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Bright Leaf, an 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.

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preted for the public.” —Timothy M. Rohan, author of

The Architecture of Paulauthor Rudolph —Johanna Lewis, of Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountry

House Stories

The Meanings of Home in a New England Town Beth Luey $22.95t paper, 978-1-62534-311-6

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

$24.95t paper, 978-1-62534-306-2

CONTENTS New Books Best of the Backlist Recently Published Poetry and Fiction About the Series About the Press Books for Courses

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COVER ART Front cover photo: “Repetition” courtesy of photographer Yui Sotozaki, 2017, from the cover of Authenticity Guaranteed by Sally Robinson (page 6). Inside front cover photo: detail of Boston City Hall, Shutterstock.com.

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Architecture, Politics, and the Design of Boston City Hall BRIAN M. SIRMAN From the 1950s to the end of the twentieth century, Boston transformed from a city in freefall into a thriving metropolis, as modern glass skyscrapers sprouted up in the midst of iconic brick rowhouses. After decades of corruption and graft, a new generation of politicians swept into office, seeking to revitalize Boston through large-scale urban renewal projects. The most important of these was a new city hall, which they hoped would project a bold vision of civic participation. The massive Brutalist building that was unveiled in 1962 stands apart—emblematic of the city’s rebirth through avant-garde design. And yet Boston City Hall frequently ranks among the country’s ugliest buildings. Concrete Changes seeks to answer a common question for contemporary viewers: How did this happen? In a lively narrative filled with big personalities and newspaper accounts, Brian M. Sirman argues that this structure is more than a symbol of Boston’s modernization; it acted as a catalyst for political, social, and economic change.

“Concrete Changes is a readable, straightforward account of the history, creation, and reception of Boston’s famous City Hall building of the 1960s. Indeed, one of the book’s virtues is the clarity of its style and organization, which should appeal to a broad readership.” —Daniel M. Abramson, author of Obsolescence: An Architectural History

BRIAN M. SIRMAN teaches history, architecture, and writing at Boston University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

New England History / Architecture 256 pp., 19 illus. $22.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-357-4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-356-7

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INTRODUCING

“The time is right for this kind of

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expansive, inclusive, and comparative approach to veteran-related issues.” —Craig Werner, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin, and coauthor of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

The editors of the new book series, Veterans, seek original, cutting-edge monographs that explore the lived experiences of military veterans. They are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholarship and studies that stress diversity among veterans as well as work that reaches beyond the borders of the United States. The series examines veteran status as a source of identity and hopes to illuminate the myriad ways that veterans have interacted with postwar cultures, politics, and societies throughout history.

Although there have been scattered studies of veterans

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BRIAN MATTHEW JORDAN, assistant professor of history, Sam Houston State University, and author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

series dedicated to veterans has existed to showcase this emerging field of study. The editors of Veterans have their fingers on the pulse of the wide-ranging, interdisciplinary nature of the new work on

J. ROSS DANCY, assistant professor of history, Sam Houston State University, and author of The Myth of the Press Gang: Volunteers, Impressment and the Naval Manpower Problem in the Late Eighteenth Century

veterans. The series promises to serve as the cornerstone

for an exciting and necessary intellectual project.

—Stephen R. Ortiz, associate professor of history, Binghamton University

“The series will be welcomed by an emerging community of scholars. Over the past five years, veterans studies has evolved into a field that has two formal academic programs and more in the works. Veterans will make a substantial contribution to this field and beyond.” —James Craig, associate teaching professor and chair, Department of Military and Veteran Studies, University of Missouri–St. Louis, and coeditor of the Journal of Veterans Studies 2 · www.umass.edu/umpress UMP_SS18_Catalog_FIN_corrected.indd 2

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Veteran Americans Literature and Citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction BENJAMIN COOPER “I may dare to speak, and I intend to speak and write what I think,” wrote a New York volunteer serving in the Mexican War in 1848. Such sentiments of resistance and confrontation run throughout the literature produced by veteran Americans in the nineteenth century—from prisoner-of-war narratives and memoirs to periodicals, adventure pamphlets, and novels. Military men and women were active participants in early American print culture, yet they struggled against civilian prejudice about their character, against shifting collective memories that removed military experience from the nation’s self-definition, and against a variety of headwinds in the uneven development of antebellum print culture. In this new literary history of early American veterans, Benjamin Cooper reveals how soldiers and sailors from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War demanded, through their writing, that their value as American citizens and authors be recognized. Relying on an archive of largely understudied veteran authors, Cooper situates their perspective against a civilian monopoly in defining American citizenship and literature that endures to this day. “Veteran Americans makes a contribution to the growing body of literature on the experiences of American war veterans and their efforts to wrestle with the meaning of participation in great violence. Refreshingly, Cooper approaches veterans as the subjects of their own stories—as opposed to objects acted upon by some combination of trauma, bureaucracy, or society.” —Brian Matthew Jordan, author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

BENJAMIN COOPER is assistant professor of English at Lindenwood University.

