American History and Culture

The American History and Culture series seeks to document the full breadth of American experience. We encourage manuscripts on diverse themes, including race, gender, region, religion, politics, and culture, with an emphasis on transformative phenomena in American life. Combining the analytical strengths of cultural history with the rigorous standards of social history, our series seeks to illuminate the origins, evolution, and aftermath of historical transformation.


Neil Foley, University of Texas
Kevin Gaines, University of Michigan
Martha Hodes, New York University
Scott Sandage, Carnegie Mellon University


Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please refer to NYU Press’s submission guidelines.

Please contact Eric Zinner, Editor-in-Chief at NYU Press, if you are interested in submitting a proposal.