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African American Intellectual History

This series publishes works that offer a global and interdisciplinary approach to the study of black intellectual traditions and that illuminate patterns of black thought across historical periods, geographical regions, and black communities. Featuring new, activist, and innovative scholarship as well as more established approaches, African American Intellectual History will provide a strong foundation for diverse, diasporic, and expansive scholarship.

African American Intellectual History builds from growing interest surrounding this field while promising to move the conversation in new directions. The series also offers a crucial space for the methods and frameworks of black intellectual history to be further developed and concretized.

—Britt Rusert, author of Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

As part of a burgeoning interest in intellectual histories, especially those emanating from the African diaspora (including the U.S.), this series will have broad reception and, indeed, influence on the discipline of history and the teaching of African American studies.

—Christopher M. Tinson, author of Radical Intellect: “Liberator” Magazine and Black Activism in the 1960s

SERIES EDITOR FALL/WINTER 2018–2019 CONTENTS New Books Poetry and Fiction Best of the Backlist Award Winners About the Series About the Press Sales Information Books for Courses

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COVER ART Detail from Soviet poster “Knowledge for All” by Vilen Karakashev and Lilia Levshunova, c. 1972. From Made Under Pressure, p. 14.

University of Massachusetts Press is a proud member of the Association of University Presses.

CHRISTOPHER CAMERON is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, author of To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement, and founder of the African American Intellectual History Society.

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Emancipation without Equality Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line THOMAS E. SMITH At the Pan-African Conference in London in 1900, W. E. B. Du Bois famously prophesied that the problem of the twentieth century would be the global color line, the elevation of “whiteness” that created a racially divided world. While Pan-Africanism recognized the global nature of the color line in this period, Thomas E. Smith argues that it also pushed against it, advocating for what Du Bois called “opportunities and privileges of modern civilization” to open up to people of all colors. Covering a period roughly bookended by two international forums, the 1884–1885 Berlin Conference and the 1911 Universal Races Congress, Emancipation without Equality chronicles how activists of African descent fought globally for equal treatment and access to rights associated with post-emancipated citizenship. While Euro-American leaders created a standard to guide the course of imperialism at the Berlin Conference, the proceedings of the Universal Races Congress demonstrated that Pan-Africanism had become a visible part of a growing, global, anti-imperialist protest.

THOMAS E. SMITH is associate professor of history at Chadron State College.

African American History / Intellectual History / Transnational Studies

“Emancipation without Equality is extremely well written and offers several important interventions in the literature on nineteenth-century abolitionism, Pan-Africanism, colonization, African American intellectual thought, and African American internationalism and transnationalism.” —Stephen G. Hall, author of A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

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People in a Magazine The Selected Letters of S. N. Behrman and His Editors at The New Yorker EDITED BY JOSEPH GOODRICH Foreword by Thomas Vinciguerra

“The many fans of The New Yorker magazine as well as those interested in the literary world of S. N. Behrman will find this necessary reading.” —Ken Bloom, author of Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes

Playwright, biographer, screenwriter, and critic S. N. Behrman (1893–1973) characterized the years he spent writing for The New Yorker as a time defined by “feverish contact with great theatre stars, rich people and social people at posh hotels, at parties, in mansions and great estates.” While he hobnobbed with the likes of Mary McCarthy, Elia Kazan, and Greta Garbo and was one of Broadway’s leading luminaries, Behrman would later admit that the friendships he built with the magazine’s legendary editors Harold Ross, William Shawn, and Katharine S. White were the “one unalloyed felicity” of his life. People in a Magazine collects Behrman’s correspondence with his editors along with telegrams, interoffice memos, and editorial notes drawn from the magazine’s archives— offering an unparalleled view of mid-twentieth-century literary life and the formative years of The New Yorker, from the time of Behrman’s first contributions to the magazine in 1929 until his death. “Following the unjustly forgotten S. N. Behrman’s fascinating life, observing his personal and social encounters, is mesmerizing for any student of mainstream twentieth-century American cultural history. Yet, probably the best reason to read this book is the history of The New Yorker it gives.” —Timothy Parrish, author of Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America

Also of Interest Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur A Biographical Study Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg $32.95 paper 978-1-62534-224-9

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JOSEPH GOODRICH is an author and playwright and the editor of Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947–1950. An alumnus of New Dramatists, he is a former Stanford Calderwood Fellow at the MacDowell Colony.

General Interest & Current Affairs / Literary Studies and Print Culture 200 pp., 3 illus. $24.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-399-4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-377-2 Also available as an e-book October 2018 fall / winter 2018–2019



Finding Thoreau The Meaning of Nature in the Making of an Environmental Icon RICHARD W. JUDD In his 1862 eulogy for Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson reflected that his friend “dedicated his genius with such entire love to the fields, hills, and waters of his native town, that he made them known and interesting to all reading Americans, and to people over the sea.” Finding Thoreau traces the reception of Thoreau’s work from the time of his death to his ascendancy as an environmental icon in the 1970s, revealing insights into American culture’s conception of the environment. Moving decade by decade through this period, Richard W. Judd unveils a cache of commentary from intellectuals, critics, and journalists to demonstrate the dynamism in the idea of nature, as Americans defined and redefined the organic world around them amidst shifting intellectual, creative, and political forces. This book tells the captivating story of one writer’s rise from obscurity to fame through a cultural reappraisal of the work he left behind. “Extremely well written and well researched, Finding Thoreau is a valuable sourcebook for scholars of Thoreau in particular and for scholars of American literature and culture more generally.”

