Welcome to our virtual exhibit for the Omohundro Institute!

We are sorry not to meet you this year at the Omohundro Institute Conference in Williamsburg, VA. However, we would still like to introduce you to some of our new titles, many of which are available in print via print on demand and as e-books! Please browse and follow the links to shop!

Have a project you'd like to discuss? Several of our editors acquire books related to early American studies.

Out of concern for the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, and in response to a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses, PSU Press has suspended warehouse operations until further notice and will not be shipping physical books during this time. (For more information on PSU Press's response to COVID-19, click here.)

 

Available in print

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Passing to América

Antonio (Née María) Yta’s Transgressive, Transatlantic Life in the Twilight of the Spanish Empire

Thomas A. Abercrombie

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08119-9

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296 pages
6" × 9"
21 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2018

The Letters of Mary Penry

A Single Moravian Woman in Early America

Edited by Scott Paul Gordon

$24.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08109-0

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320 pages
6" × 9"
7 b&w illustrations
2018

Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies

Posthumous America

Literary Reinventions of America at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Benjamin Hoffmann, and Translated by Alan J. Singerman

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08008-6

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256 pages
6" × 9"
3 b&w illustrations
2018

An Empire of Print

The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic

Steven Carl Smith

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08232-5

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264 pages
6" × 9"
2017

Penn State Series in the History of the Book

The Chankas and the Priest

A Tale of Murder and Exile in Highland Peru

Sabine Hyland

$24.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-07123-7

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224 pages
6" × 9"
27 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2016

A Peculiar Mixture

German-Language Cultures and Identities in Eighteenth-Century North America

Edited by Jan Stievermann and Oliver Scheiding

$32.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05950-1

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296 pages
6" × 9"
20 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2013

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

Condorcet

Writings on the United States

Edited, translated, and with an introduction by Guillaume Ansart

$24.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05382-0

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160 pages
6" × 9"
2012

William Parks

The Colonial Printer in the Transatlantic World of the Eighteenth Century

A. Franklin Parks

$49.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05212-0

232 pages
6" × 9"
15 b&w illustrations
2012

Penn State Series in the History of the Book

Lessons from America

Liberal French Nobles in Exile, 1793–1798

Doina Pasca Harsanyi

$39.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-03638-0

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216 pages
6" × 9"
2010

Pennsylvania's Revolution

Edited by William A. Pencak

$51.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-03580-2

408 pages
6" × 9"
1 b&w illustration/5 maps
2010

The Economy of Early America

Historical Perspectives and New Directions

Edited by Cathy Matson

$30.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-02765-4

376 pages
6" × 9"
1 b&w illustration
2006
Co-published with the Library Company of Philadelphia

Community of the Cross

Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem

Craig D. Atwood

$30.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05855-9

296 pages
6" × 9"
7 b&w illustrations
2004

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

Available as an e-book

 

The Francis Daniel Pastorius Reader

Writings by an Early American Polymath

Patrick Erben, Alfred Brophy, and Margo Lambert

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480 pages
7" × 10"
10 b&w illustrations
2019

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas

Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition

Edited by Cécile Fromont

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224 pages
6" × 9"
10 color/6 b&w illustrations
2019

Africana Religions

Babel of the Atlantic

Edited by Bethany Wiggin

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336 pages
6" × 9"
44 b&w illustrations
2019

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

The Quakers, 1656–1723

The Evolution of an Alternative Community

By Richard C. Allen and Rosemary Moore

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360 pages
6" × 9"
2018

The New History of Quakerism

Sentiments of a British-American Woman

Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution

Owen S. Ireland

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264 pages
6" × 9"
2018

The History of the New World

Benzoni's Historia del Mondo Nuovo

Girolamo Benzoni, translated by Jana Byars, and edited by Robert C. Schwaller and Jana Byars

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128 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
15 b&w illustrations/1 map
2017

Latin American Originals

Speaking to Body and Soul

Instructions for the Moravian Choir Helpers, 1785–1786

Edited and translated by Katherine M. Faull

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200 pages
6" × 9"
9 b&w illustrations
2017

Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies

Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio

Claude-François de Lezay-Marnésia, Edited with an introduction by Benjamin Hoffmann, and Translated by Alan J. Singerman

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232 pages
6" × 9"
2017

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

Lia Markey

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264 pages
9" × 10"
68 color/58 b&w illustrations
2016

The Native Conquistador

Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain

Edited and translated by Amber Brian, Bradley Benton, and Pablo García Loaeza

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152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
4 b&w illustrations/3 maps
2015

Latin American Originals

Jacob Green’s Revolution

Radical Religion and Reform in a Revolutionary Age

S. Scott Rohrer

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320 pages
6" × 9"
8 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2014

Citizens in a Strange Land

A Study of German-American Broadsides and Their Meaning for Germans in North America, 1730–1830

Hermann Wellenreuther

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384 pages
7" × 10"
16 color/37 b&w illustrations/1 map
2013

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

New & Forthcoming books

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The Play World

Toys, Texts, and the Transatlantic German Childhood

Patricia Anne Simpson

Coming in September

304 pages
6" × 9"
41 b&w illustrations
2020

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

The Word in the Wilderness

Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania

Alexander Lawrence Ames

Coming in June

264 pages
6" × 9"
35 b&w illustrations
2020

Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies

Baptism Through Incision

The Postmortem Cesarean Operation in the Spanish Empire

Martha Few, Zeb Tortorici, and Adam Warren

152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
3 b&w illustrations/1 map
2020

Latin American Originals

Iconoclasm in New York

Revolution to Reenactment

Wendy Bellion

272 pages
7" × 10"
11 color/51 b&w illustrations
2019

A Material World

Culture, Society, and the Life of Things in Early Anglo-America

Edited by George W. Boudreau and Margaretta M. Lovell

344 pages
7" × 10"
22 color/109 b&w illustrations
2019

The Writings of Elizabeth Webb

A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697–1726

Edited by Rachel Cope and Zachary McLeod Hutchins

$99.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08222-6

240 pages
6" × 9"
2019

The Susquehannocks

New Perspectives on Settlement and Cultural Identity

Edited by Paul A. Raber

200 pages
8.5" × 11"
30 b&w illustrations
2019

Recent Research in Pennsylvania Archaeology

Essential backlist

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To Heaven or to Hell

Bartolomé de Las Casas’s Confesionario

David Thomas Orique, O.P.

152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
4 b&w illustrations/1 map
2018

Latin American Originals

The Grid and the River

Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682–1876

Elizabeth Milroy

464 pages
9" × 11"
188 duotone illustrations
2016

Of Cannibals and Kings

Primal Anthropology in the Americas

Neil L. Whitehead

152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
6 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2011

Latin American Originals

Defending the Conquest

Bernardo de Vargas Machuca's Defense and Discourse of the Western Conquests

Edited by Kris Lane, and translated by Timothy F. Johnson

176 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
2 maps
2010

Latin American Originals

The Art and Science of William Bartram

Judith Magee

276 pages
9" × 12"
110 color illustrations
2007
Co-published with The Natural History Museum, London

Down and Out in Early America

Edited by Billy G. Smith

352 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
7 b&w illustrations/2 maps
2004

Editorial Staff to contact

Assistant Director, Editor-in-Chief acquires in the areas of animal studies, graphic studies, interdisciplinary literary studies, and sensory studies. Her book series include Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture, AnthropoScene: The SLSA Book Series, Graphic Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sensory History

Executive Editor acquires in the areas of art and architectural history, visual culture, history of photography, medieval and early modern studies, occultism and esoterism, Iberian and Latin American history and culture. Her book series include Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies, Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755, Latin American Originals, Magic in History, Magic in History Sourcebooks, and Refiguring Modernism

Acquisitions Editor acquires in the areas of Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic history, regional studies and regional trade, and religious studies. Her series include Inventing Christianity, Signifying (on) Scriptures, Religion Around, The Max Kade Research Institute Series: Germans beyond Europe, Keystone Books, Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies, Critical Inquiries in English Literature, 1400–1700, and World Christianity

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