Books for Fall 2013 Semester

It’s time for fall book orders again.

History of the United States I

I’m retooling the survey course over the summer, and I’ll be sure to blog about it at some point. The theme for this course is historical memory.

Gretchen Adams, The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in
Nineteenth-Century America (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2010) ISBN
978-0-2260-0543-0

W. Stuart Towns, Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause (Univ. of Alabama Press, 2012) ISBN 978-0-8173-1752-2

Robert C. Williams, The Historian’s Toolbox, 3rd ed. (M.E. Sharpe, 2011) ISBN 978-0-7656-3327-9

Introduction to Historical Methods

The Tosh book is new for me. While it looks like a light reading load, I am assigning a number of articles as well.

John Tosh, The Pursuit of History, 5th ed. (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 978-0-5828-9412-9

Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0-2268-2337-9

African American History

It’s been four years since I last taught African American History. With the exception of Kennedy’s book, these are all new readings for this course.

Taylor Branch, The King Years (Simon & Schuster 2013) ISBN 978-1-4516-7897-0

Walter Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (Harvard Univ. Press 2013) ISBN 978-0-6740-4555-2

Randall Kennedy, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word (Vintage, 2003) ISBN 978-0-3757-1371-2

John K. Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998) ISBN 978-0-5216-2724-5

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