“Finding Thoreau is copiously documented, drawing on a myriad of authors and works in environmental and intellectual history.” —Priscilla Coit Murphy, author of What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of “Silent Spring”

—Stephanie Foote, cofounder of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities

RICHARD W. JUDD is professor of history at the University of Maine and author of numerous books, including Second Nature: An Environmental History of New England.

Also of Interest American Studies / Cultural History

Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul

272 pp. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-389-5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-388-8 Also available as an e-book

Barry M. Andrews $26.95t paper 978-1-62534-293-5

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Massachusetts Treasures A Guide to Marvelous, Must-See Museums CHUCK D’IMPERIO

“Massachusetts Treasures provides useful information about the plethora of fascinating museums in the Commonwealth to help readers think about where they might want to visit. It is especially good at highlighting lesser-known museums.” —Barbara A. Mathews, public historian and director of academic programs at Historic Deerfield

Well known for its world-renowned art museums—from the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston—Massachusetts is also home to numerous institutions with more eclectic collections and, oftentimes, lower profiles. These include Mansfield’s National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture, Watertown’s Plumbing Museum, and Granville’s Noble and Cooley Center for Historic Preservation. In Massachusetts Treasures, Chuck D’Imperio explores more than forty museums scattered throughout the Bay State, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. Many—but not all—might be considered “offbeat,” and each and every one is enchanting. Through personal visits and interviews with founders and directors, D’Imperio offers an inside glimpse into some of the Commonwealth’s most unique museums, providing a valuable guide for road warriors and history buffs discovering Massachusetts either for the first or the tenth time. “D’Imperio introduced me, an avid museumgoer and museum professional, to venues I had never heard of before. After reading this book, I plan to visit many that piqued my interest.” —Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community engagement and exhibitions at Historic New England and coauthor of Haymarket

Also of Interest Bricklayer Bill The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon Patrick L. Kennedy and Lawrence W. Kennedy $24.95t paper 978-1-62534-306-2

CHUCK D’IMPERIO is a well-known radio personality from upstate New York and author of several books, including Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures.

House Stories

New England History and Culture

The Meanings of Home in a New England Town Beth Luey

256 pp., 42 illus., 1 map $22.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-372-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-371-0 Also available as an e-book

$22.95t paper 978-1-62534-311-6

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Williamstown and Williams College Explorations in Local History DUSTIN GRIFFIN Nestled in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Williamstown is home to one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the country, Williams College. In this engrossing and entertaining book, Dustin Griffin offers fourteen vignettes that detail the local history of this ideal New England college town. Each chapter focuses on the stories behind a single feature that visitors to present-day Williamstown and Williams College might encounter, including a Civil War statue on Main Street, town-wide holidays, a popular hiking trail, a stained-glass window in the college chapel, and a song that alumni sing at reunions. Well researched and written in an accessible style, Williamstown and Williams College is a must-have resource for anyone connected with Williams College—from students and parents to alumni—as well as visitors who want to understand what makes this town unique. “The quality of these essays—even the most lighthearted ones—is uniformly high. Williamstown and Williams College is an excellent, engaging, and enjoyable history.” —Francis Oakley, president emeritus of Williams College

“Dustin Griffin takes a deep dive into Williamstown’s history to discover what lies behind the customs, artifacts, stories, and legends of town and gown, using every possible source— maps, documents, photos, newspapers, geology, and oral history.” —Beth Luey, author of House Stories: The Meanings of Home in a New England Town

DUSTIN GRIFFIN is professor emeritus of English at New York University. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Williams College.

Also of Interest New England History and Culture 256 pp., 10 illus., 1 map $23.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-379-6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-378-9 Also available as an e-book September 2018

Concrete Changes Architecture, Politics, and the Design of Boston City Hall Brian M. Sirman $22.95t paper 978-1-62534-357-4

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A VOLUME VOLUMEIN INTHE THE SERIES if there is Prize one in Short Fiction SERIES Grace Paley

Veterans Crisis Hotline JON CHOPAN The twelve stories of Veterans Crisis Hotline offer a meditation on the relationship between war and righteousness and consider the impossible distance between who men are and who they want to be. A veteran working at the hotline listens to the stories men tell when they need someone to hear their voices, when they need to access a language for their pain. Two men search for the head of a decapitated Iraqi civilian so that they might absolve themselves of the atrocities of war, a Marine hunts for the man who raped his girlfriend, and a teenage son replaces his dead father on the battlefield. With a quick wit and offbeat humor, Jon Chopan takes us from the banks of the Euphrates to the bars and VFW halls of the Rust Belt, providing insight into the Iraq War and its enduring impact on those who volunteered to fight in it. “These twelve stories, each narrated by a different veteran of the Iraq war, divide evenly between the often nearhallucinatory events of that war and the accounts of life back home in its aftermath. Sometimes sad, sometimes horrifying, often hilarious—occasionally all three simultaneously —each story bears down on moments of such searing honesty that it lingers in the reader’s memory as urgently as it lives on the page. This is an unsparing, vital, and completely engaging work of art.” —Sue Miller, author of The Arsonist

Also of Interest

Freak Weather stories Mary Kuryla $24.95t jacketed cloth 978-1-62534-307-9

JON CHOPAN is assistant professor of creative writing at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. His first collection, Pulled from the River, was published in 2011, and his work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Hotel Amerika, Post Road, Epiphany, and The Southampton Review, among other outlets.

