Hot Off Penn Press: March releases

Don't miss our latest slate of titles, ranging from a compelling, novel history of black abolitionist violence in the lead-up to the Civil War to a cultural history of fruit in early modern England—and in between, new titles in political science, human rights, Asian studies, security studies, and much more. Take a look below!

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Force and FreedomForce and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence
Kellie Carter Jackson

"With engaging new sources and a deft reading of familiar narratives, Kellie Carter Jackson reminds us that black resistance was always central to abolition. Force and Freedom centers the role of violence in the long road to black freedom, rendering a more complicated image of black abolitionists who were willing to abandon the petition for the gun. A most important contribution to the study of American abolition."—Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

In Force and Freedom, Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Through tactical violence, argues Carter Jackson, abolitionist leaders created the conditions that necessitated the Civil War.

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224 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5115-9 | $34.95a | £26.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9587-0 | $34.95s | £26.00
A volume in the America in the Nineteenth Century series

The London BombingsThe London Bombings
Marc Sageman

In The London Bombings, counterterrorism expert Marc Sageman examines in detail four terrorist attacks directed at Britain between 2004 and 2006, centering on the infamous Underground bombings. Analyzing the origins of and response to the attacks, he offers a persuasive rethinking of the nature of the terrorist threat.

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312 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5118-0 | $49.95a | £40.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9588-7 | $49.95s | £37.00

The Practice of CitizenshipThe Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States
Derrick R. Spires

"Offering a richly immersive experience, The Practice of Citizenship displaces well-known representative figures, foregrounds a diverse community of letters, and significantly increases our understanding of African American discourses of citizenship."—Jeannine DeLombard, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Practice of Citizenship traces the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship. Considering a variety of texts by both canonical and lesser-known authors, Derrick R. Spires demonstrates how black writers articulated an expansive, practice-based theory of citizenship.

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352 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5080-0 | $49.95a | £40.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9577-1 | $49.95s | £37.00

The DisaffectedThe Disaffected: Britain's Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution
Aaron Sullivan

"Beautifully written, The Disaffected uncovers a forgotten but important piece of the American Revolution. Aaron Sullivan is a natural storyteller whose deeply-researched book will change the way we think about Philadelphia's revolutionary history. A must read for scholars and the historically-interested alike."—Patrick Spero, American Philosophical Society

Focusing on the British occupation of Philadelphia from 1777 to 1778, The Disaffected highlights the perspectives of those wearied by and withdrawn from the War for Independence and reveals the consequences of a Revolutionary ideology that assumed the nation's people to be a united and homogenous front.

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304 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5126-5 | $39.95a | £32.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9616-7 | $39.95s | £30.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series


Latinos and the Liberal CityLatinos and the Liberal City: Politics and Protest in San Francisco
Eduardo Contreras

"Eduardo Contreras tells an analytically sophisticated and archivally rich story of San Francisco and its Latino populations and traces in novel ways their engagement with the ideals and failures of twentieth-century democratic liberalism. This book will quickly become a standard bearer in the growing canon of Latino history."—Lorrin Thomas, Rutgers University-Camden

In Latinos and the Liberal City, Eduardo Contreras offers a bold, textured, and inclusive interpretation of the nature of Latino politics. Using twentieth-century San Francisco as a case study, Contreras examines Latinos' involvement in unionization efforts, civil rights organizing, electoral politics, feminist and gay activism, and more.

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328 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5112-8 | $45.00s | £36.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9580-1 | $45.00s | £33.50
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series


Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective
Devon E. Hinton and Byron J. Good, Editors

"This book should be compulsory reading for all civilian and military mission advisors and mentors."—Journal of Global South Studies

Culture and PTSD examines the applicability of PTSD to cultural contexts beyond Europe and North America and details local responses to trauma and how they vary from PTSD as defined by the American Psychiatric Association.

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440 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4714-5 | $79.95s | £64.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2445-0 | $34.95s | £26.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9146-9 | $34.95s | £26.00
A volume in the Ethnography of Political Violence series


Identity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea
Gerald Izenberg

"A remarkable work: intellectually challenging and engaging, wide-ranging and deeply thought-through, marked by incisive analysis and luminous insights. This distinguished and important book should be of interest to people in a wide variety of fields—intellectual history (European and American), cultural studies, sociology, psychology, and philosophy."—Jerrold Seigel, author of The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Europe Since the Seventeenth Century

Identity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea is the first comprehensive history of the concept that answers the question, "who, or what, am I?" Gerald Izenberg contends that our most important identities, while historically conditioned, are rooted in permanent categories of human existence, such as sexuality, sociality, and labor.

