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Classics and Primary Sources

Classics and Primary Sources

Classics - Historical/Literary

  • Pilgrim’s Progress - John Bunyan

  • James Fenimore Cooper’s “Leather-Stocking Tales”
    (The Pathfinder, The Last of The Mohicans, etc)

  • Johnny Tremain -  Esther Forbes

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane

  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

  • Tom Sawyer and/or Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

  • Little House on the Prairie series - Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Christy - Catherine Marshall

  • The Shepherd of the Hills - Harold Bell Wright

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee


Primary Sources.  In their own words.

  • The General History of Virginia - John Smith

  • Of Plymouth Plantation - William Bradford

  • No Cross, No Crown - William Penn

  • The Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin

  • Common Sense - Thomas Paine

  • The Federalist Papers - John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison

  • “Farewell Address” - George Washington

  • Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup

  • A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

  • “The Gettysburg Address” - Abraham Lincoln

  • “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


To Avoid due to Historical Inaccuracies and/or lack of Biblical Worldview

  • Turn: Washington’s Spies - AMC TV Series

  • Sons of Liberty - History Channel TV Series

  • Signing Their Lives Away - Denise Kiernan & Joseph D’Agnese

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