American History Books, the 1800s175

Books on American History, 1800 – 1900

This section of the U.S. History book list points you to good historical fiction and nonfiction 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 and help support this site! Thanks!

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

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