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The following books are recommended outside reading for all my history classes to help give you a deeper understanding of some of the events and issues we discuss in class . You may also earn extra credit for taking and passing an AR test on any of these or other approved historical readings.

The Civil War

Shaara, Michael The Killer Angels
Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom's Cabin

The Progressive Era

Sinclair, Upton The Jungle

The Twenties

Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby

1930's/Great Depression

Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath

World War I

Remarque, Eric Maria All Quiet on the Western Front

World War II

Houston, Jeanne and James Farewell to Manzanar

The Cold War

Orwell, George Animal Farm


Orwell, George 1984


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