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Philadelphians vote this month in the mayoral primary, historically the city's most consequential election. As a publisher of books as well as a journal on local politics, our titles highlight the crucial issues around elections, political activism, and policy at the city, state, and regional level. At this important decision point, ALL Press books are on sale for 30% off - use VOTETUP at checkout (offer expires June 1, 2023)

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Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

A <em>Commonwealth</em> Reader

Edited by Michelle J. Atherton and J. Wesley Leckrone

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 tables, 22 figures


Philadelphia Battlefields

Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City

John Kromer

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

340 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 tables, 12 halftones, 23 maps


Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting

A City’s Struggle against an Epithet

Brett H. Mandel

How corruption in Philadelphia harms the city, why it endures, and what can be done to move toward a better future

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Political Black Girl Magic

The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors

Edited by Sharon D. Wright Austin

Examines the crucial role that Black women have carried out in the cities they govern

332 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 14 figures


Public Schools, Private Governance

Education Reform and Democracy in New Orleans

J. Celeste Lay

A comprehensive examination of education reforms and their political effects on Black and poor public-school parents in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 10 figures


Reinventing the Austin City Council

Ann O'M. Bowman

Examining how Austin, Texas changed the way it elects its city council—and why it matters.

126 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 5 figures, 1 halftone, 1 map


Rude Democracy

Civility and Incivility in American Politics

Susan Herbst

A look at how civility and incivility are strategic weapons on the state of American democracy, now with a new Preface for 2020

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables


The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania

A Varied People

Judith Ridner

A comprehensive yet concise early history of the Scots Irish in Pennsylvania

140 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 3 maps


Why Veterans Run

Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016

Jeremy M. Teigen

Why more than half of American presidential candidates have been military veterans—and why it matters

300 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 7 line drawings