American Historical Genre

The Fourth of July always gets me thinking of American History so for the month of July we are going to be looking at books that fall within the American Historical genre. What exactly is American Historical you ask? Well, after giving it a lot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that it covers a wide range of books.

The first books to think about are the colonization of America and the American Revolution. Carla Capshaw, author of The Duke’s Redemption, a novel set during the American Revolution will be stopping by to discuss why she writes in this amazingly historical time period.

After the American Revolution we the expansion West and South. We can’t talk about the expansion West and the pioneers without thinking about Louis L’Amour so I will be posting a review of my favorite L’Amour book and Jillian will be posting a review of one of her favorite.

Following the expansion West and South, we have the Civil War, the event that turned brother against brother and father against son, almost destroying our country in the process.

Finally, we have the Second World War.  While America did participate in the First World War, it was the Second World War that really drew our nation together and impacted what was to follow with the Cold War.

I have decided to end the American Historical genre with the 1960s, while it could be argued that the genre covers through the 70s and the 80s, I have decided to stop the coverage of this theme with the 50s and 60s.

Do you have a favorite American Historical novel? Let us know about it!

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