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Top Young Historians


  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Marina Rustow

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Heresy and the Politics of Community is a fine piece of historical scholarship, presenting the new and exciting idea that the sectarian divide between Rabbanites and Qaraites in the tenth and eleventh centuries in the Middle East not only was not as deep and antagonistic as usually assumed but also hardly existed at all in certain areas."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Malinda Maynor Lowery

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Lowery’s book is a wonderfully rich account of Lumbee history in the segregated South under Jim Crow and makes a valuable contribution to American Indian history and the history of the American South. A lively exploration of Lumbee identity in post-Civil War North Carolina, it figures identity as a complex and not always polite 'conversation' between insiders and outsiders that changes over time. Her argument is solidly grounded in archival research and also interweaves personal and family stories that enhance the narrative in beautiful ways. Her insights on race, identity, and recognition are subtle, nuanced, and powerful." -- Jean O'Brien, University of Minnesota

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Christina Snyder,

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Deeply researched, authoritative, and indispensable, Slavery in Indian Country tells us how slavery as an institution changed from a kin-based to a race-based system and richly evokes what the experience of slavery meant to those who were enslaved." -- Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Jennifer Burns

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Historian Jennifer Burns's GODDESS OF THE MARKET--the stronger of the two [biographies]--situates Rand in the 20th- century American political scene, painting her as an influential advocate for capitalism and freedom." -- The Weekly Standard

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Andrew Preston

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Logevall and Preston have done a splendid job assembling a valuable collection that should help quiet those who continue to celebrate Nixon's diplomatic brilliance." -- Melvin Small, "The Journal of American History"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Thomas G. Andrews

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Killing for Coal is far more than a blow-by-blow account of America's deadliest labor war. It is an environmental history that seeks to explain strike violence as the natural excretion of an industry that brutalized the earth and the men who worked beneath it. Andrews is one of the excellent young scholars who have given new life to the field of labor and working-class studies by introducing new questions about race and gender, ethnicity and nationality, and new insights drawn from anthropology and physical geography...Andrews deserves credit for writing one of the best books ever published on the mining industry and its environmental impact and for drawing more public attention to the Ludlow story and its significance." -- James Green, Dissent

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Daniel J. Sargent

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Sargent is an amazing teacher... very very good class. I'M A TRANSFER STUDENT AND ENJOYED HIS CLASS!"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Bethany Moreton

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Fascinating...With verve and clarity, Moreton offers something more distinctive: a compelling explanation of how Wal-Mart captured the hearts and pocketbooks of so many Americans." -- Steven P. Miller, "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    François Furstenberg

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Drawing from recent scholarship on the history of the book and on nationalism, his analysis of 'civic texts' offers several new twists on the old debate about the relationship between liberalism and slavery in a nation ostensibly dedicated to individual autonomy." -- Scott Casper, "William and Mary Quarterly"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Pekka Hämäläinen

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Hämäläinen's treatment of the complex relationships between the Comanches and other European and Native American societies is unique . . . Hämäläinen collates and narrates the events of the eastern and western frontiers through time in such an effective manner that the reader is swept in the flow of an almost seamless narrative." -- Mariah F. Wade, "Great Plains Quarterly"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Jeffrey A. Engel

    Bonnie Goodman

    "George H. W. Bush's China diary captures a pivotal moment when Americans were reintroduced to the Middle Kingdom after a generation of estrangement. It also reveals much of the humanity, humor, and light foreign policy touch of a future president and presidential father. We can be grateful to Jeffrey Engel for putting this important document into its rich historical context and making it accessible." -- Timothy Naftali, author of George H. W. Bush

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Charlotte Brooks

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A fascinating study, beautifully accomplished. Comparing the experience of Japanese and Chinese Americans in two California cities, Brooks illuminates the complex texture of discrimination, and the role of citizenship and international affairs in the evolution of equality. This book illustrates the way focused studies of particular communities contribute important insights to our understanding of the intersection of U.S. foreign affairs and civil rights history." -- Mary L. Dudziak, USC Law School, author of "Exporting American Dreams; Thurgood Marshall's African Journey"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Moshik Temkin

