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author index Andrews, Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul


Bass, Censorship in Vietnam


Crockett, People before Highways


Daly, Covering America, revised and expanded edition


Downey, Levi Strauss


Gilbert, A Shadow on Our Hearts


Huffman, Tribal Strengths and Native Education


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journalists to editors. This is a significant book and I did not want to put it down.” —Wynn W. Gadkar-Wilcox, author of Allegories of the Vietnamese Past: Unification and the Production of a Modern Historical Identity

Karr, Between City and Country 17 Kennedy and Kennedy, Bricklayer Bill


Kowsky, The Best Planned City in the World


Kuryla, Freak Weather


Laugesen, Taking Books to the World


Luey, House Stories


Makley, Open Spaces, Open Rebellions


Pembleton, Containing Addiction


Schmalzer, Chard, and Botelho, Science for 10 the People ˛

Sentilles, American Tomboys, 1850–1915 9 Stavely and Fitzgerald, United Tastes 11 Thompson, Herman Melville


Cover art: Hand Painted Cherries, water color by Yunaco / Shutterstock

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Censorship in Vietnam Brave New World

Thomas A. Bass What does censorship do to a culture? How do censors justify their work? What are the mechanisms by which censorship—and self-censorship—alter people’s sense of time and memory, truth and reality? Thomas Bass faced these questions when The Spy Who Loved Us, his account of the famous Time magazine journalist and double agent Pham Xuan An, was published in a Vietnamese edition. When the book finally appeared in 2014, after five years of negotiations with Vietnamese censors, more than four hundred passages had been altered or cut from the text. After the book was published, Bass flew to Vietnam to meet his censors, at least the half dozen who would speak with him. In Censorship in Vietnam, he describes these meetings and examines how censorship works, both in Vietnam and elsewhere in the world. An exemplary piece of investigative reporting, Censorship in Vietnam opens a window into the country today and shows us the precarious nature of intellectual freedom in a world governed by suppression.

“A deep and complex account that will further current conversations about censorship both inside and outside of contemporary Vietnam.” —Dan Duffy, founder of the Viet Nam Literature Project

Thomas A. Bass is professor of English and journalism at the University at Albany. General Interest / Current Affairs / Print Culture 200 pp., 16 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-295-9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-294-2 September 2017

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Bright Leaf, a new imprint of the University of Massachusetts Press, publishes insightful and entertaining books about New England. Written for a popular audience, Bright Leaf explores a myriad of subjects that highlight the history, culture, diversity, and environment of the region.

Bricklayer Bill The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon Patrick L. Kennedy and Lawrence W. Kennedy Foreword by Bill Rodgers

“The authors capture Boston and the spirit of the race with the story of a marathoner whose career in sports framed the golden era of running.” —Michael Connelly, author of 26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon

Two weeks after the United States officially entered World War I, Irish American “Bricklayer Bill” Kennedy won the Boston Marathon wearing his stars-and-stripes bandana, rallying the crowd of patriotic spectators. Kennedy became an American hero and, with outrageous stories of his riding the rails and sleeping on pool tables, a racing legend whose name has since appeared in almost every book written on the Boston Marathon. When journalist Patrick L. Kennedy and historian Lawrence W. Kennedy unearthed their uncle’s unpublished memoir, they discovered a colorful character who lived a tumultuous life, beyond his multiple marathons. The bricklayer survived typhoid fever, a five-story fall, auto and train accidents, World War action, Depression-era bankruptcy, decades of back-breaking work, and his own tendency to tipple. In many ways, Bill typified the colorful, newly emerging culture and working-class ethic of competitive long-distance running before it became a professionalized sport. Bricklayer Bill takes us back to another time, when bricklayers, plumbers, and printers could take the stage as star athletes.

Patrick L. Kennedy is a writer based in Boston. Lawrence W. Kennedy is professor of history at the University of Scranton and author of several books, including Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston since 1630 (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992).

New England History / Sports 296 pp., 10 illus. $26.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-306-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-305-5 October 2017

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House Stories The Meanings of Home in a New England Town Beth Luey Historic houses adorned with plaques populate New England like nowhere else in the country. These plaques note the construction year and original owner of the house, but they tell nothing about the rich lives of the people who lived there. In House Stories, Beth Luey takes readers on a narrative tour of several historic houses in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, a small New England coastal town, inviting us in to learn each house’s secrets. Through letters and diaries, church and business records, newspaper accounts, legal documents, and the recollections of neighbors who knew them, Luey introduces the diverse cast of historical characters who lived in these houses at various times from 1800 to the 2000s, including a Japanese castaway and his rescuer, a self-made millionaire, a seagoing adventurer, a religious pioneer, and an entrepreneurial immigrant. All of the houses are still standing and all but a lighthouse are still called home. In House Stories, Luey asks readers to join her as she considers the multiple meanings of “home” for these people and their families. “Without question, the research in House Stories is extensive and thorough, providing the author with a firm foundation upon which to construct these ten historical accounts. Beth Luey has carefully fashioned a comfortable read about people and place.” —Robert Demanche, author of The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters: The Story of Captain Claude S. Tucker and the Schooner Coral and contributing author to A Picture History of Fairhaven

“An engagingly written exemplary study of a local community that will appeal to a broad audience interested in New England history.” —Thomas Mason, former chair of the editorial board of American Association for State and Local History and coauthor of Writing Local History Today

Beth Luey is author of Expanding the American Mind: Books and the Popularization of Knowledge (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010).