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

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Listen to the Poet Writing, Performance, and Community in Youth Spoken Word Poetry WENDY R. WILLIAMS Youth spoken word poetry groups are on the rise in the United States, offering safe spaces for young people to write and perform. These diverse groups encourage members to share their lived experiences, decry injustices, and imagine a better future. At a time when students may find writing in school alienating and formulaic, composing in these poetry groups can be refreshingly relevant and exciting. Listen to the Poet investigates two Arizona spoken word poetry groups—a community group and a high school club—that are both part of the same youth organization. Exploring the writing lives and poetry of several members, Wendy R. Williams takes readers inside a writing workshop and poetry slam and reveals that schools have much to learn about writing, performance, community, and authorship from groups like these and from youth writers themselves. “Listen to the Poet is well written, engaging, and a pleasure to read, with a flow to the chapters that gives the whole book an effective narrative.”

“A timely and necessary book for literacy educators and all adults who work with young people on their creative writing.” —Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, coeditor of Gumbo for the Soul: Liberating Memoirs and Stories to Inspire Females of Color

—Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, author of “You Gotta BE the Book”: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents

WENDY R. WILLIAMS is assistant professor of English education at Arizona State University.

Also of Interest A Manner of Being Writers on Their Mentors Edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker

Childhood and Youth / Education 216 pp., 1 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-397-0 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-396-3 Also available as an e-book

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A VOLUME VOLUME IN SERIES A INTHE THE SERIESEnvironmental if there is oneHistory of the Northeast

Breaking the Banks Representations and Realities in New England Fisheries, 1866–1966 MATTHEW MCKENZIE

“Breaking the Banks supplies an arresting, nuanced, and convincing approach to the harsh realities of North American fisheries, tracing, as good history must, the play of change and continuity over time.” —Edward MacDonald, coeditor of Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island

With skillful storytelling, Matthew McKenzie weaves together the industrial, cultural, political, and ecological history of New England’s fisheries through the story of how the Boston haddock fleet—one of the region’s largest and most heavily industrialized—rose, flourished, and then fished itself into near oblivion before the arrival of foreign competition in 1961. This fleet also embodied the industry’s change during this period, as it shucked its sailand-oar, hook-and-line origins to embrace mechanized power and propulsion, more sophisticated business practices, and political engagement. Books, films, and the media have long portrayed the Yankee fisherman’s hard-scrabble existence, as he faced brutal weather on the open seas and unnecessary governmental restrictions. As McKenzie contends, this simplistic view has long betrayed commercial fisheries’ sophisticated legislative campaigns in Washington, DC, as they sought federal subsidies and relief and, eventually, fewer constricting regulations. This clash between fisheries’ representation and their reality still grips fishing communities today as they struggle to navigate age-old trends of fleet consolidation, stock decline, and intense competition. “McKenzie presents an utterly fascinating argument, beautifully laid out and elegantly written.” —Dona Brown, author of Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century

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Second Nature

MATTHEW MCKENZIE is associate professor of history and maritime studies at the University of Connecticut and author of Clearing the Coastline: The Nineteenth-Century Ecological and Cultural Transformation of Cape Cod. He currently serves on the New England Fishery Management Council.

Environmental History and Ecology / American Studies

An Environmental History of New England Richard W. Judd

224 pp., 10 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-391-8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-390-1 Also available as an e-book

$24.95 paper 978-1-62534-066-5

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Battles of the North Country Wilderness Politics and Recreational Development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920–1980 JONATHAN D. ANZALONE The Adirondack region is trapped in a cycle of conflict. Nature lovers advocate for the preservation of wilderness, while sports enthusiasts demand infrastructure for recreation. Local residents seek economic opportunities, while environmentalists fight industrial or real estate growth. These clashes have played out over the course of the twentieth century and continue into the twenty-first. Through a series of case studies, historian Jonathan D. Anzalone highlights the role of public and private interests in the region and shows how partnerships frayed and realigned in the course of several key developments: the rise of camping in the 1920s and 1930s; the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics; the construction of a highway to the top of Whiteface Mountain; the postwar rise of downhill skiing; the completion of I-87 and the resulting demand for second homes; and the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Battles of the North Country reveals how class, economic selfinterest, state power, and a wide range of environmental concerns have shaped modern politics in the Adirondacks and beyond. “Anzalone skillfully describes complex legal, political, and real estate issues, presenting them as an engaging story of the evolving conflict between environmental protection and development interests.” —James C. O’Connell, author of The Hub’s Metropolis: Greater Boston’s Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth

“Anzalone’s strength is a capacity for depicting all sides in the controversy around development clearly and dispassionately and in a broader context of regional economic stagnation and remoteness from centers of entrepreneurial opportunity.” —Richard W. Judd, author of Second Nature: An Environmental History of New England

JONATHAN D. ANZALONE is lecturer and assistant director at the Center for News Literacy in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.

