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Early American Places


“The Early American Places series is an exciting development in scholarly publishing, one that will highlight the most important part of the study of history: the local and particular dimensions of global issues and trends. This is where the rubber meets the road, where ordinary people’s lives help to make, and are made by, the bustling wider world in which they live. Early American Places is an original series, and it will publish important scholarship.”—Stephanie M. H. Camp, Rice University

“This excellent initiative promises a series of strong books elaborating on one of the major themes in recent early American scholarship: the importance of place. The rationale for the collaboration in publication is sound, as is the plan for the management of the series as a whole. An imaginative and exciting approach to the well-known dilemmas of academic publishing.”
—Andrew Cayton, Distinguished Professor of History, Miami University


Our collective goal is to establish Early American Places as one of the most important homes for field-defining first books about early American history. Partner presses will acquire in their delineated geographic areas. Responsibility for signing books will reside with editors at the individual presses involved, who will be governed by their institutions’ guidelines and practices concerning peer review, editorial board approval, manuscript revisions, and contracts. Books in the series will be marketed through a joint effort by the three collaborating publishers, and at the web site earlyamericanplaces.org.


  • Publication of first books by scholars
  • Royalty advances for authors in the series
  • Aggressive marketing and promotion through exhibits, direct mail, and advertising targeted to members of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the American Society for Ethnohistory, the Southern Historical Association, and the Western Historical Association


New York University Press
Clara Platter
clara.platter [at] nyu [dot] edu

University of Georgia Press
Derek Krissoff
dkrissoff [at] ugapress [dot] uga [dot] edu

Northern Illinois University Press
Mark Heineke
mheineke [at] niu [dot] edu

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