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As we do every six months, HEB is pleased to once again present our list of top-hit titles, this time for the second half of 2014. While most of the titles below are perennial bestsellers, a first-time entry is David W. Blight’s Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (2001).

As in the previous few semesters we are observing a growing interest among our readership in African studies, and a strong ongoing interest in race and racism, nationalism and colonialism. For those interested in exploring some of these topics further, we recommend HEB’s Pinterest board of titles pertaining to Race in America.

  1. Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso, 2006)
  2. Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books, 1973)
  3. Mintz, Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood (Harvard University Press, 2004)
  4. Ehret, The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800 (University Press of Virginia)
  5. McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge)
  6. Johnson, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Harvard University Press, 1999)
  7. Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New York University Press, 2006)
  8. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  9. Brown, Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (University of California Press, 1991)
  10. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press, 2001)