annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. This year the meeting will be held on April 11-14 in San Francisco.
will not be attending this year's meeting, but I always like to peruse
the book advertisements in the back of the program to get caught up on
what my fellow historians around the country are writing.
Here are some books that caught my eye. Some of them I have discussed previously on the blog.
This year there were so many books of interest that I decided to divide my recommendations into multiple posts. You can read Part I here.
Eliga Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard). See our coverage of this book here.
Michael Winship, Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill (Harvard). See our coverage of this book here.
David Vaught, The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America (Johns Hopkins)
Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia (Johns Hopkins). See our coverage of this book here.
Robert Townsend, History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 (Chicago)
Molly McCarthy, The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America (Chicago)
W. Caleb McDaniel, The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform (LSU). See our coverage of this book here.
Joseph Crespino, Strom Thurmond's America (Macmillan)
Robert Sullivan, My American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78 (Macmillan)
Tony Horwitz, Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (Macmillan). See our coverage of this book here and here and here. Catch our interview with Horwitz about his undergraduate history experience here. Horwitz on narrative history here.
Joseph Ellis, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence (Knopf)
Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf)
William Leach, Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World (Knopf)
R. Scott Appleby and Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives in U.S. History (Cornell)
Joseph Kett, Merit: History of a Founding Idea from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century (Cornell)