Also of Interest Environmental History and Ecology / National Parks, National Monuments, and Public Lands 264 pp., 9 illus., 2 maps $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-364-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-363-5 Also available as an e-book

Cape Cod An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem John T. Cumbler $24.95 paper 978-1-62534-109-9



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Dr. Harriot Kezia Hunt Nineteenth-Century Physician and Woman’s Rights Advocate MYRA C. GLENN

“Harriot Hunt was an important figure in nineteenth-century women’s rights and reform movements. During her lifetime, she changed the landscape of medical practices. This is the biography she has long deserved.”

Harriot Kezia Hunt was a pioneer in a number of ways. The first woman to establish a successful medical practice in the United States, she began seeing patients in Boston in 1835 and promoted a new method of treatment by listening to women’s troubles or their “heart histories.” Her unsuccessful efforts to attend lectures at Harvard’s Medical School galvanized her activism in the woman’s rights movement. During the 1850s she played a prominent role in the annual woman’s rights conventions and was the first woman in Massachusetts to publicly protest the injustice of taxing propertied women while denying them the franchise. In this first comprehensive, full-length biography of Hunt, Myra C. Glenn shows how this single woman from a working-class Boston home became a successful physician and noted reformer, illuminating the struggle for woman’s rights and the fractious and gendered nature of medicine in antebellum America.

—Anne M. Boylan, author of The Origins of Women’s Activism: New York and Boston, 1797–1840

Also of Interest Alice Morse Earle and the Domestic History of Early America Susan Reynolds Williams $29.95 paper 978-1-55849-988-1

MYRA C. GLENN is professor of American history at Elmira College and author of Jack Tar’s Story: The Autobiographies and Memoirs of Sailors in Antebellum America.

American History / Gender and Women’s Studies 264 pp., 1 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-376-5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-375-8 Also available as an e-book December 2018

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The Slave Master of Trinidad William Hardin Burnley and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World SELWYN R. CUDJOE William Hardin Burnley (1780–1850) was the largest slave owner in Trinidad during the nineteenth century. Born in the United States to English parents, he settled on the island in 1802 and became one of its most influential citizens and a prominent agent of the British Empire. A central figure among elite and moneyed transnational slave owners, Burnley moved easily through the Atlantic world of the Caribbean, the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, and counted among his friends Alexis de Tocqueville, British politician Joseph Hume, and prime minister William Gladstone. In this first full-length biography of Burnley, Selwyn R. Cudjoe chronicles the life of Trinidad’s “founding father” and sketches the social and cultural milieu in which he lived. Reexamining the decades of transition from slavery to freedom through the lens of Burnley’s life, The Slave Master of Trinidad demonstrates that the legacies of slavery persisted in the new post-emancipation society. “The Slave Master of Trinidad is an unbelievably bold book that retells the story of slavery, emancipation, and indentured labor through an account of Burnley’s life and work.”

“An original work that will appeal to academics, university students, and general readers studying Trinidad and Caribbean history in the late slavery and emancipation periods.” —Bridget Brereton, author of A History of Modern Trinidad, 1783–1962

—Nicholas Draper, author of The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation, and British Society at the End of Slavery

SELWYN R. CUDJOE is professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College and author of V. S. Naipaul: A Materialist Reading.

Also of Interest The Insistent Call Rhetorical Moments in Black Anticolonialism, 1929–1937 Aric Putnam

Caribbean Studies 376 pp., 15 illus. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-370-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-369-7 Also available as an e-book

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Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Books for Idle Hours Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading DONNA HARRINGTON-LUEKER

“This book’s research is impressive, including summaries of popular literature, both by known and unknown authors; the economics of nineteenth-century publishing; discourses generated by the literary press and marketing strategies; and the exploration of space and reading practices.”

The publishing phenomenon of summer reading, often focused on novels set in vacation destinations, started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. As an emerging middle class increasingly embraced summer leisure as a marker of social status, book publishers sought new market opportunities, authors discovered a growing readership, and more readers indulged in lighter fare. Drawing on publishing records, book reviews, readers’ diaries, and popular novels of the period, Donna Harrington-Lueker explores the beginning of summer reading and the backlash against it. Countering fears about the dangers of leisurely reading—especially for young women—publishers framed summer reading not as a disreputable habit but as a respectable pastime and welcome respite. Books for Idle Hours sheds new light on an ongoing seasonal publishing tradition. “Books for Idle Hours is a well-written, carefully researched work on the history of the summer novel and summer reading. This is an important topic in the history of reading in America that has received little scholarly attention.” —Tom Glynn, author of Reading Publics: New York City’s Public Libraries, 1754–1911

—Ardis Cameron, author of Unbuttoning America: A Biography of “Peyton Place”

DONNA HARRINGTON- LUEKER is professor of English at Salve Regina University.

