The list author says: "This is a list to accompany my teaching guide on Internationalizing US history to appear on teachinghistory.org. The list focuses on titles that try to tell a large swath of history - over 100 years. For more chronologically compact studies see my other list: "US History in International Context Chronologically"
This list is ordered as follows: #1-6) Survey or edited texts that set out to internationalize US history. 1-5 are from leading proponents of internationalizing. #7-14) Global or regional texts. Several focused on one or two aspects of history: empire, environment, demographics. This list does not include world history texts or readers. For a list of those please see: http://www.collegeboard.com/html/apcourseaudit/courses/world_history_textbook_list.html #14+15) These are the texts I recommend for internationalizing on your own #15-28) Survey texts of various aspects of US history of over 100 years - ordered chronologically whenever possible. #28-30) Three ethnicities histories in the US. Obviously, every group in the US has an international story. #31-33) Commodities - banana, cod, and fur. Could have been many more... #34-37) Places that can be internationalized. Could contain almost anywhere. New York or Savannah or San Francisco or Santa Fe or . . . #38-40) Teaching texts. Of particular note is #38 - see the bibliography chapter for more texts and resources.
Things missing from the list: An atlas. I found none that was transnational or global throughout. Readers. See the list in the bibliography of my article for a partial list. Indian history. See Daniel Richter's _Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America_, Richard White's _The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815_, and Pekka Hamalainen's _Comanche Empire_ So top of the fold is not too bad. Easily searchable.
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"Very readable. Example of how one of the leaders of the internationalizing US history movement contextualizes six eras. Shows that it is easy to do. Along with Tyrell's _Transnational Nation_ and Guaneri's _America in the World_ it is seen as an essential text."
"Along with Bender's _A Nation Among Nations_ and Tyrell's _Transnational Nation_ this is one of the places to start. This is set up as a course supplement. It is comprehensive. What it sometimes lacks in depth it makes up in breadth. Good for an overview of how nearly all US history can be "internationalized.""
"The place to go for primary sources. A good starting place for looking for international sources throughout US history. The Annals are now available as a database through Encyclopedia Brittanica: america.eb.com/"
"A US history survey in several volumes (two so far). This, the first, portrays Americans as "hustlers" in every sense of the word and does an excellent job of bringing out the foreignness of what was the US (FWIW, the second volume, Throes of Democracy does not do this)."
"An account of all the settlers to North America. The list is limited to 40 titles. One should also check out David Hackett Fischer's Albion's Seed in conjunction with this title to get a cornucopia of ideas to teach this era."
"Monumental work on Texas. Includes trans-national perspectives. Groundbreaking in Borderlands scholarship. Useful to use with Arnold De Leon's _They Called Them Greasers_. Also check out Ronald Takaki's _A Different Mirror's_ chapter on same topic."
"The history of the banana. Readable, written by a journalist. Contains many issues to internationalize your course - consumer culture, Columbian exchange, international business, and American empire, among others."
"Title says it all. With more than adequate US focus. Same author has book on Oysters, the Basque (which has North American connections), and the fishing town of Gloucester in Massachusetts among many others. His 1968 is on my other list."
"Edited volume that looks at Salem from several different perspectives: history, architecture, literature. Most essays touch upon Salem's internationalism others explore it directly. See also: http://hnn.us/node/4762"
"Teachers wanting to internationalize your course begin here. This excellent survey covers all the bases at least once - syllabi currently used (2008), strategies, lesson plans, and an excellent resources for further study. Hopefully a follow-up edition is coming soon (like Heidi Roupp's World History resource books from the same publisher)."
"An interesting selection of how foreign textbooks cover topics in US history textbooks. For example a Cuban textbook's text of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Great for comparison. Does not include a wider ranging discussion of the textbooks in question."