Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting
July 13 - 16, 2023
Doubletree by Hilton, Philadelphia PA

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All Play and No Work

American Work Ideals and the Comic Plays of the Federal Theatre Project

Paul Gagliardi

Forthcoming Fall 2023 — Pre-order your copy now

How comic plays of the Federal Theatre Project challenged work norms promoted by the federal government during the Great Depression

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


American History Now

Edited by Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr

A new generation of scholars addresses the current themes and questions in interpreting American history

440 pages | 6 x 9


Envisioning Emancipation

Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

What freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War era

240 pages | 7 x 10 | 150 halftones



The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River

Beth Kephart

An autobiography of the Schuylkill, and a meditation on the river's impact on Philadelphia's history, people, and environment

120 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 18 halftones


From Improvement to City Planning

Spatial Management in Cincinnati from the Early Republic through the Civil War Decade

Henry C. Binford

A “pre-history” of urban planning in the United States

358 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 23 figures


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


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


The Spires Still Point to Heaven

Cincinnati’s Religious Landscape, 1788–1873

Matthew Smith

How nineteenth-century Cincinnati tested the boundaries of nativism, toleration, and freedom

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 6 figures


Tasting Freedom

Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America

Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin

The life and times of the extraordinary Octavius Catto, and the first civil rights movement in America

632 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory

Roger C. Aden

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of the memorial to slavery in Independence Mall

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 5 line drawings, 6 halftones, 1 map