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Holiday Book List

If you’re looking for some history for someone in your life, look no further than our holiday book list! You will find some stuff here that’s directly related to consuls, and some that’s about a broader view of the United States in the world.

For the biography lover

Jacoby, Karl. The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

Chaddock, Katherine Reynolds. Uncompromising Activist: Richard Greener, First Black Graduate of Harvard College. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Hague, Harlan and David Langum. Thomas O. Larkin: A Life of Patriotism and Profit in Old California. University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

Inskeep, Steve. Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War. Penguin Press, 2020.

For the adventurer

Woods, Lawrence. The Lives of Otto Chenoweth: Wyoming’s Gentleman Horse Thief. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2016.

Goodin, Brett. From Captives to Consuls: Three Sailors in Barbary and Their Self-Making across the Early American Republic, 1770-1840. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.

Barbara Kreiger. Divine Expectations: An American Woman in Nineteenth Century Palestine. Ohio University Press, 1999.

Eicher, Peter D. Raising the Flag: America’s First Envoys in Faraway Lands. ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.

Inskeep, Steve. Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War. Penguin Press, 2020.

For the person who has questions about American foreign policy of the past

Burlin, Paul T. Imperial Maine and Hawai’i: Interpretative Essays in the History of Nineteenth Century American Expansion. Lexington Books, 2008.

Nichols, James David. The Limits of Liberty : Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.

Lambert, Frank. The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.

Arista, Noelani. The Kingdom and the Republic: Sovereign Hawai’i and the Early United States. America in the Nineteenth Century. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

Eicher, Peter D. Raising the Flag: America’s First Envoys in Faraway Lands. ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.

Greenbergy, Amy. A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico. Vintage, 2013.

For the person grappling with questions of race

Baumgartner, Alice. South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War. New York: Basic Books, 2020.

Jacoby, Karl. The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

Chaddock, Katherine Reynolds. Uncompromising Activist: Richard Greener, First Black Graduate of Harvard College. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Arista, Noelani. The Kingdom and the Republic: Sovereign Hawai’i and the Early United States. America in the Nineteenth Century. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.