University of Pennsylvania Press

Penn Press’s books in American history range from the earliest New World encounters to timely analyses of our contemporary moment. New and recent titles explore the early modern global drug trade, prisoners of war in the Revolution, marriage reform in the nineteenth century, economic transformation in American cities, current perspectives on the legacy of the New Deal, and much more.

Recent OAH Prize Winners

  • Erik R. Seeman’s Speaking with the Dead in Early America was awarded the 2019 Lawrence W. Levine Prize.
  • Latinos and the Liberal City: Politics and Protest in San Francisco by Eduardo Contreras won the 2019 David Montgomery Prize.

New in Paperback

  • Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom by Keisha N. Blain
  • Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica by Sasha Turner
  • Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean by Randy M. Browne
  • The Settlers' Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America's Old Northwest by Bethel Saler

To view and purchase these and other new and recent titles, visit Penn Press's virtual OAH book exhibit.

And be sure to browse Penn Press’s series in American History:
The Early Modern Americas
Early American Studies
America in the Nineteenth Century
American Business, Politics, and Society
Politics and Culture in Modern America

In addition, Penn Press publishes the following journals of interest to American historians:
Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics
Early American Studies
Huntington Library Quarterly
Journal of the Early Republic

Journal of the History of Ideas
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Founded in 1890, the University of Pennsylvania Press is one of the oldest scholarly imprints in North America. Penn Press publishes rigorous and thought-provoking work in the humanities and social sciences designed to advance knowledge, dialogue, and understanding.