American History / New England and Regional Studies 200 pp., 12 illus. $24.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-311-6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-310-9 September 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  fall / winter 2017–18      1-800-537-5487  · 3

Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul Barry M. Andrews

“In this outstanding book, Barry Andrews explores the concrete, interrelated spiritual practices that were the vital source from which everything else about Transcendentalism—texts, ideas, and social action—flowed. These practices are eminently available to spiritual seekers today, both those who are connected to conventional forms of religiosity and those who are allergic to ‘religion.’ ” —Dan McKanan, author of Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition

American Transcendentalism is often seen as a literary movement—a flowering of works written by New England intellectuals who retreated from society and lived in nature. In Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul, Barry M. Andrews focuses on a neglected aspect of this well-known group, showing how American Transcendentalists developed rich spiritual practices to nurture their souls and discover the divine. The practices are common and simple—among them, keeping journals, contemplation, walking, reading, simple living, and conversation. In approachable and accessible prose, Andrews demonstrates how Transcendentalism’s main thinkers, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and others, pursued rich and rewarding spiritual lives that inspired them to fight for abolition, women’s rights, and education reform. In detailing these everyday acts, Andrews uncovers a wealth of spiritual practices that could be particularly valuable today, to spiritual seekers and religious liberals.

Barry M. Andrews, a retired minister, is author of several books, including Thoreau as Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Walden for Personal Reflection and Group Discussion. New England History / Religion 184 pp. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-293-5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-292-8 October 2017

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A Shadow on Our Hearts Soldier-Poetry, Morality, and the American War in Vietnam Adam Gilbert The American war in Vietnam was one of the most morally contentious events of the twentieth century, and it produced an extraordinary outpouring of poetry. Yet the prodigious poetic voice of its American participants remains largely unheard; the complex ethical terrain of their experiences underexplored. In A Shadow on Our Hearts, Adam Gilbert rectifies these oversights by utilizing the vast body of soldier-poetry to examine the war’s core moral issues. The soldier-poets provide important insights into the ethical dimensions of their physical and psychological surroundings before, during, and after the war. They also offer profound perspectives on the relationships between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people. From firsthand experiences, they reflect on what it meant to be witnesses, victims, and perpetrators of wartime violence. And they advance an uncompromising vision of moral responsibility that indicts a range of culprits for the harms caused by the conflict. Gilbert explores the powerful and perceptive work of these soldier-poets through the lens of morality and presents a radically alternative, deeply personal, and ethically penetrating account of the American war in Vietnam.

Adam Gilbert, a writer and historian, earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Sussex.

American History / Literary Studies / Veterans Studies 304 pp. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-301-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-300-0

“This is the real deal— the big book on soldierpoetry of the Vietnam War that we have waited a half a century to get written.” —Philip Beidler, author of American Literature and the Experience of Vietnam and Re-writing America: Vietnam Authors in Their Generation “A Shadow on Our Hearts is an exceedingly well researched and well written book that has been needed for decades: a thorough investigation into the morality of the war as seen and experienced and expressed by American combat participants.” —Vince Gotera, author of Radical Visions: Poetry by Vietnam Veterans

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People before Highways Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making Karilyn Crockett

“Combining scholarly rigor with a strong sense of the passion and drive of characters caught up in momentous historical processes, People before Highways marries clear, accessibly written storytelling and explication to well-chosen evidence. There are significant contributions here to conversations ongoing in the fields of urban studies, urban planning, American studies, and urban history.” —Carlo Rotella, author of Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories

In 1948, inspired by changes to federal law, Massachusetts government officials started hatching a plan to build multiple highways circling and cutting through the heart of Boston, making steady progress through the 1950s. But when officials began to hold public hearings in 1960, as it became clear what this plan would entail—including a disproportionate impact on poor communities of color— the people pushed back. Activists, many with experience in the civil rights and antiwar protests, began to organize. Linking archival research, ethnographic fieldwork, and oral history, Karilyn Crockett in People before Highways offers ground-level analysis of the social, political, and environmental significance of a local anti-highway protest and its lasting national implications. The story of how an unlikely multiracial coalition of urban and suburban residents, planners, and activists emerged to stop an interstate highway is one full of suspenseful twists and surprises, including for the actors themselves. And yet, the victory and its aftermath are undeniable: federally funded mass transit expansion, a linear central city park, and a highwayless urban corridor that serves as a daily reminder of the power and efficacy of citizen-led city making. “The author’s original oral histories and extensive archival research make a major contribution of knowledge about a fascinating coalition of grassroots groups and radical professionals that stopped a major highway and helped institute a more participatory and democratic form of urban planning.” —Tamar Carroll, author of Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Anti-Poverty, and Feminist Activism

