The Iowa History Center partnered with the University of Iowa Press in 2009 to create Iowa and the Midwest Experience, a book series devoted to publishing books on state and regional history. Such a move was critical; when Iowa State University Press was taken over by a commercial press, it dropped its line of Iowa history books, and Iowa no longer had a significant publisher dedicated to soliciting and publishing books about Iowa and Midwestern history. We have filled this void.
The series seeks 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.
William Friedricks, director of the center, serves as series editor. Please send inquiries or manuscript proposals to him, firstname.lastname@example.org, or consult the submission guidelines for authors at the University of Iowa Press website.