Through the generosity of the Althea K. Hottel and Abraham S. Hottel, Jr. Fund and the members of the Orrery Society, the Penn Libraries have acquired more than 850 e-books published by the Penn Press on the JSTOR platform.
The Penn Press e-book collection represents the Penn Libraries' first purchase of e-books on the JSTOR platform, which supports simultaneous access to multiple users and single-chapter DRM-free PDF downloads. With its extensive deep archive of digitized journals, JSTOR offers a book review-finding widget for each e-book. The Penn Libraries are a charter member of JSTOR, providing access to JSTOR's very large and heavily-used digitized journal and historical pamphlet and primary source collections and now also to JSTOR's e-books.
The Penn Press e-book collection from JSTOR brings to Penn readers all University of Pennsylvania Press e-books offered by JSTOR up through the end of 2013. The collection includes works by Penn people, including:
- The academic job search handbook / Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S Furlong. (4th ed.)
- The business of sports agents / Kenneth L Shropshire and Timothy Davis. (2nd ed.)
- Electing the President, 2012: the insider's view / Kathleen Hall Jamieson, ed. (2004 and 2008 editions also available)
- Heresy and authority in medieval Europe / Edward Peters, ed.
- The other Philadelphia story: how local congregations support quality of life in urban America / Ram A Cnaan et al.
- The Philadelphia negro: a social study / W.E.B. DuBois.
- Smack: heroin and the American city / Eric C Schneider.
- Trade, land, power: the struggle for eastern North America / Daniel K Richter.
- Washington internships: how to get them and use them to launch your public policy career / Deirdre Martinez.
- Why don't American cities burn? / Michael B Katz.
- Zoot suit: the enigmatic career of an extreme style / Kathy Peiss.
The Penn Press e-book collection from JSTOR includes many titles from the Press's well-known book series, including:
- Penn Museum publications
- The City in the Twenty-First Century
- Contemporary Ethnography
- Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
- Early American Studies
- The Middle Ages series
- Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
Many book awards are represented in the Penn Press e-book collection from JSTOR. Winners include:
- Becoming the people of the Talmud: oral Torah as written tradition in medieval Jewish cultures / Talya Fishman. (Scholarship, National Jewish Book Award, 2011)
- The birth of orientalism / Urs App. (2012 Book Prize, Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres)
- Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road / Johan Elverskog. (Historical studies, American Academy of Religion, 2011)
- Camden after the fall: decline and renewal in a post-industrial city / Howard Gillette, Jr. (Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award, Urban History Association, 2005)
- Crossing borders: love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures / Sahar Amer. (Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, Modern Language Association, 2008)
- From civil rights to human rights: Martin Luther King, Jr, and the struggle for economic justice / Thomas F Jackson. (Liberty Legacy Foundation Award, Organization of American Historians, 2007)
- Mechtild of Magdeburg and her book: gender and the making of textual authority / Sara S Poor. (John Nicholas Brown Prize, Medieval Academic of America, 2008)
- Miami: mistress of the Americas / Jan Nijman. (John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize, Association of American Geographers, 2011)
- Unmarriages: women, men, and sexual unions in the Middle Ages / Ruth Mazo Karras. (Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, American Historical Association, 2012)
- Rainforest warriors: human rights on trial / Richard Price. (Senior Book Prize, American Ethnological Society, 2012. Best Book Award in Human Rights, American Political Science Association, 2012)
- Sick and tired of being sick and tired: black women's health activism in America, 1890-1950 / Susan L Smith. (Lavinia L. Dock Award, American Association for the History of Nursing, 1997)
- The taste of blood: spirit possession in Brazilian Candomble / Jim Wafer. (Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society of Humanistic Anthropology, 1992)
Penn Press books reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, New York Times Book Review, and New York Review of Books also appear in the Penn Press e-book collection from JSTOR, including:
- Afghanistan declassified: a guide to America's longest war / Brian Glyn Williams.
- Billy Graham and the rise of the Republican South / Steven P Miller.
- I'm the teacher, you're the student: a semester in the university classroom / Patrick Allitt.
- Theater of a city: the places of London comedy, 1598-1642 / Jean E Howard.
- Understanding terror networks / Marc Sageman.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding the Penn Press e-book collection from JSTOR.