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Temkin's original contribution is to set the case of Sacco and Vanzetti in international context, and he does so in engaging and energetic fashion." — Sarah Farmer, University of California, Irvine

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Jeremy Kuzmarov

    Bonnie Goodman

    "The Myth of the Addicted Army will contend for best-book awards in history, sociology, and many fields of policy studies. It is chock full of original research utilizing government documents and interviews with policy makers to show how the war in Vietnam incubated the myth of widespread drug addiction among U.S. troops that became, in turn, the back story to the homefront War on Drugs." -- Jerry Lembcke, author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Kathryn Lofton

    Bonnie Goodman

    Lofton's research and writing on John Balcolm Shaw illuminates the contradiction between living in a society that simultaneously celebrates individual self-expression alongside the propagation of more socially restrictive structures.

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Beverly Gage

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Professor Gage is one of the best professors I have had. She created a pleasant atmosphere in class, and was always open to students' comments and ideas. She didn't give us the impression that she was seeking specific answers that would fit her opinion. The debates she led were lively and interesting. In addition, she was always accessible when needed."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Tevi D. Troy

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Tevi Troy's Intellectuals and the American Presidency is original and readable--required reading for intellectuals, Presidents, and the rest of us." -- Ben Wattenberg, American Enterprise Institute

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Kenneth A. Osgood

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Impressively researched, packed with new information and insights, Total Cold War is a major contribution to Cold War studies and the history of the Eisenhower presidency. An outstanding first book." 

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Scott Sandage

    Bonnie Goodman

    "The promise of America is that nobody is born to lose, but who has never wondered, 'Am I wasting my life?' We imagine escaping the mad scramble yet kick ourselves for lacking drive. Low ambition offends Americans even more than low achievement…. Failure conjures such vivid pictures of lost souls that it is hard to imagine a time, before the Civil War, when the word meant "breaking in business" - going broke. How did it become a name for a deficient self, an identity in the red? Why do we manage identity the way we run our businesses - by investment, risk, profit, and loss? -- Scott A. Sandage in "Born Losers: A History of Failure in America"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Jonathan Zimmerman has written a terrific book. Beautifully written and deeply informed, Whose America? addresses issues in American education, politics and identity that are enormously important."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Leslie Butler

    Bonnie Goodman

    "In this beautifully written and fair-minded book, Leslie Butler overturns a century of debunking to recover, in the liberals of the Victorian era, experience instructive for America today. She demonstrates the continued vitality of her subjects' reflections on democracy, race, and the role of the media, on party politics, overseas interventions, and, not least, the social responsibility of the arts." -- Daniel Walker Howe, author of "Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln" reviewing "Critical Americans Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    John C. McManus

    Bonnie Goodman

    "McManus's absorbing and forthright narrative will hopefully dispel several myths, namely that Bastogne was the decisive engagement of the Battle of the Bulge, and give long-overdue credit to the many brave Americans, some of them still alive today, who made victory possible in America's greatest ever battle."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Daniel J. Cohen

    Bonnie Goodman

    "While there is significant mathematics in the book, there are more significant insights into the times and the thinking of the 19th century protagonists who produced the mathematics. The book is a good read. -- Barnabas Hughes, O.F.M., Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge reviewing "Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Madeline Y. Hsu

    Bonnie Goodman

    "An outstanding book, and exemplar of how to do a transnational study that captures the often globe-spanning histories of migrants out of Asia. . . . Hsu's imaginative use of both English and Chinese language sources is impressive."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Edward P. Kohn,

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Great lectures, interesting readings, I love how excited he gets about history."... "Encourages his students to stop by and chat about The Simpsons...love him!"... "The best prof at McGill, bar-none. Entertainment as well as information."... "He's a rising star in the History dep't."... "One of the best teachers in a very strong department"... "An EXCELLENT professor; his lectures are entertaining and informative."... "An incredible lecturer. He knows his stuff and is really enthusiastic about the material."... "Best prof at McGill... his lectures were amazing, he kept me interested the entire time."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Stephanie M. H. Camp

