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The Harvey Goldberg Series

  • Understanding and Teaching the Age of Revolutions. Edited by Ben Marsh and Mike Rapport. Madison: (The University of Wisconsin Press, August 2017).

“This insightful, timely, and genuinely useful volume surveys the latest scholarship, suggests provocative ways to think through the subject, and offers helpful resources for teachers at both secondary schools and universities.” —Andrew M. Schocket, author of Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution.

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, struggles for emancipation—whether from royal authority, colonial rule, slavery, or patriarchy—inspired both hopes and fears. This book, designed for university and secondary school teachers, provides up-to-date content and perspectives, classroom-tested techniques, innovative ideas, and an exciting variety of pathways to introduce students to this complex era of history.”

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  • Understanding and Teaching the Cold War. Edited by Matthew Masur. Madison: (The University of Wisconsin Press, February 2017).

“A superb collection of authoritative, imaginative, and even provocative essays on teaching the history of the Cold War, effectively merging historiography, methodology, and innovative use of primary documents.”—Jeremi Suri, author of Henry Kissinger and the American Century.

For nearly a half century, from 1945 to 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union maneuvered to achieve global hegemony. Each forged political alliances, doled out foreign aid, mounted cultural campaigns, and launched covert operations. This book is designed to help collegiate and high school teachers navigate the complexity of the topic, integrate up-to-date research and concepts into their classes, and use strategies and tools that make this important history meaningful to students.

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  • Understanding and Teaching American Slavery. Edited by Bethany Jay and Cynthia Lynn Lyerly. Foreword by Ira Berlin. Madison: (The University of Wisconsin Press, February 2016).

American slavery is an essential part of any history education, and yet it remains one of the hardest subjects to teach. Teachers at all levels grapple with the complexity of the institution, its brutal traits and, most of all, its legacy of racism.  This book provides vital insights and concrete strategies for teachers at every level and will dramatically improve the way that American slavery is taught.

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  • Understanding and Teaching U.S. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and, and Transgender History. Edited by Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman. Madison: (The University of Wisconsin Press, December 2014).

WINNER – Anthology, 2015 Lambda Literary Awards
Best Special Interest Books, the American Association of School Librarians
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

Teachers in diverse educational settings provide narratives of their experiences teaching queer history. A topical section offers seventeen essays on such themes as sexual diversity in early America, industrial capitalism and emergent sexual cultures, and gay men and lesbians in World War II. Contributors include detailed suggestions for integrating these topics into a standard U.S. history curriculum, including creative and effective assignments. A final section addresses sources and interpretive strategies well suited to the history classroom.

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  • Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War. Edited by John Day Tully, Matthew Masur, and Brad Austin. Madison: (The University of Wisconsin Press, October 2013).

Honorable Mention, Franklin Buchanan Prize, Association for Asian Studies and the Committee for Teaching About Asia.

“This collection makes good on what it sets out to do: help high school and college teachers think about understanding and teaching the Vietnam War in new and innovative ways. There is a clear need for this kind of hands-on volume.”
—Mark Philip Bradley, author of Vietnam at War

An introductory section features essays by eminent Vietnam War scholars George Herring and Marilyn Young, who reflect on teaching developments since their first pioneering classes on the Vietnam War in the early 1970s. A methods section includes essays that address specific methods and materials and discuss the use of music and film, the White House tapes, oral histories, the Internet, and other multimedia to infuse fresh and innovative dimensions to teaching the war. Every essay in the volume offers classroom-tested pedagogical strategies and detailed practical advice.

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Works of Harvey Goldberg

  • The Life of Jean Jaurès. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1962). Reprint available from UW Press, click here.
  • “French Socialism and the Congress of London 1896.” Historian 19, no. 4 (1956-1957): 402-424.
  • “Jaurès and the Formation of a Socialist Peasant Policy, 1885-1898.” International Review of Social History 2, no.3 (1957): 372-391.
  • Editor. American Radicals: Some Problems and Personalities. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1957.
  • “Jean Jaurès and the Jewish Question: The Evolution of a Position.” Jewish Social Studies 20, no. 2 (1958): 67-94.
  • French Colonialism: Progress or Poverty? (New York: Rinehart, 1959).
  • “Jaurès et Rappoport.” Mouvement Social 73 (1970): 3-20.
  • Editor with Haupt, Georges and Lagana, Marc. Une Vie Révolutionnaire, 1883-1940: Les Mémoires de Charles Rappoport. (Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 1991).