Apparently, I am reading. Reading a lot. Reading all of that plus more. Lots more. And I'm still getting bitch-slapped for not including a wide-enough historical base in my lists. Of course I have read all the historical stuff, and taken courses in it, and designed my own independent studies around it, but I couldn't put it all on my lists, that would be padding. Instead I have to apologize for not including it and then talk about it anyway because it isn't just the grad students who are crazy, it is also the professors who shall remain nameless. Since when do anthropologists care about history anyway? I mean really, this is a discipline that has made a tradition of covering the historical background of their fieldsites in one chapter starting in the primordial age and ending the day before the ethnographer hit town, and this is usually the shortest chapter in the book.
I was a history minor. I live with a historian and am related to another one. Funny, no? Serves me right for dealing with a professor who toyed with history before switching to anthro and knows that I have a background in it too.
My summary comment, Graduate School is for suckers, and crazy people, and currently I qualify on both counts. I am sorry if this rant left you feeling a bit crazy too.
But at least this isn't you.