A History of the U.S. in 20 Movies:
An All-Movie History Course
Volume One the First Ten Movies
This book will teach you history by explaining interesting movies, all of which are available on Netflix or Amazon.
This book will walk you through each movie using virtually every appropriate detail, providing historical context, explaining historical references, pointing out pertinent cinematic devices, and even occasionally tossing-in a tidbit of Hollywood history. In addition to the core 20, over 250 history-based films are referenced in this book.
Almost without noticing, you are going to absorb an accurate overview of the story of America. Of course, this book can also be used piecemeal for brushing-up on a particular period in an entertaining way.