When I teach the course next, I plan to add a monograph to the required reading. Student evaluations suggest that they like reading articles and that they can handle the variety of scholarly voices, but I think that reading a monograph is another important step toward understanding what historians do. With this in mind, I am assigning sections of Nancy Cott's Public Vows (2000) throughout the semester and will schedule a discussion section to consider the book as a whole. I think that this text will add another layer of continuity to the course.