Many influential books that helped change the political and social climate of our country, were published right here in Auburn, NY.

Pressing Ahead will explore and celebrate that history:  the earliest days of printing in post-Revolutionary New York, the evolution of both the publishing industry and reading habits in the 19th century, specific titles and authors who were published here, and much more. 

Just a few of the influential books published in Auburn, NY:

The Western Gazetteer: or Emigrant’s Director, by Samuel R. Brown, Auburn, H. C. Southwick, 1817

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup, Auburn, Derby & Miller, 1853

My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass, New York and Auburn, Derby, Miller & Mulligan, 1855

Scenes from the Life of Harriet Tubman, Auburn, W. J. Moses, 1869