Autumn Reads


“Valley of the Catawissa in Autumn,” Thomas Moran (ca. 1862)

Fall brings new early American titles to explore. Enjoy our Spring Reads 2015 list, too, and share your finds below!

Abby Chandler, Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750

Carol Berkin, The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties

R.B. Bernstein, The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

Patrick H. Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt

Sarah Crabtree, Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

Gareth Davies and Julian E. Zelizer, eds., America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History

Gregory Evans Dowd, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Matthew P. Dziennik, That Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Jonathan Eacott, Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600–1830

Nicole Eustace, 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism

Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archives

Ada Ferrer, Freedom’s MirrorCuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution

Eliga H. Gould and Peter S. Onuf, Empire and Nation: The American Revolution in the Atlantic World

Patrick Griffin, Robert G. Ingram, Peter S. Onuf, and Brian Schoen, eds., Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era

Mark G. Hanna, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570–1740

Emma Hart, Building Charleston: Town and Society in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

Sam Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Alexander B. Haskell, For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Gavin Hollis, The Absence of America: The London Stage, 1576-1642

Alan S. Kahan, Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Andrew Lipman, The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Lisa Lowe, The Intimacies of Four Continents

Jen Manion, Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America

Carla J. Mulford, Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

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

Dana D. Nelson, Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

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

Lindsey O’Neill, The Opened Letter: Networking in the Early Modern British World

Daniel Peart and Adam Smith, eds., Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War

David L. Preston, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution

Patrick Rael, Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777–1865

Ray Raphael and Marie Raphael, The Spirit of 74: How the American Revolution Began

Padraig Riley, Slavery and the Democratic Conscience: Political Life in Jeffersonian America

Terri L. Snyder, The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

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

David Wheat, Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640


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