Stuff I’ll be doing for next week~

Alright, everybody–another shorter post for you today, but next week’s should be more substantive. See, I’ve been talking with my professors and I’ve gotten my orals lists more or less buttoned down nice and tight. So here’s what I’m gonna try and get through over the next two weeks:

Reading for the history of slavery:

1 Stuart Schwartz, Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society: Bahia, 1550-1835. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
2 María Elena Díaz, The Virgin, the King, and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre: Negotiating Freedom in Colonial Cuba, 1670-1780 (Stanford 2000.)
3  David Wheat, “The First Great Waves: African Provenance Zones for the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Cartagena de Indias, 1570-1640.” The Journal of African History 52:1 (2011): 1-22.
4  Kristen Block, Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit (Athens: Georgia, 2012).

5: Vincent Brown, The Reaper’s Garden (2008)
6   Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 2004).
7    Alejandro de la Fuente, “Slave Law and Claims-Making in Cuba:  The Tannenbaum Debate Revisited.” Law and History Review, 22:2. – Also ME Díaz, de la Fuente responses
8    Ben Vinson III, Bearing Arms For His Majesty: The Free-Colored Militia in Colonial Mexico (Stanford, 2001).
9  Tamara Walker, “‘He outfitted his family in notable decency: Slavery, Honour and Dress in Eighteenth-Century Lima, Peru.” Slavery and Abolition 2009
10   Verena Martínez-Alier, Marriage, Class, and Colour in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A study of Racial Attitudes and sexual values in a slave society (Ann Arbor: UMich, 1989 [1974]).

Reading for 19th Century American History:

1:  Sean R. Wilentz, Chants Democratic: NYC and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 (1984)

2: Christine Stansell, City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860 (1987)

3: David Roediger, Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (1991)

4: Charles Sellers, The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1840 (1995)

Reading for 20th Century American History:

1: Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform From Bryan to FDR (1956)

2: Lawrence Goodwyn, The Populist Movement: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America (1978)

3: Robert McMath, American Populism: A Social History, 1877-1898 (1993)

4: Stephen Kantrowitz, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000)

5: Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (2006)

6: Charles Postel, The Populist Vision (2007)

*7: In the Lion’s Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886–1900 by Omar H. Ali; Robin D. G. Kelley, published in 2010

A lot of reading, but wish me luck! I’ll see how far I’ve gotten next week, and I may be back with posts concerning questions I’ve asked and things I’ve learned from my reading–my orals are about historiography as well as history, and historiography’s a *little* different than just the facts and figures of history. I’ll tell you about it next week 😀


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