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Closer to Freedom is beautifully written, accessible, and truly enjoyable to read. It will make all readers rethink how we understand women's lives under slavery, how we understand the historical significance of space, and how we conceptualize the process of slavery itself."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Thomas S. Kidd

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Kidd's portrait of Yankee evangelicals should keep his book in shops and on college syllabi for many years to come." -- Timothy A. Milford, The Catholic Historical Review reviewing "The Protestant Interest: New England after Puritanism "

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Ted Widmer

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Widmer's book offers the finest account to date of the culture and politics of New York in the explosive 1830s and 1840s. With literary grace and analytical gusto, he guides us through the writings and relationships of the most important intellectuals of the day."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Judith Surkis

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Sexing the Citizen is theorized history at its very best. Judith Surkis shows us-in concrete and subtle ways-how French notions of masculinity were arrived at, what problems and contradictions they contained and sought to resolve, and what ends they served." -- Joan Wallach Scott, author of Gender and the Politics of History reviewing "SEXING THE CITIZEN Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870–1920"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Edward G. Gray

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This is no standard biography. Instead, Gray uses Ledyard's experience and writings to get at what life was like in the various places that the Connecticut-born traveler lived or visited." Peter C. Mancall, author of "Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America" reviewing "The Making of John Ledyard Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Paul A. Kramer

    Bonnie Goodman

    "The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines is richly illustrated, clearly written, and full of vivid conceptualized terms. . . . The skillful way in which Kramer interweaves cultural, social, military, and political narratives makes his book a standard-setter in international history."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Robert O. Self

    Bonnie Goodman

    "[M]eticulously researched. . . . [A] compelling, complex, and original account of black and, to a lesser extent, white community politics in metropolitan Oakland California from 1945 to 1978." -- Cynthia Horan, "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science" reviewing "American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Timothy J. Naftali

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A magnificent achievement. ["One Hell of a Gamble"] is scholarly without being pedantic, full of revelations, and frightening."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    David R. Stone

    Bonnie Goodman

    "An impressive range of archival sources . . . a valuable contribution" -- Evan Mawdsley reviewing "Hammer and Rifle"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Amy S. Greenberg

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Amy Greenberg's fascinating account casts new light on Manifest Destiny expansionism by showing how martial conceptions of manhood animated the enthusiasm for territorial annexation in the 1850s."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Lawrence Culver

    Bonnie Goodman

    "[What] I really enjoy about being an historian is using and communicating historical knowledge in very different ways -- in research and writing withing the profession, through teaching, from surveys to graduate seminars, and through public history -- in museum exhibits, public advocacy, and in research projects, such as one I completed examining race and access to recreational space in Los Angeles. That report is now being used to advocate for increased parkland and access to recreational opportunities for all the residents of L.A. Being able to use historical knowledge to help people in the present is an especially rewarding aspect of being an historian. "

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Edward J. Blum

    Bonnie Goodman

    "What the book does so brilliantly is reveal the lasting power and appeal of religious arguments for both sides of the race question but especially for African Americans, who remained the most dedicated disciples of Christian egalitarianism and the most penetrating critics of Christian white supremacy." -- Jane Dailey, University of Chicago, reviewing "Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Cemil Aydin

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Cemil Aydin's book, The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia is a timely and significant contribution to our understanding of major intellectual forces that shape discourse about the West throughout the world."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Robert MacDougall

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Robert MacDougall's 'Turk 182' brilliantly traversed time and genres to illuminate the abiding fascination with Automata. His use of varied sources, erudition and clear affection for the subject-matter highlights it as the best post of the year." -- Judges comments when Robert MacDougall was awarded the 2005 Cliopatria Award for the best blog post.

