Music Post–What I’ve Been Listening To As I Study

The day of destiny is approaching, my friends–on Monday, I’ll take my oral exams. We’ll finally see whether all the studying I’ve done over this semester has paid off! As I go over my reading lists one last time, I’ve been listening to a lot of music to pump me up. Here it is:

Guyver (2005): Warrior’s Heart

Genesis Survivor Gaiarth: Zero

The Parasyte OST:

Ys VI: Release of the Far West Ocean:

This is the kind of stuff that keeps my spirits up and encourages me to charge forwards in burning through my reading list, though I guess the Parasyte OST also has a lot of ‘easy listening’ type music as well, for when I just want to relax with my books 😀 But yeah, I’ve been listening to those songs a LOT over the past week. And on that note, I think I can show you guys what I’ve been reading for the past week! Here are my reading lists…

Major Field: 19th Century American History

Section I: Society and Culture in Jacksonian America and the Rise of American Capitalism

1: Arthur M. Schlesinger, The Age of Jackson (1945)

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

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

4: Christopher Clark, The Roots of Rural Capitalism: Western Massachusetts, 1780-1860 (1990)

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

6: Matthew Jacobson, Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States (1995)

7: Daniel Feller, The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 (1995)

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

9: Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought (2007)

10: Jane Kamensky, The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse (2008)

11: Levy, Jonathan. Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America. Harvard University Press, 2012.

12: Lewis, Susan Ingalls. Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, New York. Ohio State University Press, 2009.

13: Malone, Patrick M. Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

14: Mizruchi, Susan. The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915. UNC Press, 2008.

15: Fornieri, Joseph R. and Sara Vaughn Gabbard, eds. Lincoln’s America, 1809-1865. Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.

16: Chaput, Eric J. The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and His 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion. University Press of Kansas, 2013.

II: Industrialization:

17: Glickstein, Jonathan A. American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety: Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2002.

18: Incorporation of America-Alan Trachtenberg

19: Civilizing the Machine – John Kassom

20: Licht, Walter. Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

21: Meyer, David R. The Roots of American Industrialization. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

III: Native American Affairs:

22: Blackhawk, Ned. Violence Over the Land. Harvard University Press, 2008. Owned

23: Cahill, Cathleen D. Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933. University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

24: DeLay, Brian. War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S-Mexican War. Yale University press, 2008.

25: Elliott, Michael A. Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer. University of Chicago Press, 2007.

26: Hamalainen, Pekka. The Comanche Empire. Yale University Press, 2009.

IV: Urbanization:

27: Gilfoyle, Timothy L. A Pickpocket’s Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York. W.W. Norton, 2006.

28: McNeur, Catherine. Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. Harvard University Press, 2014.

29: Junger, Richard. Becoming the Second City: Chicago’s Mass News Media, 1833-1898. University of Illinois Press, 2010.

V: Immigration:

30: McClain, Charles J. In Search of Equality: The Chinese Struggle Against Discrimination in 19th Century America. University of California Press, 1996.

31: Cohn, Raymond L. Mass Migration under Sail: European Immigration to the United States,

32: LePore, Herbert P., Anti-Asian Exclusion in the United States during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The History Leading to the Immigration Act of 1924. Edwin Mellen Press, 2013.

33: Johnson, Tyler V., Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War. University of Missouri Press, 2012.

34: Samito, Christian G. Becoming American under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era. Cornell University Press, 2009.-

VI: Antebellum Religion

35: Jay P. Dolan, Catholic Revivalism: The American Experience, 1830-1900 (1978)

36: R. Laurence Moore, Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans (1986)

37: Nathan O. Hatch, The Democratization of American Christianity (1989)

38: Mitchell Snay, Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South (1993)

39: Robert Abzug, Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination (1994)

40: Christine Leigh Heyrman, Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (1998)

41: Paul Johnson, The Shopkeeper’s Millenium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 (1978)

42: Mark A. Noll, America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (2002)

43: Katherine Clay Bassard, Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible (2010)

44: Jennifer Graber, The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America (2011).

45: Fountain, Daniel L. Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation: African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-70. Louisiana State University Press, 2010. – :

VII: Antebellum Reform and Abolitionism

46: David Brion Davis, The Slave Power Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style (1969)

47: Eric Foner, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War (1970)

48: James B. Stewart, Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery (1976)

49: Ronald G. Walters, American Reformers, 1815-1860 (1997)

50: Paul Goodman, Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality (1998)

51: John Stauffer, The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race (2001)

52: Zonderman, David A. Uneasy Allies: Working for Labor Reform in Nineteenth-Century Boston. University of Massachusetts Press, 2011.

