Early American Places focuses on the history of North America from contact to the Mexican War, locating historical developments in the specific places where they occurred and were contested. Though these developments often involved far-flung parts of the world, they were experienced in particular communities—the local places where people lived, worked, and made sense of their changing worlds. By restricting its focus to smaller geographic scales, but stressing that towns, colonies, and regions were part of much larger networks, Early American Places will combine up-to-date scholarly sophistication with an emphasis on local particularities and trajectories. Books in the series will be exclusively revised dissertations.
The collaborating presses' responsibilities are divided geographically. UGA Press focuses on the southeastern colonies, the plantation economies of the Caribbean, and the Spanish borderlands. NYU Press covers the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic colonies, and French and British Canada. Northern Illinois University Press covers the old Northwest. Nebraska focuses on the American far West.
Our collective goal is to establish Early American Places as one of the most important homes for field-defining first books about early American history. Partner presses will acquire in their delineated geographic areas. Responsibility for signing books will reside with editors at the individual presses involved, who will be governed by their institutions' guidelines and practices concerning peer review, editorial board approval, manuscript revisions, and contracts. Books in the series will be marketed through a joint effort by the three collaborating publishers, and at this web site.
— Stephanie M. H. Camp, University of Washington