Relaunch of the Pennsylvania History Series at the 2016 PHA Annual Meeting. From l-r: Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward, series co-editor; Aaron Javsicas, Temple University Press ; Dr. Beverly Tomek, series co-editor; Dr. Roger Simon, author of Philadelphia: A Brief History

Another highlight of the 2016 Annual Meeting was the relaunch of the Pennsylvania History Series.  Designed to make high-quality scholarship accessible for students, the series has been published since 1948 and now features more than thirty titles that advance the mission of the PHA by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state and region. Now, an exciting new partnership with Temple University Press will provide the resources, experience, and expertise of a highly regarded academic publisher.  The first book to be published as part of the new partnership will be the second edition of Roger Simon’s acclaimed Philadelphia: A Brief History, which provides an accessible and readable overview of the history of Philadelphia from its founding by William Penn to the deindustrialization and gentrification of the early twenty-first century. The fully revised and updated edition of Philadelphia includes thirty illustrations, five maps, and four tables along with notes and an index.  Other forthcoming titles will include the Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania and the American Revolution, and the history of medicine in the state.