Book History

  • New Year, Fresh Look

    AHA Activities

    Mark Philip Bradley, Manuel Martinez Alvarenga, Marlena Boswell, Isti Bhattacharya, Miguel Cruz-Díaz, Justin Hawkins, Brian Quinn, and Thomas Stephens | Feb 23, 2022

    The latest issue of the journal has been completely redesigned and introduces the AHR History Lab.
  • The Abortionist

    Everything Has a History

    Gillian Frank | Nov 29, 2021

    Pulp novels of the mid-20th century were titillating and salacious—but this book appeared as abortion became more accepted among Americans.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Sarah E. Gardner

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Aug 28, 2018

    Sarah E. Gardner is distinguished professor of history at Mercer University.
  • The Story of the Multigraph Collective


    Allison Miller | May 1, 2018

    The Multigraph Collective, a group of 22 scholars, is behind Interacting with Print, a new book about print culture and...

Most Recent

  • Race, Print, and Digital Humanities

    Amy E. Earhart and Maura Ives | Jan 22, 2018

    Amy Earhart and Maura Ives taught students to apply the methods of book history-enumerative bibliography and scholarly editing-to the African American literary corpus. 
  • Book History: A Perspectives Quick Study

    Stephanie Kingsley | Oct 17, 2016

    A map of Europe spreads across the computer screen . . . green land, blue ocean, lightly emphasized ...
  • Generation Past

    David Spear | Oct 17, 2016

    Once there was a history book series that was so successful, it lured an entire generation of young ...
  • Textual Studies and Book History at the AHA Annual Meeting

    Stephanie Kingsley | Jan 5, 2016

    Historians often rely on the written record to reconstruct the past. Documents, printed books, and other artifacts all provide historians...
  • The Practice of Book History: Between and Beyond Disciplines

    Stephanie Kingsley | Jan 3, 2015

    It has been about eight months since I finished my master’s thesis—a book history and critical edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s...