Reading Lists

I include these lists largely for the benefit of other graduate students embarking on the process of studying for orals/qualifying exams.

Modern Britain and the British Empire

I.  How does the history of Britain fit into the history of the world around it?  How can situating Britain within the history of the Atlantic world, or of Europe, or of world empires, enhance our understanding and analyses?

1.  Armitage, David. “Greater Britain: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” American Historical Review 104:2 (April 1999)

2.  Pagden, Anthony. The Idea of Europe (2002)

3.  Pocock, J.G.A. “What do we mean by Europe?” The Wilson Quarterly 21:1 (Winter 1997)

4.  Pocock, J.G.A. “The New British History in Atlantic Perspective: An Antipodean Commentary.” American Historical Review 104:2 (April 1999)

II.  When did Britain become “modern”?  How should we periodize modernity?

5.  Clark, J.C.D. English Society, 1660-1832: Religion, Ideology and Politics during the Ancien Regime (2000)

6.  Pincus, Steven. 1688: The First Modern Revolution (2009)

7.  Porter, Roy. The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment (2000)

8.  Price, Richard. British Society, 1680-1880: Dynamism, Containment, Change (1999)

9.  Vernon, James. Distant Strangers (2014)

10.  Wahrman, Dror. The Making of the Modern Self: Identity and Culture in Eighteenth-Century England (2004)

III.  In what form did a British national identity emerge?  How did it change over time?

11.  Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1991)

12.  Arnstein, Walter. “Queen Victoria Opens Parliament: The Disinvention of Tradition.” Historical Research 63:151 (June 1990)

13.  Burton, Antoinette. “Who Needs the Nation? Interrogating ‘British’ History.” Journal of Historical Sociology 10:3 (Sept. 1997)

14.  Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (1992)

15.  Hall, Catherine. Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender, and the British Reform Act of 1867 (2000)

16.  Hall, Catherine. Macaulay and Son: Architects of Imperial Britain (2012)

17.  Hall, Stuart. “Culture, Community, Nation.” Cultural Studies 7:3 (Oct. 1993)

18.  Hobsbawm, Eric and Terence Ranger, eds. The Invention of Tradition (1983)

19.  Kearney, Hugh. The British Isles: A History of Four Nations (1989)

20.  Porter, Bernard. The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain (2004)

21.  Webster, Wendy. Englishness and Empire, 1939-1965 (2005)

IV.  How does one date the “industrial revolution”?  When and why did it happen?

22.  Allen, Robert. The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective (2009)

23.  Berg, Maxine and P. Hudson. “Rehabilitating the Industrial Revolution.” The Economic History Review 45:1 (Feb. 1992)

24.  De Vries, Jan. “The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution.” The Journal of Economic History 54:2 (June 1994)

25.  Hobsbawm, Eric. Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution (1969)

26.  Mokyr, Joel. The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850 (2009)

27.  Wrigley, E.A. Continuity, Chance, and Change: The Character of the Industrial Revolution in England (1988) 

V.  What were the social impacts of industrialization?  How did working class reform movements emerge and change over time?  How were working-class identities fashioned and expressed?  To what extent did class identity coexist and commingle with other identities, such as gender and racial identities? 

28.  Clark, Anna. The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (1997) (Introduction)

29.  Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist (1838)

30.  Epstein, James. Radical Expression: Political Language, Ritual and Symbol in England, 1790-1850 (1994)

31.  Hall, Catherine. Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867 (2000)

32.  Scott, Joan. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review 91:5 (Dec. 1986)

33.  Stedman Jones, Gareth. “Rethinking Chartism. In Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History, 1832-1982 (1984)

34.  Thompson, Dorothy. Outsiders: Class, Gender, Nation (1993)

35.  Thompson, E.P. The Making of the English Working Class (1963)

36.  Thompson, E.P. “The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century.” Past and Present 50 (Feb. 1971)

37.  Walkowitz, Judith. City of Dreadful Delight (1992)

VI.  How were the middle classes constituted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? 

38.  Davidoff, Leonore and Catherine Hall. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 (1987)

39.  Koditschek, Theodore. Class Formation and Urban Industrial Society: Bradford, 1750- 1850 (1990)

40.  Wahrman, Dror. Imagining the Middle Class: The Political Representation of Class in Britain, 1780-1840 (1995)

 VII.  How did religion affect British society and politics during this period?

41.  Brown, Christopher. Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism (2006)

42.  Colley, Linda. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (1992)

43.  Hilton, Boyd. The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1785-1865 (1991)

44.  Laqueur, Thomas. Religion and Respectability: Sunday Schools & Working Class Culture, 1780-1850 (1976)

VIII.  What did movements for reform look like during the long nineteenth century?  How did these reforms affect British culture and politics? 

