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The Diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty, 1968

Future History

A Land of Ash
Bar Code Tatoo
Gathering Blue
How I Live Now
Life As We Knew It
Running Out of Time
The Big Empty series
The Dead & The Gone
The Giver
UGLIES series

More General Historical Topics


An American Spring: Sofia's Immigrant Diary, book 3
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl
Home at Last, Sofia's diary book 2
Hope in My Heart, Sofia's diary book 1
Not With Our Blood
So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll

Native Americans

Chief Joseph
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl
My Heart is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan


A Coming Evil
Behind the Bedroom Wall
Hana's Suitcase
In Face of Danger
The Book Thief
The Devil in Vienna
The Devil's Arithmetic )
The Upstairs Room
The Spider's Web


Bread and Roses, Too
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Color Me Dark
Devil on my Heels
The Education of Mary
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
The Tuskegee Airmen


The Abolitionist Movement
African-Americans in the Colonies
An Englishman's Travels in the United States: His Observations of Life and Manners in the Free and Slave States (1857)
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl
A Slave Family
Collected Articles of Frederick Douglas, a Slave
Color of Fire, The
Days of Jubilee
Elijah of Buxton
Ever-After Bird
Frederick Douglass: Rising Up From Slavery
Freedom's Wings
The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims
Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons
Hidden in Plain View
Is Slavery Sanctioned by the Bible?
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl
Letter Writer, The
Littsie and the Underground Railroad
Look To The Hills: The Diary of Lazette Moreau
The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Narrative of William J. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, 1847
No Compromise with Slavery (1854)
Slave Trade
Taking Liberty
Traveling the Freedom Road
The Underground Railroad
Wolf by the Ears


A Break with Charity
Beyond the Burning Time
Great Mysteries-Opposing Viewpoints-Witches
History of the World: The Salem Witch Trials
In The Days of The Salem Witchcraft Trials
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials
People at the Center of The Salem Witch Trials
Priscilla Foster: The Story of a Salem Girl
The Devil in Salem Village
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
The Salem Witch Trials (diff. from above)
The Story of Witches
The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Tituba of Salem Village

Other Topics

A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, 1836
A Stitch in Time
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen
Brooklyn Rose
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift
Coffin Quilt
Comic History of England
Free? Stories About Human Rights
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker (New York, 1909)
Keep Smiling Through
Littsie of Cincinnati
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan
Mutiny's Daughter
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards

History of Other Countries and Peoples

Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490
Anastasia: the Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile
Dancing Through Fire
Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine France, 1136
Elisabeth: The Princess Bride
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 Kazunomiya, Prisoner of Heaven
Kaiulani: The People's Princess
Kristina : The Girl King
Lady of Ch'iau Kuo, Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531
Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal, A.D. 749
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles
Mary, Queen of Scots
Nine Days A Queen
One Eye Laughing, The Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss
Pandora of Athens 399 B.C.
The Redheaded Princess
Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England 1829
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady

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