“Cooper’s book makes a significant contribution to the study of U.S. literature and social history. The scholarship here is wide-ranging, capacious, and deeply engaged with current historical and critical debates in the field.” —Dana D. Nelson, author of Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

“In this fresh, incisive book, Cooper compellingly argues that veteran literature is not only a discrete and significant genre in its own right; it also recasts our understanding of American literature’s production, consumption, and evolution. Cooper’s prose is crisp and forceful.” —Cody Marrs, author of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War

American Literature / American History 232 pp., 8 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-331-4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-330-7 MAY 2018 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS UMP_SS18_Catalog_FIN_corrected.indd 3

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Optimism at All Costs Black Attitudes, Activism, and Advancement in Obama’s America LESSIE B. BRANCH

“This interesting, even provocative, book weaves together work from anthropology, philosophy, political science, sociology, and economics in a very impressive way, providing a valuable contribution.” —Vincent L. Hutchings, author of Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability

In the wake of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential victory, most Americans believed that race relations would improve. While many leaders rallied behind the first black president and the black community felt optimistic on the whole, statistics reveal a decline in black Americans’ economic fortunes and a slower recovery from the recession in the years that followed. Lessie B. Branch confronts the tension between black Americans’ economic realities and the hope many felt for the future, looking at survey data alongside the rhetoric of leading black figures, including President Obama. This disparity has caused a dangerous resistance to social activism, as discourses of optimism privilege individual success over the need for collective action. Branch sees the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement as a constructive change in this dynamic. As Americans continue to grapple with complicated questions of race and progress in classrooms, in the media, and in legislatures, this short, provocative book will inform and enrich these important discussions. “We simply need this book, given the current events that continue to show the rage and despair that shape the lives of descendants of enslaved Africans. Branch’s call for counter-storytelling (that pushes against the public narrative of ‘the survival of the fittest black individual’) is as exciting as the call, in her final pages, for a social movement that makes room for the audacity of black hope and the realism of the current structural, socioeconomic condition of black Americans.” —Margo Natalie Crawford, author of Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

LESSIE B. BRANCH teaches in the social sciences department at Monroe College and is a Fulbright specialist in race, ethnicity, and religion in politics.

African American Studies / Political Science 168 pp. $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-327-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-326-0 APRIL 2018

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The Souls of Black Folk Essays and Sketches W. E. B. DU BOIS With a new introduction and selected documents by Shawn Leigh Alexander

In honor of the 150th anniversary of W. E. B. Du Bois’s birth in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Library has prepared a new edition of Du Bois’s classic, The Souls of Black Folk. Originally published in 1903, Souls introduced a number of nowcanonical terms into the American conversation about race, among them double-consciousness, and it sounded the ominous warning that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” In a new introduction, Shawn Leigh Alexander outlines the historical context of this critical work and provides rare documents from the special collections archive at the Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Unlike Du Bois’s more scholarly work, Souls blends narrative and autobiographical essays, and it continues to reach a wide domestic and international readership. This moving homage to black life and culture and its sharp economic and historical critique are more important than ever, resonating with today’s unequivocal demand that Black Lives Matter in the twenty-first century. W. E. B. DU BOIS (1868–1963) was a scholar, writer, and civil rights activist of international significance and renown. The first African American to earn a PhD from Harvard University, he was also a cofounder of the NAACP. A prolific writer and tireless advocate, he authored many works of scholarship, helped to shape the field of sociology, and wrote the early and prophetic history, Black Reconstruction in America. He also wrote novels, poems, and plays. SHAWN LEIGH ALEXANDER is director of the Langston Hughes Center and associate professor of African and African American studies at the University of Kansas. He earned a PhD from the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and he is the author of An Army of Lions: The Struggle for Civil Rights Before the NAACP.

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Authenticity Guaranteed Masculinity and the Rhetoric of Anti-Consumerism in American Culture SALLY ROBINSON

“I’m excited about the ‘big picture’ the book presents and the way it reframes how we think about anticonsumerism—in literature, in film, but also in contemporary cultural and political debates. This is an important book; it’s accessibly written; and it engages compelling issues that are important to scholars of literature and film, but also to feminists and cultural critics more broadly.” —Erin A. Smith, author of What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

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, including self-determination and individualism. 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. American anti-consumerism, despite its apparent complexity, takes a remarkably consistent and predictable narrative form. From the mid-century Organization Man to the millennial No Logo, anti-consumerist critique reinforces the gender order by insisting that authenticity is threatened, and masculine agency curtailed, by the feminizing forces of consumer culture. Robinson identifies a tradition of masculine protest and rebellion against feminization in iconic texts such as The Catcher in the Rye and Fight Club, as well as in critiques of postmodernism, academic denunciations of shopping, and a variety of other discourses that aim to diagnose what ails American consumer culture. This fresh and timely argument enters into conversation with a wide range of existing scholarship and opens up new questions for scholarly and political discussion. “The strength in this tightly argued book is how the author threads the needle through not only texts that clearly articulate the author’s feminization thesis but those texts that profess not to.” —Casey Ryan Kelly, author of Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film

SALLY ROBINSON is associate professor of English at Texas A&M University and author of Marked Men: White Masculinity in Crisis.

