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HEB is pleased to once again publish our list of top-hit titles, which this time covers the first half of 2014. These represent the titles most frequently accessed by our subscribers during this period, often reflecting course adoptions.

While a number of titles noted below have appeared on this list consistently over the years (e.g., Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Clifford Geertz’s The Interpretation of Cultures, and Henry Jenkins’s Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide), we are also seeing several new entries. These include: John K. Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800; E. J. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality; and Paul S. Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft.


This implies a continued interest in the subjects of nationalism, colonialism, race and racism, and religion, to name a few—a trend that HEB has been observing over the course of the last few semesters.
  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. Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books, 1973)
  4. Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (Pantheon, 1993)
  5. Richter, Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early American (Harvard University Press, 2003)
  6. Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
  7. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  8. Brown, Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (University of California Press, 1991)
  9. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Cambridge University Press, 1992)
  10. Boyer and Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (Harvard University Press, 1974)