University of Pennsylvania Press

The books in Penn Press's history catalog cover a wide range of topics, times, and regions, from Medieval and Early Modern European History to Modern Intellectual History, and from the earliest New World encounters to timely analyses of our contemporary moment.

New and recent titles explore the rise of the New Right in the Northern Plains States, the history of the sexual abuse of boys in the Church from late antiquity to the high Middle Ages, the practices used by black women to construct freedom in the Atlantic world, the Jewish body as it has existed and been imagined from biblical times to the present, and much more.

Discount Code: AHA40-FM (40% off + free shipping to North American addresses on all orders through our website or display page)

For a full display of Penn Press's History titles, please view our DISPLAY PAGE at




CONGRATULATIONS to Benjamin Talton, whose In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics has won the American Historical Association's Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history!

Contact our Acquisitions Editors

Walter Biggins, Editor-in-Chief
Areas of acquisition: Cultural studies, intellectual and political history of the Americas, Atlantic World and postcolonial studies

Robert Lockhart, Senior Editor
Areas of acquisition: Atlantic history, American history (colonial through the present), history of the African Diaspora and transnational history, urban studies

Jerome Singerman, Senior Editor
Areas of acquisition: Medieval and Early Modern European history, Jewish history, literary criticism and cultural studies

Jenny Tan, Associate Editor
Areas of acquisition: Ethnography, anthropology, political studies

New in Paperback

African Slaves and Black Kings: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic by Herman L. Bennett

A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader and the World of English Peasants Before the Plague (2nd ed.) by Judith M. Bennett

Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom by Keisha N. Blain

Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean by Randy M. Browne

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

The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco by Cary Cordova

The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell: Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women, 200-1500 by Dyan Elliott

Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic by Peter C. Mancall

Making Love in the Twelfth Century: "Letters of Two Lovers" in Context by Barbara Newman

The Settlers' Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America's Old Northwest by Bethel Saler

U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights by Kelly J. Shannon

Pan American Women: U.S. Internationalists and Revolutionary Mexico by Megan Threlkeld

Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica by Sasha Turner

The Employee: A Political History by Jean-Christian Vinel

To view and purchase these and other new and recent titles, visit our DISPLAY PAGE and enter discount code AHA40-FM at checkout for a 40% discount and free shipping to all North American addresses!

For a selection of titles that will be of interest to AHA attendees, be sure to browse the following Penn Press series:

The Early Modern AmericasEarly American Studies
America in the Nineteenth Century
American Business, Politics, and Society
Politics and Culture in Modern America
Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
Intellectual History of the Modern Age
Jewish Culture & ContextsThe Middle Ages Series
Material Texts

And don't forget to take a look at the following journals, all published by Penn Press:

Capitalism: A Journal of History and Economics
Early American Studies
The Eighteenth Century
Huntington Library Quarterly
The Jewish Quarterly Review
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of the Early Republic
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
Manuscript Studies
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Founded in 1890, the University of Pennsylvania Press is one of the oldest scholarly imprints in North America. Penn Press publishes rigorous and thought-provoking work in the humanities and social sciences designed to advance knowledge, dialogue, and understanding.