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Early American Places at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic annual meeting

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 | Permalink

SHEAR annual meeting

The annual meeting for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will take place in Philadelphia, PA, July 17-20. EAP participating presses will be in attendance and titles in the series will be exhibited at the University of Georgia Press booth. Please stop by and say hello.


Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 | Permalink

Kristen Block’s Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean and Linda Rupert’s Creolization and Contraband are now available in the Early American Places series. Karen Kupperman calls Ordinary Lives “must reading for everyone interested in the early modern Atlantic,” and Philip Morgan says Creolization and Contraband “makes for a fascinating study of colonial agency.” Find out more at the links.

Early American Places on Facebook

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 | Permalink

Early American Places now has a Facebook page. Please check us out, “like” us, and recommend us to friends!

AHA wrap-up

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 | Permalink

Thanks to everyone who came out for the EAP reception at the American Historical Association meeting in Chicago. The editors look forward to seeing folks again at OAH this spring.

Diane Mutti Burke, author of ON SLAVERY’S BORDER, and Robert Paulett, author of the forthcoming AN EMPIRE OF SMALL PLACES.


New titles for Spring 2012

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Permalink

This spring Georgia will publish two books in Early American Places — Kristen Block’s Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean and Linda Rupert’s Creolization and Contraband. Learn more at the links, and come by the EAP reception at AHA to meet series authors and editors.

EAP Welcomes the University of Nebraska Press

Friday, November 18th, 2011 | Permalink

The Early American Places member presses would like to welcome the University of Nebraska Press to the series.

The collaborating presses’ responsibilities are divided geographically, with the University of Georgia Press focused on the Southeast and the Caribbean, NYU Press covering the Northeast and eastern Canada, and Northern Illinois University Press covering the Old Northwest.  The University of Nebraska Press will publish books about the American Far West.

Please join us at the American Historical Association annual meeting for a reception to celebrate the latest volumes in the series–Saturday, January 7, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in booths 419, 421, 423.

Mutti Burke reviewed in the American Historical Review

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | Permalink

AHR reviews On Slavery’s Border, the inaugural publication in the Early American Places series: “Diane Mutti Burke has written a wonderful book. It adds considerable depth, texture, and richness to our understanding of slavery in the relatively neglected area of the border South while also offering important insights into the institution of bondage as a whole.”


Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | Permalink

Michele Reid-Vazquez

The latest book in the Early American Places series, Michele Reid-Vazquez’s The Year of the Lash, is now available from the University of Georgia Press. Ben Vinson III of Johns Hopkins calls it “a major accomplishment in deepening our knowledge of free-colored life in the Americas during the first half of the nineteenth century.” Find out more here.

Ann Ostendorf interviewed on public radio

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 | Permalink

Ann Ostendorf, author of Sounds American, talks about music and national identity in the early nineteenth century:

Ostendorf on NPR


Review: “By far the most thorough treatment of slavery in Missouri to date”

Sunday, September 18th, 2011 | Permalink

On Slavery’s Border by Diane Mutti Burke reviewed on H-NET: “Her work is by far the most thorough treatment of slavery in Missouri to date, and the exceptional nuance and detail she brings to her analysis of the master-slave relationship will make it one of the most informative of a short list of works on slavery on small farms and in border states.”

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The Series

"The Early American Places series is an exciting development in scholarly publishing, one that will highlight the most important part of the study of history: the local and particular dimensions of global issues and trends. This is where the rubber meets the road, where ordinary people's lives help to make, and are made by, the bustling wider world in which they live. Early American Places is an original series, and it will publish important scholarship."

— Stephanie M. H. Camp, Rice University