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Boston’s Twentieth-­Century Bicycling Renaissance

Massachusetts Treasures A Guide to Marvelous, Must-­See Museums Chuck D’Imperio

Bright Leaf, an imprint of 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.

Cultural Change on Two Wheels Lorenz J. Finison

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Bricklayer Bill

Concrete Changes

The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon Patrick L. Kennedy and Lawrence W. Kennedy

Architecture, Politics, and the Design of Boston City Hall Brian M. Sirman

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

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COVER ART Detail of Meditations by the Sea, artist unknown, c. 1861–1865. From Shaker Vision, p. 5.

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Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds A History of Slavery in New England JARED ROSS HARDESTY Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in seventeenth-­ century New England, they began to import Africans and capture the area’s indigenous peoples as slaves. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4 percent of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region’s economy and had shaped its cultural traditions. This story of slavery in New England has been little told. In this concise yet comprehensive history, Jared Ross Hardesty focuses on the individual stories of enslaved people, bringing their experiences to life. He also explores larger issues such as the importance of slavery to the colonization of the region and to agriculture and industry, New England’s deep connections to Caribbean plantation societies, and the significance of emancipation movements in the era of the American Revolution. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds is a must-­read for anyone interested in the history of New England. “In this well-­researched, highly readable book, Hardesty makes the enormously difficult topic of slavery in New England understandable.”

“A lively and compelling account of the largely unknown history of slavery in New England and its lasting impacts on the region.” —Emerson W. Baker, author of The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England

—­Harvey Amani Whitfield, author of North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

JARED ROSS HARDESTY is associate professor of history at Western Washington University and author of Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-­Century Boston.

Also of Interest

New England History and Culture / African American History / History: Colonial, Revolutionary Era, and Early American 192 pp., 14 illus., 3 maps $22.95 bt paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­457-­1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­456-­4 Also available as an e-­book September 2019

Went to the Devil A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade Anthony J. Connors $22.95 bt paper 978-­1-­62534-­405-­2

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Flight Calls Exploring Massachusetts through Birds JOHN R. NELSON

“Flight Calls is somewhere between a personal memoir, a true-­life adventure, and a birder’s personal journal. In addition, anyone reading this book will surely be impressed with Nelson’s grasp of literature, both ornithological and historic.” —­Wayne R. Petersen, author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Massachusetts

The paths of different birds look like double helixes, flowing strands of hair, and migrating serpents, and they beckon with calls that have definite meanings. These mysterious creatures inspire growing numbers of birders in their passionate pursuit of new species, and writer John R. Nelson is no exception. In Flight Calls, he takes readers on explorations to watch, hear, and know Massachusetts’s hummingbirds, hawks, and herons along the coasts and in the woodlands, meadows, and marshes of Cape Ann, Cape Cod, the Great Marsh, Mount Auburn Cemetery, the Quabbin wilderness, Mount Wachusett, and elsewhere. With style, humor, and a sense of wonder, Nelson blends his field adventures with a history of the birding community; natural and cultural history; bird stories from authors such as Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Mary Oliver; current scientific research; and observations about the fascinating habits of birds and their admirers. These essays are capped off with a plea for bird conservation, in Massachusetts and beyond. “This is an entertaining account of the world that local birds inhabit as well as the unique breed of Homo sapiens that chooses to spend its free time chasing down and identifying birds. Through Nelson’s descriptions and explorations of local bird habitats, readers will come to appreciate the biological diversity of the state and region.” —­John Hanson Mitchell, author of Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile

JOHN R. NELSON is professor emeritus at North Shore Community College. His essay “Funny Bird Sex” was awarded a 2018 Pushcart Prize.

