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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. 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
    £31.95

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  2. Making the Desert Modern

    In 1933 American oilmen representing what later became the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) signed a concession agreement with the Saudi Arabian king granting the company sole proprietorship over the oil reserves in the country's largest province. Aramco soon became a major presence in the region. Chad H. Parker tells Aramco's story, showing how an American company not only contributed to Saudi “nation building” but helped define US foreign policy. Learn More
    £65.95

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  3. Faraway Women and the "Atlantic Monthly

    Examines gender and power as it charts an archival journey connecting the least remembered writers and readers of the early twentieth century with one of its most renowned literary figures, Gertrude Stein. Learn More
    £23.50

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  4. From Page to Place

    Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country. From Page to Place examines how Americans have taken up this form of tourism, offering an investigation of the places and practices of literary tourism from literary scholars, historians, tour guides, and collectors. Learn More
    £24.50

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  5. 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
    £75.50

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  6. Reading America

    Explores a range of political, educational, popular, and touchstone literary texts to demonstrate how Americans from across the political spectrum - including “great works” proponents, New Critics, civil rights leaders, postmodern theorists, neoconservatives, and multiculturalists - celebrated particular texts and advocated particular interpretive methods as they worked to make their vision of “America” a reality. Learn More
    £73.95

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  7. Birthmark

    When Stephen Clingman was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned, but in somewhat altered form. In this captivating book, Clingman takes the fact of that mark - its appearance, disappearance, and return - as a guiding motif of memory. Learn More
    £20.95

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  8. From Page to Place

    Literary tourism has existed in the United States since at least the early nineteenth century, and now includes sites in almost every corner of the country. From Page to Place examines how Americans have taken up this form of tourism, offering an investigation of the places and practices of literary tourism from literary scholars, historians, tour guides, and collectors. Learn More
    £75.50

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  9. Birthmark

    When Stephen Clingman was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned, but in somewhat altered form. In this captivating book, Clingman takes the fact of that mark - its appearance, disappearance, and return - as a guiding motif of memory. Learn More
    £73.95

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  10. Redefining Science

    The Cold War forced scientists to reconcile their values of internationalism and objectivity with the increasingly militaristic uses of scientific knowledge. Redefining Science shows that the US government achieved a Cold War "consensus" by active opposition to powerful dissenters and helps explain the current, uneasy relationship between scientists, the public, and government in debates over security, energy, and climate change. Learn More
    £25.50

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  11. Authenticity Guaranteed

    Americans love to hate consumerism. Scholars, intellectuals, musicians, and writers of all kinds take pleasure in complaining that consumer culture endangers the "real" things in life. In Authenticity Guaranteed, Sally Robinson brings to light the unacknowledged gender and class assumptions of anti-consumerist critique in the second half of the twentieth century. Learn More
    £75.50

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  12. In Whose Eyes?

    Tran Van Thuy is a celebrated Vietnamese filmmaker of more than twenty award-winning documentaries. Thuy's memoir, when published in Vietnam in 2013, immediately sold out. In this translation, English-language readers are now able to learn in rich detail about the life and work of this preeminent artist. Learn More
    £73.95

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  13. 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
    £24.50

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  14. Cather, Canon and the Politics of Reading

    Focuses on five of Cather's female-centred, late fiction works - "My Mortal Enemy", "Shadows on the Rock", "Old Mrs Harris", "Lucy Gayheart" and "Sapphira and the Slave Girl". Carlin argues that these both revised conventional fiction forms and raised troubling questions with regard to women. Learn More
    £28.95

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  15. The Poems of Renata Ferreira

    Renata Ferreira's poems were composed in the final years of Portugal's fascist regime, exposing and subverting the government's draconian edicts. Presenting the poems of this Portuguese­American writer and detailing their surprising rediscovery in 2015, Frank Gaspar fuses genres, flouts borders, and brings to life a voice that had been silenced. Learn More
    £12.95

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  16. Diseased States

    Comparing the development of disease control in Britain and the United States, from the 1793 yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia to the H1N1 panics of more recent times, Diseased States provides a blueprint for managing pandemics in the twenty-first century. Learn More
    £24.50

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