Announcing Penn Press’s Fall 2018 catalog!


Exciting new titles this season include:

  • Slavery in the North by Marc Howard Ross, which looks at how northerners collectively forgot 250 years of human bondage and the recent—and continuing—struggles over recovering and commemorating its neglected stories.
  • The Invention of Rivers by Dilip da Cunha, which integrates history, art, geography, and more to tell the story of how rivers have been culturally constructed (printed in full color & featuring 150 illustrations!).
  • Democracy and Truth by Sophia Rosenfeld, which explores a longstanding and largely unspoken tension at the heart of democracy between the supposed wisdom of the crowd and the need for information to be vetted and evaluated by experts.
  • Albert Gore, Sr. by Anthony J. Badger, a political biography of a Tennessee senator who was in the national eye for more than thirty years and whose career illuminates the significance of race, religion, and class in the modern South.
  • Market Rules by Mark H. Rose, which explains how federal laws, regulatory rulings, and bankers' decisions shaped the financial industry as it existed at the time of the 2008 financial crisis.

…and many more!


We also have new paperbacks available of recent books such as Nicole Hemmer's Messengers of the Right, Mark R. Wilson's Destructive Creation, Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus's The Plantation Machine, Lakeyta M. Bonnette's Pulse of the People, and Richard Firth Green's Elf Queens and Holy Friars, among others.

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