Have you listened to our episodes and thought, “I wish I knew more about that?” or “I wish someone I love knew more about that!” Well, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a book list for you that can help you as you’re shopping for the history-lover in your life this holiday season. We’ve included books from each episode, as well as a few extras about more general topics (and some from our voice actors as well!).Consolation Prize is here to help you with your booklist needs this holiday season! Pick out a book or two for the history lover in your life–or buy yourself a present. It's 2020. Click To Tweet
Episode 1: Burroughing into Mexico
- Baumgartner, Alice L. South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War. Basic Books, 2020. (This book will also give you a preview of a later episode of Consolation Prize coming out this spring!)
- Tutino, John, ed. New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870. Duke University Press, 2016.
Episode 2: An Impressive Consul in Liverpool
- Brunsman, Denver. The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.
- Perl-Rosenthal, Nathan. Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015.
- Glenn, Myra C. Jack Tar’s Story: The Autobiographies and Memoirs of Sailors in Antebellum America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Episode 3: Havana Hard Time as Consul
- Marques, Leonardo. The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
- Raffety, Matthew Taylor. The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Episode 4: A Webb of Connections
- Abd-Allah, Umar. A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb. Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Charbonneau, Oliver. Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World. Cornell University Press, 2020.
- Ghaneabassiri, Kambiz. A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Howe, Justine. Suburban Islam. Oxford University Press, 2018.
- Schmidt, Leigh Eric. Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality. HarperOne, 2005.
Episode 5: Uncertain Waters in Zanzibar
- Bishara, Fahad Ahmad. A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780–1950. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Prestholdt, Jeremy. Domesticating the World African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
- Hooper, Jane. Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600-1800, Indian Ocean Studies Series, Ohio University Press, June 2017.
Episode 6: (This one’s about Canton—still taking nominations for title…)
- Van Dyke, Paul. Merchants of Canton and Macao Success and Failure in Eighteenth-century Chinese Trade. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
- Johnson, Kendall. Narratives of Free Trade The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012.
- Schopp, Susan E. and Van Dyke, Paul. The Private Side of the Canton Trade, 1700–1840: Beyond the Companies. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2018.
Related but not episode-specific
- Matzko, Paul. The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement. Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Kennedy, Charles Stuart. The American Consul: A History of the United States Consular Service, 1776-1914. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.
- Smith, Craig Bruce. American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, University of North Carolina Press, 2018.