45.  Epstein, James. Radical Expression: Political Language, Ritual and Symbol in England, 1790-1850 (1994)

46.  Hall, Catherine. Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender, and the British Reform Act of 1867 (2000)

47.  Joyce, Patrick. Work, Society and Politics: Culture and the Factory in Later Victorian England (1982)

48.  Rudé, George. Wilkes and Liberty: A Social Study of 1763 to 1774 (1962)

49.  Vernon, James. Politics and the People: A Study in English Political Culture, 1815-67 (1993)

IX.  How did the British state change and evolve to meet the new demands of the industrial revolution, the expanding empire, the growing electorate, and all the other complications of the modern world?  How did this state observe, control, and govern its inhabitants?

50.  Brewer, John. The Sinews of Power (1989)

51.  Davin, Anna. “Imperialism and Motherhood.” History Workshop Journal 5 (Spring 1978)

52.  Edgerton, David. Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970 (2005)

53.  Guldi, Jo. Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State (2012)

54.  Harling, Philip and Peter Mandler. “From ‘Fiscal-Military’ State to Laissez-Faire State, 1760-1850.” Journal of British Studies 32:1 (Jan. 1993)

55.  MacDonagh, Oliver. “The Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Government." The Historical Journal 1:1 (1958)

56.  Otter, Chris. The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910 (2008)

57.  Vernon, James. “The Ethics of Hunger and the Assembly of Society: The Techno-Politics of the School Meal in Modern Britain.American Historical Review 110:3 (June 2005)

X.  How and why did the British Empire expand during the nineteenth century?  How did imperial expansion affect metropolitan politics, society, and culture?  How did being part of an “imperial nation” shape the worldviews of Britons? 

58.  Bayly, C.A. Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World (1989)

59.  Cain, P.J. and A.G. Hopkins. “Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Expansion Overseas: I, 1688-1850.” The Economic History Review 39:4 (Nov. 1986)

60.  Cain, P.J. and A.G. Hopkins. “Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Expansion Overseas: II, New Imperialism, 1850-1945.” The Economic History Review 40:1 (Feb. 1987)

61.  Cannadine, David. Ornamentalism (2001)

62.  Colley, Linda. Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850 (2002)

63.  Hall, Catherine. Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830-1867 (2002)

64.  Porter, Bernard. The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain (2004)

65.  Price, Richard. “One Big Thing: Britain, Its Empire, and Their Imperial Culture.” Journal of British Studies 45:3 (July 2006)

66.  Robinson, Ronald and John Gallagher. “The Imperialism of Free Trade.” The Economic History Review 6:1 (1953)

67.  Said, Edward. Orientalism (1978)

68.  Webster, Wendy. Englishness and Empire, 1939-1965 (2005)

XI.  What roles did technology and knowledge play in imperialism?

69.  Bayly, Christopher. Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870 (1983)

70.  Cohn, Bernard. Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India (1996)

71.  Coombes, Annie. Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture, and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England (1994)

72.  Dirks, Nicholas. Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India (2001) (Esp. epilogue)

73.  Dirks, Nicholas. The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain (2006)

74.  Headrick, Daniel R. The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century (1981)

75.  Kubicek, Robert. “British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change.” In The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Nineteenth Century, ed. Andrew Porter (2001)

76.  Mitchell, Timothy. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity (2002)

77.  Said, Edward. Orientalism (1978)

78.  Satia, Priya. Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (2008)

79.  Satia, Priya. “War, Wireless, and Empire: Marconi and the British Warfare State, 1896-1903.” Technology and Culture 51:4 (Oct. 2010)

XII.  How should we conceptualize the legacy of the Edwardian era?  Was it a “long summer” or a time of roiling social conflict?

80.  Adams, Michael. The Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I (1990)

81.  Cannadine, David. The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy (1990)

82.  Dangerfield, George. The Strange Death of Liberal England (1997)

83.  Koven, Seth. Slumming: Social and Sexual Politics in Victorian London (2004)

84.  Koven, Seth. The Match Girl and the Heiress (2014)

XIII.  How did the First World War affect British culture and society?  How did British culture respond to widespread bereavement?  How did the war affect notions of gender and citizenship?

