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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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The Greatest Menace

Organized Crime in Cold War America

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The Fugitive’s Gibraltar

Escaping Slaves and Abolitionism in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Bridging Three Worlds

Hungarian-Jewish Americans, 1848-1914

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Strained Sisterhood

Gender and Class in the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society

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When This Cruel War Is Over

The Civil War Letters of Charles Harvey Brewster

Edited by David W. Blight
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Committed to Memory

Cultural Mediations of the Holocaust

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The Colored Cartoon

Black Presentation in American Animated Short Films, 1907-1954

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Black Students in the Ivory Tower

African American Student Activism at the University of Pennsylvania, 1967-1990

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The Past in Ruins

Tradition and the Critique of Modernity

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In the Master's Eye

Representations of Women, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Antebellum Southern Literature

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Mobility and Migration

East Anglian Founders of New England, 1629-1640

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A Matter of Life and Death

Hunting in Contemporary Vermont

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Temporary Lives

Stories

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At the Altar of the Bottom Line

The Degradation of Work in the 21st Century

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TransBuddhism

Transmission, Translation, and Transformation

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The American College Town

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Framing the Sixties

The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

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Secular Missionaries

Americans and African Development in the 1960s

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Illuminating Letters

Typography and Literary Interpretation

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The Dragon's Tail

Americans Face the Atomic Age

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Practicing Medicine in a Black Regiment

The Civil War Diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts

Edited by Richard M. Reid
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Books, Maps, and Politics

A Cultural History of the Library of Congress, 1783-1861

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Lillie Devereux Blake

Retracing a Life Erased

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Shadows in the Valley

A Cultural History of Illness, Death, and Loss in New England, 1840-1916

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Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open

Poems

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Carbine

Stories

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Passamaquoddy Ceremonial Songs

Aesthetics and Survival

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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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Suffering Soldiers

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

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Reading Places

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

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Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine

Commerce, Culture, and Community on the Eastern Frontier

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Mashed Up

Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture

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Translation, Resistance, Activism

Edited by Maria Tymoczko
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Mapping Norwood

An Irish-American Memoir

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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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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream

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Boston

Voices and Visions

Edited by Shaun O'Connell
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Nine Choices

Johnny Cash and American Culture

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One Nation, One Blood

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

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Forever Doo-Wop

Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony

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Measuring America

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

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Harriet Hosmer

A Cultural Biography

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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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A World among These Islands

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

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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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There You Have It

The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell

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