Also of Interest Suburban Plots Men at Home in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture Maura D’Amore $23.95 paper 978-1-62534-095-5

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Literary Studies and Print Culture / American Studies / Gender and Women’s Studies 248 pp., 9 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-383-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-382-6 Also available as an e-book February 2019 fall / winter 2018–2019



Irish Writers in the Irish American Press, 1882–1964 STEPHEN G. BUTLER Literary anthologies feature many of Ireland’s most wellknown authors, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Seán O’Casey, James Joyce, and Brendan Behan among them. While a number of notable scholars have contended that middle-class Irish Americans rejected or ignored this rebellious group of poets, playwrights, and novelists in favor of a conservative Catholic subculture brought over with the mass migration of the mid-nineteenth century, Stephen G. Butler demonstrates that the transatlantic relationship between these figures and a segment of Irish American journalists and citizens is more complicated—and sometimes more collaborative— than previously acknowledged. Irish Writers in the Irish American Press spans the period from Oscar Wilde’s 1882 American lecture tour to the months following JFK’s assassination and covers the century in which Irish American identity was shaped by immigration, religion, politics, and economic advancement. Through a close engagement with Irish American periodicals, Butler offers a more nuanced understanding of the connections between Irish literary studies and Irish American culture during this period.

“Butler does a particularly thorough job of examining how Irish America responded to Irish writers and their works, with writing that is relaxed, clear, and detailed.” —Shaun O’Connell, author of Remarkable, Unspeakable New York: A Literary History

“Butler’s book contains a wealth of valuable archival materials and a compelling exploration of how golden-age Irish literature and drama circulated in the United States. There are many surprising discoveries within its pages.” —Sean Latham, editor of James Joyce Quarterly

STEPHEN G. BUTLER, associate editor of New York Irish History, teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University. Literary Studies and Print Culture / American Studies 216 pp. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-367-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-366-6 Also available as an e-book

The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader Shawn Anthony Christian $25.95 paper 978-1-62534-201-0

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Made Under Pressure Literary Translation in the Soviet Union, 1960–1991 NATALIA KAMOVNIKOVA

“Made Under Pressure provides invaluable firstperson ‘insider’ accounts of literary translation in the postwar Soviet Union by translators and editors in Moscow and Leningrad while also incorporating much of the excellent Russian research on the topic.” —Brian James Baer, author of Other Russias: Homosexuality and the Crisis of Post-Soviet Identity

Also of Interest Taking Books to the World

During the Cold War, determined translators and publishers based in the Soviet Union worked together to increase the number of foreign literary texts available in Russian, despite fluctuating government restrictions. Based on extensive interviews with literary translators, Made Under Pressure offers an insider’s look at Soviet censorship and the role translators played in promoting foreign authors— including figures like John Fowles, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel García Márquez, and William Faulkner. Natalia Kamovnikova chronicles the literary translation process from the selection of foreign literary works to their translation, censorship, final approval, and publication. Interviews with Soviet translators of this era provide insight into how the creative work of translating and the practical work of publishing were undertaken within a politically restricted environment, and recall the bonds of community and collaboration that they developed. “This is the most comprehensive description of how Soviet literary publishing works since the 1960s, making a very significant contribution to book history, Soviet history, and translation studies. In addition, the oral history aspect is quite amazing.” —Greg Barnhisel, author of Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

NATALIA KAMOVNIKOVA is associate professor of translation studies at St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics.

Literary Studies and Print Culture / Transnational Studies

American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War Amanda Laugesen

272 pp. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-341-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-340-6 Also available as an e-book

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Soldiers of the Pen The Writers’ War Board in World War II THOMAS HOWELL From 1942 to 1945, a small, influential group of media figures willingly volunteered their services to form the Writers’ War Board (WWB), accepting requests from government agencies to create propaganda. Members included mystery writer Rex Stout, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck, novelist and sports writer Paul Gallico, Book-of-the-Month Club editor and popular radio host Clifton Fadiman, and Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The WWB mobilized thousands of other writers across the country to spread its campaigns through articles, public appearances, radio broadcasts, and more. The WWB received federal money while retaining its status as a private organization that could mount campaigns without government oversight. Historian Thomas Howell argues that this unique position has caused its history to fall between the cracks, since it was not recognized as an official part of the government’s war effort. Yet the WWB’s work had a huge impact on the nation’s wartime culture, and this fascinating history will inform contemporary thinking on propaganda, the media, and American society. “The Writers’ War Board has not been previously examined in depth, and this book includes excellent research into its records, the publications of its network, and direct correspondence between the author and the participants.”

“Howell’s research, in both primary and secondary sources, is solid, his writing is clear and crisp, and his argument is sound. This is a major contribution, amplifying and extending our awareness of propaganda during World War II.” —Allan M. Winkler, author of The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942–1945

—Sam Lebovic, author of Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America

THOMAS HOWELL is professor of history at William Jewell College.

