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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. Through an Indian's Looking Glass

    The life of William Apess (1789--1839), a Pequot Indian, Methodist preacher, and widely celebrated writer, provides a lens through which to comprehend the complex dynamics of indigenous survival and resistance in the era of America's early nationhood. Through archival research, readings of Apess's key works, and informed speculation, Drew Lopenzina provides a vivid portrait of this singular Native American figure. Learn More
    £90.95

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  2. A History of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    Dedicated to the art of the United States, the Smithsonian American Art Museum contains works by more than 7,000 artists. This work recounts its history from 1846 to 1980. It also unravels the various levels of institutional authority, power, governance, and bureaucracy and shows how people at each level influenced the fortunes of the collection. Learn More
    £35.50

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  3. Minding the Gap

    Seeking to bridge the gap between continental and Anglo-American analytic philosophy, this text challenges the view that there can be no productive engagement between mainstream analytic philosophers and post-Kantian continental thought and reveals shared concerns that have often been obscured. Learn More
    £40.50

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  4. Mommy Queerest

    This work explores the role that rhetoric plays in the formation of negative attitudes towards lesbian mothers and their children. Thompson traces 30 years of public debate to examine how and to what extent the phrase "lesbian mother" has been viewed as an oxymoron. Learn More
    £30.50

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  5. Patient Expectations

    During the first half of the nineteenth century a major shift occurred in the medical treatment of illness in the US. Standard histories of American medicine have long attributed this shift to new theories and training methods as well as increased competition from homeopaths and botanical doctors. In this book, Catherine L. Thompson challenges that interpretation by emphasizing the role of patients as active participants in their own health care. Learn More
    £80.95

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  6. A Better Place to Live

    Focusing on the social dissatisfaction with the modern American suburb, Langdon interviewed designers, developers, planners and residents across the USA to see how suburbs are being built. It examines how the typical suburban design of the past 50 years has exacerbated the stress of daily life. Learn More
    £26.50

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  7. Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience

    Proponents and practitioners of narrative literary journalism have sought to assert its distinctiveness as both a literary form and a type of journalism. In Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience, John C. Hartsock argues that this often neglected kind of journalism has emerged as an important genre of its own, not just a hybrid of the techniques of fiction and the conventions of traditional journalism. Learn More
    £28.50

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  8. Country Life

    A mid-nineteenth-century guide to scientific farming and landscape gardening. Learn More
    £50.50

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  9. The Culture and Commerce of Texts

    Long after the establishment of printing in England, many writers and composers still chose to publish their work in handwritten form. This text considers the trade in manuscripts as an important supplement to printed books and examines those that met the need for rapid duplication of key texts. Learn More
    £31.50

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  10. The Sarajevo Olympics

    The first Winter Games held in a communist country, the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo marked the first Olympic confrontation of Soviet and American athletes since the US boycott of the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. The Sarajevo Olympics is more than just a history of sport. Jason Vuic also retraces the history of the Olympic movement, analyses the inner workings of the IOC during the 1970s and 1980s, and places the 1984 games in the context of Cold War geopolitics. Learn More
    £28.50

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  11. The Other Jonathan Edwards

    Widely regarded as perhaps America's greatest theologian, Jonathan Edwards still suffers the stereotype of hellfire preacher obsessed with God's wrath. In this anthology, Gerald McDermott and Ronald Story seek to correct that common view by showing that Edwards was also a compassionate, socially conscious minister of the first order. Learn More
    £80.95

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  12. Supernatural Forces

    Analyses the works of six authors, which treat seriously a belief in such supernatural figures as witches, healers, and ghosts. The authors provide a multicultural perspective by drawing on their own experiences of cultural conflict, suggesting that the world is defined by many realities. Learn More
    £25.50

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  13. Beyond the Classroom

    Presents 33 science activities for grades K-8 with suggested grade range, equipment, time needed, skills to be addressed and resource list. The activities only require minimal investments in both time and equipment - all one needs is the outdoors. Learn More
    £10.50

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  14. The Connecticut

    The story of New England's longest river, from its birth some 15,000 years ago as a small stream sculpted by glaciers in the last ice age, through its rich and colourful history as New England's pre-eminent waterway. An introduction describes changes that have occurred since its 1947 publication. Learn More
    £24.50

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  15. Boston Marriages

    Boston marriage was first used to describe single women living together, with the presumption that their liaisons were non-sexual. The authors argue that in a sexually preoccupied society, we have no understanding of the intensely romantic but asexual friendships formed by some lesbians. Learn More
    £25.50

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