Karilyn Crockett is director of Economic Policy & Research for the City of Boston. She holds a PhD in American studies from Yale University. Urban History / New England History 224 pp., 16 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-297-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-296-6 January 2018

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Open Spaces, Open Rebellions The War over America’s Public Lands Michael J. Makley In the spring of 2014, rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters engaged in a standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents, and once again, the federal management of public lands was in the national spotlight. The conflict arose because Bundy had not paid required grazing fees and a federal judge ordered the confiscation of his cattle. The ensuing media coverage highlighted information that may have surprised those outside the rural West: the federal government manages 640 million acres of public land, with over 90 percent of it in the West. In Open Spaces, Open Rebellions, Michael J. Makley offers a succinct and compelling history of the federal government’s management of public lands. As Makley reveals, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, debates over how best to balance the use of these lands by the general public, fee-paying ranchers, and resource developers have always been complex and contentious. Indeed, these debates have often been met with demands for privatization or state control, best exemplified by the “Sagebrush Rebellion” of the 1980s and the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. “The long-running battle over protection versus exploitation of public lands transcends policy or politics; how we manage these lands speaks to our values and identity as a nation. Michael J. Makley’s brisk account underscores both how far we’ve come in protecting the public lands and how much remains at risk.” —Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club

Michael J. Makley is the author of several books on Western history, including, most recently, Saving Lake Tahoe: An Environmental History of a National Treasure.

“Makley offers readers the first concise history of late-twentieth-century public lands management politics and asks us to consider the value of maintaining public lands.” —Leisl Carr Childers, author of The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin “At a time when the fate of America’s public lands is in question like never before, Open Spaces, Open Rebellions provides much-needed historical context to understand the past of public lands, and intelligently debate their future.” —Jodi Peterson, senior editor, High Country News

American History / Environmental History / Public Lands 176 pp., 10 illus. $25.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-314-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-312-3 December 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  fall / winter 2017–18      1-800-537-5487  · 7

“The series editors are perfectly poised—in their deep knowledge, experience, and multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as proven track record—to superintend this series. . . . There is so much exciting work being done in childhood studies, and Childhoods will . . . be a prestigious place for both junior and senior scholars to place their work.” —Lynne Vallone, professor and chair, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University–Camden


Childhoods Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Youth

The editors of this new series seek monographs that push the edges of disciplinary boundaries, think critically about the nature of childhood, and expand our understanding of the diverse experiences of children and the social and political forces that help shape them. They are particularly interested in work that recognizes children’s active roles as producers of political and cultural meaning.

“The most interesting work is getting done in the intersections— in other words, precisely where the series locates itself.” —Philip Nel, University Distinguished Professor of English and director, Program in Children’s Literature, Kansas State University

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into scholarly publishing, Childhoods will undoubtedly shape and reflect the field’s exciting new directions by putting into conversation the work of humanists and social and natural scientists. In the hands of an expert interdisciplinary team of editors, the series is poised to become the hub for path-breaking and disciplinemelding critical approaches to

SERIES EDITORS Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English, Amherst College Rachel Conrad, professor of childhood studies, Hampshire College Laura L. Lovett, associate professor of history, University of Massachusetts Amherst Alice Hearst, professor of government, Smith College

childhood studies.” —Tamara Myers, associate professor of history at Lehigh University and president-elect, Society for the History of Children and Youth

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American Tomboys, 1850–1915 Renée M. Sentilles A lot of women remember having had tomboy girlhoods. Some recall it as a time of gender-bending freedom and rowdy pleasures. Others feel the word is used to limit girls by suggesting such behavior is atypical. In American Tomboys, Renée M. Sentilles explores how the concept of the tomboy developed in the turbulent years after the Civil War, and she argues that the tomboy grew into an accepted and even vital transitional figure. In this period, cultural critics, writers, and educators came to imagine that white middle-class tomboys could transform themselves into the vigorous mothers of America’s burgeoning empire. In addition to the familiar heroines of literature, Sentilles delves into a wealth of newly uncovered primary sources that manifest tomboys’ lived experience, and she asks critical questions about gender, family, race, and nation. Beautifully written and exhaustively researched, American Tomboys explores the cultural history of girls who, for a time, whistled, got into scrapes, and struggled against convention. “American Tomboys departs from the trend of focusing on literary fiction by offering a detailed historical account that contrasts the lived experiences of historic tomboys with their imagined lives in fiction. This contrast lies at the heart of this book’s originality.” —Laura Lovett, author of Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890–1930

“American Tomboys is an exciting, interdisciplinary look at the ways in which concepts of gender changed from the eve of the Civil War until the onset of World War I. More capacious and probing than previous studies of gender and cultural expression during this period, Sentilles’s focus on the tomboy develops a fresh way to think about the issues such a figure raises.” —Joy Kasson, author of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History

Renée M. Sentilles is author of Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity. Childhood Studies / Gender & Sexuality 168 pp., 10 illus. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-320-8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-319-2 February 2018