VIII: Society of the Old South

53: Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South (1982- )

54: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women in the Old South (1988)

55: Stephanie McCurry, Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country (1995)

56: Kenneth Greenberg, Honor and Slavery (1996)

57: L. Diane Barnes, Brian Schoen, and Frank Towers, eds. The Old South’s Modern Worlds: Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress.(2011)

58: Charles C. Bolton, Poor Whites of the Antebellum South: Tenants and Laborers in Central North Carolina and Northeast Mississippi (Duke University Press, 2012)

IX: Slavery

59: Ulrich B. Philips, American Negro Slavery (1918)

60: Kenneth M. Stampp, The Peculiar Institution (1956)

61: Winthrop Jordan, White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812(1968)

62: John Blassingame, The Slave Community (1972)

63: Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (1975)

64: Herbert Gutman, The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom (1976)

65: Eugene Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1976)

66: Lawrence Levine, Black Culture, Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Culture from Slavery to Freedom (1977)

67: Peter Kolchin, Unfree Labor: A Comparative History of American Slavery and Russian Serfdom (1985)

68: Sidney Mintz & Richard Price, The Birth of African-American Culture: An Anthropological Perspective (1976, repr. 1992).

69: Philip Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998)

70: Walter Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999)

71: Ira Berlin, Generations of Captivity: A History of African American Slaves (2003) – owned

72: David Brion Davis, Inhuman Bondage (2006)-owned

73: Judith Ann Carney, Black Rice: The African Origin of Rice Cultivation in America (2001)

74: David Eltis,, “Agency and Diaspora in Atlantic History: Reassessing the African Contribution to Rice Cultivation in the Americas,” American Historical Review 112 (December 2007): 1329-1358.

75: S. Max Edelsonet. al., “AHR Exchange: The Question of Black Rice,” American Historical Review 115 (February 2010): 123-171.

76: Philip D. Curtin, “The Slave Trade and the Numbers Game: A Review of the Literature,” Introduction to The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (1969)

77:Stephanie Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora (2007)

X: Race, Culture, and Politics

78: Rogers, Molly. Delia’s Tears: Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth Century America. Yale University Press, 2010.

79: Peterson, Carla L. Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth Century New York. Yale University Press, 2011.

80: Adams, Kevin. Class and Race in the Frontier Army: Military Life in the West. University of Oklahoma Press, 2009.

81: Hall, Stephen G. A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

82: Ortel, Kristen. Bleeding Borders: Race, Gender, and Violence in Pre-Civil War Kansas. Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

XI: The American Empire Expands

83: Walter LaFeber, The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898 (1963)

84: John Higham, From Boundlessness to Consolidation: The Transformation of American Culture, 1848-1860 (1969)

85: William Cronon, Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (1991)

86: George Feifer, Breaking Open Japan: Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853 (2007)

87: Susan Lee Johnson, Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush (2000)

88: Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado (2000)

89: Peter J. Kastor, William Clark’s World: Describing America in the Age of Unknowns (2011)

90: Hoganson, Kristin L. Consumer’s Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865 – 1920.

91: Drake, Richard. The Education of an Anti-Imperialist. University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.

92: Pletcher, David M. The Diplomacy of Involvement: American Economic Expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900. University of Missouri Press, 2001.

93: Lahti, Janne. Cultural Construction of Empire: The U.S. Army in Arizona and New Mexico. University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

XII: The Civil War

94: Drew G. Faust, The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Old South (1988)

95: James G. Mcpherson, Battle Cry of Freedom (1989) – buy

96: Drew G. Faust, Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (1996)

97:William Freehling, The South Vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War (2001)

98: Edward Ayers, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 (2003)

99: Harry S. Stout, Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War (2006)

100: Drew G. Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008)

XIII:Postbellum Religion

101: Betty A. DeBerg, Ungodly Women: Gender and the First Wave of American Fundamentalism (1990)

102: Ted Ownby, Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920. (1992).

