US History 2022

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Harvard University Press

US History 2022

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Traveling Black

A Story of Race and Resistance Mia Bay ★B ancroft Prize ★A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

“This extraordinary book is a powerful addition to the history of travel segregation. Traveling Black reveals how travel discrimination transformed over time from segregated trains to buses and Uber rides. Mia Bay shows that Black mobility has always been a struggle.” —Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist “In Mia Bay’s superb history of mobility and resistance, the question of literal movement becomes a way to understand the civil rights movement writ large.” —Jennifer Szalai, New York Times Belknap Press 50 photos, 1 table 400 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674979963

Why White Liberals Fail

Race and Southern Politics from FDR to Trump Anthony J. Badger

“Badger is a master of Southern politics, and this book is a highly readable account of the decades of racist politics that brought us to our present moment.” —Glenda Gilmore, author of Defying Dixie “This is a provocative summary of the history of twentieth-century white Southern liberalism.” —Joseph Crespino, author of Atticus Finch The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures 256 pp. $27.95 • £22.95 cloth 9780674242340

Washington at the Plow

The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery Bruce A. Ragsdale

“A landmark work that both deepens and complicates our understanding of George Washington...This fascinating book has done more to change my views on Washington than anything I have read in a long time.” — François Furstenberg, author of In the Name of the Father Belknap Press 19 photos 368 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674246386


Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom Kathryn Olivarius

“Captivating…Olivarius illuminates the complex workings of ‘immunocapitalism’ and paints a vivid picture of antebellum New Orleans. This is a timely and thought-provoking look at how disease outbreaks have exacerbated inequality in America.” —Publishers Weekly “This transformative work is a pivotal addition to the scholarship on American slavery.” —Annette Gordon-Reed, author of On Juneteenth Belknap Press 9 photos, 3 maps 352 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674241053

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When France Fell

The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of the Anglo-American Alliance Michael S. Neiberg

“A mesmerizing account of how the U.S., as it anticipated another European war, stumbled through attempts to neutralize Vichy France.” —Ronald C. Rosbottom, Wall Street Journal “One of the very best historians on wartime France...superbly written.” —Antony Beevor, author of The Second World War 20 photos, 2 maps 320 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674258563

Nazis of Copley Square

The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front Charles R. Gallagher

“A great, but deeply unsettling, revelation...This book is more than an account of Boston in wartime. It is a warning.” —Boston Globe “[A] well told, expertly researched, and much-needed history of the Christian Front, an organization that presages today’s far-right activity…Riveting. I found the result startling.” —Paul Moses, Commonweal 15 photos 336 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674983717

The Brethren

A Story of Faith and Conspiracy in Revolutionary America Brendan McConville

“In this innovative and vivid history, McConville deploys deft and deep research to recover a long-hidden struggle within the American Revolution for the soul of a new nation.” —Alan Taylor, author of American Revolutions “McConville gives us an American Revolution we have never really seen.” —Woody Holton, author of Liberty Is Sweet 4 maps 304 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674249165

Cover art: The Life of George Washington: The Farmer, lithograph after painting by Junius Brutus Stearns. Claude Regnier, lithographer. Printed by Imprimerie Lemercier, Paris, c1853. Library of Congress.

The Next Shift

The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America Gabriel Winant ★ A ProMarket Best Political Economy Book of the Year ★ A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

“A deeply upsetting book…Winant ably blends social and political history with conventional labor history to construct a remarkably comprehensive narrative with clear contemporary implications.” —Scott W. Stern, New Republic 368 pp. 8 photos, 4 illus., 6 maps, 12 tables $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674238091

Paperb acks

The Chinese Must Go


Beth Lew-Williams

★Z ócalo Public Square Book Prize ★B enjamin L. Hooks Award Finalist

Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America

William Sturkey

★ Ray Allen Billington Prize ★ Ellis W. Hawley Prize “A powerful argument about racial violence that could not be more timely…White nationalists targeted Chinese immigrants as threats to their homes and jobs and blamed the American government for failing to seal the borders.” — Richard White, author of The Republic for Which It Stands

“Sturkey’s clear-eyed and meticulous book pulls off a delicate balancing act. While depicting the terrors of Jim Crow, he also shows how Hattiesburg’s black residents, forced to forge their own communal institutions, laid the organizational groundwork for the civil rights movement.” — New York Times “An insightful, powerful, and moving book.” — Kevin Boyle, author of Arc of Justice