Gender & Sexuality / American Studies 336 pp. $34.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-353-6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-352-9 AUGUST 2018

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Modern Bonds Redefining Community in Early Twentieth-Century St. Paul ELIZABETH ANN DUCLOS-ORSELLO What does community mean, exactly? In this interdisciplinary study, Elizabeth Ann Duclos-Orsello takes seriously the concept of community as an object of historical analysis. Focusing on St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1900 to 1920, Modern Bonds explores the diverse ways that its people renegotiated private and public affiliations during a period of modernization. The book examines a wide range of subjects and materials, including photographs from an African American family, fictional depictions of middle-class women, built environments that created enclaves of immigrants, and public festivals designed to unite all citizens. As Duclos-Orsello demonstrates, it was in this period that a complex set of activities, policies, and practices led to new understandings of community that continue to shape life today. “Modern Bonds is the product of prodigious research. Through an innovative use of literature, photography, architecture, and landscape planning, Duclos-Orsello offers a sophisticated exploration of how the concept of community was redefined in the early twentieth century. It is an imaginative, convincing, and important book.” —Jon C. Teaford, author of Cities of the Heartland: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Midwest and The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America

“Duclos-Orsello impresses the reader with her ability to analyze a wide range of sources, creating a transformational interdisciplinary work that takes on familiar topics in new ways and brings new perspectives to old debates about the meaning of community.” —Catherine McNicol Stock, author of Main Street in Crisis: The Great Depression and the Old Middle Class on the Northern Plains

ELIZABETH ANN DUCLOS- ORSELLO is professor and chair of interdisciplinary studies and coordinator of American studies at Salem State University.

American Studies 312 pp., 35 illus. $36.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-335-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-334-5 JULY 2018 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS UMP_SS18_Catalog_FIN_corrected.indd 7

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Public History in Historical Perspective

Clio’s Foot Soldiers Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Movements and Collective Memory

Clio’s Foot Soldiers

Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Movements and Collective Memory

Lara Leigh Kelland “This book will contribute significantly to our understanding of the still-improbable victory of so many marginalized groups engaged in ‘collective memory’ practices.” —Van Gosse, author of The Movements of the New Left, 1950–1975: A Brief History with Documents and Rethinking the New Left: An Interpretative History

LARA LEIGH KELLAND Collective memories are key to social movements. Activists draw on a shared history to build identity, create movement cohesion, and focus political purpose. But what happens when marginalized communities do not find their history in dominant narratives? How do they create a useable past to bind their political communities together and challenge their exclusion? In Clio’s Foot Soldiers, Lara Leigh Kelland investigates these questions by examining 1960s and 1970s social movements comprised of historically marginalized peoples: Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s and Gay Liberation, and American Indian. These movements sought ownership over their narratives to create historical knowledge reflective of their particular experiences. To accomplish their goals, activists generated new forms of adult education, published movement newspapers, and pursued campus activism and speeches, public history efforts and community organizations. Through alternative means, marginalized communities developed their own historical discourses to mobilize members, define movement goals, and become culturally sovereign. In so doing, they provided a basis for achieving political liberation and changed the landscape of liberal cultural institutions. “Clio’s Foot Soldiers is an important book that successfully illuminates the importance of collective memory activism in the many different social movements of the 1960s and 1970s.” —Renee C. Romano, author of Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders

LARA LEIGH KELLAND is assistant professor of public and U.S. history at the University of Louisville.

American History / Public History / Memory Studies 216 pp., 8 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-343-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-342-0 JULY 2018

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES Childhoods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Youth A VOLUME IN in THE there is one A VOLUME IN THE SERIES Culture and Politics theSERIES Cold Warif and Beyond

Clearer Than Truth The Polygraph and the American Cold War JOHN PHILIPP BAESLER A person strapped to a polygraph machine. Nervous eyes, sweaty brow, the needle trembling up and down. Few images are more evocative of Cold War paranoia. In this first comprehensive history of the polygraph as a tool and symbol of American Cold War policies, John Philipp Baesler tells the story of a technology with weak scientific credentials that was nevertheless celebrated as a device that could expose both internal and external enemies. Considered the go-to technology to test agents’ and employees’ loyalty, the polygraph’s true power was to expose deep ideological and political fault lines. While advocates praised it as America’s hard-nosed yet fair answer to communist brainwashing, critics claimed that its use undermined the very values of justice, equality, and the presumption of innocence for which the nation stood. Clearer Than Truth demonstrates that what began as quick-fix technology promising a precise test of honesty and allegiance eventually came to embody tensions in American Cold War culture between security and freedom, concerns that reach deep into the present day. “Baesler’s exploration of the polygraph as a quintessential Cold War technology offers a fresh addition to the vast literature on U.S. culture and politics of the postwar era.” —Susan L. Carruthers, author of Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing

“Clearer Than Truth charts the complex relationship between lie detection technologies and U.S. national security policies during and after the Cold War. Through a wide array of archival source materials, Baesler illuminates the contradictions inherent in the American government’s adoption of lie detection instrumentation.” —Melissa M. Littlefield, author of The Lying Brain: Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction

JOHN PHILIPP BAESLER is associate professor of history at Saginaw Valley State University.

