As the oldest and largest scholarly society dedicated to the study of U.S. culture and history, the American Studies Association has long regarded publication as a life source of the field.

Since the launch of American Quarterly in 1949 and its adoption in 1952 as the association’s official journal, the ASA has published work that defines and redefines scholarship within American studies. Even as the field continues to reinvent itself, generating new areas of study and new methods of inquiry, the ASA provides a foundation of support through active engagement with its membership, seen in the showcase of scholarship at each annual meeting and in its publication of original research and resources, such as white papers that support innovative teaching and praxis.