Monday, April 25, 2011

Some Forthcoming Books I Hope to Read

I have too much to read.  The books are piling up around my desk.  Right now I am working through some oldies-but- goodies on New Jersey's role in the American Revolution, including Larry Gerlach's landmark Prologue to Independence: New Jersey and the Coming of the Revolution (1976) and Sheila Skemp's William Franklin: Son of a Patriot, Servant of a King (1990). I am working on an essay, already overdue, on the subject.

I also have several books in the queue that I hope to get to sometime in the early summer.  They include John Smolenski's Friends and Strangers: The Making of a Creole Culture in Colonial Pennsylvania; Benjamin Irvin's Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty: The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors; Tal Howard's God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide; and Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of a Nation.  And that is only a start.

New books are constantly coming out.  Here are a few forthcoming titles that have caught my eye:

Thomas Kidd, Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (November 2011).

Kariann Akemi Yokota, Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation. (September 2011).

George Boudreau, Independence: A Guide to Revolutionary Philadelphia ( July 2011).

Peter Onuf and Nicholas P. Cole, Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America (September 2011).

Kate Haulman, The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (July 2011).

David D. Hall, A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England (April 2011).

Daniel K. Richter, Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts (April 2011).

Adam Jortner, The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier. (November 2011).

Carol Faulkner, Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America. (May 2011).