Award Winning Books: 2020

The Battles of Germantown

Effective Public History in America

David W. Young

2020 Philip S. Klein Book Prize, Pennsylvania Historical Association

Lessons from Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood on how the public engages the past

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 figures, 17 halftones, 2 maps

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Black Identity Viewed from a Barber's Chair

Nigrescence and Eudaimonia

William E. Cross Jr.

William E. Cross Jr., recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Applications of Psychology, American Psychological Association

On Blackness, identity formation, and the deconstruction of the deficit perspective on Black life

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables, 2 figures

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Good Reasons to Run

Women and Political Candidacy

Edited by Shauna L. Shames, Rachel I. Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Langan Teele

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2020
Mirya Holman, recipient Erika Fairchild Award from the Southern Political Science Association's Women's Caucus, 2022

How and why women run for office

324 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 32 figures, 2 maps

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Monument Lab

Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

Edited by Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum

Preservation Education Award from the Preservation Alliance, 2021
Selected in the trade illustrated category for the 2020 AUPresses Book, Jacket, & Journal Show

A living handbook for vital perspectives on public art and history

336 pages | 6.75 x 9.375 | 160 color photos, 82 halftones

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Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá

The Autobiography of Nelson A. Díaz

Nelson A. Díaz

Nelson Diaz, recipient of the 2020 National Hispanic Hero Award, presented by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

A lively autobiography by a community activist, judge, and public advocate who blazed a trail for Latinos in Philadelphia

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 19 halftones

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Power, Participation, and Protest in Flint, Michigan

Unpacking the Policy Paradox of Municipal Takeovers

Ashley E. Nickels

American Society for Public Administration Section on Democracy and Social Justice Book Award, 2019
American Political Science Association Robert A. Dahl Award, 2020
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2020

The policy history of, implementation of, and reaction to Flint’s municipal takeovers

272 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 11 tables, 4 figures, 5 halftones, 1 map

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The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law

Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s

Masumi Izumi

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice 2020

Now in Paperback—Dissecting the complex relationship among race, national security, and civil liberties in “the age of American concentration camps”

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones

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Salut!

France Meets Philadelphia

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia 2020 Art and Architecture Literary Award

Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 169 color photos, 2 halftones, 1 map

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Shades of Black

Diversity in African American Identity

William E. Cross, Jr.

William E. Cross Jr., recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Applications of Psychology, American Psychological Association

296 pages | 6 x 9

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Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

Developmental Insights and System Challenges

Christopher J. Sullivan

2020 Outstanding Contribution Award, given by the American Society of Criminology's Division of Development and Life Course Criminology

A pragmatic and comprehensive look at delinquency and juvenile justice through a developmental lens

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 26 figures

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Vulnerable Constitutions

Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood

Cynthia Barounis

2020 Piepmeier Book Prize Winner, National Women's Studies Association

Presents an alternative queer-crip genealogy of American masculinity in the twentieth century

278 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 halftones

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