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The Last Great Colonial Lawyer The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley CHARLES R. MCKIRDY

“This book details an extremely important individual within American legal history, and American history in general, who has not had a major biography written about him. Because he left behind no collection of papers, no journal nor diary, Gridley has been an elusive figure. Charles R. McKirdy has skillfully mined the primary sources that do exist, as well as the wealth of secondary sources, to provide a full accounting of Gridley and his times.” —Sally E. Hadden, author of Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas

Jeremiah Gridley (1702–1767) is considered “the greatest New England lawyer of his generation,” yet we know little about him. Most of his renown is a product of the fame of his students, most notably John Adams. Gridley deserves more. He was an active participant in the Writs of Assistance trial and the Stamp Act controversy, and as a leader of the Boston bar, an editor, speculator, legislator, and politician, his life touched and was touched by much that was integral to eighteenth-century Massachusetts. The Last Great Colonial Lawyer presents a portrait of Gridley against the background of his times. Religious controversies enter into this narrative, as do colonial wars and the increasing strains with Great Britain, but Charles R. McKirdy also rescues from the footnotes of time subjects such as the smallpox epidemic of 1721 and the currency crisis of the 1740s. Because Gridley was above all a lawyer, the primary focus is on his cases, which illuminate in a unique and very human way attitudes regarding race, status, commerce, property, and power.

CHARLES R. MCKIRDY litigated cases for more than twenty-five years and holds a PhD in history and a law degree from Northwestern University. He is author of Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case, and he has published in the American Journal of Legal History, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and the Journal of Legal Education.

Biography / American History / Law and Legal Studies 256 pp. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-350-5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-349-9 AUGUST 2018

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The Small Shall Be Strong A History of Lake Tahoe’s Washoe Indians MATTHEW S. MAKLEY For thousands of years the Washoe people have lived in the shadows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. At the center of their lands sits beautiful Lake Tahoe, a name derived from the Washoe word Da ow a ga. Perhaps because the Washoe population has always been small or because it has been more peaceful than other tribal communities, its history has never been published. In The Small Shall Be Strong, Matthew S. Makley demonstrates that, in spite of this lack of scholarly attention, Washoe history is replete with broad significance. The Washoes, for example, gained culturally important lands through the 1887 Dawes Act. And during the 1990s, the tribe sought to ban climbing on one of its most sacred sites, Cave Rock, a singular instance of Native sacred concerns leading to restrictions. The Small Shall Be Strong illustrates a history and raises a broad question: How might greater scholarly attention to the numerous lesser-studied tribes in the United States compel a rethinking of larger historical narratives?

“Matthew S. Makley situates Washoe survival in the cultural worldview and actions of Washoe individuals themselves. A complex and sensitive history of an Indian community that has generally been overlooked by scholars, this book makes key contributions to the fields of Indian history and Western history as well as to environmental history.” —Jeffrey P. Shepherd, author of We Are an Indian Nation: A History of the Hualapai People

MATTHEW S. MAKLEY is professor of history at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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The Surprising Place Stories MALINDA MCCOLLUM A synchronized swimming coach pops pills during practice, a bagpiper cold-cocks a hawk, and an orphan puts her fist through a window, discovering in the engine noise of a jet passing overhead, the perfect witness to her inner pain. In this debut collection from prizewinning short story writer Malinda McCollum, people adrift in the American Midwest struggle to find their way in the world, with few signposts for guidance. Set largely in Des Moines, Iowa, over the expanse of several decades, these twelve stories explore the surprising places where our outsized longings may lead us. In prose as lean and unflinching as an Iowa winter, these stories offer confrontation and consolation in equal measure. “Malinda McCollum’s linked short stories work like small bombs in the consciousness. She understands American optimism enough to turn it on its head, creating scenes with darkness enough to make Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor proud. Her understanding of the anti-heroine burns across a landscape McCollum knows well. Come prepared. You may find stories such as ‘The Fifth Wall’ as unforgettable as any by Denis Johnson or Christine Schutt. While the degradation arrives quick and dirty, its question lingers: How much can the pursuit of happiness vacate a person?” —Edie Meidav, Juniper Prize for Fiction judge and author of Kingdom of the Young

MALINDA MCCOLLUM, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing. Her short stories have appeared in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, and Epoch, among other publications. McCollum currently teaches writing at the College of Charleston.

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My Old Faithful Stories YANG HUANG Showing both the drama of familial intimacy and the ups and downs of the everyday, My Old Faithful introduces readers to a close-knit Chinese family. These ten interconnected short stories, which take place in China and the United States over a thirty-year period, merge to paint a nuanced portrait of family life, full of pain, surprises, and subtle acts of courage. Richly textured narratives from the mother, the father, the son, and the daughters play out against the backdrop of China’s social and economic change. With quiet humor and sharp insight into the ordinary, Yang Huang writes of a father who spanks his son out of love, a brother who betrays his sister, and a woman who returns to China after many years to find her country changed in ways both expected and startling. “Yang Huang’s collection of linked stories peels back the layers of a culture too often rendered exotic and opaque to reveal what is intimate and familiar. Sexual awakenings, sibling rivalries, the pain and joy of raising children, aging, the constraints of love and loyalty are all dealt here with a gentle and incisive hand. My Old Faithful is a deeply moving portrait of a family and a society.” —Hasanthika Sirisena, author of The Other One

YANG HUANG grew up in China’s Jiangsu province and participated in the 1989 student uprisings. Her debut novel, Living Treasures, won the Nautilus Book Award silver medal in fiction, and her essay and short stories have appeared in The Margins, Eleven Eleven, Asian Pacific American Journal, The Evansville Review, Futures, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, and Nuvein. She lives in the Bay Area and works for the University of California, Berkeley.

