Forthcoming 2014 books by History Department Faculty
Kyle Bulthuis—Assistant Professor of History
Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York’s Early Republic Congregations. New York: NYU Press, November 2014. Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, New York City's population expanded more than twentyfold. Bulthuis explores the relationship between that urban expansion and the religious experience of four historic church congregations--two of them Episcopalian, two Methodist; two led by whites, two by blacks. Bulthuis finds that the changing cityscape profoundly transformed religious life, as ideals of organic community and racial cooperation suffered in the face of mobility, gentility, and voluntary forms of social and racial separation.
Norm Jones—Professor of History
Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2014.
The result of a decade of research and writing, it explores the question of how the Elizabethan state, which had no army or police force and very few employees, was run by Lord Burghley, Elizabeth's chief minister. The system depended on a shared political culture of virtue, a compound of feudal concepts of duty and honor, Christian ethics, and classical concepts of political virtu.
Robert McPherson—Professor of History
Viewing the Ancestors: Perceptions of the Anaasází, Mokwic, and Hisatsinom. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, spring 2014.
Archaeologists have long studied the American Southwest, but as McPherson shows, their findings may not tell the whole story. McPherson maintains that combining archaeology with knowledge derived from oral traditions of the Navajo, Ute, Paiute, and Hopi peoples yields a more complete history.
Jamie Sanders—Associate Professor of History
The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Creating Modernity, Nation, and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America. Durham: Duke University Press, fall 2014.Prof. Sanders argues for Latin America’s centrality in the world history of democracy, citizenship and modernity and is based on research conducted at archives in Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and the US. The project uses a variety of sources: newspapers, public speeches (often transcribed in newspapers), petitions sent by popular groups to the state, private letters, published essays, handbills, broadsides, and various government reports and documents.