Bound has won its third national book award. It was selected as a 2013 Indie Book Awards Finalist in both the Historical Non-Fiction and the African-American categories. Click the medallion to read more.
Bound has been selected as a 2012 Book of the Year Award FINALIST in the History category. Award winners were announced at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, May, 2013. Click the award above to read more.
Bound has been selected as a 2012 USA Best Book Awards FINALIST. Click the medallion to read more.
“Bound for the Future exudes the kind of energy and compassion that characterizes the best historical writing. Jonathan Shectman has written a beautiful book—one that is at once a pleasure to read and an unsettling call to action. Read this book for the vigor of its prose, the depth of its story, and the richness of its insights.” – Benjamin E. Wise, Author of William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker
Shectman’s previous history work is also available from Greenwood Press:
“[t]his well-organized work offers sixty-two essays on an impressively detailed range of significant practical applications of science, new discoveries, and investigations carried out between 1687and 1799. Readers will find the introduction very valuable for its thoughtful consideration of the place of science in the eighteenth century and that century’s role as the bridge between the mindsets of figures as disparate as Isaac Newton and James Watt.” – E-Streams