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Announcing Penn Press’s Spring 2019 catalog!


Exciting new titles this season include:

  • Force and Freedom by Kellie Carter Jackson, which provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists.
  • Represented by Brenna Wynn Greer, which explores how black entrepreneurs produced magazines, photographs, and advertising that forged a close association between blackness and Americanness in the decades following World War II.
  • The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac by Clayton Howard, which chronicles the rise of sexual privacy as a fulcrum of American cultural politics, focusing on 1960s and '70s debates over LGBT rights in the Bay Area as a case study.
  • After Nationalism by Samuel Goldman, which looks at the trend of rising nationalism in the Western world and highlights the deep challenges that face any contemporary effort to revive social cohesion at the national level.
  • The London Bombings by Marc Sageman, which offers a new detailed account and analysis of the 2005 London Underground bombings as well as three other attacks directed at Britain between 2004 and 2006.
  • Anna Zieglerin and the Lion's Blood by Tara Nummedal, which reconstructs the extraordinary career and historical afterlife of the Reformation-era alchemist, courtier, and prophet Anna Zieglerin.

…and many more!

We also have new paperbacks of recent books coming soon, including Katharine Gerbner's Christian Slavery, Jen Manion's Liberty's Prisoners, Elise Lemire's Black Walden, Vicki Howard's From Main Street to Mall, Richard R. John and Kim Phillips-Fein's Capital Gains, Peter L. Laurence's Becoming Jane Jacobs, C. Peter Timmer's Food Security and Scarcity, and Wendy Wall's Recipes for Thought, among others.

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