University of Pennsylvania Press

The University of Pennsylvania Press was originally incorporated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on 26 March 1890, and the imprint of the University of Pennsylvania Press first appeared on publications in the closing decade of the nineteenth century—among the earliest such imprints in America. One of the Press’s first book publications, in 1899, was a landmark: The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, by renowned black reformer, scholar, and social critic W.E.B. Du Bois, a book that remains on the Press’s lists to this day. From the turn of the century to the late 1950s, the Press published across the disciplinary spectrum. In the mid-1960s the Press began to focus its editorial program on Amerian and European historical and cultural studies, the social sciences, and, selectively, the professions.


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The University of Pennsylvania Press journals program is an internationally renowned publishing enterprise promoting innovative print and digital content for a whole range of audiences. Penn Press titles are disseminated around the world to support the needs of researchers, teachers, students, and readers as they teach, plan, study, and collaborate. Find out more about the Penn Press journals division here:

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