CONNECTED: HOW TRAINS, GENES, PINEAPPLES, PIANO KEYS, AND A FEW DISASTERS TRANSFORMED AMERICANS AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014)
Awarded a Gold Medal in U.S. History:
Independent Publisher Book Awards (2014)
" ... so well researched and argued is Cassedy’s book, and such interesting new evidence does it provide, that it constitutes a seminal study in its own right."
David Keymer, Library Journal
"Cassedy regales us throughout with unexpected insights. ... Indeed, this book is best read as a sprightly survey of social and technological transformation set in an era that makes our current high-tech age seem relatively dull. America probably changed more between 1880 and 1920 than at any other time in the nation’s history. Cassedy does a fine job of showing us how and why."
Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
"Lest we put too much stock in bromides about the recent flatness of the world, this history contextualizes the developments that created a vastly more interconnected social world more than a century ago."
Brian C. Keegan, Science
" ... engaging look at how deeply the United States was changed over the course of a couple of decades in science, medicine, technology and art, and more significantly, in how it viewed itself. ... It all makes today’s social media ‘revolution’ pretty tame by comparison."
John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune
(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005)
BUILDING THE FUTURE: JEWISH IMMIGRANT INTELLECTUALS AND THE MAKING OF TSUKUNFT, translated with historical introduction
(New York: Holmes and Meier, 1999)
TO THE OTHER SHORE: THE RUSSIAN JEWISH INTELLECTUALS WHO CAME TO AMERICA
(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997)
FLIGHT FROM EDEN: THE ORIGINS OF MODERN LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY
(Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1990)
SELECTED ESSAYS OF ANDREY BELY, translated with critical introduction
(Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1985)