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Science for the People Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists Edited by Sigrid Schmalzer, Daniel S. Chard, and Alyssa Botelho

“This volume is long overdue. Its value is to illuminate the critical role of Science for the People in generating scholarly understandings of how science and technology are shaped by power relations, and to illuminate the ways in which these relationships might be drawn upon to produce a more just society. It will be a very important contribution to the history of science, and to science and technology studies.” —Kelly Moore, author of Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945–1975

For the first time, this book compiles original documents from Science for the People, the most important radical science movement in U.S. history. Between 1969 and 1989, Science for the People mobilized American scientists, teachers, and students to practice a socially and economically just science, rather than one that served militarism and corporate profits. Through research, writing, protest, and organizing, members sought to demystify scientific knowledge and embolden “the people” to take science and technology into their own hands. The movement’s numerous publications were crucial to the formation of science and technology studies, challenging mainstream understandings of science as “neutral” and instead showing it as inherently political. Its members, some at prominent universities, became models for politically engaged science and scholarship by using their knowledge to challenge, rather than uphold, the social, political, and economic status quo. Highlighting Science for the People’s activism and intellectual interventions in a range of areas—including militarism, race, gender, medicine, agriculture, energy, and global affairs—this volume offers vital contributions to today’s debates on science, justice, democracy, sustainability, and political power.

Sigrid Schmalzer is professor of history, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Daniel S. Chard is lecturer in history, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Alyssa Botelho is an MD/PhD candidate in the history of science, Harvard University. Science and Technology / Political History 264 pp., 9 illus. $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-318-5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-317-8 January 2018

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United Tastes The Making of the First American Cookbook Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald The Library of Congress has designated American Cookery (1796) by Amelia Simmons one of the eightyeight “Books That Shaped America.” Its recognition as “the first American cookbook” has attracted an enthusiastic modern audience of historians, food journalists, and general readers, yet until now American Cookery has not received the sustained scholarly attention it deserves. Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald’s United Tastes fills this gap by providing a detailed examination of the social circumstances and culinary tradition that produced this American classic. Situating American Cookery within the postRevolutionary effort to develop a distinct national identity, Stavely and Fitzgerald demonstrate the book’s significance in cultural as well as culinary terms. Ultimately the separation between these categories dissolves as the authors show that the formation of “taste,” in matters of food as well as other material expressions, was essential to building a consensus on what it was to be American. United Tastes explores multiple histories—of food, cookbooks, printing, material and literary culture, and region—to illuminate the meaning and affirm the importance of America’s first cookbook.

“United Tastes pulls together a wide variety of diverse sources and makes extensive contributions to the study of food. It is one of the best researched and documented works written about any American culinary topic.” —Andrew F. Smith, editor-in-chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald are authors of Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011).

American History / Food Studies 368 pp., 22 illus. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-322-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-321-5 November 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  fall / winter 2017–18     

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Containing Addiction The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America’s Global Drug War Matthew R. Pembleton

“Containing Addiction is a pioneering history of U.S. drug control policy and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics that is well written and replete with great detail.” —Jeremy Kuzmarov, author of The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs

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—the country’s first drug control agency, established in 1930—began to depict drug control as a paramilitary conflict and sent agents abroad to disrupt the flow of drugs to American shores. U.S. policymakers had long viewed addiction and organized crime as profound domestic and transnational threats. Yet World War II presented new opportunities to implement drug control on a global scale. Skeptical of public health efforts to address demand, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics believed that reducing the global supply of drugs was the only way to contain the spread of addiction. In effect, America applied a foreign policy solution to a domestic social crisis, demonstrating how consistently policymakers have assumed that security at home can only be achieved through hegemony abroad. The result is a drug war that persists into the present day.

Matthew R. Pembleton is an author and historian based outside of Washington, DC.

American History / Cold War 336 pp. $36.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-316-1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-315-4 December 2017

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Taking Books to the World American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War Amanda Laugesen Franklin Publications, or Franklin Book Programs, 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, with offices in Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Although it was a private firm, Franklin received funding from the United States Information Agency. This was an ambitious and idealistic postwar effort that ultimately became the victim of shifting politics. In Taking Books to 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. Examining the project through a clarifying lens, she reveals the ways Franklin’s work aligned with cultural currents, exposing the imperial beliefs, charitable hopes, and intellectual reasoning behind this global experiment. “Taking Books to the World tells the largely untold story of Franklin, based on careful combing through of archival materials that have not been much used by scholars before. It is a very careful, clearly written book.” —Sarah Brouillette, author of Literature and the Creative Economy

Amanda Laugesen is director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National University and author of numerous books, including, most recently, Furphies and Whizzbangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War.

