Edwin Tunis' Social Histories

Well-written, well-illustrated social history books for young adults feature incredible, intricate illustrations throughout. See daily life in history with Edwin Tunis.

Some of these are recently back in print.

Colonial Craftsmen

Colonial Living

Frontier Living


Oars, Sails and Steam

Shaw's Fortune [colonial plantation]

The Tavern at the Ferry



Young United States, 1783-1830

Edwin Tunis also wrote a wonderful nature book, Chipmunks on the Doorstep.