The History Press is searching for historical societies and historians to write brief histories of towns and regions in Connecticut.
Despite a burgeoning, nationwide interest in history—particularly regional history—changes in the book trade over the past decade have meant that many areas are severely underserved by books that can help make history understandable and meaningful. The History Press aims to counter that trend, and to bring publishing back, albeit in a small way, to its roots.
Titles in our “Brief History” series are accessible and well-illustrated histories that serve as an introduction to the heritage of a city or region. They comprise 35,000-40,000 words and 60-85 historic illustrations such as photographs, maps, documents, and artwork.
Titles in our “History and Guide” series are informative and engaging books that offer readers a chance to stroll—intellectually and physically—through history. With around 35,000 words of text and 50-100 photographs, drawings, and maps, History and Guide titles provide a summary of an area’s history together with a set of walking and driving tours.
Titles in our “Writings” series combine historical vignettes—often taken from newspaper columns, magazines, and newsletters—to form a unique perspective on a community’s history.
For more information or to view some of our books, please visit us at http://www.historypress.net.
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