Books by our Faculty

Have you ever wondered about feminism in Egypt? The power of dreams in Transatlantic Quaker culture? Global espionage in America and abroad?

The diverse faculty in the School of History and Sociology have you covered.

From the cultural history of Chinese beggars to the struggle to protect Lake Baikal to the surprising friendship between Muhammad Ali & Malcolm X, these 40+ books from our faculty have something for everyone.

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Faculty Books

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Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth Century

By Hanchao Lu
University of California Press, 1999/2004
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Street Criers: A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars

By Hanchao Lu 
Stanford University Press, 2005 
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The Birth of A Republic: Francis Stafford’s Photographs of China’s 1911 Revolution and Beyond

By Hanchao Lu
University of Washington, 2010
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Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen’s Campaign for a Civic Welfare State

By Daniel Amsterdam
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016
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Revolutionary Womanhood: Feminisms, Modernity and the State in Nasser's Egypt

By Laura Bier
Stanford University Press, 2011
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Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization

By Kate Pride-Brown
Oxford University Press, 2018
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Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984

By Douglas Flamming
University of North Carolina Press, 1992
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Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America

By Douglas Flamming
University of California Press, 2005
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African Americans in the West

By Douglas Flamming
ABC-CLIO, 2009
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Night Journeys: The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture

By Carla Gerona
University of Virginia Press, 2004
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Surviving the Swastika: Scientific Research in Nazi Germany

By Kristie Macrakis
Oxford University Press, 1993
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Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda

By Kristie Macrakis
Yale University Press, 2015
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Reading Sport: Critical Essays on Power and Representation

Co-edited by Mary McDonald
Northeastern University Press, 2000
 

Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production

Co-edited by Mary McDonald
Palgrave, 2020
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Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions

Co-edited by Mary McDonald
Routledge, 2020
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Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

By Todd Michney
University of North Carolina Press, 2017
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Imperial Technoscience: Entangled Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

By Amit Prasad
MIT Press, 2014
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Florynce “Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

By Sherie Randolph
UNC Press, 2015
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Wings of Wood, Wings of Metal: Culture and Technical Choice in American Airplane Materials, 1914-1945

By Eric Schatzberg
Princeton University Press, 1999
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Technology: Critical History of a Concept

By Eric Schatzberg
University of Chicago Press, 2018
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Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

By Jennifer Singh
University of Minnesota Press, 2016
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War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War

By Johnny Smith (with Randy Roberts)
Basic Books, 2020
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A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle

By Johnny Smith (with Randy Roberts)
Basic Books, 2018
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Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

By Johnny Smith (with Randy Roberts)
Basic Books, 2016
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The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

By Johnny Smith
University of Illinois Press, 2013
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Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain

By John Tone
UNC Press, 1995
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War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898

By John Tone
UNC Press, 2006
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Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and Politics in America, 1840-1920

By Steven Usselman
Cambridge University Press, 2009
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The Challenge of Remaining Innovative: Lessons from Twentieth Century American Business

By Steven Usselman (with Sally Clarke and Naomi Lamoreaux)
Stanford University Press, 2009
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Fueling Mexico: Energy and Environment, 1850-1950

By Germán Vergara
Cambridge University Press, 2021
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The Politics of Food Supply: U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy

By Bill Winders
Yale University Press, 2012
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Grains

By Bill Winders
Polity press, 2017
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Global Meat: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry

Co-edited by Bill Winders
MIT Press 2019
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Blacks, Science, and American Education

Co-edited by Willie Pearson, Jr.
Rutgers University press, 1989
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Beyond Small Numbers: Voices of African American PhD Chemists

By Willie Pearson, Jr.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2004
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Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions

Co-edited by Willie Pearson, Jr.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009
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Changing the Face of Engineering: The African American Experience

Co-edited by Willie Pearson, Jr.
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
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Advancing Women in Science: An International Perspective

Co-edited by Willie Pearson, Jr.
Springer, 2015
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Who Will Do Science? Educating the Next Generation

Co-edited by Willie Pearson, Jr. 
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994
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Black American Males in Higher Education: Research, Programs and Academe

Co-edited by Willie Pearson, Jr. 
Emerald Publishing Limited, 2009
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Science Under Socialism: East Germany in Comparative Perspective

By Kristie Macrakis (with Dieter Hoffmann)
Harvard University Press, 1999
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East German Foreign Intelligence: Myth, Reality and Controversy

Co-edited by Kristie Macrakis
Routledge, 2013
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Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World

By Kristie Macrakis
Cambridge University Press, 2008
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