“This is a welcome addition to the growing interdisciplinary scholarship on U.S. cultural policy during the Cold War. Taking Books to the World is based on extensive archival work, and provides fascinating examples of Franklin’s strategy to promote an American worldview in developing countries from the 1950s to the 1970s.” —Lise Jaillant, author of Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers’ Series, and the Avant-Garde

Print Culture Studies / Intellectual History 208 pp., 5 Illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-309-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-308-6 September 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  fall / winter 2017–18     

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Freak Weather stories Mary Kuryla

“There is much beguiling strangeness in the pages of Freak Weather, but there are no strangers: you know all of these people. They’re the slightly scary neighbors, the folks who talk a little too loudly in the convenience store, the children who act older than they should. You’ve wanted to know about their lives, and now they’re telling you everything. Simultaneously appalling and gorgeous.” —Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories

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From a nurse who sees a rattlesnake in the pediatric ICU to an animal control officer convinced she’s found her abducted daughter in the house of a dog hoarder, the thirteen stories in Freak Weather are as unpredictable as the atmospheric changes that give this collection its name. With dark and raucous humor, Mary Kuryla creates female characters who, at times, combine a violent urgency with lack of introspection as they struggle to get out from under the thumb of a perceived authority. The intricate language is inseparable from the narrator’s conviction; the characters lie with such bravado they’re soon tangled up in their own webs. This brand of romanticism in a female character is little tolerated, and Freak Weather’s mission—Kuryla’s artistic mission overall—is to scratch at the intolerable. Call it bad instructions for moral behavior. “There is a feral quality to some of these stories, an attitude that is truly startling. The language is perfectly matched to the not-so-conflicted women living off venison, weed, and their husband’s paychecks. The territory here is sometimes disturbing; the treatment of these people who are in over their heads is always both tough and surprisingly moving. The ‘action’ resides as much in the brisk, fresh language as in what these people conjure in a crisis. Ultimately, the author delivers stories unlike anyone else’s.” —Amy Hempel, Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction judge and author of The Dog of the Marriage: Stories “What a memorable, witty, imaginative collection this is, beautifully modulated, extravagant yet precise. Each story is startling and expertly hewn, with a perfect balance of toughness and whimsy.”—Joanna Scott, author of De Potter’s Grand Tour

Mary Kuryla has been awarded The Pushcart Prize and the Glimmer Train Short Fiction Prize. Her stories have been adapted into award-winning films that premiered at the Sundance and Toronto International film festivals. Fiction 128 pp. $24.95t jacketed cloth edition, ISBN 978-1-62534-307-9 October 2017

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Herman Melville Among the Magazines Graham Thompson “What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,—it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot.” Herman Melville wrote these words as he struggled to survive as a failing novelist. Between 1853 and 1856, he did write “the other way,” working exclusively for magazines. He earned more money from his stories than from the combined sales of his most well known novels, Moby-Dick, Pierre, and The Confidence-Man. In Herman Melville Graham Thompson examines the author’s magazine work in its original publication context, including stories that became classics, such as “Bartelby, the Scrivener” and “Benito Cereno,” alongside lesserknown work. Using a concept he calls “embedded authorship,” Thompson explores what it meant to be a magazine writer in the 1850s and discovers a new Melville enmeshed with forgotten materials, editors, writers, and literary traditions. He reveals how Melville responded to the practical demands of magazine writing with dazzling displays of innovation that reinvented magazine traditions and helped create the modern short story. “Thompson persuasively argues that Melville’s short fiction is misread when we neglect the fact that it was initially serialized in magazines, offering genuine insights into a number of Melville’s shorter works. The author carefully analyzes both the professional cultures of Harper’s and Putnam’s and the material culture of paper to make his case.”

“Thompson writes with clarity and liveliness. Herman Melville is substantial and displays terrific command of Melville’s biography and writings.” —Hester Blum, author of The View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives

—Brian Yothers, author of Sacred Uncertainty: Religious Difference and the Shape of Melville’s Career

Graham Thompson is associate professor of American studies at the University of Nottingham and author of numerous books, including, most recently, American Culture in the 1980s. Print Culture Studies / American Literature 272 pp. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-324-6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-323-9 February 2018 university of massachusetts press  ·  fall / winter 2017–18     1-800-537-5487  · 15

Tribal Strengths and Native Education Voices from the Reservation Classroom Terry Huffman

“The voices found in this book need to be heard by all teachers of American Indian students.” —Jon Reyhner, editor of Teaching Indigenous Students: Honoring Place, Community, and Culture

In 1889, Sitting Bull addressed the formal, Western-style education of his people. “When you find something good in the white man’s road, pick it up,” he intoned. “When you find something that is bad . . . leave it alone. We shall master his machinery, and his inventions, his skills, his medicine, his planning, but we will retain our beauty and still be Indians.” Sitting Bull’s vision—that cultural survival and personal perseverance derive from tribal resilience—lies at the heart of Tribal Strengths and Native Education. Basing his account on the insights of six veteran American Indian educators who serve in three reservation schools on the Northern Plains, Terry Huffman explores how Native educators perceive pedagogical strengths rooted in their tribal heritage and personal ethnicity. He recounts their views on the issues facing students and shows how tribal identity can be a source of resilience in academic and personal success. Throughout, Huffman and the educators emphasize the importance of anchoring the formal education of Indian children in Native values and worldviews—in “tribal strengths.”

