My reading has been all over the place this summer, though much of it has been centered on the history of the Holocaust and Germany, which I will teach for the first time this year. I’ve also decided as a new transplant to Boston that it is time to look more closely at the abolitionist movement.
Joseph Ellis, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, (Knopf, 2013).
Julie Roy Jeffrey, Abolitionists Remember: Antislavery Autobiographies and the Unfinished Work of Emancipation, (University of North Carolina Press, 2008).
Barbara Krauthamer, Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South, (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).
W. Caleb McDaniel, The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform, (Louisiana State University Press, 2013).
Joanne Pope Melish, Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860, (Cornell University Press, 1998).
Henry McNeal Turner, Freedom’s Witness: The Civil War Correspondence of Henry McNeal Turner, (reprint, University of West Virginia Press, 2013).
Bruce Watson, Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream, (Penguin 2005).
Germany and the Holocaust
Richard Evans, The Third Reich at War, (Penguin, 2008).
Saul Friedlander, Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945, (Harper, 2009).
Jeffrey Herf, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys, (Harvard University Press, 1997).
Ian Kershaw, The “Hitler Myth”: Image and Reality in the Third Reich, (Oxford University Press, 1987).
Claudia Koonz, The Nazi Conscience, (Harvard University Press, 2003).
Erik Larson, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, (Crown, 2011).