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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

Gender and the Politics of History

Gender and the Politics of History - Joan W. Scott Most of the people in my history grad intro seminar didn't like this. I thought it was pretty cool. A lot has been said about gender as a category of analysis -- I'm a middle-aged white guy, so I was more interested in Scott's ideas about power and marginalized groups, regardless of who they are.