The aim of this section is to give you a selection of books and films to read/watch in preparation for teaching or studying C19th USA. Click the images to go to a product page. Do get in touch if you have any other recommendations. More beyond the break
A documentary which details American expansion from 1789-1900. Well put together with some excellent interviews and really tight focus on personal stories. The settler-colonial aspect gets less attention than it might do but still a helpful source.
For those off you wanting to read beyond the extracts we will be focussing on in lessons, here is a general bibliography for the American West. You can get most of these books either for free from the library or for a small fee from Abe Books. Please do not feel it is necessary to buy any however. It might be worth just choosing a few to dip into to get a broader feel for a fascinating topic. If you want some specific recommendations see myself or Miss Devey!!