Organization of American Historians 2022

Temple University Press offers a renowned list in the history of social change, democracy, and democratic inclusion. Our editors seek proposals for new book projects in a number of areas including labor history, African American history, Asian American history, urban history, the history of women and gender, and historical studies of sexuality.   

If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal, please contact Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas (

View our full list of History and American Studies books • take 30% off using TOAH2022 at checkout • offer expires July 1, 2022

Allies and Obstacles

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

Anna May Wong

How Anna May Wong’s work shaped racial modernity and made her one of the most significant actresses of the twentieth century

The Battles of Germantown

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

Becoming Entitled

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

Campaigns of Knowledge

Making visible the afterlives of U.S. colonial and occupation tutelage in the Philippines and Japan

Communists and Community

Enhances our understanding of the central role Communists played in the advancement of social democracy throughout the mid-twentieth century

From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging

Analyzes the expansion and restriction of collective bargaining rights for public employees

The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

Knowledge for Social Change

Argues for and proposes concrete means to radically transform research universities to function as democratic, civic, and community-engaged institutions

Little Italy in the Great War

How Philadelphia’s Italian community responded during World War I

Memory Passages

Considers Holocaust memorials in the United States and Germany, postwar to the present

Metro Dailies in the Age of Multimedia Journalism

How daily metro newspapers can continue to survive in the age of digital journalism

The Misunderstood History of Gentrification

Reframing our understanding of the roles of gentrification and urban renewal in the revitalization of American cities

Modern Mobility Aloft

How American cities used elevated highways as major architectural statements about local growth and modernization before 1956

Prisoner of Wars

The life of Pao Yang, whose experiences defy conventional accounts of the Vietnam War

Public City/Public Sex

How female prostitutes and men who sought sex with other men shaped the history and emergence of modern Paris in the nineteenth century

Revolution Around the Corner

The first book-length story of the radical social movement, the Puerto Rican Socialist Party

The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law

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


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

Transnational Nationalism and Collective Identity among the American Irish

How collective action creates meaning and identity within culturally diverse and physically dispersed communities