White Racism and Black “Emancipation”

Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tactics, 1834-1850 by Eileen S. Kraditor

The Frontier Against Slavery: Western Anti-Negro Prejudice and the Slavery Extension Controversy by Eugene H. Berwanger

Powder Keg: Northern Opposition to the Antislavery Movement, 1831-1840 by Lorman Ratner

Free But Not Equal: The Midwest and the Negro During the Civil War by V. Jacque Voegeli

Black Scare: The Racist Response to Emancipation and Reconstruction by Forrest G. Wood

Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen by William S. McFeely

Lean Creatures

Steps by Jerzy Kosinski

Up by Ronald Sukenick

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg

Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room by Janet Frame

Spirit of the Terror

La 1ère République by Albert Soboul

Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française

English Historians on the French Revolution by Hedva Ben-Israel


Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

C. B. A. Behrens (1904–1989) was a British historian of Europe. She was the author of The Ancien Régimeand Society, Government and The Enlightenment.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.