85.  Adams, Michael. The Great Adventure: Male Desire and the Coming of World War I (1990)

86.  Bourke, Joanna. Dismembering the Male: Men’s Bodies, Britain, and the Great War (1996)

87.  Cannadine, David. “War and Death, Grief and Mourning in Modern Britain.” In Mirrors of Mortality: Studies in the Social History of Death, ed. Joachim Whaley (1982)

88.  Cannadine, David. The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy (1990)

89.  Eksteins, Modris. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age (2000)

90.  Fussell, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory (1975)

91.  Gregory, Adrian. The Silence of Memory: Armistice Day, 1919-46 (1994)

92.  Gullace, Nicoletta. Blood of Our Sons: Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship During the Great War (2004)

93.  Jalland, Pat. Death in War and Peace: A History of Loss and Grief in England, 1914-70 (2010)

94.  Laqueur, Thomas. The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains (2015)

95.  Pederson, Susan. “Gender, Welfare and Citizenship in Britain during the Great War.” American Historical Review 95:4 (Oct. 1990)

96.  Satia, Priya. Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (2008)

97.  Shaw, Jane. Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers (2011)

98.  Winter, Jay. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995)

XIV.  How did the First World War affect ideas of nationalism and national identity in the British Empire?

99.  Laughlin, James. “Mobilising the Sacred Dead: The Great War and the Politics of Remembrance.” In Ireland and the Great War: ‘A War to Unite Us All’?, ed. Adrian Gregory and Senia Paseta (2002)

100.  Manela, Erez. The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (2009)

101.  Scates, Bruce. Return to Gallipoli: Walking the Battlefields of the Great War (2006)

102.  Seal, Graham. Inventing Anzac: The Digger and National Mythology (2004)

XV.  What was the impact of the Second World War on British culture and society?  Was the war a “People’s War”?

103.  Addison, Paul. Now the War is Over: A Social History of Britain, 1945-51 (1985)

104.  Edgerton, David. Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970 (2005)

105.  Rose, Sonya. Which People’s War: National Identity and Citizenship in Wartime Britain, 1939-1945 (2003)

106.  Stansky, Peter. The First Day of the Blitz: September 7th, 1940 (2007)

XVI.  Why did decolonization occur when it did?  To what extent did continuities between the colonial and post-colonial state remain?

107.  Darwin, John. The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate (1991)

108.  Darwin, John. The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World System, 1830-1970 (2009) (Selections)

109.  Elkins, Carolyn. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya (2005)

110.  Louis, W. R. and R. Robinson. “The Imperialism of Decolonization.” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 22:3 (1994)

111.  Webster, Wendy. Englishness and Empire, 1939-1965 (2005)

XVII.  What role did spiritualism play in British society?  How did British spiritualists draw on and differ from their counterparts in Europe and America?  What were the relationships between spiritualism and gender, technology, religion, and consolation?

112.  Barrow, Logie. Independent Spirits: Spiritualism and English Plebeians, 1850-1910 (1986)

113.  Brandon, Ruth. The Spiritualists: The Passion for the Occult in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1983)

114.  Braude, Ann. Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (2001)

115.  Byrne, Georgina. Modern Spiritualism and the Church of England, 1850-1939 (2010)

116.  Chapin, David. Exploring Other Worlds: Margaret Fox, Elisha Kent Kane, and the Antebellum Culture of Curiosity (2005)

117.  Dixon, Joy. Divine Feminine: Theosophy and Feminism in England (2001)

118.  Galvan, Jill Nicole. The Sympathetic Medium: Feminine Channeling, the Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919 (2010)

119.  Hazelgrove, Jenny. Spiritualism and British Society Between the Wars (2000)

120.  Klassen, Pamela. “Radio Mind: Protestant Experimentalists on the Frontiers of Healing.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 75:3 (Sept. 2007)

121.  Mannherz, Julia. Modern Occultism in Late Imperial Russia (2012)

122.  Natale, Simone. Supernatural Entertainments: Victorian Spiritualism and the Rise of Modern Media Culture (2016)

123.  Oppenheim, Janet. The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914 (1985)

124.  Owen, Alex. The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England (1989)

125.  Owen, Alex. The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern (2004)

126.  Walkowitz, Judith.  “Science and the Seance: Transgressions of Gender and Genre in Late Victorian London.” Representations 22 (Spring 1988)

