Ex libris: Books Recently Published with NEH Support
May 7, 2017 3:35 AM Subscribe
Among the books recently published with support from the still funded NEH, six are prizewinning history books, each of which has related material online. For example, Mark G. Hanna wrote a short piece on his book Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570–1740 for the NEH's own Humanities magazine: "A Lot of What Is Known about Pirates Is Not True, and a Lot of What Is True Is Not Known."
- Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570–1740 is also represented by multiple reviews [PDF] and interviews with two podcasts: Under the Crossbones and Ben Franklin's World.
- Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640 by David Wheat is prefigured to some extent in the author's dissertation, The Afro-Portuguese Maritime World and the Foundations of Spanish Caribbean Society, 1570-1640 [PDF]. Several reviews praise the book. Wheat also participated very recently in a livestreamed dialogue about the book.
- Mourning Lincoln by Martha Hodes appeared previously on MeFi with other books on the 2015 National Book Award longlist. Its opening chapter [PDF] and many reviews are available online. So are Hodes's related essay "Lincoln's Black Mourners" and her 2016 Fortenbaugh Lecture given on the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and briefly summarized here.
- Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619–1807 by Gregory E. O'Malley has at least one review [PDF] fully available online, an introductory/background piece by the author, and an interview with the author on the Ben Franklin's World podcast.
- Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 by Julie M. Weise has a companion website that features primary sources, links to reviews, and an interactive map of major migrations. Weise has also participated in a brief Q&A and a radio interview about the book.
- Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery by Margaret Ellen Newell was well-received by Indian Country Today (a publication owned by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York). The book has multiple reviews online, and the author has given a brief radio interview (with transcript) as well as a lecture at Brown University (direct link) about the book.
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