Books for Fall 2017

Introduction to Historical Methods Conal Furay and Michael J. Salevouris, The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, 4th ed. (Wiley Blackwell, 2015) ISBN 9781118745441 Mark Gilderhus, History and Historians, 7th ed. (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 9780205687534 Peter Charles Hoffer, Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin (PublicAffairs, 2007) …

2d. Edition of Historical Dictionary of Jacksonian Era & Manifest Destiny Now Available

Yesterday, I received my personal copies of the 2d. edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny. Terry Corps, the original editor, did an incredible job of providing a nearly comprehensive list of entries for important people, places, and events. For the second edition, I filled in some of the few …

Andrew Jackson, Southerner Now Available as an Audiobook

Planning a holiday road trip? Flying across the country to surprise your parents on Christmas morning? Tired of listening to "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?" I bring you good tidings of great joy: The audiobook of Andrew Jackson, Southerner is out just in time for the holidays. You can even listen to a …

Books for Spring 2017 Courses

Introduction to Documentary Editing Mary-Jo Kline and Susan Holbrook Perdue, A Guide to Documentary Editing, 3rd. ed.  (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008)--Available for free online at the link Ted Widmer, Martin Van Buren (Times Books, 2004) ISBN 978-0805069228 Old South Bruce Baker, What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2009) …

Books for Fall 2016

American Presidency Randall Balmer, God in the White House: A History (HarperCollins, 2009) ISBN 9780060872588 James Broussard, Ronald Reagan: Champion of Conservative America (Routledge, 2014) ISBN 9780415521956 Evan Cornog, The Power and the Story: How Presidential Narratives Shape America (Penguin, 2004) ISBN 978159420022x Gareth Davies and Julian E. Zelizer, America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History (University …

Books for Spring 2016

Conspiracy Theories Michael Barkun, A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America (Univ. of California Press, 2013) ISBN 9780520276826 D.J. Mulloy, The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War (Vanderbilt Univ. Press, 2014) ISBN 9780826519818 Kathryn Olmsted, Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011) …

New Book Series on Jacksonian America

Beth Salerno and I are co-editing a new book series at Vanderbilt University Press (VUP). Entitled New Perspectives on Jacksonian America, the series will examine the period from 1812-1861, which generally spans the decades when Andrew Jackson was a significant figure in life and death. The chronological definition of the series recognizes the importance of the War …

Books for Fall 2015

History of the U.S. I Timothy B. Smith, The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865 (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2014) ISBN 9781628460971 Don Hickey, Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans (Johns Hopkins University, 2015) ISBN 9781421417042 Betty Wood, The Origins of American Slavery: Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies …

Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats to be Published in Spring 2015

This week, I submitted the index for Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats, which will be published in March 2015. I was asked to write this book by the series editor, Randall Miller, while I was completing Andrew Jackson, Southerner. It was an easy transition from one book to the next, since most …