Jill Lepore has created a readable, one volume history of the United States that relates its past in the light of present concerns. Lepore recounts major events—the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, September 11, and the war on terror, as well as the roles of slavery and women. She offers vivid portraits of individuals from Columbus to Trump and includes perspectives on democracy and technology.
Students should bring a copy of:
These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore; W.W. Norton & Company, 2018
Available in hardcover, paperback, e-book formats.