15 halftones, 6 maps, 1 chart, 4 tables 360 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 paper 9780674260351

Belknap Press 16 photos, 1 map, 1 table 456 pp. $21.95 • £17.95 paper 9780674248274

Landscapes of Hope

Policing the Open Road

Brian McCammack

Sarah A. Seo

★F rederick Jackson Turner Award ★G eorge Perkins Marsh Prize ★ J ohn Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize

★L ittleton-Griswold Prize ★A Smithsonian Best History Book of the Year

Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

“A major work of history that brings together African-American history and environmental studies in exciting ways.” — Davarian L. Baldwin, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

How Cars Transformed American Freedom

“With insights ranging from the joy of the open road to the indignities—and worse—of ‘driving while black,’ Sarah Seo makes the case that the ‘law of the car’ has eroded our rights to privacy and equal justice.” — Paul Butler, author of Chokehold

24 halftones, 7 maps 376 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 paper 9780674260375

24 photos, 2 tables 352 pp. $18.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674260344

The Cabinet

George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution Lindsay M. Chervinsky ★D aughters of the American Revolution’s Excellence in American History Book Award

“An indispensable guide to the creation of the cabinet. With [Chervinsky’s] groundbreaking study, we can now have a much greater appreciation of this essential American institution.” — Ron Chernow, author of Washington: A Life Belknap Press 11 photos 432 pp. $17.95 • £14.95 paper 9780674271036


The Enchantments of Mammon

Tomorrow, the World

Eugene McCarraher

★A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year

How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy Stephen Wertheim

“An extraordinary work of intellectual history as well as a scholarly tour de force, a bracing polemic, and a work of Christian prophecy.” —The Observer “A majestic achievement…It is a work of great moral and spiritual intelligence.”

“A tour de force.” — Andrew J. Bacevich, The Nation “Its implications are invigorating…Wertheim opens space for Americans to reexamine their own history and ask themselves whether primacy has ever really met their interests.”

— Commonweal

— Daniel Bessner, New Republic

Belknap Press 816 pp. $27.95 • £22.95 paper 9780674271098

Belknap Press 7 photos, 4 maps 272 pp. $19.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674271135

The Cigarette

The Global Interior

A Political History

Mineral Frontiers and American Power

Sarah Milov

Megan Black

★L os Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist ★W illie Lee Rose Prize

★G eorge Perkins Marsh Prize ★S tuart L. Bernath Prize

“Vaping gets all the attention now, but Milov’s thorough study reminds us that smoking has always intersected with the government, for better or worse.” — New York Times Book Review “A nuanced and ultimately devastating indictment of government complicity with the worst excesses of American capitalism.”

“Extraordinary…Deftly rearranges the last century and a half of American history in fresh and useful ways.” — Los Angeles Review of Books “A smart, original, and ambitious book. Black demonstrates that the Interior Department has had a far larger, more invasive, and more consequential role in the world than one would expect.”

— New Republic

— Brian DeLay, author of War of a Thousand Deserts

21 photos 400 pp. $22.95 • £18.95 paper 9780674260313

25 photos, 4 maps 360 pp. $27.95 • £22.95 paper 9780674271197


A History, 1915–2015 Andy Horowitz ★ Bancroft Prize “Masterful…Disasters have the power to reveal who we are, what we value, what we’re willing—and unwilling—to protect.” —Eric Klinenberg, New York Review of Books “If you want to read only one book to better understand why people in positions of power in government and industry do so little to address climate change...this is the one.” —Scott W. Stern, Los Angeles Review of Books 28 photos, 2 maps 296 pp. $17.95 • £14.95 paper 9780674271074

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Tacky’s Revolt Vincent Brown ★A nisfield-Wolf Book Award ★F rederick Douglass Book Prize “Brilliant…groundbreaking.” — Cornel West “Vividly demonstrat[es] how warfare shaped every aspect of bondage.” — Harper’s Belknap Press 24 illus., 12 maps 336 pp. $19.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674260290

No Property in Man Sean Wilentz ★A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice ★A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year “Wilentz brings a lifetime of learning and a mastery of political history to this brilliant book.” — David W. Blight, author of Frederick Douglass “No American historian of his generation has written so well on so many different subjects; few even come close.” — The Nation The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures 368 pp. $20.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674241428

