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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
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April 2013
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reviewed: The Populist Vision
Populists, Postel says were “influenced by modernity and sought to make America modern.” Postel shows rural people embracing ...
The Populist Vision - Charles Postel
reviewed: The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts
Staloff’s thesis is that Puritan Massachusetts was run by an alliance of intellectuals (ministers, the producers of culture) ...
The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals & Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts - Darren Staloff
April 2013
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reviewed: State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History
A big part of the motivation for this book seems to have been Bodenhorn’s desire to refute the “historical justification” pro...
State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History - Howard Bodenhorn
April 2013
13
reviewed: AG Transition in NY State-95 (Henry A. Wallace Series on Agricultural History & Rural Life)
“One of the defining characteristics of mid-nineteenth-century New York State,” Parkerson begins, “was the extraordinary mobi...
The Agricultural Transition In New York State: Markets And Migration In Mid Nineteenth Century Amercia - Donald H. Parkerson
reviewed: A History of Banking in Antebellum America: Financial Markets and Economic Development in an Era of Nation-Building (Studies in Macroeconomic History)
Bodenhorn says “by 1820...banks became better known, more reputable, more established, and therefore more trusted,” presumabl...
A History of Banking in Antebellum America: Financial Markets and Economic Development in an Era of Nation-Building - Howard Bodenhorn
reviewed: Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture (Yale Agrarian Studies)
Fitzgerald’s argument is that “although individual technologies, particular pieces of legislation, new sorts of expertise, an...
Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture - Deborah Fitzgerald
reviewed: Capitalism and a New Social Order (Anson G. Phelps Lectureship on Early American History)
An interesting element of Appleby’s argument is that she’s talking about intellectual history, not economic determinism. Whi...
Capitalism and a New Social Order (Anson G. Phelps Lectureship on Early American History) - Joyce Appleby
reviewed: Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938 (Gender and American Culture)
Lovett’s 1998 UC Berkeley dissertation underlying this book was subtitled Nostalgic modernism, reproduction, and the family i...
Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938 (Gender and American Culture) - Laura Lovett
April 2013
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reviewed: Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment (Publications of the German Historical Institute)
Joachim Radkau says he was painfully aware of the pitfalls faced by authors of big histories when he chose to write a global ...
Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment (Publications of the German Historical Institute) - Joachim Radkau
reviewed: The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War
Huston examines the economic events leading up to the Crisis in a very cursory fashion, then spends a fair amount of time dis...
The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War - James L. Huston
April 2013
11
reviewed: From Market-Places to a Market Economy: The Transformation of Rural Massachusetts, 1750-1850
Through extensive primary research and mathematical modeling, Rothenberg came to the conclusion that the “capitalist transiti...
From Market-Places to a Market Economy: The Transformation of Rural Massachusetts, 1750-1850 - Winifred Barr Rothenberg
reviewed: Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Critical Perspectives On The Past)
The subtitle of this award-winning volume of essays, promises to chart the future of teaching the past. Wineburg’s main poin...
Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Critical Perspectives on the Past) - Sam Wineburg
reviewed: The Uprooted
Handlin’s “history of immigration is a history of alienation and its consequences.” But he never mentions anyone in particu...
The Uprooted - Oscar Handlin
reviewed: The Weapon Shops of Isher
The weapon shops are an iconic contribution to the genre.
The Weapon Shops of Isher - A.E. van Vogt
reviewed: Mr. Madison's war: Politics, diplomacy, and warfare in the early American republic, 1783-1830
Stagg admits that the dominant feature of almost all literature” on the War of 1812 “has been its emphasis on the sheer inept...
Mr. Madison's War: Politics, Diplomacy, and Warfare in the Early American Republic, 1783-1830 - J.C.A. Stagg