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Since we won't be seeing everyone at OAH this year, we've pulled together a collection of our new and recommended history titles that we think you will enjoy. Visit our site here for a full list of Beacon history titles, and scroll down to see important information about examination copies.

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New and Recommended Titles for OAH 2020

Titles in Beacon Press’s ReVisioning History series consists of accessibly written books by notable scholars that reconstruct and reinterpret US history from diverse perspectives.

A Black Women’s History of the United States, by award winning historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross is a vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country.


The ReVisioning History for Young People series offers fresh perspectives on familiar narratives told from the viewpoint of marginalized communities with middle-grade and young adults in mind. Consisting of accessibly written history books written by notable scholars and adapted by education experts, the series reconstructs and reinterprets America’s past from pre–1492 to the present for a new generation of readers.

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski and adapted by Richie Chevat explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza. Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism. Named “Best YA Nonfiction of 2019” (Kirkus Reviews).


The Princess and the Prophet: The Secret History of Magic, Race, and the Moorish Muslims in America by Jacob S. Dorman is the just-discovered story of how two enigmatic circus performers and the cultural ferment of the Gilded Age sparked the Black Muslim movement in America

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest by Ian Zack is the first in-depth biography of the legendary singer and “Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” who combatted racism and prejudice through her music.


A Note About Exam Copies

We know that many instructors rely on receiving complimentary exam copies during OAH to evaluate titles for course use. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, desk and exam copies will not be fulfilled with print editions at this time – we will instead provide one-year access to an e-book edition as a substitute wherever possible.

To request a digital desk copy or exam copy, please visit our distributor's website here and fill out your course information.

If you would still rather receive a physical exam copy, you can submit your request here, and we will hold your order until we are able to ship exam copies out again.