127.  Winter, Jay. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995) (selections)


Early Modern Britain

I.  Surveys of the Early Modern Period

1.  Brigden, Susan. New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603 (2002)

2.  Kishlansky, Mark. A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 (1996)

II.  Wars of the Roses and Henry VII

3.  Cameron, A. “The Giving of Livery and Retaining in Henry VII’s Reign.” Renaissance and Modern Studies 18:1 (1974)

4.  Carpenter, Christine. Wars of the Roses (1997)

5.  Condon, Margaret. “Ruling Elites in the Reign of Henry VII.” In Tudor Monarchy , ed. John Guy (1997)

6.  Grummitt, David. “Henry VII, Chamber Finance and the ‘New Monarchy’: Some New Evidence.” Historical Research 72:179 (Oct. 1999)

7.  Gunn, Steven. Early Tudor Government, 1485-1558 (1995)

8.  Lander, J. R. “Bonds, Coercion and Fear: Henry VII and the Peerage." In Crown and Nobility, 1450-1509, ed. Lander (1976)

III.  Religion Under the Tudors

9.  Bernard, George. “The Church of England c.1529-c.1642.” History 75:244 (June 1990)

10.  Dickens, A.G. The English Reformation (1964)

11.  Duffy, Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars (1993)

12.  Fincham, Kenneth and Nicholas Tyacke. Altars Restored  (2007)

13.  Haigh, Christopher. English Reformations (1993)

14.  Lake, Peter. Bad Queen Bess?: Libellous Politics, Secret Histories and the Politics of Publicity in Elizabethan England (2015)

15.  MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Tudor Church Militant (1999)

16.  Shagan, Ethan. Popular Politics and the English Reformation (2003)

17.  Sharpe, Kevin. Selling the Tudor Monarchy (2009)

18.  Thomas, Keith. Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971) (Esp. chapters 1 and 2)

IV.  Mary & Elizabeth

19.  Adams, Simon. “Eliza Enthroned? The Court and its Politics.” In The Reign of Elizabeth I, ed. Christopher Haigh (1984)

20.  Bowers, Roger. “The Chapel Royal, the Edwardian Prayer Book, and Elizabeth’s Settlement of Religion, 1559.” Historical Journal 43:2 (June 2000)

21.  Brigden, Susan. London and the Reformation (1989) (Selection, 521-605)

22.  Collinson, Patrick. The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1967) (Selection, 29-97)

23.  Collinson, Patrick. “The Monarchical Republic of Queen Elizabeth I.” In Elizabethan Essays, ed. Collinson (1994)

24.  Jones, Norman. “Elizabeth’s First Year: The Conception and Birth of the Elizabethan Political World.” In The Reign of Elizabeth I, ed. Christopher Haigh (1984)

 V.  Puritans

25.  Collinson, Patrick. The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1967) (selection, 29-97)

26.  Fincham, Kenneth and Peter Lake. “The Ecclesiastical Policy of James I.” Journal of British Studies 24:2 (Apr. 1985)

27.  Seaver, Paul S. Wallington’s World: A Puritan Artisan in Seventeenth-Century London (1985)

28.  Tyacke, Nicholas. “Puritanism, Arminianism and Counter-Revolution.” In The Origins of the English Civil War, ed. Conrad Russell (1973)

VI.  Transformations of the State

29.  Collinson, Patrick. “The Monarchical Republic of Queen Elizabeth I.” In Elizabethan Essays, ed. Collinson (1994)

30.  Elton, G.R. The Tudor Revolution in Government (1953)

31.  Fletcher, Anthony. Reform in the Provinces: The Government of Stuart England (1986)

32.  Goldie, Mark. “The Unacknowledged Republic: Officeholding in Early Modern England.” In The Politics of the Excluded, 1500-1800, ed. Tim Harris (2001)

33.  Hindle, Steve. The State and Social Change in Early Modern England, c. 1550-1640 (2000)

34.  Hoyle, R. “War and Public Finance.” In The Reign of Henry VIII, ed. Diarmaid MacCulloch (1995)

35.  Muldrew, C. The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England. (1995) (Selections)

36.  O’Brien, Patrick and Philip Hunt. “The Rise of a Fiscal State in England, 1485-1815.” Historical Research 66:160  (June 1993)

37.  Scott, Jonathan. England’s Troubles: Seventeenth-Century English Political Instability in European Context (2000)

38.  Withington, Phil. “Public Discourse, Corporate Citizenship, and State Formation in Early Modern England.” American Historical Review 112:4 (Oct. 2007)

