Free history books
Dear MA and PhD Students in History,

One of our recent MA graduates, Don Fields, has very generously decided to donate all of the textbooks he used in all his graduate history classes to anyone who would like them. He has even drawn up a detailed list, organized by course (see below and enclosed attachment), and has boxed them by course as well. The books current reside at the "free book table" just outside the main department office (Robinson B 359). So please feel free to peruse them and take away what you want.

On behalf of the rest of the department, let me thank Don once again for his generosity and also for drawing up a detailed list and organizing them by course to make it easier for you to select.

Mack Holt

601 Themes in American History

Stephen B. Oates and Charles J. Errico eds. , Portrait of America
Walter Isaacson ed. , A Benjamin Franklin Reader
Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Gary Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg
David McCullough, John Adams
Jay Winik, April 1865
Thomas Fleming, Duel, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and the Future of America
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals
James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle eds. , After the Fact
David McCullough, 1776

HIST 602 Themes in American History II

Eric Foner. A Short History of Reconstruction.
 Gail Bederman. Manliness and Civilization. A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1870-1917 (1995).
George Sanchez. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945(1993).
Daniel T. Rogers. Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (2000).
 George Chauncey. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of a Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (1995)
 Elanie Tyler May. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era (1990).
Michael Denning. Cultural Front: The Laboring ofAmerican Culture in the Twentieth Century (1998).
Robin D.G. Kelley. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression(1990).
Lizabeth Cohen. A Consumer 's Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (2003).
Kevin Kruse. White Flight. Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservativism
Thomas Frank. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism (1998).
Bruce Schulman. The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society

HIST 605, Themes in European History I  (ca. 1400-1800)

1. Charles Nauert, Humanism and the Culture of the Renaissance, 2nd ed.
Cambridge Univ. Press: 978-0521547814
2. Sebastian De Grazia, Machiavelli in Hell
        Vintage Books: 978-0679743421
3. John Bossy, Christianity in the West, 1400-1700
Oxford University Press: 978-0192891626
4. Edward Muir, Ritual in Early Modern Europe, 2nd ed.
   Cambridge Univ. Press: 978-0521602408
5. Natalie Davis, Society and Culture in Early Modern France
       Stanford Univ. Press: 978-0804709726
6. Barbara Diefendorf, Beneath the Cross
    Oxford Univ. Press: 978-0195070135
7. Brian Levack, The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe, 3rd ed.
       Pearson-Longman: 978-0582419018
8. Mario Biagioli, Galileo, Courtier
     Univ. of Chicago Press: 978-0226045609
9. William Beik, Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France
     Cambridge Univ. Press: 978-0521367824
10. Robin Blackburn, The Making of New World Slavery
       Verso: 978-1859841953
11. Dena Goodman, The Republic of Letters
  Cornell Univ. Press: 978-0801481740
12. Darrin McMahon, Enemies of the Enlightenment
Oxford Univ. Press: 978-0195158939
13. David Andress, The Terror
      Farrar, Straus, and Giroux: 978-0374530730

History 606  Themes in European History  History of Modernity

Stephen Toulmin, Cosmopolis. The Hidden Agenda of Modernity.
Lynn Hunt, Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution. 
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison.
Marshall Berman, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. The Experience of Modernity.
Peter Fritzsche, Modern Time and the Melancholy of History.
Edward Said, Orientalism.
Anson Rabinbach, The Human Motor. Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity.
Carl Schorske, Fin-de-Siecle Vienna. Politics and Culture.
Stephen Kern, The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918.
Zygmunt Bauman, Modernity and the Holocaust.
Matei Calinescu, Five Faces of Modernity: Modernism, Avant-garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism.
Roger Griffin, Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler.

History 610.002: The Study and Writing of History

William H. Prescott, History of the Conquest of Mexico
Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Vol. I,
E.P. Thompson, Making of the English Working Class
Lawrence Levine, Black Culture, Black Consciousness
William Cronon, Changes in the Land
Natalie Zemon Davis, Return of Martin Guerre
Peter Novick, That Noble Dream
Joan Wallach Scott, Gender and the Politics of History
Lynn Hunt, Family Romance of the French Revolution
Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past
Steve J. Stern, Secret History of Gender
Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, Many Headed Hydra

