Suggested Readings for Teacher Credential Candidates

Margaret Bodemer

  • Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Norton, 2018
  • Ning Lao Tai Tai and Ida Pruitt, A Daughter of Han: Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman, Stanford, 1945
  • Pierre Asselin, Vietnam's American War: A History, Cambridge, 2018

Sarah Bridger

  • Eric Foner, The Story of American Freedom
  • Theodore Rosengarten, All God's Dangers
  • Thomas Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

Lewis Call

  • Heilbroner, Robert L. The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers. Touchstone, 1999
  • Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Modern World-System. Academic Press, 1980
  • Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States, 1492- Present. Harper, 2005

Kathy Cairns

  • Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. A Midwife's Tale
  • Takaki, Ronald. Strangers from a Different Shore
  • Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery to Freedom

Robert Detweiler

  • Jon Butler, Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776.
  • Gordon S. Wood, The American Revolution: A History.
  • James M. McPherson, Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction.

Christina Firpo

  • Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism, New Edition. Verso, 2006.
  • Said, Edward. Orientalism. Vintage, 1979

Paul Hiltpold

  • Mattingly, Garrett. The Armada
  • Sauer, Carl Ortwin. The Early Spanish Main
  • Ginzburg, Carlo. The Cheese and the Worms

Matt Hopper

  • Bender, Thomas. A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in the World. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.
  • Marks, Robert B. The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative, 2 nd Ed. Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
  • Pomeranz, Kenneth. The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Andrew Morris

  • Dower, John W. Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (2000)
  • Kim, Richard E. Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood (1998)
  • Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (1991)

Kathleen Murphy

  • Timothy Breen & Stephen Innes, Myne Owne Ground.
  • William Cronon, Changes in the Land. Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom.
  • Jack Greene, Pursuits of Happiness. 

Joel Orth

  • Loewen, James W. Lies my Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New York: Touchstone, 1995.
  • Steinberg, Ted. Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History. New York: Oxford, 2002.
  • Wineburg, Sam. Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past. Philadelphia: Temple, 2001.

John Snetsinger

  • David Kennedy, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
  • James Patterson, Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974
  • James Patterson, Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore
  • Robrt Caro The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate

James Tejani

  • Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. New York: Anchor Books, 2008.
  • Larson, Edward J. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Tom Trice

  • Robert Darnton. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Essays
  • Marshall Berman. All That is Solid Melts into Air
  • Natalie Zemon Davis. The Return of Martin Guerre

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