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    John Wood Sweet

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This superb study explores the origins of that ironic definition of democracy as 'universal freedom and racial inequality' . . . Sophisticated and engaging . . . Highly recommended."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Deborah Cohen

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Awesome. Makes British political history easy."... "if you take [this course] you will be working the entire time, but you will learn more than you thought possible"... "D. Cohen is the nicest Prof. at Brown."..." She's the nicest and sweetest lady ever! And she's brilliant, young, and incredibly helpful. :)"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Todd Shepard

    Bonnie Goodman

    "With the tremendous interest in French colonialism and identity, in the relationship of the former colonies to the French nation and in colonial and postcolonial discourses, Todd Shepard's timely and significant work will be of interest to a wide range of scholars."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Mark I. Greenberg

    Bonnie Goodman

    "An area of history long neglected . . . this book is a must-have for anyone interested in the American Jewish experience."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    David J. Silverman

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This book provides a comprehensive and well-written analysis of the American Indian communities of southern New England and their critical engagement with the British colonial world... The book has an epic quality.... As a student of both James Axtell and John Murrin, Silverman is uniquely positioned to treat both sides of the colonial encounter well, and he succeeds in fully integrating American Indian history into the broad sweep of the Atlantic world." -- American Historical Review reviewing "Faith and Boundaries"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Jeffrey H. Jackson

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A history that reads like a good story, this new book by Jeffrey H. Jackson illumines the multiple reactions to jazz in France, ranging from enthusiasm and fascination to fear and disgust. It also vividly recaptures the broad cultural context and above all succeeds in demonstrating the importance of jazz for the ongoing debate about French national identity and modernity."

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Alan L. McPherson

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This timely, deeply researched, analytically rigorous, and handsomely written study probes the many anti-Americanisms that have bedeviled U.S. relations with Latin America. Why do they hate us?' is an urgent question today. McPherson impressively demonstrates that it has profound historical roots that can inform caring policymakers eager to prevent global violence." -- Thomas G. Paterson, author of Contesting Castro reviewing " Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Jocelyn H. Olcott

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This book is extraordinarily important as a work of feminist political history. It's a breathtakingly ambitious tour of Mexican women’s movements and feminist politics that will stand as a model for future histories of Latin American feminism and state formation." -- Heidi Tinsman, author of "Partners in Conflict: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Labor in the Chilean Agrarian Reform, 1950–1973" reviewing "Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Ari Kelman

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Kelman's writing style makes the interaction between the inhabitants of New Orleans and nature come alive. His interdisciplinary approach, masterful use of primary sources, and balanced argumentation place his monograph with the best studies in environmental history. The book's readability and length make it a good choice for classroom use." -- George S. Pabis writing in Journal of Southern History.

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Laurent Dubois

    Bonnie Goodman

    "How well Dubois wears the mantle of this exciting area of study. His engaging analysis of the social forces at play in Saint Domingue (now Haiti) at the turn of the nineteenth century reveals this conflict to be of wider significance than we may previously have thought...Dubois's masterful grasp of the "contorted human relationships" that define the period renders his study infinitely relevant to our global society...With his help, we may yet come to understand the far-reaching impact of this amazing revolution and the true meaning of Haiti's beloved motto: L'Union fait la force." -- Patti M. Marxsen, French Review reviewing "Avengers of the New World The Story of the Haitian Revolution"

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Aaron Sachs

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Sachs creates a different relation between past and present that is quite un-Whiggish and quite liberating. The book is smart, closely observed, lively, and full of sharply etched characters, who carry his story.... Sachs narrates the lives of these men movingly and well, and he is aware of their contradictions and their struggles." -- Richard White, Stanford U., in"Raritan," Vol. 26 (Fall 2006)

  • Originally published 08/15/2015

    Fredrik Logevall

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Logevall's book amounts to one of the most effective indictments of the Americanization of the Vietnam War that has yet been written." -- salon.com reviewing "Choosing War The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Eric Jennings

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This well written, fast moving, and always intriguing book looks at the development of Vichy’s colonial policy and how it reflected its leaders’ deeply held values. Bringing together much previously unknown material, Jennings reveals the extent to which Vichy policy fostered and triggered nationalism in the French colonies."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Sarah E. Igo

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Prof. Igo is one of the most brilliant people you will ever meet. She brings a wealth of knowledge, a clear and engaging teaching style, a unique critique and analysis as well as dynamism."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Matthew Connelly

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Matthew Connelly bravely and eloquently explores the dark underside of world population policies. It is a clarion call to respect individuals' freedom to make their own reproductive choices."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jason Sokol

