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Recent Faculty Publications


Carl Smith

Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020)

 Chicago fire book

Amy Stanley

Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World (Scribner, 2020)

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 Lina Britto

Marijuana Boom: The Rise and Fall of Colombia's First Drug Paradise (University of California Press, 2020)

 Britto book

Jacob Lassner

Middle Eastern Politics and Historical Memory: Martyrdom, Revolution, National Identities (I.B. Tauris/ Bloomsbury, 2020)

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Lydia Barnett

After the Flood: Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).

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Haydon Cherry

Down and Out in Saigon: Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019).

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Hollis Clayson

Illuminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Époque (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Illuminated Paris Book Cover

Peter Hayes (with Christopher Browning and Raul Hilberg)

German Trains, Jewish Souls: The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution (New York: Berghahn Books, 2019).

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Daniel Immerwahr

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019).

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Robert E. LERNER and Pavlina Rychterova

John of Rupescissa: Vade mecum in tribulatione. Translated into Medieval Vernaculars (Vita e Pensiero, 2019)

Lerner book 2019



Laura Hein

Post-Fascist Japan: Political Culture in Kamakura after the Second World War (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018).

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Kate Masur (new edition of John E. Washington)

They Knew Lincoln (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

They Knew Lincoln cover

Paul Ramírez

Enlightened Immunity: Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018).

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Keith Woodhouse

The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

Cover for "The Lighthouse and the Observatory"


John Bushnell

Russian Peasant Women Who Refused to Marry: Spasovite Old Believers in the 18th-19th Centuries (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017).

Cover for "Russian Peasant Women"

Dyan Elliott

A Hole in the Heavens (Tempe: Bagwyn Books, 2017).

Cover for "A Hole in the Heavens"

Paul Gillingham (translation of Óscar Xavier Altamirano)

Poe: The Trauma of an Era (Oxford; New York: Peter Lang, 2017).

Poe Book Cover

Peter Hayes

Why? Explaining the Holocaust (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2017).

Why? Book Cover

Jacob Lassner

Medieval Jerusalem: Forging an Islamic City in Spaces Sacred to Christians and Jews (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017).

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Robert Lerner

Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).

Kantorowicz Book Cover

Sarah Maza

Thinking About History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017).

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David Shyovitz

A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

Remembrance Book Cover


Caitlin Fitz

Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions (Norton, 2016).

Prof. Fitz was interviewed about the book for Dissent, June 2016

Winner of 2017 PROSE Award, Honorable Mention, U.S. History

Book cover of Our Sister Republics by Caitlin Fitz

Joel Mokyr

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016).

Culture of Growth cover

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (with Paul Robert Magocsi)

Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).

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Peter Hayes (with the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous)

How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015).

Book cover of How Was It Possible by Peter Hayes

Daniel Immerwahr

Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015).

Winner of the Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the best book in intellectual history and the best book prize from the Society for U.S. Intellectual History.

Book cover of Thinking Small by Daniel Immerwahr

Rajeev Kinra

Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015).

Indian edition (right image) released by Primus Books, 2016

Book cover of Writing Self, Writing Empire by Rajeev Kinra         Writing Self, Indian Edition

Henri Lauzière

The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the 20th Century (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015).

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Kate Masur (with Gregory P. Downs)

The World the Civil War Made (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Book cover of The World the Civil War Made by Kate Masur


Sherwin K. Bryant

Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage: Governing through Slavery in Colonial Quito (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014).

Book cover of Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage by Sherwin Bryant

Geraldo Cadava

Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013).

Winner of the 2014 Fredrick Jackson Turner Award for the best first book from the Organization of American Historians.

Book cover of Standing on Common Ground by Geraldo Cadava

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014). Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award in History.

Book cover of The Golden Age Shtetl by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern


Deborah Cohen

Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Named one of the Best Non-Fiction Books of the Year by Public Books and winner of the 2014 Stansky Book Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies and the 2014 Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the American Historical Association.

Book cover of Family Secrets by Deborah Cohen

Robert Lerner (with Sean L. Field and Sylvain Piron)

Marguerite Porete et le Miroir des simples âmes:Perspectives historiques, philosophiques et littéraires (Paris: Vrin, Etudes de philosophie médiévale, 2013).

Book cover of Marguerite Porete et le Miroir des simples ames by Robert Lerner

Kate Masur (with René Hayden et al.)

Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Book cover of Freedom by Kate Masur

Ed Muir (with Brian Levack and Meredith Veldman)

The West: Encounters & Transformations; 4th edition (New York: Pearson Education, 2013).

Book cover of The West by Ed Muir

Scott Sowerby

Making Toleration:The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013). Winner of the 2103 Whitfield Prize from the Royal Historical Society.

Book cover of Making Toleration by Scott Sowerby

İpek Yosmaoğlu

Blood Ties: Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013).

Book cover of Blood Ties by Ipek Yosmaoglu

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