Penn Press Welcomes New Editors to the Early American Studies Series

Penn Press is also delighted to announce that Emma Hart, Professor of History at Penn, and Roquinaldo Ferreira, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Penn, have joined the masthead as coeditors of the Press’s Early American Studies book series, which is published in partnership with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. They join long-serving editors Kathleen Brown and Daniel Richter.

Professor Hart, the new Richard S. Dunn Director of the Center, comes to Penn after teaching for nearly two decades in the School of History at the University of St. Andrews, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her major research interests lie in the history of early North America, the Atlantic World, and early modern Britain with a particular expertise in urban, social, and economic history. Professor Hart’s most recent book, Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism, was published in 2019.

Professor Ferreira research interests include the early modern Atlantic World and the global history of empires with an expertise in the history of the African diaspora, slavery, and abolitionism. His forthcoming book is titled The Costs of Freedom: Central Africa in the Age of Abolition.

Senior Editor Robert Lockhart is excited about Hart and Ferreira joining the series editorial team, noting that “Professors Hart and Ferreira will be essential in helping us continue to build our list in Atlantic history, a core area of publishing interest for the Press, and in leading us in new directions of early modern global history.”

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