“My Old Faithful establishes Yang Huang as one of our most provocative writers on contemporary China. Imagine Ferrante telling a family’s story from prismatic perspectives and you come close to Huang’s triumph. Here you find a debut writer adept at sidestepping the timeworn: she gives us a story so real it bursts the bounds of the form, becoming an autofiction which, in its humanity, quickly becomes yours as well.” —Edie Meidav, Juniper Prize for Fiction judge and author of Kingdom of the Young

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You Are the Phenomenology TIMOTHY O’KEEFE You Are the Phenomenology is a cross-genre book—a blend of poetry, songs, lyric prose, and invented forms—that explores the everyday junctures of perception, compassion, and multiplicity. How might our powers of association create shared experiences without distorting the contexts from which those experiences emerge? One of the volume’s innovative forms is a poetic series called “Quadrilaterals”—four-line poems that present the reader with various ways to leap associative gaps: Quadrilateral : Pinch in Your Heel Soars the mackled sound, kites ago : A Polish boy thinks with accordions, adopts a stammer : When were we first older than we wanted to be : That was our city, our chisel, the corbeil from which we ate. “Timothy O’Keefe’s poems are nimble, conversational, jagged. They’re fun to read, but unsettling, at large in the flux of the moment, alert to ‘Not events, but atmospheres. Not trains in the night, but whistling.’ All through You Are the Phenomenology we’re swept along by the cracking charge of O’Keefe’s lyric momentum, precise and wayward, particularly in his ‘Quadrilateral’ poems. You won’t always know where you’re going in these poems, and that’s good; one of their pleasures is anticipating what sudden felicitous turn comes next.” —James Haug, Juniper Prize for Poetry judge and author of Legend of the Recent Past

“Here, Timothy O’Keefe has written the material world’s reply to Orpheus, a shaped music of phenomenal affections and voices: of ‘violet’; of ‘coverlet’; of ‘chasms.’ Here are poems suddenly peerless and true.” —Donald Revell, author of Drought-Adapted Vine

TIMOTHY O’KEEFE is the author of The Goodbye Town, winner of the 2010 FIELD Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared in a wide array of journals, including the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Colorado Review.

Poetry 88 pp. $16.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-351-2 APRIL 2018

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Transmission Loss CHELSEA JENNINGS In the study of sound waves and optics, the term transmission loss refers to how a signal grows weaker as it travels across distance and between objects. In this book, Chelsea Jennings reimagines the term in poems that register attenuated signals, mark presence and loss, and treat the body as an instrument sensitive to the weather of immediate experience. Threading together landscapes, abstract paintings, family heirlooms, maps, manuscripts, and photographs, these poems follow the seasons and traverse the spectrum of visible light. Vivid and precise, Transmission Loss brings us to the boundary between inside and outside, “As if what the hand knows / could be held in the hand.”

CHELSEA JENNINGS is a Seattle-based writer and educator. She has been the recipient of a number of awards, among them a Discovery/Boston Review prize. Her poems have appeared in the Cincinnati Review, Black Warrior Review, december, Sugar House Review, Madison Review, Mississippi Review, Sycamore Review, Poet Lore, and Best New Poets.

“Being near parallel worlds of myth, romance, and fairy tale results in something waking up in our brains, something spooky and clearly near the essence of how we survive. Everything, good and not so good, is illuminated from within, everything is as significant as everything ought to be. The same thing happens to words in poems when the poems are as beautifully made as the poems in Transmission Loss are made by Chelsea Jennings. This is a first book introducing a brilliant poet with something to say, and everything about it treats existence with the awe it deserves.” —Dara Wier, Juniper Prize for Poetry judge and author of You Good Thing

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The Oven An Anti-Lecture ILAN STAVANS Photographs by Bill Hughes

“A compelling piece of stagecraft that documents the inner and outer workings of a mind on a narcotic trip, but it also documents the uncanny and serendipitous curiosity of a literature professor.” —William A. Nericcio, author of Homer from Salinas: John Steinbeck’s Enduring Voice for California

After a chance meeting with a shaman in Colombia, Ilan Stavans, the highly regarded literary scholar, found himself in the Amazon rainforest. He had reluctantly agreed to participate in a religious ceremony that involved taking the hallucinogen ayahuasca. Even though he considered himself a skeptic and a rational intellectual, as someone whose worldview was defined by his education and his heritage as a Mexican Jew, Stavans found that the ritual pushed him to reconsider many of his basic understandings, including his perceptions of indigenous cultures in Latin America, as well as his career as teacher, thinker, and artist. This one-act play is delivered in the form of a lecture that mimics the author’s startling spiritual journey. The book includes twenty-six bold images, in color and black and white, which capture the author’s performance of the play. “Ilan Stavans is one of today’s most prolific shapers of Latinx letters, in his scholarly and creative work, and both are realized in this hybrid project. The Oven innovates in content and form. It offers a penetrating look behind the façade of our existence, in a non-appropriative way; Stavans is always conscious of his outsider/cosmopolitan status. It will certainly stimulate much critical and creative conversation and scholarship.” —Frederick Luis Aldama, author of Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands and editor of The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture

ILAN STAVANS is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is the author of many books in a number of genres. Among his more recent works are Quixote: The Novel and the World and Borges, the Jew.