VII.  Parliament

29.  Cromartie, Alan. The Constitutionalist Revolution: An Essay on the History of England, 1450-1652 (2006)

40.  Russell, Conrad. “Parliamentary History in Perspective.” History, 61:201 (1976)

41.  Russell, Conrad. Parliaments and English Politics (1979)

42.  Withington, Phil. The Politics of Commonwealth: Citizens and Freemen in Early Modern England (2005)

VIII.  The Causes of the English Civil War

43.  Braddick, Michael. God’s Fury, England’s Fire: A New History of the English Civil Wars (2008)

44.  Como, David. “Predestination and Political Conflict in Laud’s London.” Historical Journal 46:2 (June 2003)

45.  Como, David. “Secret Printing, the Crisis of 1640, and the Origins of Civil War Radicalism.” Past and Present 196 (Aug. 2007)

46.  Cust and Hughes, eds. Conflict in Early Stuart England (1989)

47.  Hill, Christopher. “A Bourgeois Revolution?” In Three British Revolutions, ed. J. G. A. Pocock (1980)

48.  Holmes, Clive. Why was Charles I Executed? (2006)

49.  Langelüddecke, Henrik. “ ‘I Finde All Men & My Officers All Soe Unwilling’: The Collection of Ship Money, 1635-1640.” Journal of British Studies, 46 (July 2007)

50.  Morrill, John. The Nature of the English Revolution (1993)

51.  Morrill, John. “The Religious Context of the English Civil War.” In The English Civil War, ed. Richard Cust and Ann Hughes (1997)

52.  Russell, Conrad. Parliaments and English Politics (1979)

53.  Russell, Conrad. The Causes of the English Civil War (1990)

54.  Sharpe, Kevin. “The Personal Rule of Charles I.” In Before the English Civil War, ed. Howard Tomlinson (1983)

55.  Skinner, Quentin. “Classical Liberty, Renaissance Translation, and the English Civil War.” In Visions of Politics, vol. 2: Renaissance Virtues (2002)

56.  Stone, Lawrence. The Causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 (1972)

57.  Tyacke, Nicholas. “The Puritan Paradigm of English Politics, 1558-1642.” Historical Journal 53:3 (Sept. 2010)

IX.  Prosecution and Effects of the English Civil War

58.  Donagan, Barbara. War in England, 1642-49 (2008)

59.  Kelsey, Sean. “The Trial of Charles I.” The English Historical Review 118 (2003)

60.  Kishlansky, Mark. The Rise of the New Model Army (1983)

61.  McElligott, J. and D. Smith, eds. Royalists and Royalism during the English Civil Wars (2007)

62.  Seaward, Paul. The Cavalier Parliament (1988)

63.  Skinner, Quentin. Liberty Before Liberalism (1998)

64.  Worden, Blair. The Rump Parliament (1974)

X.  Citizenship, Radicalism, and the Public Sphere

65.  Bellany, Alastair. The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603-1660 (2002)

66.  Capp, Bernard. England’s Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and Its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660 (2012)

67.  Crawford, Patricia. “ ‘The Poorest She’: Women and Citizenship in Early Modern England.” In The Putney Debates of 1647, ed. Michael Mendle (2001)

69.  Hill, Christopher. The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas during the English Reformation (1972)

70.  Hughes, Ann. Gender and the English Revolution (2012)

71.  Lake, Peter and Steven Pincus. “Rethinking the Public Sphere in Early Modern England.” The Journal of British Studies 45:2 (April 2006)

72.  Millstone, Noah. Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Stuart England (2016)

73.  Morrill, John. “Christopher Hill’s Revolution.” History 74:241 (June 1989)

74.  Peacey, Jason. Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution (2013)

75.  Scott, Jonathan. “Radicalism and Restoration: The Shape of the Stuart Experience.” Historical Journal 31:2 (1988)

XI.  Restoration

76.  Harris, Tim. Politics Under the Later Stuarts (1993)

77.  Harris, Tim. Restoration (2005)

78.  Scott, Jonathan. England’s Troubles: Seventeenth-Century Political Instability in European Context (2000)

79.  Spurr, John. The Restoration Church of England (1991)

XII.  Early British Empire

80.  Andrews, K. Trade, Plunder and Settlement (1984)

81.  Beckles, Hilary McD. “‘The Hub of Empire’: The Caribbean and Britain in the Seventeenth Century.” In The Origins of Empire, ed. Nicholas Canny (2001)