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This exceptionally well-balanced first book by Cornell University Professor Jason Sokol....shows there is no stereotyping that fits the varied responses of Southern whites....Sokol explains, outlines and gives clarity to the nuances." -- Decatur (Ala.) Daily reviewing "There Goes My Everything"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Eric Rauchway

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Highly recommended, best prof I've had at Davis. Very interesting, well thought out lectures."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Rhonda Y. Williams

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A remarkable piece of work, doing for Baltimore what Making the Second Ghetto did for Chicago. Williams brings welcome new light to bear on the struggle of poor black women for respectability and inclusion, inclusion on their own terms."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Mark Atwood Lawrence

    Bonnie Goodman

    "His approach is really in-depth, but that just makes this course better. Very interested in students and open to suggestions."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Joseph Crespino

    Bonnie Goodman

    "In Search of Another Country is so rich in facts and details . . . that it immediately should become a cornerstone volume in understanding Mississippi's convoluted political history."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jeffrey Sklansky

    Bonnie Goodman

    "[T]his is a path-breaking contribution to the new history of social science."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Lisa Forman Cody

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This is an ambitious and exciting work which brings together a plethora of fascinating material, weaves unexpected and provocative connections, and provides us with new insights into issues of gender, race, and nationality as they developed along new pathways during the course of the "long eighteenth century. It is full of good and astonishing things."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Doug Rossinow

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Rossinow represents a new generation of historians that offers a fresh perspective on this controversial era.His book is an intricately interwoven tapestry of regional case study, cultural analysis and a rather deft handling of New Left politics that traces the emergence, development, and decline of left-wing radicalism. It is thorough, insightful, and well-written."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Engaging and easy to read, the work effectively creates an interesting and accessible narrative of Margaret Chung's life from extensive research."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Samuel Truett

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Truett has written one of the most compelling borderlands narratives to date. His beautifully written and efficiently organized history details the well-developed lines of economic, industrial, and personal connection that; have long linked the U.S. to its southern neighbor."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Michael S. Neiberg

    Bonnie Goodman

    "In recounting the events of WWI with skill and clarity, Neiberg does not break new ground for serious students of the conflict but achieves a fine balance of narrative and analyses - no easy feat in a one-volume study."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Micki McElya

    Bonnie Goodman

    "McElya's powerful blend of cultural and political history illuminates the ways twentieth-century white Southerners tried to maintain their historic privilege while denying the violence of their past."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jane Dailey

    Bonnie Goodman

    "In Before Jim Crow, Jane Dailey brilliantly recreates the world of the Readjusters in late nineteenth-century Virginia. Emphasizing the fluidity of southern politics after the Civil War, Dailey makes clear that the emergence of segregation and disfranchisement was not preordained. An indispensable book for anyone who wants to understand the opportunities and challenges involved in building an interracial democracy in the South." -- Peter Bardaglio, Goucher College reviewing "Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Kevin Mattson

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Ultimately Mattson challenges readers to reconsider contemporary conceptions of democracy that view citizens as consumers, and he contributes to contemporary discussions of ways to invigorate democratic practice. Highly recommended for all readership levels."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Maya Jasanoff

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Her theme is not how 'Others' were excluded by the imperial process, but the far more elusive, and in the end more illuminating ways in which so many were included in what she calls the 'rhetoric and systems of empire'. Edge of Empire is about crossing boundaries; about the porousness of culture in the early years of the British Empire; about frontiers, both geographical and mental, and how they are constructed and reconfigured." -- Anthony Pagden in "The London Review of Books" reviewing "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750-1850""

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Randall J. Stephens

    Bonnie Goodman

    "One of the few essential books about American holiness and pentecostal religion."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Samuel Moyn

    Bonnie Goodman

    "You would be hard pressed to find a better prepared or more engaging teacher at Columbia...Prof Moyn is an excellent teacher--available to students, smart, fair, funny, organized."..."Moyn is a great lecturer, he's entertaining and exceptionally brilliant."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Peniel E. Joseph

