Any history buffs out there? Our Iowa and the Midwest Experience series aims to publish innovative books on the social, cultural, economic, political, and geographical issues that have shaped the history of Iowa and other midwestern states. In addition to presenting current research and suggesting future directions for scholars, the series aims to make midwestern history more accessible to the general public.
From Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery, by Lowell J. Soike (winner of the 2014 Shambaugh Prize in Iowa History) to the forthcoming Archaeological Guide to Iowa, to books on the Fairfield-based Transcendental Meditation movement and photos of the Iowa State Fair in 2013, we’ve got something for everyone who cares about Iowa’s past, present, and future.
And we’re always looking for more! If you’re writing about Iowa history and culture, please consider the University of Iowa Press as a publisher. You can find more information about what kind of projects we are interested in and proposal guidelines on our website.