This is an archive of Backlist, where historians recommended books for a general interest audience of curious readers from 2015-2016. Our contributors recommended 295 books across 30 thematic collections. Their lists will remain available, and we hope that readers will continue to find them useful.

Backlist was created by Christopher Heaney, Brian Jones, and Amy Kohout. We would like to thank all of our contributors for their insight and scholarship and our readers for their interest and support.