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Peniel E. Joseph, a talented young historian... has finally taken us beyond the politics of memory, mining virtually every available archive and printed source relevant to the Black Power saga. The result is an engaging...revisionist narrative that reveals a hidden world of black intellectual ferment and pursposeful political organizing." -- Raymond Arsenault, Washington Post reviewing of "Waiting Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Eugenia Y. Lean

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This book is at the forefront of the next generation of scholarship on early-twentieth-century China."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Mark Phillip Bradley

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Mark Bradley's fine book constitutes cultural history and international relations at its best."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Matthew Avery Sutton

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This biography of McPherson explores how the evangelist combined old-time religion with newfangled technology to build a multimedia soul-saving juggernaut in 1920s Los Angeles...A thorough and absorbing portrait of a wholly original figure."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Caroline Elkins

    Bonnie Goodman

    "I have read practically all the books written about the Mau Mau. In my view, Ms Elkins book is so far the best researched and the most authoritative account on how the British prosecuted the Mau Mau followers."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    James McDougall

    Bonnie Goodman

    "...a work of brilliant originality, empathetically communicated and filled with historical nuggets that not only inform our understanding of the complexity of Algerian identity... but also provide a broader insight into how language, culture and identity pass through dynamic changes under conflicting political arrangements..." -- John P. Entelis, Fordham University reviewing "History and the Culture of Nationalism in Algeria"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Matthew Lassiter

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Professor Lassiter has inspired me as no person ever has."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jeffrey Veidlinger

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Jeffrey Veidlinger's thoroughly researched, engagingly written, and richly informative book tackles these issues through the tale of the rise and fall of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    J.P. Daughton

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Daughton's work has important ramificatoins for both imperial and domestic French history.... Remarkably well-researched and well-written first book. Highly recommended."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jeremi Suri

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Jeremi Suri has liberated us from the rigid formalism of "comparative history" to the more satisfying concept of "international history." His fresh look at the 1960s links the elite world of diplomacy and international politics to shared, underlying social and cultural experiences, transcending national and class boundaries, to reveal a more complex, richer view of that unsettling moment. Suri's work is ambitious, but he delivers with thoughtful, pioneering, and rigorous analysis. Here is history on a grand scale." -- Stanley I. Kutler, author of "Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon" reviewing "Power and Protest"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Shane Hamilton

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Independent trucking is for Hamilton what Kansas was for Frank--the locus that shows a part of what has gone wrong with American politics."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Paul Friedland

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Political Actors is one of the most important books written about the French Revolution in the past ten years. Paul Friedland advances a genuinely new and provocative interpretation of the Revolution as a whole." -- David A. Bell, Johns Hopkins University "Political Actors: Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the French Revolution"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Kevin M. Kruse

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Professor Kruse was an incredible lecturer. His lectures were always perfectly timed, engaging, informative, and interesting."... "Kruse is by far the best lecturer I've had at Princeton."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Natasha Zaretsky

    Bonnie Goodman

    "[An] exemplary and richly suggestive work. . . . This is a powerful book on how the multiple traumas of the 1970s reshaped how Americans looked at themselves and the world."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Lisa A. Lindsay

    Bonnie Goodman

    "One of the best professors I've had. Amazing person and truly loves the material she teaches. Sparkling personality and enthusiasm makes subject matter come alive. Teaches clearly and will readily answer questions on the spot if you are confused. Take her classes!".

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Christopher E. Forth

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Forth's ambitious panoramic history of western masculinity is sweepingly broad, yet Forth has a keen eye for the revealing detail. With an analysis as sharp as his style is clear and erudite, Forth's reach never exceeds his grasp. This is a most impressive work!"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jonathan Sheehan

    Bonnie Goodman

    "This lively, elegant and erudite book sheds new light on intellectual relations between eighteenth-century Germany and England. The book will have much to offer historians of the early-modern period, as well as historians of science, literary critics, and theologians." -- Anthony Grafton, Princeton University reviewing "The Enlightenment Bible"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Greg Grandin

