There are some books that are just good reads, and then there are others that fundamentally change the course of American history.
Business Insider compiled a list of books— including novels, memoirs, nonfiction works, and photography collections — that led to policy changes or a larger awareness of political issues.
Here are a few literary works (organized by publication year) that moved the needle in powerful ways:
12 books that forever transformed America as we know it
Check them out, read the brief overviews, and then order and read them today–these are some powerful titles!