NEW FACES AROUND THE DEPARTMENT Additional news can be found in the Fall 2009 Departmental Newsletter (available here as PDF) Marni Sandweiss (Professor), is the author or editor of numerous books on American history and photography, including most recently Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line. Her courses this fall are entitled “Writing from the Document: Reconstructing the American Past&rdqu
James McPherson honored with Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities Award by New Jersey Council of the Humanities
"Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837" (revised edition with new introductory essay) by Linda Colley
Yale University Press: How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux:On August 29, 1949, the first Soviet test bomb, dubbed First Lightning, exploded in the deserts of Kazakhstan. The startling event was not simply a technical experiment that confirmed the ability of the Soviet Union to build nuclear bombs during a period when the United States held a steadfast monopoly; it was also an international event that marked the beginning of an arms race that would ultimately lead to nuclear proliferation beyond the two superpowers.
Harvard University Press: Harold James examines the vulnerability and fragility of processes of globalization, both historically and in the present. This book applies lessons from past breakdowns of globalization--above all in the Great Depression--to show how financial crises provoke backlashes against global integration: against the mobility of capital or goods, but also against flows of migration.