Also of Interest Natural History and Botany / New England History and Culture Williamstown and Williams College Explorations in Local History Dustin Griffin

288 pp., 6 illus. $22.95 bt paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­470-­0 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 69-­4 Also available as an e-­book September 2019

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At Home Historic Houses of Central and Western Massachusetts BETH LUEY With its rich history of prominent families, Massachusetts is home to some of the most historic residences in the country. In the central and western half of the Commonwealth, these include Edith Wharton’s The Mount, the Salisbury Mansion in Worcester, Herman Melville’s Arrowhead in Pittsfield, and the Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens in Amherst. In At Home: Historic Houses of Central and Western Massachusetts, Beth Luey examines the lives and homes of acclaimed poets and writers, slaves who won their freedom, Civil War ­enlistees, socialites, and leading merchants. Drawing on architectural and genealogical texts, wills, correspondence, and diaries, Luey situates the stories of these notable homes and the people who inhabited them in the context of broader economic, social, and political transformations. Filled with vivid details and fresh perspectives, each chapter is sure to inspire first-­time visitors and seasoned travelers alike. All the homes are open to the public. “If you are looking for a readable guide to everyday life and architecture in central and western Massachusetts, this is your best choice. The work is realistic, thoughtful, detailed, accurate, and always surprising.” —­Peter Benes, author of For a Short Time Only: Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture in Early America

Historic Deerfield The Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield The Salisbury Mansion, Worcester The General Artemas Ward House, Shrewsbury Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Pittsfield The Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens, Amherst The Samuel Harrison House, Pittsfield

BETH LUEY is author of At Home: Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts and House Stories: The Meanings of Home in a New England Town. She lives in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

The Mount, Lenox

Also of Interest New England History and Culture 216 pp., 22 illus. $22.95 bt paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 65-­6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 64-­9 Also available as an e-­book September 2019

At Home Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts Beth Luey $19.95 bt paper 978-­1-­62534-­419-­9

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“There Is a North” Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War JOHN L. BROOKE

“This beautifully written, elegantly theorized, and deeply researched book offers a fresh and timely examination of the intertwined political and cultural crises and forces leading to the American Civil War.” —­Alice Fahs, coeditor of The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture

How does political change take hold? In the 1850s, politicians and abolitionists despaired, complaining that the “North, the poor timid, mercenary, driveling North” offered no forceful opposition to the power of the slaveholding South. And yet, as John L. Brooke proves, the North did change. Inspired by brave fugitives who escaped slavery and the cultural craze that was Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the North rose up to battle slavery, ultimately waging the bloody Civil War. While Lincoln’s alleged quip about the little woman who started the big war has been oft-­repeated, scholars have not fully explained the dynamics between politics and culture in the decades leading up to 1861. Rather than simply viewing the events of the 1850s through the lens of party politics, “There Is a North” is the first book to explore how cultural action—­including minstrelsy, theater, and popular literature—­transformed public opinion and political structures. Taking the North’s rallying cry as his title, Brooke shows how the course of history was forever changed. “It turns out that the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin did more to establish the Republican Party than the caning of Charles Sumner. By combining the sensitivity of a cultural historian with the savvy of a political historian, John L. Brooke offers us a remarkable, and remarkably persuasive, new account of the emergence of antislavery politics in the early 1850s.” —­James Oakes, author of The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Also of Interest Massachusetts and the Civil War The Commonwealth and National Disunion Edited by Matthew Mason, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­150-­1

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JOHN L. BROOKE is Warner Woodring Chair and Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of History at the Ohio State University.

Cultural History / History: Nineteenth-­Century American and Civil War / Political History 376 pp., 33 illus., 15 tables $26.95 at paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 47-­2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 46-­5 Also available as an e-­book November 2019 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:33 PM

Shaker Vision Seeing Beauty in Early America JOSEPH MANCA The Shakers are known for self-­denial and austerity in everyday living and their material world, as embodied by the heavenly simplicity and purity of their chairs and blanket chests. Yet the believers also enjoyed a diversity of visual pleasures, from flowers, sunsets, rainbows, and the northern lights as seen at home to waterfalls, ocean waves, and dramatic cliffs viewed while traveling across America. In Shaker Vision, Joseph Manca explores original texts, especially diaries and travel journals, and material culture to demonstrate that Shakers enjoyed a remarkably deep experience of the visual world. Shakers shared tastes with mainstream Americans and often employed a similar aesthetic vocabulary, but all within a belief system that made them distinct. In addition to their well-­known ascetic architecture, furniture, and handicraft styles, they expressed themselves through ornate and detailed spiritual art and in vivid, visionary experiences. Based on firsthand accounts of the believers themselves, this richly illustrated volume will dramatically change how we assess the visual world of this uniquely American religious sect.