Also of Interest American History / Intellectual History / Journalism & Media Studies 296 pp. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-387-1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-386-4 Also available as an e-book

The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race William M. Knoblauch $26.95 paper 978-1-62534-275-1


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Bad News Travels Fast The Telegraph, Libel, and Press Freedom in the Progressive Era PATRICK C. FILE

“An important contribution to our understanding of the development of First Amendment law, with particular relevance to current debates about the role of journalism and legal protections for the press.” —Tim Gleason, professor of journalism and director of the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism at the University of Oregon

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At the turn of the twentieth century, American journalists transmitted news across the country by telegraph. But what happened when these stories weren’t true? In Bad News Travels Fast, Patrick C. File examines a series of libel cases by a handful of plaintiffs—including socialites, businessmen, and Annie Oakley—who sued newspapers across the country for republishing false newswire reports. Through these cases, File demonstrates how law and technology intertwined to influence debates about reputation, privacy, and the acceptable limits of journalism. This largely forgotten era in the development of American libel law provides crucial historical context for contemporary debates about the news media, public discourse, and the role of a free press. File argues that the legal thinking surrounding these cases laid the groundwork for the more friendly libel standards the press now enjoys and helped to establish today’s regulations of press freedom amid the promise and peril of high-speed communication technology. “File’s research is impressive, and Bad News Travels Fast makes an important contribution to understanding this ‘forgotten period’ of libel law.” —Samantha Barbas, author of Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom

PATRICK C. FILE is an assistant professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Riot Report and the News How the Kerner Commission Changed Media Coverage of Black America Thomas J. Hrach $25.95 paper 978-1-62534-211-9

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Journalism & Media Studies / Legal Studies 160 pp., 4 illus. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-374-1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-373-4 Also available as an e-book January 2019 fall / winter 2018–2019



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Cross-Border Commemorations Celebrating Swedish Settlement in America ADAM HJORTHÉN The histories of colonial settlement in America are generally presented as uniquely national stories. Yet because these histories involved settlers who crossed oceans, they are inherently transnational and have been important for different groups throughout the world. To understand how settlement histories are used to promote social, political, and commercial relations across national borders, Adam Hjorthén explores the little-known phenomenon of crossborder commemorations. Focusing on two celebrations of Swedish settlement in America—the 1938 New Sweden Tercentenary and the 1948 Swedish Pioneer Centennial—Hjorthén examines a wide variety of sources to demonstrate how cultural leaders, politicians, and businessmen used these events to promote international relations between the United States and Sweden during times of great geopolitical transformation. Cross-Border Commemorations argues that scholarship on public commemoration should expand beyond national borders and engage the shared and contested meanings of history across local, national, and transnational contexts. “Cross-Border Commemorations makes a significant contribution to the emerging body of scholarship on transnational public history.” —Tammy S. Gordon, author of The Spirit of 1976: Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration

“This exhaustively researched history explores how crossborder ceremonies were products of extensive negotiations between nations and people, illuminating the sensitivities, emphases, and omissions that influence the creation of public memory in a given geopolitical context.” —Julia Creet, coeditor of Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies

ADAM HJORTHÉN is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of History of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin and the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University.

Also of Interest Clio’s Foot Soldiers

Public History / Memory Studies / American Studies 296 pp., 20 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-385-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-384-0 Also available as an e-book

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Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Movements and Collective Memory Lara Leigh Kelland


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Love’s Quarrels Reading Charity in Early Modern England EVAN A. GURNEY

“Broadly conceived, remarkably detailed, and illuminating in its examples, this study should be the beginning of a new understanding of Renaissance culture.” —Arthur F. Kinney, editor of The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500–1600

Early modern English writers often complained that “charity had grown cold,” lamenting the dissolution of society’s communal bonds. But far from diminishing in scope or influence, charity generated heated debates, animated by social, political, and religious changes that prompted urgent questions about the virtue’s powers and functions. Charity was as much a problem as it was a solution, a sure sign of trouble even when invoked on behalf of peace and community. Love’s Quarrels charts charity’s complex history from the 1520s to the 1640s and details the ways in which it can be best understood in biblical translations of the early sixteenth century, in Elizabethan polemic and satire, and in the political and religious controversies arriving at the outset of civil war. As key works from Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson, and John Milton reveal, “reading charity” was fraught with difficulty as early modern England reconsidered its deepest held convictions in the face of mounting social disruption and spiritual pressure. “This book is magisterial in its grasp of complex issues and so many different early modern texts. It is an important contribution to early modern studies and is welcome in these profoundly uncharitable times. The scholarship is excellent. The insights superb.” —Achsah Guibbory, author of Returning to John Donne “This is a wide-ranging and ambitious study, which covers theological and political issues as well as literary texts through the lens of charity. . . . Interesting and informative.” —Sharon Cadman Seelig, author of Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Women’s Lives, 1600–1680

Also of Interest Constituting Old Age in Early Modern English Literature, from Queen Elizabeth to King Lear Christopher Martin $28.95 paper 978-1-55849-973-7

EVAN A. GURNEY is assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Renaissance Studies and Literary Studies 336 pp., 8 illus. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-381-9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-380-2 Also available as an e-book December 2018

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A Law, VOLUME IN THE SERIEs if there is one The Amherst Series in Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

Criminals and Enemies EDITED BY AUSTIN SARAT, LAWRENCE DOUGLAS, AND MARTHA MERRILL UMPHREY Key binaries like public/private and speech/conduct are mainstays of the liberal legal system. However, the pairing of criminal/enemy has received little scholarly attention by comparison. Bringing together a group of distinguished and disciplinarily diverse scholars, Criminals and Enemies, the most recent volume in the Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, addresses this gap in the literature. Drawing on political philosophy, legal analysis, and historical research, this essential volume reveals just how central the criminal/enemy distinction is to the structure and practice of contemporary law. The editors’ introduction situates criminals and enemies in a theoretical context, focusing on the work of Thomas Hobbes and Carl Schmitt, while other essays consider topics ranging from Germany’s denazification project to South Africa’s pre- and post-apartheid legal regime to the complicating factors introduced by the war on terror. In addition to the editors, the contributors include Stephen Clingman, Jennifer Daskal, Sara Kendall, Devin Pendas, and Annette Weinke.

