Northeastern University Press



The Northeastern University Press was founded in 1977. Its publications focused on the areas of criminology, history, musicology, and women’s studies, with an emphasis on local and regional topics. In addition to new material, the Press published new editions or new compilations of work by historical figures such as Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Samuel Eliot Morison. The press also republished notable fiction, including Grace Metalious’s Peyton Place and works in the Northeastern Library of Black Literature series. In addition, the press distributed material for American museums and historical institutions, such as the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

In 2004, Northeastern University Press closed; the university entered into a partnership with the University Press of New England, which continued to publish new titles and reprints under the NUP imprint. The production of new titles ceased in 2015, but UPNE continued to handle reprints and management of NUP titles still in print until they closed at the end of 2018. Hopkins Fulfillment Services now manages NUP’s in-print titles. The records of Northeastern University Press are held in our Archives and Special Collections.

The Northeastern University, through its digital publishing program, is working to bring selected out-of-print Northeastern University Press titles to a new audience through the creation of open-access digital editions. Digitization of some titles has been made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of the Humanities Open Book program.

Cover of Gun Violence in America: The Struggle for Control

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Cover of Boston Confronts Jim Crow, 1890-1920

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