This list is a compilation of resources suggested during the course of the NEH 2011 Seminar on Production and Consumption in World History hosted by Professor Edmund Terry Burke of the University of California- Santa Cruz.

  1. The New World History- Ross E. Dunn
  2. Maps of Time: David Christian
  3. This Fleeting World- David Christian
  4. The Human Web- J. McNeil
  5. 1491 by Charles C. Mann
  6. The New World History by Ross E. Dunn
  7. Charles Needham- Chinese historian- Science and Civilization of China
  8. The History Wars Bob Bain
  9. Navigating World HIstory by Patrick Manningand Sam Weinberg
  10. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350 by Janet Abu- Lughod//
  11. Tigers, Silk, and Silt by Robert Marks
  12. Kenneth Pomerantz the Great Divergence
  13. The Pattern of the Chinese Past by Mark Elvin
  14. The Home and the World Rabindranath Tagor
  15. Commodity Fetishism
  16. Confusions of Pleasure by Timothy Brook
  17. Richard Hakluyt Voyages and Discoveries by R. Hakluyt
  18. Technology in World Civilization by Arnold Pacey
  19. Old World Encounters by Jerry Bentley
  20. Medieval Boundariesby Sharon Kinoshita
  21. Trade and Civilization in the Indian Oceanby K. N. Chaudhuri
  22. Slave Ship: A Human History by M. Rediker
  23. Servants of the Dynasty- Palace Women in World History ed by Anne Walthall
  24. Tools of Empire by Daniel Headrick
  25. Machines as the measure of men: science, technology, and ideologies of Western Dominance By Michael Adas
  26. A Nation Among Nations: Americas Place in World History by Thomas Bender
  27. Rethinking American History in a Global Age- ed by Thomas Bender
  28. Teaching American History in a Global Context by Carl Guarneri and James Davis, eds.
  29. The Jamestown Project by Karen Kupperma
  30. Saudi Aramco World
  31. In an Antique Land- Amitav Ghosh
  32. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as ...By S. D. Goitein
  33. The Portuguese Seaborne Empire by Charles R. Boxer and Four Centuries of Portuguese Expansion
  34. The Venture of Islam by Hodgesonand Rethinking world history: essays on Europe, Islam, and world history
  35. The New Cambridge History of India-Portuguese India by M.N. Pearson
  36. Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History by J.M. Blaut
  37. The world since 1500: a global history L.S. Stavrianos
  38. The Myth of the Continents by Martin Lewis and Karen E. Wigen
  39. New World for Old- Exploration, Science, and Superstition (from Montaigne, of Cannibals and from the Journal of Gaspar Correa)
  40. The Modern World System Iand Volume II- Immanuel Wallerstein
  41. The Structures of Everyday Life Vol 1- Fernand Braudel
  42. ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age: Andre Gunder Frank
  43. Rival Empires of Trade in the Orient, 1600-1800 Volume II by Holden Furber
  44. The Political Economy of Merchant Empires: State Power and World Trade 1350-1750 ed. by James D. Tracy
  45. Reversing sail: a history of the African diaspora By Michael Angelo Gomez
  46. On Trans-Saharan trails: Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa
  47. Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce Sarah Stein
  48. Prince Among Slavevideo
  49. The Prehistoric Exploration and Colonisation of the Pacific by Geoffrey Irwin
  50. Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of An African Prince Sold into Slavery in the American South- Terry Alford
  51. A history of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific By Donald Denoon, Philippa Mein Smith, Marivic Wyndham
  52. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas: Sylvaine A. Diouf
  53. Island World: A History of Hawaii in the United States by Gary Y. Okihiro
  54. African Civilizations by Graham Connahisbn: 0-521-31992-7
  55. 1491: New Revelation of the Americas Before Columbus- Charles C. Mann
  56. Open Veins in Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano
  57. The Coffee Trader by David Liss
  58. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
  59. Worldly goods: a new history of the Renaissance By Lisa Jardine
  60. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region 1650-1815 By Richard White
  61. Colonial Spanish America edited by Leslie Bethell
  62. Cod: The Fish that Changed the World by Kurlansky
  63. Fish on Friday: feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World By Brian M. Fagan
  64. Europe and the people without history By Eric R. Wolf
  65. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power by Daniel Yergin
  66. Slavery and African Life: Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades by Patrick Manning
  67. Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 by Richard S. Dunn
  68. The Atlantic Slave Trade ed. David Northrup
  69. 6 ICAANE By Paolo Matthiae, Licia Roman
  70. Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World: The Diffusion of Crops and Farming Techniques, 700-1100 by Andrew Watson
  71. Seeds of Change: Readings on Cultural Exchange after 1492
  72. Struggle and Survival in the Colonial America by David Sweet and Gary B. Nash
  73. Sugar Changes the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  74. The Christian Century in Japan by C.R. Boxer
  75. The Founding of New Societies: Studies in the Hisotry of the US, Latin America, South Africa, Canada, and Australia by Lousi Hartz
  76. The Colonial Heritage of Latin America: Essays on Economic Dependence in Perspective by Stanlye J. Stein and Barbar H. Stein
  77. The Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World ed. by Emma Christopher, Cassandra Pybus, and Marcus Rediker
  78. The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in African, the Americas, and Europe by Joseph E. Inikori and Stanley L. Engerman editors
  79. Caribbean Slave Society and Economy ed. by Dr. Hilary Beckles adn Verene Shepherd
  80. Slavery and South Asian History ed. by Indrani Chatterjee and Richard M. Eaton
  81. Slavery and the Rise of the Atlantic System ed by Barbara L. Solow
  82. Maroon societies: rebel slave communities in the Americas By Richard Price
  83. The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker
  84. The Atlas of Slavery by James Walvin
  85. The Slave Voyages Website (scavenger hunt): Slave Ship Zong
  86. Africanisms in American Culture by Joseph E. Holloway
  87. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America Ronald Takaki
