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

About the Collaboration

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 EAP website.

Program Benefits

  • 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

Acquisitions Editors

Clara Platter, NYU Press

Walter Biggins, University of Georgia Press

Linda Manning, Northern Illinois University Press

Matt Bokovoy, University of Nebraska Press

Series Advisory Board

Vincent Brown, Harvard University
Andrew Cayton, Miami University
Cornelia Hughes Dayton, University of Connecticut
Nicole Eustace, New York University
Amy S. Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University
Ramón A. Gutiérrez, University of Chicago
Peter Charles Hoffer, University of Georgia
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University
Joshua Piker, University of Oklahoma
Mark M. Smith, University of South Carolina
Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

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