American Historical Fiction

THE COLONIAL PERIOD (TO 1775)

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans.
Edmonds, Walter D. The Musket and the Cross.
Fleming, Thomas. Remember the Morning.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.
Houston, James. Ghost Fox.
Karlin, Wayne. The Wished for Country.
McCammon, Robert. Speaks the Nightbird.
Pye, Michael. The Drowning Room.
Richter, Conrad. The Light in the Forest.
Settle, Mary Lee. I, Roger Williams.
Swerling, Beverly. City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan.
Vollmann, William T. Argall.

THE YOUNG NATION (1783-1860)

Banks, Russell. Cloudsplitter.
Chase-Riboud, Barbara. Sally Hemings.
Martin, William. Citizen Washington.
Rossner, Judith. Emmeline.
Safire, William. Scandalmonger.
Smiley, Jane. The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton.
Vidal, Gore. Burr.
Wideman, John Edgar. The Cattle Killing.
Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Queen Dolley: The Life and Times of Dolley Madison.

FRONTIER LIFE (1793-1893)

Berger, Thomas. Little Big Man.
Borland, Hal. When the Legends Die.
Cather, Willa. My Antonia.
Clark, Walter Van Tilburg. The Ox-Bow Incident.
Coldsmith, Don. The Lost Band.
Combs, Harry. The Scout.
Ferber, Edna. Cimarron.
Fergus, Jim. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd.
Glancy, Diane. Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears.
Guthrie, A. B. Fair Land, Fair Land.
Hall, Oakley. The Bad Lands.
Johnston, Terry C. Wind Walker.
Jones, Douglas C. Season of Yellow Leaf.
McCarthy, Cormac. Blood Meridian.
MacLean, Alistair. Breakheart Pass.
McMurtry, Larry. Lonesome Dove.
Mosher, Howard Frank. The True Account.
Nevin, David. Dream West.
Punke, Michael. The Revenant.
Shrake, Edwin. The Borderland.
Stone, Irving. Immortal Wife.
Westward: A Fictional History of the American West.
Willard, Tom. Buffalo Soldiers.

THE OLD SOUTH (TO 1860)

Hambly, Barbara. A Free Man of Color. MYS
Phillips, Caryl. Crossing the River.
Price, Eugenia. Stranger in Savannah.
Randall, Alice. The Wind Done Gone.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Styron, William. The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Tademy, Lalita. Cane River.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

RECONSTRUCTION (1865-1877)

Bohr, Howard. The Year of Jubilo.
Brady, Joan. Theory of War.
Fast, Howard. Freedom Road.
Fleming, Thomas. The Spoils of War.
Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain.
Landis, Jill Marie. Magnolia Creek.
Vidal, Gore. 1876.

THE TURN OF THE CENTURY (1877-1917)

Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy Tree.
Cohen, Paula. Gramercy Park.
Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime.
Dreiser, Theodore. Sister Carrie.
Fast, Howard. Max.
Hunter, Evan. Streets of Gold.
Kazan, Elia. The Anatolian.
Marshall, Catherine. Christy.
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle.
Smith, Betty. Maggie-Now.
Tarkington, Booth. The Magnificent Ambersons.
Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence.
Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Alice and Edith.

THE ROARING TWENTIES (1919-1929)

Askew, Rilla. Fire in Beulah.
Bellow, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March.
Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine.
Bugliosi, Vincent. Lullaby and Good Night.
Clarke, Breena. River, Cross My Heart.
Dreiser, Theodore. An American Tragedy.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.
Gold, Glen David. Carter Beats the Devil.
Hoffman, Allen. Big League Dreams.
Hogan, Linda. Mean Spirit.
Holden, Craig. The Jazz Bird.
Lewis, Sinclair. Arrowsmith.
Martin, Lee. Quakertown.
Morrison, Toni. Jazz.
Roth, Henry. A Diving Rock on the Hudson.
Vanderbilt, Gloria. The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull.
Welty, Eudora. Delta Wedding.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION (1929-1941)

Adams, Alice. A Southern Exposure.
Brown, Joe David. Paper Moon.
Collins, Max Allen. Road to Perdition.
Dallas, Sandra. The Persian Pickle Club.
Green, Gerald. To Brooklyn with Love.
Lansdale, Joe R. The Bottoms.
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Robinson, Ronald. Diamond Trump: Events Surrounding the Great Powder-House Blowup by the Man who Lit the Fuse.
Sams, Ferroll. Run with the Horsemen.
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.