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Text Adoptions

Have you found one of our titles that you would like to adopt, but it is only listed on this site as a hardcover? Try our Early Adopter program!

Created with faculty and students in mind, our Early Adopter print-on-demand program allows us to make most of our hardcover-only books available as a lower-priced paperbacks for course use. Simply have your campus bookstore call our Sales Manager, Kathleen Scholz-Jaffe at (814) 867-2224 to place a prepaid, nonreturnable order, and books will be delivered within 2-4 weeks after payment has been received. To examine a book for course adoption, please see our exam and desk copy policies. To include material from a book in a coursepack, please contact our .

Here are some of our more popular adoption titles and a few of the courses where they are used:

book cover for The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing by Rachel Poliquin

David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World

  • UC Davis — History of Black People and American Race Relations, 1450-1860
  • University of Washington — American Political Thought
  • Wayne State — Studies in Early American Lit and Culture
  • UVA — African American Survey 1
  • Dartmouth — American Thought and Culture
  • Marymount Manhattan College — African American History
  • University of Cincinnati — American History 1600 -1848
  • University of Texas — San Antonio — African American Literature: An Intro
  • Emory — African American Lit to 1900
  • Northern Illinois — Defining Americans
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    book cover for The Holy Teaching of Vimalakīrti: A Mahāyāna Scripture by Robert A. F. Thurman

    The Holy Teaching of Vimalakīrti

    A Mahāyāna Scripture
  • Georgetown — Advanced readings in Buddhist literature
  • Harvard — studying Buddhism across pace and time
  • Binghamton — Intro to Asian Philosophy
  • NYU — Intro to Buddhism
  • Boston U - Heroes, Spirits and Martyrs
  • Oklahoma — Intro to Buddhism
  • Brown — Classics of East Asian Buddhism
  • Smith College — Intro to Buddhist Thought
  • Princeton — Buddhist World of Thought and Practice
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    book cover for New Perspectives on Historical Writing, Second Edition, Edited by Peter Burke

    New Perspectives on Historical Writing, Second Edition

  • University of Alabama - Birmingham — Historian’s Craft
  • Clemson — Historiography
  • Excelsior College — Historiography
  • Western Michigan — Historyiography
  • Ball State — History and Historians
  • University of Northern Colorado — Historians Craft
  • San Francisco Seminary — Methods: Jewish and Christian Histories
  • Northern Illinois — Historical Methods
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    book cover for A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent, Edited and Translated by Paul Archambault

    A Monk's Confession

    The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent
  • UCONN — High and Later Middle Ages
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs — Intro to Medieval Europe
  • University of Chicago — History of European Civilization
  • York University — Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • Tennessee — Western Civilization I
  • Binghamton — High Middle Ages
  • Vermont — Copetian France
  • Ashland University — Western Civilization I
  • University of North Florida — Medieval Survey
  • Dartmouth — Medieval France
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    book cover for Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century, Edited by David L. Brown and Louis E. Swanson

    Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

  • Truman State — Rural America
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College — Introduction to Rural Studies
  • University of Maine — Fort Kent — Rural Societies
  • Utah State — Rural Sociology
  • University of Minnesota — Duluth — Rural Sociology
  • Clarion University — Rural Sociology
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    book cover for Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, By Jack R. Censer and Lynn Hunt

    Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

  • Yale — Topics in the French Revolution
  • New Paltz  - French Revolution
  • Washington  - Modern Revolutions Around the World
  • University of California - Irvine — Revolutions
  • University of California - Irvine — Problems in History: Europe
  • Bowdoin College — Old Regime + Revolutionary France
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    book cover for Who Is Black?: One Nation’s Definition By F. James Davis

    Who Is Black?

    One Nation’s Definition
  • UCLA Center for Society and Genetics — Problems of Identity at Biology/Society Interface
  • University of California — Santa Barbara — Race Relations
  • Stanford — Race, Ethnic and National Identities: Imagined Communities
  • Alabama State University ‑African American Search for Identity
  • Duke University ‑ Race and American Politics
  • Oberlin ‑ Race and Ethnic Relations
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    book cover for The Infortunate: The Voyage and Adventures of William Moraley, an Indentured Servant, Edited by Susan E. Klepp and Billy G. Smith

    The Infortunate

    The Voyage and Adventures of William Moraley, an Indentured Servant
  • University of West Florida — US History to 1877
  • Occidental College — U.S. Cultures and Societies
  • University of Texas at Dallas — U.S. History Survey to Civil War
  • George Mason — Colonial America
  • Montana State — American History I
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    book cover for The Writings of Julian of Norwich: A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love, Edited by Nicholas Watson and Jacqueline Jenkins

    The Writings of Julian of Norwich

    A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love
  • Princeton — Special Studies in Medieval Literature
  • UC Boulder — British Medieval Literature
  • U North Texas‚— Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture
  • Duke — Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • UCLA — Medieval Story Cycles and Collections
  • Villanova — History of the English Language
  • Webster University — Spiritual Paths and Classics: Spiritual Contemplation
  • Loyola — Great Figures: Julian Norwich and Margery Kempe
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    book cover for The Life of Bernini, Edited by Maarten Delbeke

    The Life of Bernini

    Catherine Enggass’s translation of Filippo Baldinucci’s biography
  • Rollins — Rome in the Age of Carvaggio and Bernini
  • Tulane — Baroque Art
  • Trinity Universiy — Italian Baroque Art
  • Penn State — Bernini and the Architecture of the Full Baroque in Rome

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    book cover for Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, Edited by Randall M. Miller and William Pencak


    A History of the Commonwealth
  • Penn State — History of Pennsylvania
  • Central Penn — Topics in Local PA History
  • West Chester University — History of Pennsylvania
  • Northampton Community College — History of Pennsylvania
  • Edinboro University — History of Pennsylvania

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    book cover for Terrorism in Context, Edited by Martha Crenshaw

    Terrorism in Context

  • University of Texas — Dallas — Terrorism
  • Henley Putnam University — Extremist Organizations
  • Baylor University  — First Year Seminar in Terrorism and Politics
  • Johns Hopkins University ‑ States, Revolutionaries and Terrorism
  • University of Maryland — Intro to Homeland Security
  • Wesleyan — The Politics of Terrorism
  • Columbia University — Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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