Mark C. Carnes

Mark C. Carnes is professor of history at Barnard College and creator of Reacting to the Past. He is the author of many books in American history and general editor of the 26-volume American National Biography, published by the ACLS and Oxford University Press.

Books by Mark C. Carnes

  1. Book CoverConfucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor, 1587


    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor brings to life the suppleness and power of Confucian thought.More

  2. Book CoverDefining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945


    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Defining a Nation plunges students into India’s struggle for sovereignty and identity.More

  3. Book CoverRousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791

    Second Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791 plunges students into the intellectual and political currents that surged through revolutionary Paris in summer 1791.More

  4. Book CoverThe Threshold Of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.

    Fourth Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.More

  5. Book CoverThe Trial of Anne Hutchinson: Liberty, Law, and Intolerance in Puritan New England


    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, The Trial of Anne Hutchinson breathes life into a pivotal moment for religious tolerance in American history.More

  6. Book CoverThe Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," and the Catholic Church, 1616-1633


    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, The Trial of Galileo brings the Scientific Revolution to life by sparking debate on issues of science and religion.More