103: Milton C. Sernett, Bound for the Promised Land: African-American Religion and the Great Migration (1997)

104: Gaines M. Foster, Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, 1865-1920 (2002)

105: George Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism, 1870-1925 (2006)

106: Joshua Paddison, “Anti-Catholicism and Race in Post-Civil War San Francisco” in Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 78, No. 4 (November 2009), pp. 505-544.

107: Stephens, Randall J. The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South. Harvard University Press, 2008.

Section XIV: Reconstruction and Postbellum Culture

108: W.E.B. Dubois, Black Reconstruction in America (1935)

109: Leon Litwack, Been in the Storm so Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1979)

110: Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1989)

111: Nina Silber, The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 (1993)

112: Laura Edwards, Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997)

113: Brooks Simpson, The Reconstruction Presidents (1998)

114: David W. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War and American Memory (2001)

115: Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (2003)

116: Gregory P. Downs, “The Mexicanization of American Politics: The United States’ Transnational Path from Civil War to Stabilization” in The American Historical Review, Vol. 117, No, 2 (April 2012)

117: Pearson, Susan J. The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

118: Jansen, Axel. Alexander Dallas Bache: Building the American Nation through Science and Education in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Campus Verlag, 2011.

119: Bergeron, Paul H. Andrew Johnson’s Civil War and Reconstruction. University of Tennessee Press, 2012.

Minor Field: Slavery and Abolitionism Outside North America (Dunno why the numbers are off in WP)

Surveys of Slavery and Abolition:

  1. David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1975.
  1. David B. Davis, et. al., “AHR Forum: Crossing Slavery’s Boundaries,” American Historical Review 105 (April 2000): 451-484.
  1. Robin Blackburn, The Making of New World Slavery: From Baroque to the Modern,1492-1800. New York: Verso, 1997.
  2. Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, “National Economy and Atlantic Slavery: Protectionism and Resistance to Abolitionism in Spain and the Antilles, 1854-1874” in The Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 78, No. 4 (Nov., 1998), pp. 603-62
  3. Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (1944)
  4. David Eltis, Rise of African Slavery in the Americas. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  5. R. Oldfield. Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution: An International History of Anti-slavery, c.1787-1820. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  6. William Mulligan, ed. A Global History of Anti-Slavery Politics in the Nineteenth Century. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Early slavery, Laws 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: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (2008)
  1. Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 2004).
  1. 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
  2. Ben Vinson III, Bearing Arms For His Majesty: The Free-Colored Militia in Colonial Mexico (Stanford, 2001).
  3. Tamara Walker, “‘He outfitted his family in notable decency: Slavery, Honour and Dress in Eighteenth-Century Lima, Peru.” Slavery and Abolition 2009
  4. 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]).

Diaspora, Religion, Rebellion and Resistance:

  1. Jason Young, Rituals of Resistance: African-Atlantic Religion in Kongo and the Lowcountry South in the Era of Slavery (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 2007), Introduction.
  2. Linda Heywood, ed., Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora (NY: Cambridge, 2002), chapters 1, 7, 8, 9.
  3. George Brandon. Santeria from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell Memories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993, Chapters 1-3.
  4. Kate Ramsey, The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).
  1. James Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 (2003)
  2. David Barry Gaspar, Bondsmen and Rebels: A Study of Master-Slave Relations in Antigua (Durham: Duke U. Press, 1993 (Johns Hopkins 1985)).
  3. João José Reis, Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia (1993) -done
  4. Jessica Krug, “Social Dismemberment, Social (Re)membering: Obeah Idioms, Kromanti Identities and the Trans-Atlantic Politics of Memory, c. 1675-Present” in Slavery and Abolition, Vol. 35, Iss. 4, 2014.
  5. John K. Thornton, “I am the Subject of the King of Congo”: African Political Ideology and the Haitian Revolution.” Journal of World History 4:2 (Fall 1993), 181-214.
  6. Hilary Beckles, Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados. London: Zed, 1989.
  1. Matt Childs, The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006).
  2. John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800, 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  3. Laura de Mello e Souza, The Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross: Witchcraft, Slavery, and Popular Religion in Colonial Brazil. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.
  4. Jon F. Sensbach, Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Haitian Revolution:

  1. C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins (New York: Vintage, 1989/1938) (This book was written in the early 20th century and makes an argument relevant to 20th century political concerns)
  1. L.R. James, “Lectures on The Black Jacobins.” Small Axe 8(Sep. 2000), 65-112.
  2. Ada Ferrer, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolutions (NY: Cambridge, 2014).
  3. Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Cambridge: Harvard U. Press, 2004)
  4. Laurent Dubois, A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2004).
  1. David Geggus, The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World (USC 2001)
  2. Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and Production in History (Beacon Press, 1995).
  1. Graham Nessler, “‘The Shame of the Nation’: The Force of Re-Enslavement and the Law of ‘Slavery’ under the Regime of Jean-Louis Ferrand in Santo Domingo, 1804-1809.” New West Indian Guide 86:1-2 (2012), 5-28.


