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The Penn Press list for spring 2020 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.


Current Season: American History, American Studies

New and forthcoming titles from the Penn Press current seasonal catalog.

Bell, Beyond the Politics of the Closet: Gay Rights and the American State Since the 1970s (hc 2020, eb 2020)

Ben-Ur, Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825 (hc May 2020, eb Apr 2020)

Bennett, African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (hc 2018, pb 2020, eb 2018)

Bonner, Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship (hc 2020, eb 2020)

Browne, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean (hc 2017, pb 2020, eb 2017)

Burnard, Jamaica in the Age of Revolution (hc 2020, eb 2020)

Cordova, The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco (hc 2017, pb May 2020, eb 2017)

Goddu, Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (hc 2020, eb 2020)

Greenberg, Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic (hc Jun 2020, eb May 2020)

Martínez-Matsuda, Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the U.S. Farm Labor Camp Program (hc Jun 2020, eb May 2020)

Martinko, Historic Real Estate: Market Morality and the Politics of Preservation in the Early United States (hc May 2020, eb Apr 2020)

Sharples, The World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America (hc Jun 2020, eb May 2020)

Vinel, The Employee: A Political History (hc 2013, pb 2020, eb 2013)

Walker, Divided Unions: The Wagner Act, Federalism, and Organized Labor (hc 2020, eb 2019)

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