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American History Reading List

Scroll down to find the American History Reading List of the best books for kids & teens based on important people and events in a typical social studies curriculum.  The book list includes both fiction & nonfiction and is organized chronologically.

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The American History books are organized into 4 sections. Each of these sections is arranged chronologically by year. Each title has a short review and is linked to one of our affiliates so you can see pictures, further description, & more.

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Best Books for Kids on American History:

Reading List for Early America

Books on Early America

Reading recommendations include Native Americans, the Pilgrims, Jamestown, Explorers

US Reading List on Colonial Era, War for Independence, Pioneers, more

Books on America - the 1700's

Reading recommendations include Colonial Life, the Revolutionary War, Pioneers, the Frontier

Reading List on Lewis & Clark, Slavery, Civil War, more

Books on America - the 1800's

Reading recommendations include Lewis & Clark, slavery, the Civil War, Sitting Bull, the Orphan Trains

Reading List on Henry Ford, Titanic, World Wars, more

Books on America - the 1900's

Reading recommendations include Henry Ford, the Titanic, World War I, World War II, the Great Depression

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