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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840 (Everyday Life in America)

The Reshaping of Everyday Life 1790-1840 - Jack Larkin, Richard Balkin A very quick overview of material culture in the early republic. Would be fine for undergrads or people who don't need to know a lot of detail. Sources were still very elite, despite the promise to focus on regular people and their world. A few errors I noticed in my areas of interest suggest the research wasn't incredibly thorough. Uncritically "channels" most of the prevailing historiography (some of which I happen to disagree with).