  1. Frederick Cooper, Thomas C. Holt, and Rebecca J. Scott, Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000).
  2. Ada Ferrer, Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898 (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1999).
  1. Peter Blanchard, Under the Flags of Freedom: Slave Soldiers and the Wars of Independence in Spanish South America (Pittsburgh, 2008)
  2. Marixa Lasso, Myths of Harmony
  3. Diana Paton, No Bond But the Law: Punishment, Race, and Gender in Jamaican State Formation, 1780-1870 (Duke 2004).
  1. Rebecca J. Scott, “Paper Thin: Freedom and Re-Enslavement in the Diaspora of the Haitian Revolution.” Law and History Review 29:4(Nov. 2011), 1061-1087.
  2. Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Cambridge: Harvard, 2012).
  1. Howard Temperley et. al., After Slavery: Emancipation and its Discontents, Special Issue of Slavery & Abolition, A Journal of Slave and Post Slave Studies 21.2 (2000).
  2. Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds., Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Durham: Duke, 2005).
  3. Edward B. Rugemer, The Problem of Emancipation: The Caribbean Roots of the American Civil War (2008)
  4. Camilia Cowling, Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro
  5. Celso T. Castilho, “Performing Abolitionism, Enacting Citizenship: The Social Construction of Political Rights in 1880s Recife, Brazil,” Hispanic American Historical Review 93, no. 3 (2013): 377-409.
  1. Kim Butler, Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition in São Paulo and Salvador (NJ: Rutgers, 1998).


  1. Francisco Scarano, “The Jíbaro Masquerade and the Subaltern Politics of Creole Identity Formation in Puerto Rico, 1745-1823,” American Historical Review 101 (5):       1398-1431, 1996.
  1. Michel-Rolph Trouillot, State Against Nation: The Origins and Legacy of Duvalierism (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1990), Part I.
  2. Matthew Smith, Liberty, Fraternity, Exile: Haiti and Jamaica after Emancipation (Chapel Hill: UNC, October 2014).
  3. Mimi Sheller, Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000).

Black North Americans and the Emancipation-Era Caribbean

  1. Howard H. Bell, ed, Black Separatism and the Caribbean, 1860 (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan Press, 1970).
  2. Millery Polyné, From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964 (Gainesville: UPress of Fla, 2010), selections.
  3. Brenda Gayle Plummer, Haiti and the US: The Psychological Moment (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992).
  4. Celeste-Marie Bernier, “‘Emblems of Barbarism’: Black Masculinity and Representations of Toussaint Louverture in Frederick Douglass’s Unpublished Manuscripts.” American Nineteenth Century History 4:3(Fall 2003), 97-120.
  5. Ikuko Asaka, “‘Our Brethren in the West Indies’: Self-Emancipated People in Canada and the Antebellum Politics of Diaspora and Empire.” Journal of African American History 2012
  1. Demetrius Eudell, The Political Languages of Emancipation in the British Caribbean and the US South (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2002).
  2. Jeffrey Kerr-Ritchie, Freedom Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation (Baton Rouge: Louisiana, 2013).

Slavery’s Impact on West & Central Africa:

  1. Joseph C. Miller, Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade (1988)
  2. Robin Law, The Slave Coast of West Africa, 1550-1750: The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on an African Society (1991)
  3. Rosalind Shaw, Memories of the Slave Trade: Ritual and the Historical Imagination in Sierra Leone. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  4. Ana Lucia Araujo, Memories of the Slave Past. Routledge, 2014.
  5. Andrea Major, Slavery, Abolitionism, and Empire in India, 1772-1843. Liverpool University Press, 2012.
  6. Paul Lovejoy, Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Second Minors List: 20th Century American History

Populism (7 Books):

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

Progressivism (7 Books, 1 Article):

