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Founded in 1963, the University of Massachusetts Press publishes scholarship, literature, and books for general readers that reflect the quality and diversity of intellectual life on UMass campuses, in their region, and around the world. UMass Press has sold more than 2,000,000 volumes since its inception, and currently has over 1,400 titles in print.  

In recent years, the Press has focused primarily on books in the field of American studies broadly defined—books that explore the history, politics, literature, culture, and environment of the United States—as well as works with a transnational perspective. In addition to publishing works of scholarship, the Press produces books of more general interest for a wider readership and launched its regional trade imprint, Bright Leaf in 2017.

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A Drunkard's Defense

Alcohol, Murder, and Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth-Century America

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The Persistence of Slavery

An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria

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Jim Crow Networks

African American Periodical Cultures

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Where Is Juliet Stuart Poyntz?

Gender, Spycraft, and Anti-Stalinism in the Early Cold War

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Templates for Authorship

American Women's Literary Autobiography of the 1930s

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The Genealogical Sublime

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Forever Struggle

Activism, Identity, and Survival in Boston's Chinatown, 1880-2018

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Fictional Blues

Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White

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Thoreau beyond Borders

New International Essays on America's Most Famous Nature Writer

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Out of Print

Mediating Information in the Novel and the Book

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The Mass Production of Memory

Travel and Personal Archiving in the Age of the Kodak

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Work Better, Live Better

Motivation, Labor, and Management Ideology

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