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University of Massachusetts Press

University of Massachusetts Press publishes scholarly titles for both academia, and a general readership. In recent years, the Press has focused primarily on books in the field of American studies; broadly defined as books that explore the history, politics, literature, culture, and environment of the United States, as well as works with a transnational perspective. 


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  1. A Living Exhibition

    Since its founding in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," the Smithsonian Institution has been an important feature of the American cultural landscape. In A Living Exhibition, William S. Walker examines the tangled history of cultural exhibition at the Smithsonian from its early years to the chartering of the National Museum of the American Indian in 1989. Learn More
    £24.95

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  2. Exhibiting Scotland

    To preserve Scotland's unique antiquities and natural specimens, a Scottish earl founded the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1780. Now numbering twelve million objects, these collections formed the foundation for what eventually became the National Museum of Scotland. Alima Bucciantini traces how these collections have helped tell the changing stories of this country for centuries. Learn More
    £32.50

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  3. For Jobs and Freedom

    Offers the best available presentation of A. Philip Randolph's ideas and arguments in his own words through files of libraries, manuscript collections and newspapers, selecting more than seventy published and unpublished pieces that shed light on Randolph's most significant activities. Learn More
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  4. Containing Addiction

    The story of America's "War on Drugs" usually begins with Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. In Containing Addiction, Matthew R. Pembleton argues that its origins instead lie in the years following World War II, when the Federal Bureau of Narcotics began to depict drug control as a paramilitary conflict and sent agents abroad to disrupt the flow of drugs to American shores. Learn More
    £31.95

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  5. Flight Calls

    Takes readers on explorations to watch, hear, and know Massachusetts's hummingbirds, hawks, and herons along the coasts and in the woodlands, meadows, and marshes of Cape Ann, Cape Cod, the Great Marsh, Mount Auburn Cemetery, the Quabbin wilderness, Mount WachuSett, and elsewhere. Learn More
    £19.95

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  6. Criminals and Enemies

    Bringing together a group of distinguished and disciplinarily diverse scholars, Criminals and Enemies draws on political philosophy, legal analysis, and historical research to reveal just how central the criminal/enemy distinction is to the structure and practice of contemporary law. Learn More
    £23.95

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  7. A Genius for Place

    In this beautifully illustrated survey, landscape historian Robin Karson traces the development of a distinctly American style of landscape design through an analysis of seven country places created by some of the nation's most talented landscape practitioners. The chapters trace a progression in the period from the naturalistic wild gardens of Warren Manning to the mysterious "Prairie style" landscapes of Jens Jensen to the proto-modernist gardens of Fletcher Steele. Learn More
    £27.50

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  8. A History of American Literary Journalism

    This study examines the roots of the distinctive form of writing known as journalism - whether called literary journalism or creative non-fiction - and argues that within America it can be traced at least as far back as the late-19th century. Learn More
    £22.50

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  9. The Fires of New England

    In 1834, twenty men convened in Keene, New Hampshire, and published an address condemning their state's legal system as an abomination that threatened the legacy of the American Revolution. Few people embraced this radical message. Nonetheless, as Eric J. Morser illustrates, the address reveals how commercial, cultural, political, and social changes were remaking the lives of the men who drafted it. Learn More
    £76.95

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  10. Father Mathew's Crusade

    A chronicle of the mercurial rise, fall and revival of the Irish temperance movement. It examines how a popular Franciscan friar, Father Theobald Mathew, was almost single-handedly responsible for the transformation of Ireland into a temperance stronghold in the 1830s and 40s. Learn More
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  11. Crossing the River

    Author Victor Grossman was born Stephen Wechsler but changed his name after defecting to the German Democratic Republic in 1952. A child of the Depression era, he fled McCarthyite America and potential prosecution and this memoir offers his view of the Cold War. Learn More
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  12. Law and Performance

    Drawing on the rich field of performance studies, this volume, the most recent contribution to the distinguished Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, offers fresh insights and a provocative mix of multidisciplinary topics and methodologies to explore the theatricality and performativity of law as more than a metaphor. Learn More
    £76.95

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  13. Bricklayer Bill

    Two weeks after the US officially entered World War I, Irish American "Bricklayer Bill" Kennedy won the Boston Marathon wearing his stars-and-stripes bandana. Kennedy became an American hero and a racing legend. Bricklayer Bill takes us back to another time, when bricklayers, plumbers, and printers could take the stage as star athletes. Learn More
    £21.50

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  14. Taking Books to the World

    Franklin Publications was started in 1953 as a form of cultural diplomacy. Until it folded in the 1970s, Franklin translated, printed, and distributed American books around the world. Amanda Laugesen tells the story of this purposeful enterprise, demonstrating the mix of goodwill and political drive behind its efforts to create modern book industries in developing countries. Learn More
    £24.95

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  15. A Living Exhibition

    Since its founding in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” the Smithsonian Institution has been an important feature of the American cultural landscape. In A Living Exhibition, William S. Walker examines the tangled history of cultural exhibition at the Smithsonian from its early years to the chartering of the National Museum of the American Indian in 1989. Learn More
    £68.50

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  16. Dr. Harriot Kezia Hunt

    In this first comprehensive, full-length biography of Harriot Kezia Hunt, Myra C. Glenn shows how this single woman from a working-class Boston home became a successful physician and noted reformer, illuminating the struggle for woman's rights and the fractious and gendered nature of medicine in antebellum America. Learn More
    £25.95

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