Summer Reads

"By the Shore," Winslow Homer, ca. 1870

Herewith, some new releases for your spring/summer reading list—share your finds in the comments!

Juliana Barr and Edward Countryman, eds., Contested Spaces in Early America

Nicolas Barreyre, Michael Heale, Stephen Tuck, Cécile Vidal, eds., Historians across Borders: Writing American History in a Global Age

Marc André Bernier, Clorinda Donato, and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, eds., Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural Transfers, Intellectual Disputes, and Textualities

Elaine G. Breslaw, Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Russ Castronovo, Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America

Guy Chet, The Ocean Is a Wilderness: Atlantic Piracy and the Limits of State Authority, 1688-1856

Katy L. Chiles, Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Rachel Hope Cleves, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America

Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover, eds. Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas

Maura D’Amore, Suburban Plots: Men at Home in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture

Sari Edelstein, Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of American Women’s Writing

Edmund Fawcett, Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

Mary Babson Fuhrer, A Crisis of Community: The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848

Sylvia Sellers-García, Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery

Matthew Garrett, Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Jenna M. Gibbs, Performing the Temple of Liberty: Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760–1850

Simon Gikandi, Slavery and the Culture of Taste

David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis, eds., The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War

Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor, eds., A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams

Audrey Horning, Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic

Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack, eds., Britain’s Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Cindy R. Lobel, Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

Elizabeth McKellar, Landscapes of London: The City, the Country, and the Suburbs, 1660–1840

Debra Meyers and Melanie Perreault, eds., Order and Civility in the Early Modern Chesapeake

Christian Montès, American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Susan Nance, How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream, 1790-1935

Aimee E. Newell, A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

Jürgen Osterhammel, transl. by Patrick Camiller, The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century

Phillip Papas, Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., and William Robert Judd, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom

David M. Powers, From Plantation to Paradise? Cultural Politics and Musical Theatre in French Slave Colonies, 1764–1789

Sandra Rebok, Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment

Jennifer L. Roberts, Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America

Daniel T. Rodgers, The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920

Aaron Sachs, Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

Susanah Shaw Romney, New Netherland Connections: intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Iris Idelson-Shein, Difference of a Different Kind: Jewish Constructions of Race During the Long Eighteenth Century

Emily Berquist Soule, The Bishop’s Utopia: Envisioning Improvement in Colonial Peru

Barry L. Stiefel, Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: A Social and Architectural History

Steven M. Stowe, Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Margaret Sumner, Collegiate Republic: Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America

Charles F. Walker, The Tupac Amaru Rebellion

Stephen Warren, The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America

Mary McCartin Wearn, Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion: Lived Theologies and Literature

Kelly Wisecup, “Good News from New England” by Edward Winslow: A Scholarly Edition 

Gillen D’Arcy Wood, Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

6 comments on “Summer Reads

  1. I’ll be reading for exams this summer, so my summer reading list will perhaps resemble the Junto March Madness tounarments than a list like this… But here are a few recent books that have caught my eye:

    Onuf and Newman, eds., Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions (UVA Press) http://www.amazon.com/Paine-Jefferson-Revolutions-Jeffersonian-America/dp/0813934761

    Jace Weaver, The Red Atlantic: American indigenes and the making of the modern world, 1000-1927 (UNC Press) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1469614383/

    Daniel Peart, Era of Experimentation: American Political Practices in the Early Republic (UVA Press) http://www.amazon.com/Era-Experimentation-Political-Practices-Jeffersonian/dp/0813935601

    Robert Tsai, America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community (Harvard Press) http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Forgotten-Constitutions-Defiant-Community/dp/0674059956

  2. A couple works on slavery and abolition I will be reading this summer include:

    David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

    Greg Gandin, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

  3. I’ll be reading in support of a new book project this summer:

    Heather Miyano Kopleson, Faithful Bodies: Performing Race and Religion in the Puritan Atlantic: http://www.amazon.com/Faithful-Bodies-Performing-Religion-Atlantic/dp/1479805009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398886062&sr=8-1&keywords=Heather+Miyano+Kopelson

    Andrew S. Curran, The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment: http://www.amazon.com/The-Anatomy-Blackness-Science-Enlightenment/dp/1421409658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398886210&sr=8-1&keywords=Andrew+Curran

    Sylvianie A. Diouf, Freedom’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons:

  4. Phil says:

    Thanks for helping me find some books to add to my summer reading list. Not sure if my wallet will thank you though.

  5. Bruce Spadaccini says:

    One I’m looking forward to:

    Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance

  6. […] Looking for a good history book to take on your summer vacation? See Junto blogger Sara Georgini’s “Summer Reads.” […]

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