Books for Spring 2015

Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics

On the schedule for the Spring 2015 semester are two sections of the U.S. survey (1865-present) and the Old South course. As usual, I’ve switched up the books. I also assign articles to supplement the book readings.

History of the U.S. II

Beth L. Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) ISBN 9780801839351

Students generally like books that speak to their experience, so that’s my hope for this one.

James Broussard, Ronald Reagan: Champion of Conservative America (Routledge, 2014) ISBN 9780415521956

Jim is a good friend, and I had the opportunity to read the manuscript while it was in production.

K. Stephen Prince, Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2014) ISBN 9781469614182

I hope students respond well to the cultural focus of this book.

Old South

Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been…

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