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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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Staged News

The Federal Theatre Project’s Living Newspapers in New York

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The Transatlantic Materials of American Literature

Publishing U.S. Writing in Britain, 1830–1860

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Race in the Crucible of War

African American Servicemen and the War in Vietnam

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Bob Dylan in the Attic

The Artist as Historian

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"Fame Is Not Just for the Fellas"

Female Renown and the Childhood of Famous Americans Series

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Rewriting America

New Essays on the Federal Writers' Project

Edited by Sara Rutkowski
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Making Maine

Statehood and the War of 1812

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The Insider

How the Kiplinger Newsletter Bridged Washington and Wall Street

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Organizing Women

Home, Work, and the Institutional Infrastructure of Print in Twentieth-Century America

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The Spirit of Colonial Williamsburg

Ghosts and Interpreting the Recreated Past

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Save Venice Inc.

American Philanthropy and Art Conservation in Italy, 1966-2021

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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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The Politics of Massachusetts Exceptionalism

Reputation Meets Reality

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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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Safe Places

Stories

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Unfollowers

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A Cultural Arsenal for Democracy

The World War II Work of US Museums

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The Venice Ghetto

A Memory Space that Travels

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Lost on the Freedom Trail

The National Park Service and Urban Renewal in Postwar Boston

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Fêting the Queen

Civic Entertainments and the Elizabethan Progress

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American Unitarian Churches

Architecture of a Democratic Religion

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Gems of Art on Paper

Illustrated American Fiction and Poetry, 1785–1885

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American War Stories

Veteran-Writers and the Politics of Memoir

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The Honor Dress of the Movement

A Cultural History of Hitler’s Brown Shirt Uniform, 1920–1933

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Archival Fictions

Materiality, Form, and Media History in Contemporary Literature

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The Honor Dress of the Movement

A Cultural History of Hitler's Brown Shirt Uniform, 1920–1933

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The New Praetorians

American Veterans, Society, and Service from Vietnam to the Forever War

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"Chaotic Freedom" in Civil War Louisiana

The Origins of an Iconic Image

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This Brain Had a Mouth

Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation

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Bidding for the 1968 Olympic Games

International Sport's Cold War Battle with NATO

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Urban Archipelago

An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands

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Paper Electronic Literature

An Archaeology of Born-Digital Materials

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This Brain Had a Mouth

Lucy Gwin and the Voice of Disability Nation

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American Sage

The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Oceans at Home

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

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