Books

Early American Places Featured Title
Cultivating Regionalism
Cultivating Regionalism
Higher Education and the Making of the American Midwest
By Kenneth Wheeler

From The Northern Illinois University Press

In this ambitious book, Kenneth Wheeler revises our understanding of the nineteenth-century American Midwest by reconsidering an institution that was pivotal in its making—the small college. During the antebellum decades, Americans built a remarkable number of colleges in the Midwest that would help cultivate their regional identity. Through higher education, the values of people living north and west of the Ohio River formed the basis of a new Midwestern culture.

  More >>

Early American Places Featured Title
Insatiable Appetites
Insatiable Appetites
Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World
By Kelly L. Watson

From The NYU Press

"Insatiable Appetites is a well-crafted and fascinating book—an important read for students of race, gender, and sexuality in the early modern world. Readers won't look at imperial discourses of 'civilization' and 'savagery' in quite the same way after consuming and digesting this wide-ranging history."

—Thomas A. Foster, DePaul University

  More >>

All Early American Places Titles

Upcoming Events

View More Events >>

Participating Institutions

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, University of Washington