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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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Oceans at Home

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

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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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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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Revolutions at Home

The Origin of Modern Childhood and the German Middle Class

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"Still They Remember Me"

Penobscot Transformer Tales, Volume 1

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Making the Forever War

Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism

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Charlotte Delbo

A Life Reclaimed

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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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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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A Prison in the Woods

Environment and Incarceration in New York's North Country

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Engaging Diverse Communities

A Guide to Museum Public Relations

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For Might and Right

Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy

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A Sound History

Lawrence Gellert, Black Musical Protest, and White Denial

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The Lexington Six

Lesbian and Gay Resistance in 1970s America

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Shaker Fever

America's Twentieth-Century Fascination with a Communitarian Sect

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Constructing the Outbreak

Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory

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On the Record

Music Journalists on Their Lives, Craft, and Careers

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Museum Diplomacy

Transnational Public History and the U.S. Department of State

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Rescued from Oblivion

Historical Cultures in the Early United States

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Diseased States

Epidemic Control in Britain and the United States

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From the Mountains to the Sea

Protecting Nature in Postwar New Hampshire

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"For the Good of Their Souls"

Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Country

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Writing across the Color Line

U.S. Print Culture and the Rise of Ethnic Literature, 1877-1920

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Placing Papers

The American Literary Archives Market

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Libraries amid Protest

Books, Organizing, and Global Activism

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From Environmental Loss to Resistance

Infrastructure and the Struggle for Justice in North America

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Every Home a Fortress

Cold War Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter

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Transcendental Heresies

Harvard and the Modern American Practice of Unbelief

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Brick City Vanguard

Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity

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