Terry Huffman is professor of education at George Fox University. Native American and Indigenous Studies / Education 192 pp. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-303-1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-302-4 February 2018

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Between City and Country Brookline, Massachusetts, and the Origins of Suburbia Ronald Dale Karr Since 1945, American popular culture has portrayed suburbia as a place with a culture, politics, and economy distinct from cities, towns, and rural areas. In Between City and Country, Ronald Dale Karr examines the evolution of Brookline, Boston’s most renowned nineteenth-century suburb, arguing that a distinctively suburban way of life appeared here long before World War II. Already a fashionable retreat for wealthy Bostonians, Brookline began to suburbanize in the 1840s with the arrival of hundreds of commuter families—and significant numbers of Irish Catholic immigrants drawn by opportunities to work as laborers and servants. In Brookline the poor were segregated but not excluded altogether, as they would be from twentieth-century elite suburbs. A half century later, a distinct suburban way of life developed that combined rural activities with urban pastimes, and a political consensus emerged that sought efficient government and large expenditures on education and public works. Brookline had created the template for the concept of suburbia, not just in wealthy communities but in the less affluent communities of postwar America.

“Karr has engagingly detailed the rich evolution of Brookline, and clearly woven together the many strands of its development, in a manner that significantly expands our knowledge not only of Brookline but of the history of suburban development in the United States.” —John Archer, author of Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690–2000

Ronald Dale Karr is retired reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Urban Studies / New England and Regional Studies 304 pp., 67 illus. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-304-8 February 2018

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Covering America A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism Revised and Expanded Edition

Christopher B. Daly

“Covering America is extremely well written and comprehensive, and I love its focus on the personalities who shaped American journalism, particularly its attention to women and African Americans.” —Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down

Journalism is in crisis, with traditional sources of news under siege, a sputtering business model, a resurgence of partisanship, and a persistent expectation that information should be free. In Covering America, Christopher B. Daly places the current crisis within historical context, showing how it is only the latest challenge for journalists to overcome. In this revised and expanded edition, Daly updates his narrative with new stories about legacy media like the New York Times and the Washington Post, and the digital natives like the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. A new final chapter extends the study of the business crisis facing journalism by examining the “platform revolution” in media, showing how Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are disrupting the traditional systems of delivering journalism to the public. In an era when the factual basis of news is contested and when the government calls journalists “the enemy of the American people” or “the opposition party,” Covering America brings history to bear on the vital issues of our times.

Christopher B. Daly, a veteran journalist, teaches journalism and history at Boston University. He is coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World, which won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians. For more information, see his website,

American History / Journalism 576 pp., 73 illus. $38.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-298-0 November 2017

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the American Park

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The Best Planned City in the World Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System Francis R. Kowsky New photography by Andy Olenick Winner of the 2013 J. B. Jackson Book Prize of the Foundation for Landscape Studies

Now available in a paperback edition, this award-winning book is the definitive account of the creation and development of the country’s first urban park system. “In 1868, an invitation was made to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the men who had designed Central Park, to come upstate and pass their judgments on the opportunity for Buffalo to demonstrate its civic arrival with a grand new park. This is the story that Francis Kowsky tells, and he does so virtually to perfection.”—Landscape Journal “Kowsky reminds us that parks are not open spaces awaiting development, and that people need trees, meadows, expanses of water, and walking paths, and biking trails. . . . [His] masterful book makes the visionary landscape and planning principles Olmsted and Vaux pioneered in Buffalo clear, with the hope that restoration efforts will once again allow it to become the best planned city in the world.”—Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide

“In his magnificent new book, with its lucid prose and deft organization, Kowsky follows the evolution of Olmsted and Vaux’s astonishing creations in Buffalo— those ‘landscapes of recreation, residence, memory, and healing,’ as he so gracefully describes them. . . . An extraordinary variety and abundance of illustrations fill the book, including photographs new and old, maps, diagrams, paintings, and lithographs.” —Site/Lines

Francis R. Kowsky is SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Landscape Architecture / Urban History 272 pp, 118 color illus., 110 black-and-white illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-291-1 November 2017

Distributed for Library of American Landscape History

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Levi Strauss The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World Lynn Downey The first full-length biography of an extraordinary American is now available in paperback. “From the first chapter on, the prose is accessible, leanly descriptive, and flows at a nice narrative clip. Downey writes as if narrating a novel, and provides historical detail from the point of view of Strauss himself. . . . Levi Strauss reveals the inspiring story of a man who ultimately transformed modern fashion. It is a quintessential immigrant story with fascinating insights into American history.”—Foreword

“Riveting!” —Robert J. Chandler, author of San Francisco Lithographer: African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown