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552 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 3 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4808-1 | $59.95s | £48.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2453-5 | $32.50s | £24.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9271-8 | $32.50s | £24.50
A volume in the Intellectual History of the Modern Age series


The Language of FruitThe Language of Fruit: Literature and Horticulture in the Long Eighteenth Century
Liz Bellamy

"Interweaving a bounty of historical details, in-depth literary readings, and engaging illustrations, Liz Bellamy tells a fascinating story about the evolution of raising, eating, thinking, and writing about fruit in the long eighteenth century."—Rebecca Bushnell, University of Pennsylvania

Examining the intersection of literary tradition and horticultural innovation, The Language of Fruit traces how writers from Andrew Marvell to Jane Austen responded to the challenges posed by the evolving social, economic, and symbolic functions of fruit over the long eighteenth century.

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256 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5083-1 | $69.95s | £56.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9583-2 | $69.95s | £52.00
A volume in the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture series


China's CapitalismChina's Capitalism: A Paradoxical Route to Economic Prosperity
Tobias ten Brink. Carla Welch, Translator

In China's Capitalism, Tobias ten Brink reveals how combinations of three heterogeneous actors—party-state institutions, firms, and workers—led to China's distinctive form of capitalism. Presenting a historically nuanced portrait, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in China's socioeconomic order and its future development.

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328 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-5109-8 | $69.95s | £56.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9579-5 | $69.95s | £52.00

Civil DisabilitiesNOW IN PAPERBACK
Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging
Nancy J. Hirschmann and Beth Linker, Editors

"Insightful, comprehensive, and personal. . . . These essays illuminate the social, political and environmental realities that have been variably experienced as helpful and harmful to the citizenship of those identified as disabled. The authors provide meaningful conceptualization and develop lexicon which enhance understanding of the obstacles to full citizenship, membership and belonging. The resulting narrative is steeped in the everyday experience of differentness that illuminates the impact of economic, legal, political and social forces."—Sex and Disability.

Civil Disabilities presents original essays by leading figures in disabilities studies who reconsider the meaning of citizenship. Working from a variety of disciplines and approaches, the volume explores the possibilities for imagining a more just and inclusive world for disabled persons.

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320 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2446-7 | $29.95s | £22.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9053-0 | $29.95s | £22.50
A volume in the Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism series


Becoming Jane JacobsNOW IN PAPERBACK
Becoming Jane Jacobs
Peter L. Laurence

"Excellent. . . . One of the best books of the year. This is the biography of Jacobs I have wanted to read for forty years."—Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

In Becoming Jane Jacobs, an intellectual biography of the great urbanist, Peter L. Laurence asserts that The Death and Life of Great American Cities was not the spontaneous epiphany of an amateur activist but the product of a professional writer with deep knowledge about the renewal and dynamics of American cities.

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376 pages | 6 x 9 | 49 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4788-6 | $34.95s | £26.99
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2442-9 | $26.50a | £19.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9246-6 | $26.50s | £20.00
A volume in the Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America series

Remaking the Rust BeltNOW IN PAPERBACK
Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America
Tracy Neumann

"Remaking the Rust Belt is a powerful book which has much to offer, not just to historians of urban policy and political economy but also those seeking to understand the wider political, cultural and psephological shifts under way in the American industrial Northeast and Midwest."—History

Remaking the Rust Belt tells the story of how local leaders throughout the Rust Belt adapted internationally circulating ideas about postindustrial redevelopment to create the jobs and amenities they believed would attract middle-class professionals, but in so doing widened and deepened economic inequality among urban residents.

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280 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4827-2 | $49.95s | £40.00
Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8122-2438-2 | $24.95s | £18.99
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9289-3 | $24.95s | £18.50
A volume in the American Business, Politics, and Society series


Ban Chiang, Northeast Thailand, Volume 2BBan Chiang, Northeast Thailand, Volume 2B: Metals and Related Evidence from Ban Chiang, Ban Tong, Ban Phak Top, and Don Klang
Joyce C. White and Elizabeth G. Hamilton, Editors

The site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, is a central site in debates surrounding the chronology and significance of early metallurgy in Southeast Asia. This book is the second in a series of four volumes that review the contributions of Ban Chiang and three related sites in northeast Thailand excavated by the Penn Museum to an understanding of early metallurgy in Thailand.

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296 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 22 color, 135 b/w illus.
Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-931707-78-7 | $79.95s | £64.00
Ebook | ISBN 978-1-931707-92-3 | $79.95s | £59.50
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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