Books by Recommender

38 responses.


Bruce J. Schulman:
Must read: Corey, Mary, The World Through a Monocle (1999)
Neglected: Degler, Carl, Out of Our Past (1959)


Bruce J. Schulman:
Must read: Dollinger, Marc, Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America (2000)


David Jaffee:
Must read: White, Richard, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (1991)


David Roediger:
Neglected: Stuckey, Sterling, Slave Culture (1987)


David Waldstreicher:
Must read: Holton, Woody, Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia (1999)
Overrated: Freeman, Joanne, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the Early Republic (2001)


Elliot Gorn:
Must read: Diamond, Jarred, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1999)


Elliot West:
Must read: Gordon, Linda, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999)
Neglected: Sauer, Carl O., Seventeenth Century North America (1980)


James Livingston:
Must read: Jaffa, Harry, Crisis of the House Divided (1982)


James W. Cook:
Must read: Lhamon, Jr., W.T., Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop (1998)


Jane Turner Censer:
Must read: Neely, Mark, Southern Rights: Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism (1999)
Neglected: Lumpkin, Katharine DuPre, The Emancipation of Angelina Grimke (1974)


Judith E. Smith:
Must read: Weigand, Kate, Red Feminism (2000)


Ken Kusmer:
Must read: Sherry, Michael, In the Shadow of War: The United States since the 1930s (1995)


Ken Kusmer:
Must read: Jordan, Winthrop, Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy (1993)
Neglected: Borchert, James, Alley Life in Washington: Family, Community, Religion, and Folklife in the City, 1850-1970 (1980)


Kermit L. Hall:
Must read: Webb, Walter Prescott, The Great Plains (1931)
Neglected: Paludan, Philip, Victims: A True Story of the Civil War (1981)
Overrated: Fogel, Robert William, and Stanley L. Engerman, Time on the Cross (1974)


Linda Gordon:
Must read: Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks, Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement and the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 (1993)
Neglected: Haag, Pamela, Consent: Sexual Rights and the Transformation of American Liberalism (1999)


Linda Shopes:
Must read: Gordon, Linda, The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999)
Neglected: Portelli, Alessandro, The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue (1997)


Martha Hodes:
Neglected: Dyer, Geoff, Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence (1997)


Melani McAlister:
Must read: Gilroy, Paul, The Black Atlantic (1993)


Melvyn Dubofsky:
Must read: Rogers, Daniel, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998)
Neglected: Hofstadter, Richard / Polanyi, Karl, The Age of Reform / The Great Transformation (1955)


Michael Kazin:
Neglected: Hofstadter, Richard, The Progressive Historians: Turner, Beard, Parrington (1968)


Michael O'Malley:
Must read: Glickman, Lawrence, Consumer Society in American History: A Reader (1999)
Neglected: Livingston, James, Pragmatism and the Political Economy of Cultural Revolution (1994)


Nina Silber:
Neglected: Quinn, Peter, Banished Children of Eve (1994)


Paul Buhle:
Must read: James, CLR, Beyond a Boundary (1961)


Paul Buhle:
Must read: Williams, William Appleman, Contours of American History (1961)


Richard Slotkin:
Must read: Barry, John, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (1997)
Neglected: Litwack, Leon, Trouble in Mind (1998)
Overrated: Baudrillard, Jean, America (1986)


Richard Wightman Fox:
Must read: Lepore, Jill, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity (1998)
Neglected: Mathews, Donald G., Religion in the Old South (1977)


Robert Self:
Must read: O’Connor, Alice, Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History (2001)
Neglected: Katznelson, Ira /Peterson, Paul E., City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States/City Limits (1981)


Roy Rosenzweig:
Must read: Wineburg, Samuel S., Historical Thinking & Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (2001)


Roy Rosenzweig:
Neglected: Dening, Greg, History's Anthropology: The Death of William Gooch (1988)


Shane White:
Must read: Levine, Lawrence, Black Culture and Black Consciousness (1977)


Shane White:
Must read: Isaac, Rhys, Transformation of Virginia (1982)


Shane White:
Must read: Rosenzweig, Roy, Eight Hours for What We Will (1983)


Stanley N. Katz:
Must read: Silverman, Debora, Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art (2000)


Stephen Robertson:
Must read: Chauncey, George, Gay New York (1994)
Neglected: Alexander, Ruth, The Girl Problem (1998)


Susan Porter Benson:
Must read: Bennett, Judith M., Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World (1997)
Neglected: Shaw, Stephanie J., What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Workers during the Jim Crow Era (1996)


Susan Strasser:
Must read: Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, A Midwife's Tale (1990)
Neglected: Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz, and Kathy Peiss, eds., Love Across the Color Line (1996)


Van Gosse:
Must read: Sugrue, Tom, Origins of the Urban Crisis (1996)
Neglected: Gosnell, Harold, Negro Politicians (1935)


Virginia Joy Scharff:
Must read: Price, Jennifer, Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America (1999)
Neglected: Felstiner, Mary Lowenthal, To Paint Her Life: Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi Era (1994)