World History Reading List
Present Era

Books on 1850 - 1900

Scroll below for the best history books on World History in the late 1800's. Read about the building of the Statue of Liberty in the 1870's or books about immigrants coming to America in 1890 in search of a better life.

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World History Books: 1870s

The Bandit of Ashley Downs (Trailblazer Books) by Dave & Neta Jackson. E-JH
Christian historical fiction based on George Muller.

Building Liberty: A Statue is Born by Serge Hochain. National Geographic, 2004. E-UE
Construction of the Statue of Liberty began in France in 1875. Watch its progress from start to finish through the eyes of 3 boys: a French apprentice, a French sailor, and an American newsboy. Color illustrations for every short paragraph tell the fascinating story. Pair this with a Statue of Liberty craft!

World History Books: 1880s

Kidnapped by River Rats (Trailblazer Books) by Dave & Neta Jackson. E-JH
Christian historical fiction based on William & Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army.

World History Books: 1890s

Streets of Gold by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Dan Andreasen. Dial Books, 1999. E-UE
A Jewish family suffers under the Russian Czar and must leave friends and family for a better life. Tells of their experiences in Russia, their journey, and their settling in America.

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