Drama / Latinx Studies / Jewish Studies 88 pp. 26 illus. $25.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-358-1 MARCH 2018

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES Public History HistoricalifPerspective A VOLUME IN THEinSERIES there is one

Exhibiting Scotland Objects, Identity, and the National Museum ALIMA BUCCIANTINI In 1707 Scotland ceased to exist as an independent country and became part of Great Britain. Yet it never lost its distinct sense of identity, history, and politics. To preserve the country’s unique antiquities and natural specimens, a Scottish earl founded the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1780, at the beginning of the Enlightenment’s museum boom. Now numbering twelve million objects and specimens and representing everything from archaeology to applied arts and design, from social history to science and the natural world, these collections formed the foundation for what eventually became the National Museum of Scotland. In Exhibiting Scotland, Alima Bucciantini traces how these collections have helped tell the changing stories of this country for centuries and how the museum reflects the Scots’ continuing negotiation of their place within modern Britain.

“Exhibiting Scotland is a fascinating case study of the creation of a national museum. Alima Bucciantini shows how collections and exhibitions capture changing ideas of history and nation. Telling the history of recent Scottish nationalism alongside the history of the National Museum of Scotland reveals the ways that national museums perform, reflect, and sustain national identity.” —Steven Lubar, author of Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present

ALIMA BUCCIANTINI is assistant professor of history at Duquesne University.

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Above the American Renaissance David S. Reynolds and the Spiritual Imagination in American Literary Studies EDITED BY HAROLD K. BUSH AND BRIAN YOTHERS

“This collection is the first to assess nineteenth-century American literature in this way, and it will be of tremendous use to both scholars interested in U.S. religious traditions, Christianity specifically, and those who study the writers examined here. Above the American Renaissance is also a timely and important reengagement with David Reynolds’s work, a text that has laid the groundwork for nearly three decades of scholarship.” —Elizabeth Fenton, author of Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in NineteenthCentury U.S. Literature and Culture

Above the American Renaissance takes David S. Reynolds’s classic study Beneath the American Renaissance as a model and a provocation to consider how language and concepts broadly defined as spiritual are essential to understanding nineteenth-century American literary culture. In the 1980s, Reynolds’s scholarship and methodology enlivened investigations of religious culture, and since then, for reasons that include a rising respect for interdisciplinarity and the aftershocks of the 9/11 attacks, religion in literature has become a major area of inquiry for Americanists. In essays that reconsider and contextualize Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, Abraham Lincoln, and others, this volume captures the vibrancy of spiritual considerations in American literary studies and points a way forward within literary and spiritual investigations. In addition to the editors and David S. Reynolds, contributors include Jeffrey Bilbro, Dawn Coleman, Jonathan A. Cook, Tracy Fessenden, Zachary Hutchins, Richard Kopley, Mason I. Lowance Jr., John Matteson, Christopher N. Phillips, Vivian Pollak, Michael Robertson, Gail K. Smith, Claudia Stokes, and Timothy Sweet. HAROLD K. BUSH is professor of English at Saint Louis University and author of Continuing Bonds with the Dead: Parental Grief and Nineteenth-Century American Authors. BRIAN YOTHERS is Frances Spatz Leighton Endowed Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso and author of Sacred Uncertainty: Religious Difference and the Shape of Melville’s Career.

American Literature 288 pp., 1 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-360-4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-359-8 JUNE 2018

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES

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Lydia Sigourney Critical Essays and Cultural Views EDITED BY MARY LOUISE KETE AND ELIZABETH PETRINO During her lifetime, Lydia Sigourney was acclaimed as nineteenth-century America’s most popular woman poet and published widely as a historian, travel writer, essayist, and educator. While serious critical attention to her work languished following her death and into the twentieth century, a growing number of critics and writers have reexamined Sigourney and her large body of writing and have given her a central place in the “new canon.” This first collection of original essays devoted to the poet’s work puts many of the best scholars on Sigourney together in one place and in conversation with one another. The volume includes critical essays examining her literary texts as well as essays that unpack Sigourney’s participation in the cultural movements of her day. Holding powerful opinions about the role of women in society, Sigourney was not afraid to advocate against government policies that, in her view, undermined the promise of America, even as she was held up as a paragon of American womanhood and middle-class rectitude. The resulting portrait promises to engage readers who wish to know more about Sigourney’s writing, her career, and the causes that inspired her. Along with the volume editors, contributors include Ann Beebe, Paula Bernat Bennett, Janet Dean, Sean Epstein-Corbin, Annie Finch, Gary Kelly, Paul Lauter, Amy J. Lueck, Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso, Jennifer Putzi, Angela Sorby, Joan Wry, and Sandra Zagarell.

