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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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Exactitude

On Precision and Play in Contemporary Architecture

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Landscape with Bloodfeud

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Dogged

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Genre Worlds

Popular Fiction and Twenty-First-Century Book Culture

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The Politics of Massachusetts Exceptionalism

Reputation Meets Reality

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Safe Places

Stories

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Unfollowers

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Oceans at Home

Maritime and Domestic Fictions in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing

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Law and the Visible

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We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes

Late Cold War Culture in the Age of Reagan

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Law and the Visible

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Revolutions at Home

The Origin of Modern Childhood and the German Middle Class

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Feeling Godly

Religious Affections and Christian Contact in Early North America

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Managing the River Commons

Fishing and New England's Rural Economy

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Vicious Infants

Dangerous Childhoods in Antebellum U.S. Literature

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"Still They Remember Me"

Penobscot Transformer Tales, Volume 1

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Making the Forever War

Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism

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Charlotte Delbo

A Life Reclaimed

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I Believe I'll Go Back Home

Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music

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Charlotte Delbo

A Life Reclaimed

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Sailing to Freedom

Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

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Patmos

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The Deposition

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Silver Beach

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White Space

Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing

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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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