Cities, towns, neighborhoods…the old stomping grounds of our ancestors hold a wealth of information. Learning about the history of these places is both enlightening and fascinating.
I first discovered Arcadia Publishing about 10 years ago when my father received a copy of “Caribbean Americans in New York City 1895-1975.” Arcadia’s extensive Images of America collection explores different areas and cultures across the United States.
Pictured here are some titles that resonated with me because of my roots. (Dozens of titles are also in Ebook format.) There are wonderful old photos and stories throughout the pages. What’s also great is that you can send in proposals for new book ideas. Currently, Arcadia is looking for photographic history projects. (See below.)
From the company’s website:
Arcadia accepts submissions year-round. Our editors seek proposals on local history topics and are able to provide authors with detailed information about our publishing program as well as book proposal submission guidelines. Our current portfolio of series is shown below. Due to the great demand for titles on local and regional history, we are currently searching for authors to work with us on new photographic history projects. Please contact one of our regional publishing teams if you are interested in submitting a proposal.
(This is not a sponsored post.)