American History Reading List
Books on America in the 1900'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 1900'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.
Books on 1900 - 1920
themes include Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, the California Earthquake of 1906,
the Titanic, Shackleton's Expedition, America in World War I
Books on 1920 - 1950
themes include the Stock Market Crash, the Great Depression, American Life in the early 1900's, America in World War II