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Emily Silk


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startquoteI seek to acquire books in American history, culture, literature, and religion. While my interests range widely across periods, subfields, and methodologies, I am especially interested in books that reach across disciplines and can speak to a range of audiences. I also welcome submissions for new anthologies, translations, or editions of literary texts. I joined Harvard University Press full-time in 2020, after receiving my Ph.D. in English at Harvard with a focus on nineteenth-century American literature and culture.endquote

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Online book clubs can be a rewarding way to connect with readers, Lindsay Chervinsky discovered, when she was invited to join one to discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Since my book was published in April 2020, I’ve discovered that my work appeals to three main audiences. First, the general readers who are enthusiastic about history, attend virtual events, and tend to support local historic sites. Second, readers who are curious about our government institutions and the current political climate and are looking for answers about its origins. And third, history, social studies, and government teachers