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.
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.