“A bold new collection of essays that weaves together political philosophy, legal analysis, and historical research.” —Laura A. Dickinson, author of Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

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 director of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government at Amherst College.

Also of Interest Law and Performance

Legal Studies

Edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey

176 pp., 3 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-393-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-392-5 Also available as an e-book

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The Spy Who Loved Us The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An’s Dangerous Game THOMAS A. BASS

“Swiftly paced narrative of a Vietnamese James Bond who worked both sides of the game. . . . A fascinating account.” —Kirkus Reviews

Pham Xuan An was one of the twentieth century’s greatest spies. While working as a correspondent for Time during the Vietnam War, he sent intelligence reports—written in invisible ink or hidden inside spring rolls in film canisters—to Ho Chi Minh and his generals in North Vietnam. Only after Saigon fell in 1975 did An’s colleagues learn that the affable raconteur in their midst, acclaimed as “dean of the Vietnamese press corps,” was actually a general in the North Vietnamese Army. In recognition of his tradecraft and his ability to spin military losses—such as the Têt Offensive of 1968—into psychological gains, An was awarded sixteen military medals. After the book’s original publication, WikiLeaks revealed that Thomas A. Bass’s account of An’s career was distributed to CIA agents as a primer in espionage. Now available in paper with a new preface, An’s story remains one of the most gripping to emerge from the era. “I was deeply impressed by this book. It is relevant, instructive, and funny. The shock of the double never goes away. Neither does the gullibility of the arrogant intruder.” —John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Censorship in Vietnam Brave New World Thomas A. Bass $27.95 paper 978-1-62534-295-9

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THOMAS A. BASS is professor of English and journalism at the University at Albany and author of Censorship in Vietnam: Brave New World.

Journalism & Media Studies/ Cold War History 328 pp., 2 illus., 2 maps $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-365-9 Also available as an e-book December 2018 fall / winter 2018–2019




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The Educational Odyssey of a Woman College President JOANNE V. CREIGHTON Early in her tenure as president of Mount Holyoke College, Joanne V. Creighton faced crises as students staged protests and occupied academic buildings; the alumnae association threatened a revolt; and a distinguished professor became the subject of a major scandal. Yet Creighton weathered each storm, serving for nearly fifteen years in office and shepherding the college through a notable revitalization. In her autobiography, The Educational Odyssey of a Woman College President, Creighton situates her tenure at Mount Holyoke within a life and career that have traversed breathtaking changes in higher education and social life. Having held multiple roles in academia spanning undergraduate, professor, and president, Creighton served at small colleges and large public universities and experienced the dramatic changes facing women across the academy. From her girlhood in Wisconsin to the presidency of a storied women’s college, she bears witness to the forces that have reshaped higher education for women and continues to advocate for the liberal arts and sciences.

Concentrating her scholarly work on authors William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Drabble, JOANNE V. CREIGHTON is the author of four books of literary criticism. Her writings also include public commentary on educational policy issues and unwavering advocacy for the liberal arts and the education of women worldwide. In addition to her time at Mount Holyoke, she has held academic and administrative positions at Wayne State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Wesleyan University, and Haverford College.

Autobiography / Education 240 pp., 17 illus. $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-398-7 Also available as an e-book September 2018 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS



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Palace of State The Eisenhower Executive Office Building EDITED BY THOMAS E. LUEBKE Towering over the White House, the colossal granite Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) was first constructed to house the departments of State, War, and Navy in the nineteenth century, and it now serves as the home of the Executive Office of the President. Having outlasted decades of plans threatening alteration or outright demolition, the building survives as one of the foremost examples of Second Empire design in the United States. Palace of State details the building’s rich architectural and historical legacy—from the beginnings of federal civic architecture in Washington to its construction as the world’s largest office building after the Civil War, and culminating in the recently completed restoration process that began in the 1980s. Featuring beautifully rendered architectural drawings, historic images, and lush contemporary photography, this illustrated history presents a comprehensive study of an iconic landmark that continues to serve in its role as a monumental setting for statecraft.

THOMAS E. LUEBKE has served as secretary to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts since 2005.


Art and Architecture 272 pp., 480 illus. $45.00 jacketed cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-362-8 September 2018

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Five Hard Pieces Translations and Readings of Five Long Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva DIANA LEWIS BURGIN Diana Lewis Burgin, noted scholar and internationally known translator of Russian prose and poetry, offers her original English verse translations of five long poems by Marina Tsvetaeva, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest twentieth-century Russian poets. Burgin’s translations, the majority of which appear in print here for the first time, aim at total fidelity to the challenging meter, rhythm, and meaning as well as some of the rhyme of the Russian originals. Each translation is accompanied by a detailed, lineby-line explication of the Russian text as well as a meditation on the poem’s often hidden thematic relationship to the other poems in this group of five and to Tsvetaeva’s work as a whole. The connective tissue between these five difficult pieces can be seen as magical, as the deep-lying texture of each is woven with allusions to alchemy, oneiromancy and, most notably, Kabbalah.

