FRESHMAN READING 2018-2019

FRESHMAN READING 2018-2019

Yale University Press’s Freshman Reading presents outstanding and original interdisciplinary works that offer critical, stimulating reading for incoming freshmen or for other summer reading programs. The books listed here will encourage thoughtful discussion and reflection among students as they begin their academic lives.

Exam copies are available to qualified professors for any of these titles. Click here for more information about our exam copy policy. Sample chapters can also be previewed by clicking on any jacket or title below, and following the preview link on the book page. Many authors featured in the list below are available to visit college campuses. Please email us at marketing@yale.edu with your request.

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82 books to browse, currently displaying 1 - 18
  • A Cultural and Critical Edition

    Frederick Douglass; Edited by Robert S. Levine, John Stauffer, and John R. McKivigan

    03/24/2015, Paper
    $9.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300184624
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    David J. Garrow

    09/08/2015, Paper
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300024982
  • Two Women of Little Rock

    David Margolick

    09/04/2012, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300187922
  • Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

    Melissa V. Harris-Perry

    04/23/2013, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300188189
  • A History of Abolition

    Manisha Sinha

    02/21/2017, Paper
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300227116
  • Barbara Seyda; Foreword by Nicholas Wright

    08/16/2016, Paper
    $18.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300197068
  • Written by Himself

    Frederick Douglass; Edited by John W. Blassingame, John R. McKivigan, and Peter P. Hinks; Gerald Fulkerson, Textual Editor; James H. Cook, Victoria C. Gruber, and C. Jane Holtan, Editorial Assistants

    02/08/2001, Paper
    $7.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300087017
  • Written by Himself, Critical Edition

    Frederick Douglass; Edited by John R. McKivigan, Peter P. Hinks, and Heather L. Kaufman

    10/25/2016, Paper
    $9.95 |
    ISBN: 9780300204711
  • Frederick Douglass; Introduction and Notes by David W. Blight

    01/28/2014, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300190595
  • Poverty and Politics in Rural America, Second Edition

    Cynthia M. Duncan, with a Foreword by Angela Blackwell

    01/13/2015, Paper
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300196597
  • The Strange Career of an American Delusion

    Steve Fraser

    03/12/2019, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300244359
  • The Strange Career of an American Delusion

    Steve Fraser

    03/20/2018, Hardcover
    $25.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300221503
  • James West Davidson

    09/13/2016, PB-with Flaps
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300223484
  • Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman; With a New Preface

    08/21/2018, Paper
    $16.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300240016
  • Floyd Abrams

    04/24/2018, Paper
    $15.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300234206
  • His Lives and Death

    Lillian Faderman

    05/22/2018, Hardcover
    $26.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300222616
  • The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

    Benjamin Madley

    05/24/2016, Cloth
    $38.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300181364
  • Martha Hodes

    02/09/2016, Paper
    $20.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300219753

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