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Temple University Press offers a well-established list of scholarly and general interest history titles, including many focused on Pennsylvania and Philadelphia regional history. TUP is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Historical Association to publish the Pennsylvania History series, which makes high-quality scholarship accessible for students and advances the mission of the PHA by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state. To find out more about the series and manuscript submission, please contact series editors David Witwer.

On October 14th at 2:00 - 3:15 p.m., The Pennsylvania History Book Series: A Roundtable on Current and Future Projects (Wendie Hall, B209 ):  Paul Douglass Newman (chair), University) of Pittsburgh at Johnstown former editor, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies; Allen Dieterich-Ward, Shippensburg University) former editor, Pennsylvania History Series; James E. Higgins, Rider University) author, The Health of the Commonwealth (2020); Aaron Javsicas, Temple University Press editor-in-chief; Judith Ridner, Mississippi State University) author, The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania (2018); Beverly Tomek, University of Houston - Victoria) author Slavery and Abolition in Pennsylvania.

FORTHCOMING Fall 2023: Digging in the City of Brotherly Love: Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology, Second Edition by Rebecca Yamin


A Brief History

Roger D. Simon

168 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 30 halftones, 6 maps


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


Real Philly History, Real Fast

Fascinating Facts and Interesting Oddities about the City's Heroes and Historic Sites

Jim Murphy

An amusing and informative insider’s guide to the Philadelphia history you don’t know

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 45 color photos, 6 halftones, 1 map


Reforming Philadelphia, 1682⁠–⁠2022

Richardson Dilworth

A short but comprehensive political history of the city, from its founding in 1682 to the present day

130 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 2 figures, 15 halftones



France Meets Philadelphia

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan

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


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


Slavery and Abolition in Pennsylvania

Beverly C. Tomek

This book highlights the complexities of emancipation and the “First Reconstruction” in the antebellum North

144 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 figures


Teaching Fear

How We Learn to Fear Crime and Why It Matters

Nicole E. Rader

How rules about safety and the fear of crime are learned and crystalized into crime myths— especially for women

216 pages | 6 x 9


The Winterthur Garden Guide

Color for Every Season

Linda Eirhart

How to build a garden with the “Winterthur look”

155 pages | 8.25 x 8.25 | 300 color photos