AHA23

American Historical Association 2023

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.   

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for our Sexuality Studies, edited by Janice Irvine and Regina Kunzel, features work in sexuality studies broadly construed, in its social, cultural, and political dimensions, and in both historical and contemporary formations. The series includes titles located within disciplinary and interdisciplinary frames that combine theoretical methodologies with empirical research.

If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal, please contact Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas (aaron.javsicas@temple.edu) or Editor Shaun Vigil (shaun.vigil@temple.edu).

View our full list of History and American Studies books • take 30% off using TAHA23 at checkout • offer expires February 15, 2023

Anna May Wong

Performing the Modern

Shirley Jennifer Lim

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

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones

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Artists of Wyeth Country

Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth

W. Barksdale Maynard

258 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 75 figures, 2 maps

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The Battles of Germantown

Effective Public History in America

David W. Young

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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Beauty and Brutality

Manila and Its Global Discontents

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino

Diverse perspectives on Manila that suggest the city’s exhilarating sights and sounds broaden how Philippine histories are defined and understood

346 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 1 map

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Beethoven in Beijing

Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China

Jennifer Lin

An eye-opening account of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unprecedented 1973 visit to the People’s Republic of China

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 92 photographs

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Before Crips

Fussin', Cussin', and Discussin' among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs

John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani

A historical analysis of South Los Angeles juvenile gang life as revealed by those who were there

464 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map

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"Beyond the Law"

The Politics of Ending the Death Penalty for Sodomy in Britain

Charles Upchurch

A major reexamination of the earliest British parliamentary efforts to abolish capital punishment for consensual sex acts between men

302 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones

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Black Identity Viewed from a Barber's Chair

Nigrescence and Eudaimonia

William E. Cross Jr.

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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Bringing the Civic Back In

Zane L. Miller and American Urban History

Edited by Larry Bennett, John D. Fairfield, and Patricia Mooney-Melvin

A critical appraisal of the career of Zane L. Miller, one of the founders of the new urban history

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Brothers

A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Race

Nico Slate

A White historian’s heartbreaking quest to make sense of the death of his mixed-race older brother

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones

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Campaigns of Knowledge

U.S. Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan

Malini Johar Schueller

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

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 line drawings, 1 halftone

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Cultures Colliding

American Missionaries, Chinese Resistance, and the Rise of Modern Institutions in China

John R. Haddad

Why American missionaries started building schools, colleges, medical schools, hospitals, and YMCA chapters in China before 1900

350 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 map

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Elaine Black Yoneda

Jewish Immigration, Labor Activism, and Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration

Rachel Schreiber

The remarkable story of a Jewish activist who joined her incarcerated Japanese American husband and son in an American concentration camp

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones

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Engaging Place, Engaging Practices

Urban History and Campus-Community Partnerships

Edited by Robin F. Bachin and Amy L. Howard

How public history can be a catalyst for stronger relationships between universities and their communities

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 19 color photos, 7 halftones, 2 maps

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Feminist Reflections on Childhood

A History and Call to Action

Penny A. Weiss

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

310 pages | 6 x 9

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