Spring Reads

Spring_panel_from_the_Four_Seasons_leaded-glass_window_by_Louis_Comfort_TiffanyHere’s our seasonal roundup of new and forthcoming titles. Share your finds below! 

Thomas Ahnert, The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment,1690–1805

Luisa Elena Alcalá, Painting in Latin America, 1550–1820: From Conquest to Independence

Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

Chris Beneke and Christopher J. Grenda, eds., The Lively Experiment: Religious Toleration in America from Roger Williams to the Present

Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson, eds., Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Major Prose

Thomas Brown and Leah Sims, eds., Fugitive Slave Advertisements in the City Gazette: Charleston, South Carolina, 1787-1797

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Mark Z. Christensen and Jonathan Truitt, eds., Native Wills from the Colonial Americas: Dead Giveaways in a New World

Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Sammy R. Danna, Lydia Pinkham: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ads

Adams Wesley Dean, An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Gregory P. Downs, After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War

Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person, St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

James Fairhead, The Captain and “the Cannibal”: An Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, and the Broadway Stage

Frank Felsenstein and James J. Connolly, What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City

Thomas Fleming, The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Andrew Shankman, and David J. Silverman, eds., Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic

Tom Glynn, Reading Publics: New York City’s Public Libraries, 1754-1911

Cassandra A. Good, Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic

Kathryn N. Gray, John Eliot and the Praying Indians of Massachusetts Bay: Communities and Connections in Puritan New England

Patrice Gueniffey, Bonaparte: 1769-1802

David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, Washington’s Circle: The Creation of the President

David C. R. Heisser and Stephen J. White, Sr., Patrick N. Lynch, 1817–1882: Third Catholic Bishop of Charleston

Andrew Hemingway and Alan Wallach, eds., Transatlantic Romanticism: British and American Art and Literature, 1790-1860

James Robert Hester, ed., A Yankee Scholar in Coastal South Carolina: William Francis Allen’s Civil War Journals

Tamar Herzog, Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas

Martha Hodes, Mourning Lincoln

Michel Hogue, Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People

R. Douglas Hurt, Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Pernille Ipsen, Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast

Maurice Jackson and Susan Kozel, eds., Quakers and Their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808

Christian J. Koot, Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Benjamin Lawrance, Amistad’s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

James M. McPherson, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters

Ted Maris-Wolf, Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Sara Martin et al., eds., Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 12, March 1797–April 1798

William Marvel, Lincoln’s Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Matthew Mason, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright, eds., Massachusetts and the Civil War: The Commonwealth and National Disunion

Louis P. Masur, Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion

James Van Horn Melton, Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier

Lisa Minardi, Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection

Roy Morris, Jr., American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad

Brian Phillips Murphy, Building the Empire State: Political Economy in the Early Republic

David Narrett, Adventurism and Empire: The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803

Margaret Ellen Newell, Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

James F. O’Gorman, Isaiah Rogers: Architectural Practice in Antebellum America

Julia Osman, Citizen Soldiers and the Key to the Bastille

Rosemarie Ostler, Founding Grammars: How Early America’s War Over Words Shaped Today’s Language

Jessica Parr, Inventing George Whitfield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Andrew Pettegree, The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself

Janet Polasky, Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World

Amy Polland and Daniel Soyer, Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920

Wolfgang Reinhard, ed., Empires and Encounters: 1350–1750

Amy G. Richter, At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Peter Ripley, ed., The Black Abolitionist Papers: Vol. I: The British Isles, 1830-1865

Jeffrey J. Rogers, A Southern Writer and the Civil War: The Confederate Imagination of William Gilmore Simms

Adam Rothman, Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery

Andrew Schocket, Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution

Susan Sleeper-Smith, Juliana Barr, Jean M. O’Brien, Nancy Shoemaker, and Scott Manning Stevens, eds., Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians

Timothy Tackett, The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

Catherine Thompson, Patient Expectations: How Economics, Religion, and Malpractice Shaped Therapeutics in Early America

Sara L. Van Beck, Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733–1940

Lea VanderVelde, Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Timothy J. Williams, Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South

Robert Zaretsky, Boswell’s Enlightenment

5 comments on “Spring Reads

  1. I think my head just imploded! Look at all these amazing books! <–book junkie

  2. Robert Huberty says:

    What a great experience working on the Adams family correspondence.

  3. […] brings new early American titles to explore. Enjoy our Spring Reads 2015 list, too, and share your finds […]

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