American History Reading List
Books on America in the 1700's
If you are teaching American History, use this Reading List to pick out good historical fiction and nonfiction to go along with your lesson plans. This section includes books set in the 1700's. For other years, please see our main American History Reading List.
The books are arranged chronologically, with topics shown below the dates to make it easier to find selections. Each book is linked to one of our affiliates so you can see pictures & further description. If you purchase, please consider doing so through one of our links! Thanks!
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Books on 1700 - 1740
themes include colonial times, pioneers, Indian attacks, early slavery
Books on 1740 - 1770
themes include life on the frontier, Indian captives, George Washington
Books on the 1770's: Colonial Life & the Founding Fathers
themes include Colonial Life & the Founding Fathers, themes include George Washington, James & Dolly Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, John Adams, Betsy Ross
Books on the 1770's: the American Revolutionary War
themes include the Revolutionary War, themes include the Minutemen, Valley Forge, Arnold, King George, Lexington & Concord
Books on 1780 - 1800
themes include the Constitution, Daniel Boone & the frontier, tall tales, Eli Whitney, Johnny Appleseed