Autumn Reads


Winslow Homer, “The Country School,” 1871

Looks like #VastEarlyAmerica just got even vaster—and that’s a good thing. Here’s our fall preview of new titles. Please share your books/finds in the comments!

Zara Anishanslin, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Gergely Baics, Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860

Valérie Bajou, ed., Versailles and the American Revolution

Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, eds., Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development

J.L. Bell, Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War

Black, Brian. Gettysburg Contested: 150 Years of Preserving America’s Cherished Landscapes

C.L. Bragg, Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian

Rebecca Brannon, From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists

Steven C. Bullock, Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America

Dominique Cardon, The Dyer’s Handbook: Memoirs of an 18th Century Master Colourist

Colin Carlin, Captain James Carlin: Anglo-American Blockade Runner

Christy Clark-Pujara, Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

J.P. Clark, Preparing for War: The Emergence of the Modern U.S. Army, 1815-1917

Al Coppola, The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

George C. Daughan, Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

James Alexander Dun, Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America

Benjamin Fagan, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation

Molly Farrell, Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Alexandra Filipowski and Hugh T. Harrington, The Boy Soldier: Edwin Jemison and the Story Behind the Most Remarkable Portrait of the Civil War

Brian Gabrial, The Press and Slavery in America, 1791–1859: The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement

Philippe Girard, Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Jack P. Greene, Settler Jamaica in the 1790s: A Social Portrait

Lauric Henneton and L.H. Roper, eds., Fear and the Shaping of Early American Societies

Sarah L. Hyde, Schooling in the Antebellum South: The Rise of Public and Private Education in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Jane Kamensky, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

Matthew Karp, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

 Catherine E. Kelly, Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America

Michael J. Klarman, The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution

Larson, Edward J. George Washington, Nationalist

Rodrigo Lazo and Jesse Alemán, eds., The Latino Nineteenth Century

Ann M. Little, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Benjamin Madley, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Leonardo Marques, The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

 Matthew Mason, Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

 Robert M.S. McDonald, Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time

Amanda B. Moniz, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

David A. Moss, Democracy: A Case Study

Emily C. Nacol, An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Jennifer L. Palmer, Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic

Steven Park, The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution

Robert G. Parkinson, The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Steve Pincus, The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government

Sager, Robin C. Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America

Rafael Torres Sanchez, Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Laurel Clark Shire, The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida

David J. Silverman, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America

 Robert F. Smith, Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

 Dean Snow, 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga

Patrick Spero, Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania

Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman, eds., The American Revolution Reborn

Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Christopher J. Tozzi, Nationalizing France’s Army: Foreign, Black, and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831

Linda Walsh, A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art

Wendy Warren, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

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