“Downey, an indefatigable researcher and excellent writer, has swept away the considerable detritus of myth and . . . laid out a story of a culturally and sociologically important hand that continues to excite the imagination of those who are interested in Western history, are fascinated by the story of a man who thought ‘outside the box,’ or who just wear blue jeans.” —Panorama “This is a story of California, the nation, and indeed the world, stitched together on a pair of blue jeans. A drama that stretches across the Atlantic and the North American continent, Levi Strauss combines the histories of the Jewish people, Bavaria, California, and the United States and should be read by those interested in how the right combination of place and time, of luck and skill combined to change the world.” —Hasia R. Diner, author of Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to New Worlds and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Lynn Downey is an independent scholar and writer. She was the first in-house historian for Levi Strauss & Co., where for twenty-five years she built the company’s archive, traveled as its global ambassador, and thoroughly researched the life of its founder. Visit her website at

American History / Biography / Jewish Studies 288 pp., 8 color and 13 black-and-white illus. $26.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-299-7 September 2017

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Remember Little Rock

My Brother’s Keeper

Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War

Erin Krutko Devlin

George McGovern and Progressive Christianity Mark A. Lempke

The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race William M. Knoblauch

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-277-5

$26.95 paper, 978-1-62534-275-1

Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Mediating Morality

Ragged Revolutionaries

What Remains

The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era Clare Daniel

The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression-Era Literature Nathaniel Mills

Searching for the Memory and Lost Grave of John Paul Jones Robert Hornick

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-269-0 Public History in Historical Perspective

$27.95 paper, 978-1-62534-267-6

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-271-3

$27.95 paper, 978-1-62534-279-9

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur

Through an Indian’s Looking-­Glass

Redefining Science

A Biographical Study Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg

A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot Drew Lopenzina $29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­259-­1

Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America Paul Rubinson

Native Americans of the Northeast

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­244-­7

$32.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­224-­9

Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

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Making a Monster Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston Dawn Keetley “This is a rich and complex study. If there has been a more thoroughly researched or more effectively contextualized or more perceptive or more illuminating historical case study of an early psychopath or serial killer, I am not aware of it.”—Daniel A. Cohen $28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-273-7

Artful Lives The Francis Watts Lee Family and Their Times Patricia J. Fanning “This book achieves something truly special by demonstrating how creative work happens in the context of mutually supportive relationships.”—Rachel Snow $25.95 paper, 978-1-62534-207-2

The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts James Richards and His Day Book, 1692–1711 Edited by James Wadsworth “This valuable annotated transcription of a Weymouth farmer’s trade with family, neighbors, and regional and cosmopolitan contacts provides rich raw material for analysis.”—Mary Babson Fuhrer $44.95 paper, 978-1-62534-287-4

Pedagogues and Protesters The Harvard College Student Diary of Stephen Peabody, 1767–1768 Edited by Conrad Edick Wright “This is a rare view of early American college life from the bottom—and what an extraordinary view it is.”—Robert Allison $27.95 paper, 978-1-62534-256-0 Published in association with Massachusetts Historical Society

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All Eyes Are Upon Us Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol “All Eyes Are Upon Us is a prescient book. . . . Ambitious, engrossing, analytically lucid.”—David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book Review $28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-286-7

Black Bostonians and the Politics of Culture, 1920–1940 Lorraine Elena Roses “Few scholars have so diligently and coherently brought together information about the productivity of African Americans in Boston and New England.”—Gene Andrew Jarrett $28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-242-3

Picturing Class Lewis W. Hine Photographs Child Labor in New England Robert Macieski “Macieski attends to how gender, race, and ethnicity complicate narratives of child labor—showing Hine’s distinctive visual rhetoric for different subjects. The author’s immersion in the reform milieu of the early twentieth century and the primary research done for this book are phenomenal.”—Carol Quirke $29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-184-6

Gerry Studds America’s First Openly Gay Congressman Mark Robert Schneider “Gerry Studds offers a magnificent look at the specificity of the congressman’s personal and political life and the breadth of its wider historical contexts, especially the volatile political context of his dramatic career.” —Michael G. Long $29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-285-0

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2017 National Council on Public History Book Award

The Stages of Memory Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between James E. Young “The 2017 National Council on Public History book award is presented to James E. Young for The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, a particularly relevant book for the disturbing times in which we live. Through Young’s book, readers confront some of the most painful moments in modern history and access new and powerful insights into the excruciating process of public remembrance.”—NCPH Book Award Committee $34.95 jacketed cloth, 978-1-62534-257-7

Public History in Historical Perspective

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2016 American Book Award 2016 Arab American Book Award

2016 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award 2016 Lillian Smith Book Award

2016 Short list for the Palestine Book Award

Not Free, Not for All

2015 Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow

City Paper’s Best Fiction Book

Cheryl Knott

A Curious Land

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­178-­5 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Stories from Home Susan Muaddi Darraj $16.95t paper 978-­1-­62534-265-2 Published in cooperation with Association of Writers and Writing Programs

2016 CHOICE outstanding academic title 2016 International Committee for the History of Technology Book Prize for Young Scholars

2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015 Rolling Stone Best Music Book 2015 Paste Best Nonfiction Books

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Work Sights The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-­Century America

The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War Doug Bradley and Craig Werner

Vanessa Meikle Schulman $29.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­195-­2

