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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 Mar 2020, eb 2019)

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 Mar 2020, eb 2018)

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

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

Burnard, Jamaica in the Age of Revolution (hc Apr 2020, eb Feb 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 Apr 2020, eb Mar 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 Apr 2020, eb 2013)

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

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