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Listed below are the top ten most frequently hit titles in the ACLS Humanities E-Book collection of 3,700 books, as of our latest royalty period (covering the first half of 2012).

Most of these books have been in frequent use over the past few years, and evidently continue to be much in demand. Making repeat appearances on this list are Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso); Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (NYU Press); Anne McClintock’s Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge); Eugen Weber, Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870–1914 (Stanford University Press); Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books); John W. Dower’s War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (Pantheon); Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton University Press); and Albert Habib Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 (Cambridge University Press).

New entries, both from esteemed university presses, address the subjects of immigration law and African American women’s history. They are Mae M. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press) and Tera W. Hunter, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War (Harvard University Press).

  1. Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso, 2006)
  2. Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New York University Press, 2006)
  3. McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge, 1995)
  4. Weber, Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870–1914 (Stanford University Press, 1976)
  5. Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books, 1973)
  6. Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (Pantheon, 1993)
  7. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton University Press, 1996)
  8. Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 (Cambridge University Press, 1983)
  9. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  10. Hunter, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 1997)