DIANA LEWIS BURGIN is professor of Russian at the University of Massachusetts Boston and author of Sophia Parnok: The Life and Work of Russia’s Sappho.

Literary Studies and Print Culture 264 pp., 14 illus. $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61468-430-5 September 2018 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS



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Transmission Loss

You Are the Phenomenology

Chelsea Jennings

Timothy O'Keefe

$16.95t paper, 978-1-62534-339-0

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The Worrier poems Nancy Takacs $19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-264-5


My Old Faithful Stories Yang Huang $19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-336-9

The Surprising Place

All the News I Need

Stories Malinda McCollum

a novel Joan Frank

$19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-348-2

$19.95t paper, 978-1-62534-262-1

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 annually two awards for poetry, two awards for fiction, and a new creative nonfiction prize.

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Optimism at All Costs




Open Spaces, Open Rebellions

American Tomboys, 1850–1915 Renée M. Sentilles

Lessie B. Branch

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

$24.95 paper, 978-1-62534-327-7

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The Souls of Black Folk

United Tastes

Herman Melville

Veteran Americans

Essays and Sketches W. E. B. Du Bois

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

Among the Magazines Graham Thompson

Literature and Citizenship from Revolution to Reconstruction Benjamin Cooper

Black Attitudes, Activism, and Advancement in Obama’s America

$15.95 paper, 978-1-62534-333-8

$26.95 paper, 978-1-62534-320-8 Childhoods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Youth

$32.95 paper, 978-1-62534-324-6

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People before Highways Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making Karilyn Crockett $29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-297-3

The Honky Tonk on the Left Progressive Thought in Country Music Edited by Mark Allan Jackson $32.95 paper, 978-1-62534-338-3 American Popular Music



Clearer Than Truth The Polygraph and the American Cold War John Philipp Baesler $30.95 paper, 978-1-62534-325-3 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

$27.95 paper, 978-1-62534-331-4 Veterans

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Reading America

Masculinity and the Rhetoric of Anti-Consumerism in American Culture Sally Robinson

Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature Kristin L. Matthews

$34.95 paper, 978-1-62534-353-6

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$29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-235-5 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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Birthmark Stephen Clingman $24.95 paper, 978-1-62534-228-7



Through an Indian’s Looking-Glass

Porno Chic and the Sex Wars

A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot Drew Lopenzina

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

$29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-259-1 Native Americans of the Northeast

All Eyes Are Upon Us Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol $28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-286-7

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-226-3

Remember Little Rock

Redefining Science

Making a Monster

My Brother’s Keeper

Erin Krutko Devlin

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

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

George McGovern and Progressive Christianity Mark A. Lempke

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-273-7

$28.95 paper, 978-1-62534-277-5 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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

$29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-244-7 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Gerry Studds

A Shadow on Our Hearts

Containing Addiction

Science for the People

America’s First Openly Gay Congressman Mark Robert Schneider

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

$29.95 paper, 978-1-62534-285-0

$32.95 paper, 978-1-62534-301-7 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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

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

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$36.95 paper, 978-1-62534-316-1 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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






Levi Strauss

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

The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World

Measuring the Harlem Renaissance

Lynn Downey

Michael Soto

$26.95t paper, 978-1-62534-299-7

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

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AFRICAN AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY Edited by Christopher Cameron (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), this series publishes works that offer a global and interdisciplinary approach to the study of black intellectual traditions and illuminate patterns of black thought across historical periods, geographical regions, and communities.

CULTURE AND POLITICS IN THE COLD WAR AND BEYOND 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.

AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC Edited by Jeffrey Melnick (University of Massachusetts Boston), this series includes concise, well-written, classroom-friendly books that are accessible to general readers.

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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 consider themes crucial to the understanding of law as it confronts intellectual currents in the humanities and social sciences, and examine contemporary challenges to law and legal scholarship.

CHILDHOODS: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH Edited by Karen Sánchez-Eppler (Amherst College), Rachel Conrad (Hampshire College), Alice Hearst (Smith College), and Laura L. Lovett (University of Massachusetts Amherst), this series pursues critical thinking about the nature of childhood and the diverse experiences of children as well as the social and political forces that shape them.


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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.








Edited by Colin G. Calloway (Dartmouth College), Jean M. O’Brien (University of Minnesota), and Lisa T. Brooks (Amherst College), this series examines the diverse cultures and histories of the indigenous peoples of New England, the Middle Atlantic states, eastern Canada, and the Great Lakes region.

This series explores the environmental history of the Northeast, including New England, eastern Canada, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, from different critical perspectives. Series editors are Anthony N. Penna (Northeastern University) and Richard W. Judd (University of Maine).



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.


A substantial list 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).


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 LAHL, an Amherst-based nonprofit that develops books and exhibitions about North American landscapes and the people who created them.

Edited by Brian Matthew Jordan and J. Ross Dancy (Sam Houston State University), this series considers the lived experiences of military veterans through interdisciplinary scholarship and elucidates the many ways that veterans have interacted with postwar cultures, politics, and societies throughout history.

For full descriptions of each series, contact information for editors, and a complete list of titles, please visit our website:



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University of Massachusetts Press Fall 18 / Winter 19 Catalog