Books written by James Laxer


Red Diaper Baby

A List | April 19, 2019 | 192 pages
The remarkable memoir of growing up in a communist family at the height of the Cold War by the late esteemed historian, public intellectual, and political activist James Laxer, the bestselling author of Staking Claims to a Continent, now reissued in a handsome A List edition.  More Info

Staking Claims to a Continent

June 17, 2017 | 352 pages
Now available in paperback, the second work of history in James Laxer's North American trilogy looks at the turbulent 1860s, the decade that defined North America.  More Info

Staking Claims to a Continent

June 11, 2016 | 352 pages
Three political leaders presided over the reshaping of the North American continent during the fiery 1860s. Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were both born in Kentucky, Davis in June 1808 and Lincoln the following February. John A. Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in January 1815. All... More Info


May 7, 2012 | 53 pages
Recounts the life of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, who is still considered one of the greatest leaders of North America's First Peoples.  More Info

Tecumseh and Brock

June 12, 2012 | 368 pages
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is at the height of its ascendancy; Napoleonic France is struggling to maintain its position as a world power; and the incumbent American empire is quickly expanding its territory, while the Native peoples struggle to establish their own... More Info