“Without question, this new collection makes an immense scholarly contribution to such fields as nineteenth-century American literature, women writers, poetry, and women poets.” —Claudia Stokes, author of Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875–1910

MARY LOUISE KETE is associate professor of English at the University of Vermont. ELIZABETH PETRINO is professor of English and literature at Fairfield University.

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THE AMHERST IN LAW, JURISPRUDENCE, AND SOCIAL THOUGHT A VOLUME INSERIES THE SERIES if there is one

Law and Performance EDITED BY AUSTIN SARAT, LAWRENCE DOUGLAS, AND MARTHA MERRILL UMPHREY

“Here is a pathbreaking law book that picks up on the emerging interest in affect theory, sensory studies (including forays in synesthesia studies) in conjunction with the cultural and political implications of law in action. It invites novel modes of analysis, and in the process brings into view previously unobserved phenomena pertaining to law, the perception of law, and law’s efficacy and legitimation.” —Richard K. Sherwin, author of When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line between Law and Popular Culture

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. In considering law through the lens of performance studies, the contributors in this volume emphasize the embodied, affective, and reiterative qualities that move law off the printed page and into the thick world of lived experience. They consider the blurring of lines between performance and the enactment of law, the transformative exchanges between the law and its many and varied stagings, and the impact or resonance of performativity in situations where innocence and guilt may be determined. In addition to the editors, the contributors include Joshua Chambers-Letson, Catherine M. Cole, Ryan Hartigan, Lara D. Nielsen, Julie Stone Peters, Ann Pellegrini, and Karen Shimakawa.

AUSTIN SARAT is associate dean of the faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. LAWRENCE DOUGLAS is James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. MARTHA MERRILL UMPHREY is Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government and director of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College.

Legal Studies 248 pp. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-355-0 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-354-3 MAY 2018

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES A VOLUME IN THEAmerican SERIES

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The Honky Tonk on the Left Progressive Thought in Country Music EDITED BY MARK ALLAN JACKSON Massively popular for the past century, country music has often been associated with political and social conservatism. While such figures as George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and Ted Cruz have embraced and even laid claim to this musical genre over the years, country performers have long expressed bold and progressive positions on a variety of public issues, whether through song lyrics, activism, or performance style. Bringing together a wide spectrum of cultural critics, The Honky Tonk on the Left takes on this conservative stereotype and reveals how progressive thought has permeated country music from its beginnings to the present day. The original essays in this collection analyze how diverse performers, including Fiddlin’ John Carson, Webb Pierce, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, O. B. McClinton, Garth Brooks, and Uncle Tupelo, have taken on such issues as government policies, gender roles, civil rights, prison reform, and labor unrest. Taking notice of the wrongs in their eras, these musicians worked to address them in song and action, often with strong support from fans. In addition to the volume editor, this collection includes work by Gregory N. Reish, Peter La Chapelle, Stephanie Vander Wel, Charles L. Hughes, Ted Olson, Nadine Hubbs, Stephanie Shonekan, Stephen A. King, P. Renee Foster, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Travis D. Stimeling, and Jonathan Silverman.

“This collection curates an impressive range of essays—which itself is very significant, as country music is, in certain locations, too often seen as monolithic, particularly by its detractors.” —Rachel Rubin, coeditor of American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century

MARK ALLAN JACKSON is associate professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and author of Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie.

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Public History in Historical Perspective

The Stages of Memory Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between JAMES E. YOUNG Winner of the 2017 National Council on Public History Book Award

“There is, quite simply, no one else who could produce this set of compelling essays.” —Edward Linenthal, author of The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory

“This is a marvelous collection of superb historical and aesthetic analyses of actual monuments and memorials, and of the vexing, almost always deeply controversial process by which cities, museums, peoples, and nations determine how to remember.” —David Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

As he traces an arc of memorial forms spanning continents and decades, James E. Young returns to the question that preoccupies survivors, architects, artists, and writers: how can we articulate a void without filling it in or formalize irreparable loss without seeming to repair it? This poignant, beautifully written volume offers personal and professional considerations of the “stages of memory,” acts of commemoration that include spontaneous memorials of flowers and candles as well as permanent structures integrated into sites of tragedy. Richly illustrated, this collection of essays is essential reading for those engaged in the processes of public memory and commemoration and for those concerned about how we come to terms with terrible losses. “. . . 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 “Young’s collection of essays provides an informative and generous portrait of the process of memorialization at a time when—alas—brute force in history has dramatically imposed that form of expression on social conscience.”

—Berel Lang, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

JAMES E. YOUNG is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and founding director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He served on the design selection committee for the Berlin Denkmal and was a member of the jury for New York City’s September 11 Memorial design competition.