8: Daniel Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998)-online

9: Glenda Gilmore, Who were the Progressives? (2002)

10: Michael McGerr, A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1970-2003 (2003)

11: Alan Brandt, No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease in the US since 1880 (1987)

12 (Article 1): Daniel T. Rodgers, “In Search of Progressivism,” Reviews in American History 10 (1982): 113-132

13: William Link, The Paradox of Southern Progressivism (1997)

14: Robert Wiebe, The Search for Order: 1877-1920 (1963)

Race and Gender in the First Half of the 20th Century (11 Books, 2 Articles):

15: Glenda Gilmore, Gender and Jim Crow (1996)

16: Matthew Jacobson, Whiteness of a Different Color (1998)

17: Matthew Jacobson, Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples At Home and Abroad (2000)

18: Daniel Kevles, In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity (1985)

19: Mary Ting Li Lui, The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City (2005)

20: George Sanchez, Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 (1993)

21: Kristin Hoganson, Fighting for Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (1998)

22: Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 (1996)

23: Mary Renda, Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism (2001)

24 (Article 2): Daniel Letwin, “Interracial Unionism, Gender, and ‘Social Equality’ in the Alabama Coalfields, 1878-1908,” Journal of Southern History (1995): 519-554.

25 (Article 3): Nancy MacLean, “The Leo Frank Case Reconsidered: Gender and Sexual Politics in the Making of Reactionary Populism,” Journal of American History (1991): 917-948

26: James Grossman, Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration (1989)

27: Chauncey, George. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (1994).

The World War I Era (6 Books):

28: David Kennedy, Over Here: The First World War and American Society (1980)

29: Thomas Knock, To End All Wars: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order (1992)

30: Edward Larson, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion (1997)

31: William Leuchtenburg, The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932 (1958)

32: David Montgomery, The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 (1987)

33: Leon Fink, Workingmen’s Democracy: The Knights of Labor and American Politics (1983)

The World War II Era (7 Books):

34: William Leuchtenburg, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal (1963)

35: David Kennedy, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (2001).

36: Jennifer Klein, For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America’s Public-Private Welfare State (2003)

37: Denning, Michael. The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century (1997)

38: Michael Adams, The Best War Ever: America and World War II (1993)

39:Ruth Milkman, Gender At Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War II (1987)

40: Susan Ware, Beyond Suffrage: Women and the New Deal (1981).

The Cold War (6 Books):

41: Elaine Tyler May, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1988).

42: Ellen Schrecker, Many are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1999)

43: Allan M. Winkler, Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom (1999)

44: Michael E. Latham, The Right Kind of Revolution: Modernization, Development, and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the Present.

45: Allan R. Millet, The War for Korea, 1950–1951: They Came from the North. (Modern War Studies.) Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. 2010.

46: Johnathan P. Herzog, The Spiritual-Industrial Complex: America’s Religious Battle against Communism in the Early Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011.

The Civil Rights Movement and Race and Gender in the Second Half of the 20th Century (7 books, 2 Articles):

47: Timothy Tyson, Radio Free Dixie (1999)

48: Barbara Ransby, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (2003)

49: David Chappell, Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow (2004)

50 (Article 4): Jane Dailey, “Sex, Segregation, and the Sacred after Brown” in The Journal of American History, Vol. 91, no. 1 (June 2004), pp. 119-144.

51: Ruth Feldstein, Motherhood in Black and White: Race & Sex in American Liberalism, 1930-1965 (2000)

52: Mary L. Dudziak, Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (2002)

53: Simon Hall, Peace and Freedom: the Civil Rights and antiwar Movements in the 1960s (2005)

54: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, “The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past” Journal of American History (March 2005)

55: Charles Payne, I’ve got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (1995)

The New Right (6 Books):

56: Steven M. Teles, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement (2010)

57: Lisa McGirr, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (2002)

58: Dan T. Carter, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace. The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics (2000).

59: Gareth Davies, From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism (1999)

60: Kari Frederickson, The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968 (2001)

61: Elizabeth A. Fones-Wolf, Selling Free Enterprise: The Business Assault on Labor and Liberalism, 1945-60 (1994)

Hope you guys found this interesting! On monday I’ll tell you how it all went 😀



  1. That’s A LOT of reading. And that Parasyte OST – not too shabby.

    1. Thanks, brother 😀

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