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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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Public in Name Only

The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In Demonstration

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Our Kind of Historian

The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr.

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Certain Concealments

Poe, Hawthorne, and Early Nineteenth-Century Abortion

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Health and Efficiency

Fatigue, the Science of Work, and the Making of the Working-Class Body

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Service Denied

Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History

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Exhibiting Evangelicalism

Commemoration and Religion’s Presence of the Past

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Haywire

Discord in Maine's Logging Woods and the Unraveling of an Industry

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Here and Everywhere Else

Small-Town Maine and the World

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Wild Intelligence

Poets' Libraries and the Politics of Knowledge in Postwar America

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