New Books Network

J. Browning and T. Silver, “An Environmental History of the Civil War” (UNC Press, 2020)
This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans’ relationship to the natural world. To be sure, environmental factors such as topography and weather powerfully shaped the outcomes of battles and campaigns, and the war... Read More
Co-Authored: Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward
When you ask people about academic collaborations, Piven and Cloward is almost always the first one they mention. In this episode of the Co-Authored podcast, we look at the four-decade collaboration between Professors Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. This collaboration is incredibly timely today, as protest and social movements... Read More
Co-Authored: COVID, Collaboration, and Loss
The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered colleges and universities across the globe. With that, collaboration has been stalled, frustrated, or interrupted. In this episode of the Co-Authored podcast we focus on collaboration and loss, on the way collaboration in political science transpires during some of the most difficult times. We hear... Read More
Co-Authored: The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey
On this episode of the Co-Authored podcast, we learn about one the most ambitious recent collaborations. The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey or CMPS has brought together hundreds of scholars of racial and ethnic politics. Started just in 2008, the collaboration aims to map the political opinions and behavior of people... Read More
Co-Authored: Sidney Verba, Kay Scholzman, and Henry Brady
Great collaborations often work like a family. They involve love, effort, and support, but also conflict and disagreement. The multi-decade collaboration between Professors Sidney Verba, Kay Schlozman, and Henry Brady is just like that. In this episode of Co-Authored, we examine the family behind Voice and Equality, The Unheavenly Chorus,... Read More
Co-Authored: Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones on American Politics and Policy
The Co-Authored podcast takes you behind the major academic collaborations in the study of politics. The first episode of the Co-Authored podcast focuses the multiple decade collaboration between Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones. This study initially focused on American politics and policy change, but it grew and grew to encompass... Read More