$26.95 paper 978-1-62534-162-4

Science / Technology / Culture

Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

2016 National Council on Public History Book Award, Honorable Mention 2015 Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award

“History Is Bunk” Assembling the Past at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village Jessie Swigger $24.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­078-­8

2016 poets and writers Best Book for Writers

A Manner of Being Writers on Their Mentors Edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­182-­2

2016 J. B. Jackson Book Prize

John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner R. Bruce Stephenson $39.95 jacketed cloth 978-­1-­62534-­079-­5 Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

Public History in Historical Perspective

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Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

The Spirit Papers

The Worrier

Elizabeth Metzger

poems Nancy Takacs

The Body Distances (A Hundred Blackbirds Rising)

$19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-263-8

Mark Wagenaar

$19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-264-5

$19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-220-1

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

All the News I Need

The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy

a novel Joan Frank $19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-262-1

and other stories David Ebenbach

The Other One Stories Hasanthika Sirisena $22.95t paper, 978-1-62534-218-8

$19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-261-4

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Winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction


Winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

A Curious Land


Stories from Home Susan Muaddi Darraj

Stories Carla Panciera

$16.95t paper, 978-1-62534-265-2

$24.95t jacketed cloth, 978-1-62534-133-4

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

Everyone Here Has a Gun

My Escapee

Girls In Trouble

Lucas Southworth

Stories Corinna Vallianatos

Stories Douglas Light

$24.95t jacketed cloth, 978-1-55849-986-7

$24.95t jacketed cloth, 978-1-55849-923-2

Wild Horse Stories Eric Neuenfeldt $24.95t jacketed cloth, 978-1-62534-236-2

$24.95t jacketed cloth, 978-1-62534-053-5

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American Popular Music Edited by Jeffrey Melnick and Rachel Rubin (University of Massachusetts Boston), this series includes concise, well written, classroom-friendly books that are accessible to general readers.

The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (Amherst College), books in the series examine law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each book considers a theme crucial to the understanding of law as it confronts intellectual currents in the humanities and social sciences and considers contemporary challenges to law and legal scholarship.

Culture, Politics, and the Cold War Edited by Christian G. Appy (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Edwin A. Martini (Western Michigan University), this highly regarded series has produced a wide range of books that reexamine the Cold War as a distinct historical epoch, focusing on the relationship between culture and politics.

Grace Paley Prize Since 1990 the Press has published the annual winner of the AWP Award in Short Fiction competition, now called the Grace Paley Prize. The $5,500 award is sponsored by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, an organization that includes over 500 colleges and universities with a strong commitment to teaching creative writing.

Environmental History of the NorthEast The aim of this series is to explore, from different critical perspectives, the environmental history of the Northeast, including New England, eastern Canada, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Series editors are Anthony N. Penna (Northeastern University) and Richard W. Judd (University of Maine).

Juniper Literary Prize To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Press expanded this prize series. Now there are two annual awards for poetry and two awards for fiction. For more information visit /umpress /content/juniper-literary-prize-series.

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Library of American Landscape History

Public History in Historical Perspective

In addition to the series Designing the American Park, edited by Ethan Carr (University of Massachusetts Amherst), the Press publishes a range of titles in association with LALH, an Amherst-based nonprofit organization that develops books and exhibitions about North American landscapes and the people who created them.

Edited by Marla R. Miller (University of Massachusetts Amherst), this series explores how representations of the past have been mobilized to serve a variety of political, cultural, and social ends.

Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture


Edited by Arthur F. Kinney (University of Massachusetts Amherst), the series embraces substantive critical and scholarly works that significantly advance and refigure our knowledge of Tudor and Stuart England.

This interdisciplinary series seeks to publish engaging books that illuminate the role of science and technology in American life and culture. Series editors are Carolyn Thomas (University of California, Davis) and Siva Vaidhyanathan (University of Virginia).

Native Americans of the Northeast

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Books in this series examine the diverse cultures and histories of the Indian peoples of New England, the Middle Atlantic states, eastern Canada, and the Great Lakes region. Series editors are Colin Calloway (Dartmouth College), Jean M. O’Brien (University of Minnesota), and Lisa T. Brooks (Amherst College).

A substantial and growing list of books on the history of print culture, authorship, reading, writing, printing, and publishing. The series editorial board includes Greg Barnhisel (Duquesne University), Robert A. Gross (University of Connecticut), Joan Shelley Rubin (University of Rochester), and Michael Winship (University of Texas at Austin).

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Covering America A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism Christopher Daly Revised and expanded edition

“Daly presents a surprisingly spirited and detailed account of American journalism and the many ways in which the press has impacted the trajectory of American history, and vice versa.”—Publishers Weekly The revised edition includes a new chapter on the platform revolution, up to and including the new administration. $38.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-298-0 576 pp, 71 illus. September 2017

Bending the Future

Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States Edited by Max Page and Marla R. Miller “There is a wideness and optimism to the thought in Bending the Future that bodes well for the next 50 years.”—Saving Places $28.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-215-7 288 pp, 10 illus. 2016 a volume in the series

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