The World of Plymouth Plantation Carla Gardina Pestana “Thanksgiving, Squanto, the Mayflower, and its compact— we all know the Pilgrims’ story, or we think we do. In this succinct, elegantly written book, Pestana introduces readers to the reality behind the myth.” — Eliga H. Gould, author of Among the Powers of the Earth “Illuminating…Pestana brings the early decades of the colony to rich and nuanced life.” — Publishers Weekly Belknap Press 18 photos, 3 maps 248 pp. $25.95 • £20.95 cloth 9780674238510


Racism in America

A Reader

Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed Racism in America is an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. It is for all curious readers, teachers, and students who wish to discover for themselves the complex and rewarding intellectual work that has sustained our national conversation on race and will continue to guide us in future years. Download the book for free at

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The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics Stephen Breyer “Breyer…has thought deeply about judicial power, the rule of law, and the role of the judiciary in the American polity…His voice is a powerful one, and the brevity of this book, together with its readability, should ensure its lasting influence…An important document on American civics.” — Bryan A. Garner, Wall Street Journal “Seeks to provide a historical backdrop to current public discussions about reforming the court…[Breyer] warns that these politically polarized times threaten public confidence in the high court.” — Joan Biskupic, Washington Post 2 illus. 128 pp. $19.95 • £15.95 cloth 9780674269361

Justice Rising

Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White Patricia Sullivan

“In most accounts of the tumultuous 1960s, Robert Kennedy plays a supporting role…Sullivan corrects this and puts [him] near the center of the nation’s struggle for racial justice… Kennedy’s personal growth and his political triumphs are reminders of the transformative potential of American democracy.” —Richard Thompson Ford, Washington Post Belknap Press 34 photos 544 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 9780674737457

The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment Its Letter and Spirit

Randy E. Barnett • Evan D. Bernick foreword by James Oakes

“The book’s impressive array of historical materials makes an important contribution to our understanding of the 14th Amendment.” —Raymond Kethledge, Wall Street Journal “As complete an account of the intellectual and political origins of the Fourteenth Amendment as one could hope for. As a work of history, it bristles with surprises.” — Richard H. Fallon, Jr., author of Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court Belknap Press 488 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674257764

Bring the War Home Kathleen Belew ★A Guardian Best Book of the Year “A gripping study of white power…Explosive.” — New York Times “Helps explain how we got to today’s alt-right.” — Terry Gross, Fresh Air “A rigorous meditation on the relationship between American militarism abroad and extremism at home .” —Patrick Blanchfield, The Nation 11 photos 352 pp. $17.95 • £14.95 paper 9780674237698

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Liner Notes for the Revolution

The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound Daphne A. Brooks ★S tone Book Award, Museum of African American History of Boston and Nantucket ★P EN Oakland–Josephine Miles Award ★A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

“A sweeping survey of Black women’s contributions to music history and a rigorous mapping of their lives as intellectuals… A positively revolutionary ‘critical re-attunement.’” —Pitchfork Belknap Press 90 photos 608 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674052819

Why They Marched Susan Ware “An intimate account of the unheralded activism that won women the right to vote.” — Ms. “Demonstrates the steady advance of women’s suffrage while also complicating the standard portrait of it.” — New Yorker Belknap Press 31 photos 360 pp. $16.95 • £13.95 paper 9780674248298

Women’s War Stephanie McCurry ★P EN Oakland–Josephine Miles Award “Correcting histories that erase women’s share in wartime work, McCurry reminds us that ‘Women are never just witnesses to war.’” — Wall Street Journal “Explodes the fiction that men fight wars while women idle on the sidelines.” — Washington Post Belknap Press 8 photos 320 pp. $26.95 • £21.95 cloth 9780674987975

The Condemnation of Blackness Khalil Gibran Muhammad ★ J ohn Hope Franklin Prize ★A Vera Institute of Justice Best Book of the Year “A brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us.” — Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books “A fresh and fierce study of one of the most enduring lies in American society: the deliberate statistical fusion of criminality with Blackness.” — Los Angeles Review of Books 7 photos, 5 illus. 416 pp. $16.95 • £13.95 paper 9780674238145

Als o on Our Shelve s

Prophets and Ghosts

Time of Anarchy


The Listeners

328 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674979574

352 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674976177

368 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674976771

368 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674249288

Our Dear-Bought Liberty

True Story

We the Miners

Coconut Colonialism

304 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674268012

336 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674248113

Harvard Historical Studies 304 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674263338