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A remarkable tour de force. It is one of the glories of American democracy that North Carolina is home to both Jesse Helms and the Duke University Press. This book describes a Latin America about as far away from the senator's conception of the place as can be imagined. Grandin, who worked with the Guatemalan Truth Commission in 1997-98, displays a powerful narrative style -- touching on nationalism, state power, class and caste divisions, ethnic identity, and political violence." -- Kenneth Maxwell, reviewing Blood of Guatemala, in Foreign Affairs

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jason M. Opal

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Professor Opal is one of the best professors at Colby. He is intelligent, compassionate, fair, challenging, interesting, bold and cultured. I could not respect him any more than I do."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Tiya Alicia Miles

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Ties That Bind is a haunting and innovative book. Tiya Miles refuses to avoid or cover over the most painful aspects of the shared stories of Indians and African Americans. Instead, Miles passionately defends the need to explore history, even when the facts provided by history are not those that contemporary people want to hear." -- Peggy Pascoe, author of Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939 reviewing "Ties That Bind"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    David Greenberg

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Loved this class."... "He is very very smart and you can learn a lot in his class.".

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Kevin Boyle

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Arc of Justice is one of the most engrossing books I have ever read."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Holly Case

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A very original and sophisticated piece of work. . . . Full of new insights and. . . amazing research in a great variety of archives and languages. . . pulled together in a most intelligent way."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Heather Cox Richardson

    Bonnie Goodman

    "She is one of the best professors I've had so far. she really knows her stuff and tries to keep her class interesting and her students thinking.".

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Thomas J. Sugrue

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A splendid book that does no less than transform our understanding of United States history after 1940"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Yanek Mieczkowski

    Bonnie Goodman

    "By a masterful analysis, Mieczkowski shows how Ford restored credibility to government and promoted amicable relations with Congres."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Bruce J. Schulman

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Prof. Schulman is the best professor I have had at BU. He is so passionate about History and teaching. His use of multimedia during his lectures not only makes the class interesting but provides tangible examples."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jill Lepore

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A product [of] imaginative, and wide-ranging scholarship... a fascinating book." -- Gordon Wood

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Henry Yu

    Bonnie Goodman

    "The best prof ever in UBC".

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Michael Willrich

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Michael Willrich shares with Fyodor Dostoevsky and Theodore Dreiser an absorbing interest in the ancient riddle of whether crime should be reckoned as an individual or a social failing."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Dylan Penningroth

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Penningroth is awesome and he knows his history."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    W. Fitzhugh Brundage

    Bonnie Goodman

    "I really recommend this class... Brundage seems to know everything imaginable about music, and is always open to our questions. really nice guy!"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Brian Cowan

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Prof. Cowan is a wonderful addition to McGill's hist. dept. He clearly puts a lot of prep into his lectures, and succeeds in making them very interesting."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Thomas J. Brown

    Bonnie Goodman

    "I thought Brown was excellent. He's absolutely brilliant and conveys his knowledge effectively."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Jonathan Earle

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Jonathan Earle revises the revisionists in this lucid and well-argued demonstration of the vital Jacksonian contribution to the abolition of slavery. Jacksonian Antislavery enriches the literature of the age of Jackson." -- Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Top Young Historians: Joanne B. Freeman

    Bonnie Goodman

    "A slew of popular historians have gone on tour in recent years with their speculative psychodramas about the American founders. Joanne B. Freeman puts them all to shame."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Top Young Historians: Gil Troy

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Going to a Troy lecture was like sitting in a crowded theater watching a one man spectacle."

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Top Young Historians: Lillian Guerra

    Bonnie Goodman

    "As a historian, I knew that I would never find a single answer. As a Cuban (at least by desire, if not by birth), I felt I knew the origin of the question, Would the Republic and Cuba's twentieth-century history have been different if Martí had lived?"

  • Originally published 08/14/2015

    Timothy Snyder

    Bonnie Goodman

    "Someone (I know who) stole all of my dissertation research in New Haven, Connecticut, in May 1993."

  • Originally published 05/22/2015

    Top Young Historians: Julian Zelizer

    Bonnie Goodman

    "I have always been inspired by interdisciplinary approaches to History, although I remain a historian at heart."