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The University of Pennsylvania Press (or Penn Press) is a university press
University press
A university press is an academic, nonprofit publishing house that is typically affiliated with a large research university, and publishes work that has been reviewed by scholars in the field. It produces mainly scholarly works...

 affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States,Penn is the fourth-oldest using the founding dates claimed by each institution...

 located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

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The Press was originally incorporated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 26, 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
W.E.B. Du Bois
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Massachusetts, Du Bois attended Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate...

, a book that still remains in print on the Press's lists.

Today the Press has an active backlist of roughly 1,500 titles and an annual output of upwards of 120 new books in a focused editorial program. Areas of special interest include American history and culture; ancient, medieval, and Renaissance studies; anthropology; landscape architecture; studio arts; human rights; Jewish studies; and political science. The Press also publishes ten peer-reviewed academic journals, mostly in the humanities, and the magazine Dissent
Dissent (magazine)
Dissent is a quarterly magazine focusing on politics and culture edited by Michael Walzer and Michael Kazin. The magazine is published for the Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas, Inc by the University of Pennsylvania Press....

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The University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc. is a nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation wholly owned by the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States,Penn is the fourth-oldest using the founding dates claimed by each institution...

, maintaining its own nonprofit tax status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

The Press currently resides at 3905 Spruce Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building housing the press is the former Potts House built by the Wilson Brothers & Company
Wilson Brothers & Company
A prominent Victorian-era architecture and engineering firm established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wilson Brothers & Company was especially noted for its structural expertise. The brothers designed or contributed engineering work to hundreds of bridges, railroad stations and industrial...

 architecture firm in 1876. The house previously served as both the headquarters of International House Philadelphia and WXPN
WXPN
WXPN is a non-commercial, public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia that broadcasts a music radio format called adult album alternative , along with many other format shows supported all with an indie slant...

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Academic Journals

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  • Early American Studies
    Early American Studies
    Early American Studies is a peer-reviewed history journal which focuses on the study of the histories and cultures of North America prior to 1850. The journal is sponsored by The McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. It is published triannually by the...

  • The Eighteenth Century
    The Eighteenth Century (journal)
    The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on Western culture from 1660 to 1830. The journal is published quarterly by the University of Pennsylvania Press...

  • Hispanic Review
    Hispanic Review
    Hispanic Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on research in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literature and culture. The journal was created in 1933 to replace the French journal Revue Hispanique that had just stopped publication. Since its creation the journal has been edited by...

  • Humanity
    Humanity (journal)
    Humanity is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern world. Contributions come from the fields of anthropology, law, literature, history, philosophy, and politics. The journal is published biannually by the University of...

  • Journal of the Early Republic
    Journal of the Early Republic
    The Journal of the Early Republic is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on the early history and culture of the United States from 1776–1861. The journal is published quarterly for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The...

  • Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
    Journal of the History of Ideas
    The Journal of the History of Ideas is a peer-reviewed academic journal which publishes research in intellectual history. The journal "defines intellectual history expansively and ecumenically," and includes the histories of philosophy, literature and the arts, natural and social sciences,...

  • The Jewish Quarterly Review
  • Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
    Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
    Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on magic scholarship published semiannually by the University of Pennsylvania Press. the editors are Claire Fanger, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, and Richard Kieckhefer, a professor of...

  • Revista Hispánica Moderna
    Revista Hispánica Moderna
    Revista Hispánica Moderna is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on research in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literature and culture. It was founded in 1934 as Boletín del Instituto de las Españas at Columbia University. The current editor is Carlos J. Alonso, the Morris A. and Alma...


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