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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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American Orient

Imagining the East from the Colonial Era through the Twentieth Century

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Upstaging the Cold War

American Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy, 1940-1960

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Binocular Vision

The Politics of Representation in Birdwatching Field Guides

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Not Yet a Placeless Land

Tracking an Evolving American Geography

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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the Reading Revolution

Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911

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Global Warming and Political Intimidation

How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated Up

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Who Deserves to Die?

Constructing the Executable Subject

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Making War and Minting Christians

Masculinity, Religion, and Colonialism in Early New England

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What Adolescents Ought to Know

Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America

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The Law of Miracles

And Other Stories

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Literary Journalism across the Globe

Journalistic Traditions and Transnational Influences

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The Many Woods of Grief

Poems

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Northern Hospitality

Cooking by the Book in New England

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The Battle for the Mind

War and Peace in the Era of Mass Communication

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Lost Time

On Remembering and Forgetting in Late Modern Culture

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Sisters in the Faith

Shaker Women and Equality of the Sexes

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Reading Emily Dickinson's Letters

Critical Essays

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Derelict Paradise

Homelessness and Urban Development in Cleveland, Ohio

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Town Meeting

Practicing Democracy in Rural New England

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The Portable Queen

Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony

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Individualism and Its Discontents

Appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950

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Performances of Violence

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Emily Dickinson

Monarch of Perception

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Frederic Crowninshield

A Renaissance Man in the Gilded Age

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"The World's Best Books"

Taste, Culture, and the Modern Library

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There You Have It

The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell

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The Dance of the Comedians

The People, the President, and the Performance of Political Standup Comedy in America

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Images of Black Modernism

Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance

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A World among These Islands

Essays on Literature, Race, and National Identity in Antillean America

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Influenza and Inequality

One Town's Tragic Response to the Great Epidemic of 1918

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Perfectly Average

The Pursuit of Normality in Postwar America

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Harriet Hosmer

A Cultural Biography

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Measuring America

How Economic Growth Came to Define American Greatness in the Late Twentieth Century

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Forever Doo-Wop

Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony

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One Nation, One Blood

Interracial Marriage in American Fiction, Scandal, and Law, 1820-1870

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Nine Choices

Johnny Cash and American Culture

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Boston

Voices and Visions

Edited by Shaun O'Connell
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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream

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Companionship in Grief

Love and Loss in the Memoirs of C. S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin

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Mapping Norwood

An Irish-American Memoir

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Translation, Resistance, Activism

Edited by Maria Tymoczko
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Mashed Up

Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture

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Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine

Commerce, Culture, and Community on the Eastern Frontier

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Reading Places

Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America

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Suffering Soldiers

Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic

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Expanding the American Mind

Books and the Popularization of Knowledge

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Hanoi Jane

War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal

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Passamaquoddy Ceremonial Songs

Aesthetics and Survival

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