Not Made by Slaves

Accounting for Slavery

Wild by Design

Samuel J. Redman

Michael D. Breidenbach

★A First Things Summer Reading List Selection

Matthew Kruer

Shanon Fitzpatrick

Kathryn Gin Lum

Andrea G. McDowell

Brian Hochman

Holger Droessler

368 pp. $45.00 • £36.95 cloth 9780674247239

Cotton Mather’s Spanish Lessons

Kirsten Silva Gruesz

Belknap Press 304 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674971752

Bronwen Everill

328 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674240988

Caitlin Rosenthal

★A Five Books Best Economics Book of the Year 320 pp. $20.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674241657

Laura J. Martin

336 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674979420

Clas sic Backlist

Saltwater Slavery

Race and Reunion

The Reaper’s Garden

The Black Atlantic

★F rederick Douglass Book Prize

★B ancroft Prize ★M erle Curti Award

288 pp. $26.00 • £23.50 paper 9780674030688

Belknap Press 528 pp. $19.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674008199

★ J ames A. Rawley Prize ★M erle Curti Award 368 pp. $26.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674057128

280 pp. $34.00 Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada) paper 9780674076068

Confederate Reckoning

To ’Joy My Freedom Tera W. Hunter

This Vast Southern Empire

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

★H . L. Mitchell Award ★L etitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award

★ J ohn H. Dunning Prize ★S tuart L. Bernath Book Prize

336 pp. $31.00 • £24.95 paper 9780674893085

368 pp. $21.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674986770

The John Harvard Library Belknap Press 496 pp. $23.00 • £18.95 paper 9780674035836

Many Thousands Gone

Generations of Captivity

Stephanie E. Smallwood

Stephanie McCurry

★F inalist, Pulitzer Prize ★M erle Curti Award 456 pp. $26.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674064218

River of Dark Dreams

Walter Johnson

★S HEAR Book Prize Belknap Press 560 pp. $25.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674975385

David W. Blight

Ira Berlin

★B ancroft Prize ★F rederick Douglass Book Prize Belknap Press 512 pp. $34.00 • £27.95 paper 9780674002111

Vincent Brown

Matthew Karp

Ira Berlin

★A nisfield-Wolf Book Award Belknap Press 384 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 paper 9780674016248

Paul Gilroy

Harriet A. Jacobs

Black Rice

Judith A. Carney

★M elville J. Herskovits Award 256 pp. $31.50 • £25.95 paper 9780674008342

Clas sic Backlist

Killing for Coal

The Dead March

★B ancroft Prize ★G eorge Perkins Marsh Prize

★D istinguished Book Award, Society for Military History

408 pp. $25.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674046917

512 pp. $24.00 • £19.95 paper 9780674244740

A Nation under Our Feet

Facing East from Indian Country

A Misplaced Massacre

Salem Possessed

★ Pulitzer Prize in History

★F inalist, Pulitzer Prize in History

★F inalist, National Book Award

Belknap Press 624 pp. $32.00 • £25.95 paper 9780674017658

336 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 paper 9780674011175

★B ancroft Prize ★A very O. Craven Award

After Appomattox

Huck’s Raft

Age of Fracture

The Accidental City

★A Civil War Memory/ Civil War Monitor Best Book of the Year

★M erle Curti Award ★C arr P. Collins Award

★B ancroft Prize ★ J ohn G. Cawelti Award

★K emper and Leila Williams Prize

Thomas G. Andrews

Steven Hahn

Gregory P. Downs

352 pp. $20.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674241626

Peter Guardino

Daniel K. Richter

Steven Mintz

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

★P ulitzer Prize

★A New York Times Notable Book

Bernard Bailyn

Belknap Press 432 pp. $25.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674975651

Ari Kelman

384 pp. $22.00 • £17.95 paper 9780674503786

Daniel T. Rodgers

Belknap Press 464 pp. $30.00 • £24.95 paper 9780674019980

Belknap Press 360 pp. $23.00 • £18.95 paper 9780674064362

Elizabeth Hinton

464 pp. $21.00 • £16.95 paper 9780674979826

Paul Boyer • Stephen Nissenbaum

256 pp. $31.50 • £25.95 paper 9780674785267

Lawrence N. Powell

448 pp. $24.00 • £19.95 paper 9780674725904

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