Between the Revolution & the War of 1812

American Historical Fiction






Date Pub

Cover image for Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret children

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.Jeffersonís Sons: a founding fatherís secret children

A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jeffersonís life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.


mississippi jack

Meyer, L.A.††† Mississippi Jack: being an account of the further waterborne adventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman, fine lady, and the Lily of the West
In 1806, the exploits of Jacky Faber continue as she heads west to avoid capture by the British and discovers adventure aboard a keelboat on the mighty Mississippi River. (A Bloody Jack Adventure Book 5)


my name is sally little song

Woods, Brenda. My Name is Sally Little Song
When their owner plans to sell one of them in 1802, twelve-year-old Sally and her family run away from their Georgia plantation to look for both freedom from slavery and a home in Florida with the Seminole Indians.


lewis and clark and me

Myers, Laurie.†† Lewis and Clark and Me: a dogís tale
Seaman, Meriwether Lewis's Newfoundland dog, describes Lewis and Clark's expedition, which he accompanied from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean.


Bruchac, Joseph.†† Sacajawea: the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Sacajawea, a Shoshoni Indian interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, and William Clark alternate in describing their experiences on the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest.


journal of augustus pelletier

Lasky, Kathryn. The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804
A fictional journal kept by twelve-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.


let my people go

McKissack, Patricia.††† Let My People Go: Bible stories of faith, hope, and love
The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.


second bend in the river

Rinaldi, Ann. The Second Bend in the River
In 1798 Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee called Tecumseh and later develops a deep friendship with him.


streams to the river, river to the sea

O'Dell, Scott. Streams to the River, River to the Sea; a novel of Sacagawea
Nineteen years old and accompanied by her baby and cruel husband, Shoshone Indian Sacagawea helps the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean. (1804-1806)


who is carrie

Collier, James. Who is Carrie?
A young black girl living in New York City in the late Eighteenth Century observes the historic events taking place around her and at the same time solves the mystery of her own identity.


ox-cart man

Hall, Donald. Ox-Cart Man
Describes the day-to-day life throughout the changing seasons of an early 19th-century New England family.


bloody country

Collier, James. The Bloody Country
A family moves from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and becomes involved in the property conflict between the two states in the years following the Revolutionary War.