Winter Reads

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All the year round, there’s sure to be an early Americanist on your gift list. Here are a few titles we’ve enjoyed, and a few to look forward to in 2014. Suggestions welcome!

Andrew Burstein, Lincoln Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud (Palgrave MacMillan)

Catherine A. Brekus, Sarah Osborne’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America (Yale University Press)

John Burt, Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

Allegra di Bonaventura, For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England (Liveright, W.W. Norton & Co.).

Christian Ayne Crouch, Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France (Cornell University Press)

Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger, Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Daniel Garcia, Rabble: A People’s History of War and Rebellion in Colonial North America (New Press)

Jeffrey Glover, Paper Sovereigns: Anglo-Native Treaties and the Law of Nations, 1604-1664 (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Michael Guasco, Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Christina J. Hodge, Consumerism and the Emergence of the Middle Class in Colonial America (Cambridge University Press)

Gerald Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America (New York University Press)

Ronald Angelo Johnson, Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance (University of Georgia Press)

Heather Miyano Kopelson, Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic (New York University Press)

Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (A.A. Knopf)

William R. Nester, The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France (University of Oklahoma Press)

Simon P. Newman, A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Gregory E. O’Malley, Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 (OIEAHC, University of North Carolina Press)

Dana Verasco Murillo, Mark Lentz, and Margarita R. Ochoa, eds., City Indians in Spain’s American Empire: Urban Indigenous Society in Colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, 1530–1810 (Sussex Academic Press)

Gregory Orfalea, Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream and the Founding of California (Scribner)

Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France (OIEAHC, University of North Carolina Press)

Alessandra Russo, The Untranslatable Image: A Mestizo History of the Arts in New Spain (University of Texas Press)

Claudio Saunt, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Eran Shalev, American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War (Yale University Press)

Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Lisa Tetrault, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898 (University of North Carolina Press)

Alexander Tsesis, For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence (Oxford University Press)

Helen Zoe Veit, Food in the Civil War Era: TheNorth (Michigan State University Press)

Sophie White, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (Yale University Press)

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