Memory Studies / Art and Architecture / Jewish Studies 256 pp., 115 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-361-1 MAY 2018

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Bending the Future

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Redefining Science

Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States Edited by Max Page and Marla R. Miller

The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War Doug Bradley and Craig Werner

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

$26.95 paper, 978-1-62534-162-4 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-215-7

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Public History in Historical Perspective

Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Not Free, Not for All

A Manner of Being

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur

Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow Cheryl Knott

Writers on Their Mentors Edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker

A Biographical Study Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-178-5

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Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Landscapes of Exclusion

Commercializing Childhood

Agent Orange

State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South William E. O'Brien

History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty Edwin A. Martini

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Children’s Magazines, Urban Gentility, and the Ideal of the Child Consumer in the United States, 1823–1918 Paul B. Ringel

Designing the American Park

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Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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Censorship in Vietnam

United Tastes

Levi Strauss

Brave New World Thomas A. Bass

The Making of the First American Cookbook Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald

The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World Lynn Downey

$32.95 paper, 978-1-62534-322-2

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Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul

Remember Little Rock

Gerry Studds

Erin Krutko Devlin

Barry M. Andrews

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Public History in Historical Perspective

America’s First Openly Gay Congressman Mark Robert Schneider

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My Brother's Keeper

Porno Chic and the Sex Wars

Younger Than That Now

George McGovern and Progressive Christianity Mark A. Lempke

The Politics of Age in the 1960s Holly V. Scott

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American Sexual Representation in the 1970s Edited by Carolyn Bronstein and Whitney Strub

Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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Mediating Morality

Open Spaces, Open Rebellions

Science for the People

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

The War over America's Public Lands Michael J. Makley

Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists Edited by Sigrid Schmalzer, Daniel S. Chard, and Alyssa Botelho

$25.95 paper, 978-1-62534-314-7

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

$24.95 paper, 978-1-62534-318-5 Science / Technology / Culture

Measuring the Harlem Renaissance

Herman Melville

A Shadow on Our Hearts

The U.S. Census, African American Identity, and Literary Form Michael Soto

Among the Magazines Graham Thompson

Soldier-Poetry, Morality, and the American War in Vietnam Adam Gilbert

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Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

All Eyes Are Upon Us

Making a Monster

People before Highways

Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol

Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston Dawn Keetley

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

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WINNER OF THE JUNIPER PRIZE FOR POETRY

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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

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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

The Other One

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

stories Hasanthika Sirisena

and other stories David Ebenbach

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JUNIPER LITERARY PRIZE The Juniper Literary Prize takes its name from Fort Juniper, the house that poet Robert Francis (1901–1987) built by hand in the woods of western Massachusetts. As one of the first university presses to publish contemporary literature, University of Massachusetts Press remains dedicated to bringing distinct, fresh voices to a wide audience and has partnered with the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to present two awards for poetry and two awards for fiction annually.

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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

Freak Weather

Bewildered

A Curious Land

stories Mary Kuryla

stories Carla Panciera

Stories from Home Susan Muaddi Darraj

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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

Wild Horse

Everyone Here Has a Gun

stories Eric Neuenfeldt

My Escapee

Lucas Southworth

stories Corinna Vallianatos

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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.

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AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC Edited by Jeffrey Melnick and Rachel Rubin (University of Massachusetts Boston), this series includes concise, wellwritten, 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.

CHILDHOODS: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH

CULTURE, POLITICS, AND THE COLD WAR Edited by Scott Laderman (University of Minnesota, Duluth) 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.

Edited by Karen Sanchez-Eppler (Amherst College), Rachel Conrad (Hampshire College), Alice Hearst (Smith College), and Laura L. Lovett (University of Massachusetts Amherst), this new series pursues critical thinking about the nature of childhood and expands our understanding of the diverse experiences of children's active roles as producers of political and cultural meaning.

VETERANS

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).

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Edited by Brian Matthew Jordan and J. Ross Dancy (Sam Houston State University), this series explores the lived experiences of military veterans with interdisciplinary scholarship and studies that stress diversity among veterans as well as work that reaches beyond the borders of the United States. The series examines veteran status as a source of identity, illuminating the myriad ways that veterans have interacted with postwar cultures, politics, and societies throughout history.

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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

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/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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HISTORY

$25.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-035-1 264 pp., 10 illus., 2013

$38.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-298-0 592 pp., 73 illus., 2017

$28.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-215-7 288 pp., 10 illus., 2016

$27.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-940-9 256 pp., 12 illus., 2012

$22.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-107-6 176 pp., 1997

$23.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-124-3 216 pp., 1998

$29.95 paper ISBN 978-0-87023-971-7 632 pp., 1995

LITERATURE

$34.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-031-3 688 pp., 2014

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

INTERACTIVE

JAVA

An Online Approach to Java Learning

ROBERT MOLL $95.00 cloth ISBN 978-1-55849-577-7 1,264 pp., 2007

$24.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-318-5 264 pp., 9 illus., 2017

$105.00 cloth ISBN 978-1-62534-185-3 816 pp., 115 illus., 2017

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For a Short Time Only Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture in Early America

PETER BENES $49.95 jacketed cloth 978-1-62534-199-0

2017 AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY 2017 J. B. JACKSON BOOK PRIZE FROM THE FOUNDATION FOR LANDSCAPE STUDIES

Landscapes of Exclusion State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South

WILLIAM E. O’BRIEN $39.95 jacketed cloth 978-1-62534-155-6

Designing the American Park

2016 SILVER AWARD IN BIOGRAPHY FROM THE FOREWORD INDIES AWARDS

Levi Strauss

The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World

LYNN DOWNEY $26.95t paper 978-1-62534-299-7

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