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A mix of old & new in the Top 25…

So Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities continues its impressive run on top of the Top 25 titles most-used by HEB subscribers, but maybe a challenger will appear during the second half of 2017.  Anyone interested in anthropology and globalization will be delighted to see Arjun Appadurai appear twice on this list, while areas such as Latin America, race, and gender seem to be gaining steam. If you want a longer list of top titles  or a subject-specific titles list, email HEB!

  1. Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism (Verso, 2006)
  2. Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper, Empires in World History: Powers and the Politics of Difference, (Princeton University Press, 2010)
  3. Mae M. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, (Princeton University Press, 2010)
  4. Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays, (Basic Books, 1973)
  5. Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History,  (Beacon Press, 2015)
  6. Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca, Royal Commentaries of the Incas, and General History of Peru, (University of Texas Press, 1989)
  7. Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, (New York University Press, 2006)
  8. Steven Hahn, A Nation Under our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration, (Harvard University Press, 2003)
  9. Steven Mintz, Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood, (Harvard University Press, 2004)
  10. Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest, (Routledge, 1995)
  11. R. McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914, (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  12. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil, University of California Press, 1993)
  13. Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World, (Verso, 2002)
  14. Samantha Power, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, (Basic Books, 2002)
  15. Tera W. Hunter, To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War, (Harvard University Press, 1997)
  16. James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, (Oxford University Press, 1988)
  17. Arjun Appadurai, The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective, (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  18. Ernst Breisach, Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, & Modern, (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
  19. R. R. Roswell, The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, v. 1, (Princeton University Press, 1959)
  20. Paul S. Boyer and Stephen Nussbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, (Harvard University Press, 1974)
  21. George Chauncey, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, (Basic Books, 1994)
  22. Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, (University of Minnesota Press, 1996)
  23. John F. Richards, The Mughal Empire, (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  24. Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, (Princeton University Press, 1996)
  25. Gail Bederman, Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917, (University of Chicago Press, 1995)