History 615/635 Science and Modern Life from Frankenstein to Google

Evolution by Peter Bowler (0520236939)
By the Bomb's Early Light by Paul Boyer (0807844802)
Summer for the Gods by Edward J. Larson (0465075102)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (0393964582)
Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells (0375760969)
Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn (Chicago, 3rd ed., 1996) (0226458083)
Neuromancer by William Gibson (0441569595)

History 615-B02: House Divided: The Civil War Era, 1860-1865
Steven A. Channing, Crisis of Fear: Secession in South Carolina, ISBN-10: 0393007308.
James M. McPherson, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, ISBN-10:0195124995
Thomas P. Lowry, The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War. ISBN:978081715157.
Alan T. Nolan, Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History, ISBN-10: 0807845876
Steven E. Woodworth, Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West, ISBN-10: 0700605673
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War
William Marvel, Andersonville: The Last Depot..
Stephen V. Ash, When the Yankees Came: Conflict and Chaos in the Occupied South, 1861-1865..
Howard Jones, Blue and Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations..
Charles Royster, The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans.
David W. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory.
J. Matthew Gallman The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Front.

History 615: History and Film
1) John Bodnar, Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy, and Working People in American Film (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
David Bordwell, On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1998).
Natalie Zemon Davis, Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision (Harvard University Press, 2002).
James Gilbert, A Cycle of Outrage: America's Reaction to the Juvenile Delinquent in the 1950s (Oxford University Press, 1988).
Lee Grieveson, Policing Cinema: Movies and Censorship in Early-Twentieth-Century America (University of California Press, 2004).
William Guynn, Writing History in Film (Routledge, 2006).
C. S. Tashiro, Pretty Pictures: Production Design and the History Film (University of Texas Press, 1998).
Vanessa R. Schwartz, It's So French!: Hollywood, Paris, and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2008).
Robert Sklar, Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies (Vintage, 1994).
J.E. Smyth, Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane (University Press of Kentucky, 2006).
Linda Williams, Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O. J. Simpson (Princeton University Press, 2002).

History 615 Protests and Disorder
Abu-Lughod, Janet L. 2007. Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
Capozzola, Christopher Joseph Nicodemus. 2008. Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chafe, William Henry. 1980. Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom. New York: Oxford University Press.
Feldman, Glenn. 1999. Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915-1949. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
Flamm, Michael W. 2005. Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s. Columbia studies in contemporary American history. New York: Columbia University Press. 
Gage, Beverly. 2009. The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Keller, Lisa. 2008. Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York and London. Columbia University Press. 
Smith, Carl S. 1995. Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Stowell, David O. 1999. Streets, Railroads, and the Great Strike of 1877. Historical studies of Urban America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

History 618: THE AGE OF JACKSON, 1815 1854

Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of
      America, 1815-1848.

Carol Sheriff.  The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862
Robert V.  Remini. Andrew Jackson and the Bank War.
Jonathan Earle, Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-
William Dusinberre, Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk
Jeannine Marie DeLombard, Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print
Patricia Cline Cohen, The Murder of Helen Jewett
Karen V. Hansen.  A Very Social Time: Crafting Community in Antebellum New
Lori Ginzberg, Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum
   New York
Mark Noll, Ed. God and Mammon: Protestants, Money, and the Market,
Kerry Trask,  Black Hawk: The Battle for the Heart of America

HIST-631 Era of the American Revolution

T. H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution
Gary B. Nash, The Unknown American Revolution.
Gordon S. Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution
Jean B. Lee, The Price of Nationhood
Judith Van Buskirk, Generous Enemies
James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender, A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789;
Elizabeth Fenn, Pox Americana: the Great Small Pox Epidemic of 1775-178\
Sylvia R. Frey, Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age,
Linda K. Kerber, Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America
Edward Countryman, ed., What Did the Constitution Mean to Early Americans?,
Cynthia A. Kierner, ed., The Contrast: Manners, Morals, and Authority in the Early American Republic
Alfred F. Young, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

711 Cuban Missile Crises

Robert Kennedy, Thirteen Days
Alexander Fursenko and Timothy Naftali, One Hell of  a Gamble
Robert E. Powski, March to Armegeddon
Sheldon M. Stern, Averting the "Final Failure".
Philip Nash, The Other Missiles of October.
James G. Blight and David A. Welch, On the Brink

Mack P. Holt
Professor of History, Director of MA Program
Dept. of History and Art History
Mail Stop 3G1
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22020-4444

Tel.: (703)-993-1259
Fax: (703)-993-1251
Email: [log in to unmask]