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Manifest Destiny and Expansion: 1815–1887

Suggested Reading

Ambrose, Stephen E. Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863–1869. Simon, 2005.

Beckert, Sven. Empire of Cotton: A Global History. Vintage, 2015.

Miller, Lee. From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian. Pimlico, 1997.

"The Real Price of Gold." National Geographic, National Geographic Society, 25 Aug. 2017,

Wellman, Paul I. The Indian Wars of the West. Kessinger, 2016.