82.  Brenner, Robert. “The Civil War Politics of London’s Merchant Community.” Past and Present 58:1 (Feb. 1973)

83.  Cowan, Brian. The Social Life of Coffee (2005)

84.  Davis, Ralph. “English Foreign Trade, 1660-1700.” In Economic History Review, New Series, 7 (1954)

85.  Guidi-Bruscoli, Francesco. "John Cabot and his Italian Financiers.” Historical Research 85:229 (Aug. 2012)

86.  Marshall, P.J. “The English in Asia to 1700.” In Origins of Empire, ed. Nicholas Canny (2001)

87.  Pestana, Carla. The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661 (2007)

88.  Zahedieh, Nuala. “Overseas Expansion and Trade in the Seventeenth Century.” In Origins of Empire, ed. Nicholas Canny (2001)

XIII.  The Glorious Revolution

89.  Clark, J.C.D. “1688: The Glorious Revolution or Glorious Reaction.” In Fabrics and Fabrications: The Myth and Making of William and Mary, ed. Paul Hoftijzer and C. C. Barfoot (1990)

90.  Pincus, Steve. 1688: The First Modern Revolution (2009)

91.  Pocock, J.G.A. “The Significance of 1688: Some Reflections on Whig History.” In Revolutions of 1688, ed. Robert Beddard (1991)

92.  Trevelyan, G.M. The English Revolution, 1688-89 (1938)


Trauma & Memory: Modalities & Case Studies

I.  Overviews

1.  Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. Slavery and Justice (2007)

2.  Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (1992)

3.  Minow, Martha. Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence (1999)

4.  Minow, Martha. Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair (2003)

II.  Reparations

5.  Barkan, Elezar. The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Historical Injustice (2000)

6.  Rubio-Marin, Ruth. What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations (2006)

7.  Torpey, John. Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics (2006)

III.  Apologies

8.  Brooks, Roy, ed. When Sorry Isn’t Enough: The Controversy over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice (1999)

9.  Dudden, Alex. Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States (2014)

10.  Nobles, Melissa. The Politics of Official Apologies (2008)

IV.  Textbooks and History Wars

11.  Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton. Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American History (2008)

12.  Linenthal, Edward T. and Tom Engelhardt. History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past (1996)

13.  Nash, Gary, Charlotte Crabtree, and Ross Dunn. History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past (2000)

14.  Novick, David. That Noble Dream: The “Objectivity Question” and the American Historical Profession (1988)

15.  Rosenzweig, Roy and David Thelen. The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life (2000)

16.  Savage, Kirk. Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (2011)

17.  Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1997)

V.  Truth & Reconciliation Committees, South Africa

18.  Barkan, Elazar, David Engel, Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Ingrao, and James Campbell. “AHR Forum: Truth and Reconciliation in History.” American Historical Review 114:4 (Oct. 2009)

19.  Cole, Catherine. Performing South Africa’s Truth Commission: Stages of Transition (2009)

20.  Hazan, Pierre. Judging War, Judging History: Behind Truth and Reconciliation (2010)

21.  Posel, Deborah, ed. Commissioning the Past: Understanding South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee (2002)

VI.  The Civil War

22.  Blight, David. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (2002)

23.  Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2009)

24.  Horwitz, Tony. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (1999)

25.  Horwitz, Tony. Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War (2012)

26.  Neff, John. Honoring the Civil War Dead: Commemoration and the Problem of Reconciliation (2005)

27.  Savage, Kirk. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America (1997)

VII.  Jim Crow/Civil Rights

28.  Brophy, Alfred. Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation (2003)

29.  Hirsch, James. Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy (2002)

30.  Ifill, Sherrilyn. On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century (2007)

VIII.  America & Slavery Reparations

31.  Bittker, Boris. The Case for Black Reparations (1972)

32.  Brophy, Alfred. Reparations: Pro and Con (2006)

33.  Martin, Michael T. and Marilyn Yaquinto, eds. Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States: On Reparations for Slavery, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies (2007)

34.  Robinson, Randall. The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks (2001)

IX.  Native Americans

35.  Kelman, Ari. A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek (2015)

36.  Madley, Benjamin. An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 (2016)

37.  Weiner, Brian. Sins of the Parents: The Politics of National Apologies in the United States (2005)

X.  The Holocaust

38.  Farmer, Sarah. Martyred Village: Commemorating the 1944 Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane (2000)

39.  Gross, Jan. Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (2001)

40.  Polonsky, Anthony and Joanna B. Michlic. The Neighbors Respond: The Controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland (2003)

41.  Young, James. The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning (1994)