  88. Desert frontier: ecological and economic change along the Western Sahel 1600-1850 By James L. A. Webb
  89. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution by Larent Dubois
  90. Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce by Sarah Abrevaya Stein
  91. Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World by David Courtwright
  92. The London hanged: crime and civil society in the eighteenth century By Peter Linebaugh
  93. Cotton by Beverly Lemire
  94. Towards a history of consumption in South Asia ed by Douglas E. Haynes, Abigail McGowan, Tirthankar Roy, and Haruka Yanagisawa
  95. The Americas in the Age of Revolution 1750-1850 by Lester D. Langley
  96. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848 by Robin Blackburn
  97. The Making of New World Slaver from the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800 by Robin Blackburn
  98. The "Industrious Revolution" Jan de Vries
  99. The Coffee Book by Gregory Dicum and Nina Luttinger
  100. The Boston Coffee Party
  101. The Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati
  102. Bury the Chains by Adam Hoschilde
  103. Coffee in Colombia 1850-1970 by Marcos Palacios
  104. Jali Kundraby Foday Musa Suso, Philip Glass, Pharoah Sanders
  105. Ecological imperialism: the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900 By Alfred W. Crosby
  106. The Problem o Freedom: Race, Labor, and Politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938 by Thomas C. Holt
  107. A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire By Amy Butler Greenfield
  108. Exchanging Out Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South by Michaeil A. Gomez
  109. A Tabloid History of the World by Kevin McDonough
  110. Through the Prism of Slavery: Labor, Capital, and World Economy by Dale W. Tomich
  111. Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy by Eric Foner
  112. From Rebellion to Revolution" Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the New World by Eugene D. Genovese
  113. The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France ed. by Sue Peabody and Tyler Stovall
  114. Middle East Report Journal
  115. Calliope World History Magazine for Ages 9-14
  116. The camel and the wheel By Richard W. Bulliet
  117. The making of Haïti: the Saint Domingue revolution from below By Carolyn E. Fick
  118. All Souls' Rising By Madison Smartt Bell (historical fiction about Hatian Revolution)
  119. Genetics and Genomics of Cotton
  120. Domesticating the world: African consumerism and the genealogies of Globalization By Jeremy Prestholdt
  121. The Invention of Tradition by Eric J. Hobsbawm and Terence O. Ranger
  122. Industry and Empire from 1750 to the present day by Hobsbawn
  123. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghos
  124. Planet of Slumsand Late Victorian Holocaustsby Mike Davis Books
  125. The Girl with the White Flag by Tomiko Higa
  126. Salaula: the world of secondhand clothing and Zambia By Karen Tranberg Hansen
  127. White Mughals:love and betrayal in eighteenth-century India By William Dalrymple
  128. In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
  129. Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones
  130. Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community, and Identity in Post-Abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945 by Laura Fair
  131. Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization by Jeremy Prestholdt
  132. Drawing the global colour line: white men's countries and the international Challenge of Racial Equality By Marilyn Lake, Henry Reynolds
  133. The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization by Alys Eve Weinbaum, Modern Girl Around the World Research Group
  134. The Birth of the Modern World by Chris Bayly
  135. Lifebuoy men, lux women: Commodification, Consumption, and Cleanliness in Modern Zimbabwe By Timothy Burke
  136. Foreign mud: being an account of the opium imbroglio at Canton in the 1830's and the Anglo-Chinese War That Followed By Maurice Collis
  137. Old World Encounters by Jerry Bentley
  138. The tools of empire: technology and European imperialism in the nineteenth century by Daniel Headrick
  139. The History of Smoking by Sander L. Gilman, Xun Zhou
  140. Tastes of paradise:a social history of spices, stimulants, and intoxicants by Wolfgang Schievelbusch
  141. Potato: a history of the propitious esculent By John Reader
  142. The history and social influence of the potato By Redcliffe Nathan Salaman


  1. Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 by Richard S. Dunn
  2. Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers by Giorgo Riello and Peter McNeil
  3. Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires by Kris E. Lane
  4. The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli
  5. The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 by Giorgo Riello and Prasannan Parthasarathi
  6. Mining in World History By Martin Lynch
  7. Mining California: An Ecological History by Andrew C. Isenberg
  8. Sacred Gifts and Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World by Marcy Norton
  9. Maize and Grace: Africa's encounter with a New World crop, 1500-2000 By James McCann
  10. The conquest of bread:150 years of agribusiness in California by Richard Walker
  11. Goods, power, history: Latin America's material culture By Arnold J. Bauer
  12. Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World:A Concise History with 174 Recipes by Lilia Zaouali, M.B. DeBevoise, and Charles Perry
  13. Glass, paper, beans: revelations on the nature and value of ordinary things by Leah Cohen
  14. Coal: A Human HIstory by Barbara Freese
  15. The Social Life of Things: commodities in cultural perspective By Arjun Appadurai
  16. Pineapple culture: a history of the tropical and temperate zones By Gary Y. Okihiro
  17. Salt: a world history By Mark Kurlansky
  18. The Potato: how the humble spud rescued the western world By Larry Zuckerman
  19. Coffee and coffeehouses: the origins of a social beverage in the Medieval Near East by Ralph S. Hatto
  20. Corn & capitalism: how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance By Arturo Warman
  21. The rise and fall of the plantation complex: essays in Atlantic history By Philip D. Curtin
  22. Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery By Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Research Team
  23. A History of Food By Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat