We look forward to meeting authors, editors, and friends of the Press in person at the 2023 OAH conference! Assistant Editor Alejandra Mejía will be on-site, and you can browse new and recent titles in the exhibit hall at booth 312. Or, browse US history titles online on our conference landing page or on complete US history list.
During our spring sale, save 50% on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code SPRING23, valid through April 17, 2023. For more information on the sale, consult the Spring Sale FAQ.
We are excited to join you in person for the 2023 American Historical Association annual conference! Director Dean Smith will be joining you all in person in Philadelphia. Browse highlights of our history books and journal issues in Franklin Hall at booth 212. Even if you cannot join us in person, you can still browse our latest books and journal issues in the field on our conference landing page, or view our complete list of books and journals in history.
Save 40% on all books and journal issues with conference coupon code AHA23 when you order on our website through February 15, 2023. Customers in the UK and Europe can order books with this code from our UK partner, Combined Academic Publishers.
We will be joining you in person for the Organization for American Historians 2022 Annual Conference! You can find us at Booth Lite 1 in the exhibit hall. Editorial Director Gisela Fosado and Assistant Editor Ale Mejía will be on site with you in Boston, and many of our authors and editors are on panels around the conference.
Until May 10, save 40% on books and journal issues with coupon code OAH22 when you order on our website. Customers in the UK and Europe can order books with this code from our UK partner, Combined Academic Publishers. Our conference landing page has all our newest titles in US history studies, or you can browse our complete list of books and journals in the field here.
If you are looking to connect with any of our editors about your book project, see our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines and submission portal here.
We will miss meeting with authors, editors, and friends of the Press in person at the American Historical Association annual conference, but we look forward to connecting with you all virtually. Until March 31, 2022, save 40% on books and journal issues with coupon code AHA22 when you order on our website. Customers in the UK and Europe can order books with this code from our UK partner, Combined Academic Publishers. You can browse a complete list of books and journals in history here.
If you are joining us for the virtual week, you can find DUP authors in multiple panels:
Renisa Mawani, “Free Seas and Maritime Mobility in a World of Empires, 1880–1970,” Sunday, January 9, 10:00am EST, New Orleans Marriott, Preservation Hall, Studio 8.
If you were hoping to connect with Gisela Fosado, Joshua Gutterman Tranen, Alejandra Mejía, or one of our other editors about your book project at the American Historical Association annual conference, please reach out by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines and submission portal here.
We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the Organization for American Historians Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code OAH21 until May 31, 2021.
Check out the latest American history titles in our virtual catalog, below. And explore all of our books and journals in American history here.
If you were hoping to connect with Gisela Fosado or one of our other editors about your book project at OAH, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.
The following is an excerpt from the recently published Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video, by Mary R. Desjardins. The popularity of television in postwar suburban America had a devastating effect on the traditional Hollywood studio system. Yet many aging Hollywood stars used television to revive their fading careers. In this book, Desjardins examines the recirculation, ownership, and control of female film stars and their images in television, print, and new media. “Probably more than any other female star persona of the silent era, Gloria Swanson’s represented the range of identities possible for the “New Woman,” who symbolized the transformative promises of early twentieth-century modernity. While Swanson did not wield as much power in the film industry as did the actress, producer, and studio owner Mary Pickford, nor were her characters usually as sexually free as those played by Clara Bow or Louise Brooks, her persona was a blend of textual and extratextual identities that suggested female self-fulfillment was about taking advantage of the moment and projecting oneself into the future. After a series of very successful films produced by Paramount Studios, Swanson became an independent producer and businesswoman in the 1920s to sustain her labor power and image value. The actress and the characters she played also made the most of the prosthetic potentials of the commodity (e.g., fashion) to control or sustain their place and duration in the marriage economy and to be recognized by their mates and other women for this achievement. Publicity about Swanson during her acting career up to the early 1930s made maintenance of a place in various economies, both traditional and new, an explicit goal….