Holiday Book List
Have you listened to our episodes and thought, “I wish I knew more about that?” or “I wish someone I love knew more about that!” Well, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a book list for you that can help you as you’re shopping for the history-lover in your life this holiday season. We’ve included books from each episode, as well as a few extras about more general topics (and some from our voice actors as well!).Consolation Prize is here to help you with your booklist needs this holiday season! Pick out a book or two for the history lover in your life–or buy yourself a present. It's 2020. Click To Tweet
- Alice L. Baumgartner, South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War. Basic Books, 2020. (This book will also give you a preview of a later episode of Consolation Prize coming out this spring!)
- Tutino, John, ed. New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870. Duke University Press, 2016.
- Brunsman, Denver. The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.
- Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.
- Myra C. Glenn, Jack Tar’s Story: The Autobiographies and Memoirs of Sailors in Antebellum America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Leonardo Marques, The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
- Matthew Taylor Raffety. The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
- Umar Abd-Allah, A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb. Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Oliver Charbonneau, Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World. Cornell University Press, 2020.
- Kambiz Ghaneabassiri, A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Justine Howe, Suburban Islam. Oxford University Press, 2018.
- Leigh Eric Schmidt, Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality. HarperOne, 2005.
- Fahad Ahmad Bishara, A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780–1950. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Jeremy Prestholdt, Domesticating the World African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
- Jane Hooper, Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600-1800, Indian Ocean Studies Series, Ohio University Press, June 2017.
Episode 6: (This one’s about Canton—still taking nominations for title…)
- Paul Van Dyke, Merchants of Canton and Macao Success and Failure in Eighteenth-century Chinese Trade. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
- Kendall Johnson, Narratives of Free Trade The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012.
- Susan E. Schopp and Paul Van Dyke, The Private Side of the Canton Trade, 1700–1840: Beyond the Companies. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2018.
Related but not episode-specific
- Paul Matzko, The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement. Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Charles Stuart Kennedy, The American Consul: A History of the United States Consular Service, 1776-1914. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.
- Craig Bruce Smith, American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, University of North Carolina Press, 2018.