“This meticulously researched and masterfully documented study of early Shaker attitudes toward beauty will appeal to anyone interested in Shaker culture and history.” —­Kathryn Reklis, author of Theology and the Kinesthetic Imagination: Jonathan Edwards and the Making of Modernity

“An engaging account of the place and function of beauty in the life and experience of the early Shaker community.” —­Stephen J. Stein, author of The Shaker Experience in America: A History of the United Society of Believers

JOSEPH MANCA is professor of art history and Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History at Rice University. He is author of George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon, which was awarded the Foundation for Landscape Studies’ John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

Art and Architecture / History: Nineteenth-­Century American and Civil War / Religion / New England History and Culture 440 pp., 92 illus., 1 map $39.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1- ­62534- ­4 68-­7 Also available as an e-­book November 2019

Also of Interest In the Neighborhood Women’s Publication in Early America Caroline Wigginton $25.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­222-­5

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Public History in Historical Perspective

The Genealogical Sublime JULIA CREET

“An engaging overview of the growth and resourcing of family history in North America.” —­Jerome de Groot, author of Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

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Since the early 2000s, genealogy has become a lucrative business, an accelerating online industry, a massive data mining project, and fodder for reality television. But the fact remains that our contemporary fascination with family history cannot be understood independently of the powerful technological tools that aid and abet in the search for traces of blood, belonging, and difference. In The Genealogical Sublime, Julia Creet traces the histories of the largest, longest-­running, most lucrative, and most rapidly growing genealogical databases to delineate a broader history of the industry. As each unique case study reveals, new database and DNA technologies enable an obsessive completeness—­the desire to gather all of the world’s genealogical records in the interests of life beyond death. Archival research and firsthand interviews with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officials, key industry players (including Ancestry.com founders and FamilySearch executives), and professional and amateur family historians round out this timely and essential study.

JULIA CREET is professor of English at York University and director and producer of the 2016 documentary film, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family.

Clio’s Foot Soldiers Twentieth-­Century U.S. Social Movements and Collective Memory Lara Leigh Kelland $29.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­343-­7

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Public History / General Interest / Memory Studies 176 pp., 3 illus. $24.95 at paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-480-­9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-479-­3 Also available as an e-­book February 2020 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:33 PM

Campuses of Consent Sexual and Social Justice in Higher Education THERESA A. KULBAGA AND LELAND G. SPENCER This new book for scholars and university administrators offers a provocative critique of sexual justice language and policy in higher education around the concept of consent. Complicating the idea that consent is plain common sense, Campuses of Consent shows how normative and inaccurate concepts about gender, gender identity, and sexuality erase queer or trans students’ experiences and perpetuate narrow, regressive gender norms and individualist frameworks for understanding violence. Theresa A. Kulbaga and Leland G. Spencer prove that consent in higher education cannot be meaningfully separated from larger issues of institutional and structural power and oppression. While sexual assault advocacy campaigns, such as It’s On Us, federal legislation from Title IX to the Clery Act, and more recent affirmative-­consent measures tend to construct consent in individualist terms, as something “given” or “received” by individuals, the authors imagine consent as something that can be constructed systemically and institutionally: in classrooms, campus communication, and shared campus spaces. 

“The authors actively construct a vision of consent based in respect for and trust in all students’—­but particularly marginalized students’—­abilities to make their own decisions, set their own boundaries, and contribute meaningfully to intellectual life.” —­Clare Daniel, author of Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-­ Welfare Era

THERESA A. KULBAGA is associate professor of English at Miami University. LELAND G. SPENCER is associate professor of interdisciplinary and communication studies at Miami University.

Gender and Women’s Studies / Education / General Interest 184 pp., 5 illus. $24.95 at paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­459-­5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­458-­8 Also available as an e-­book October 2019

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Kent State Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties Thomas M. Grace $29.95 paper 978-1-62534-111-2

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Public History in Historical Perspective

Preserving Maritime America A Cultural History of the Nation’s Great Maritime Museums JAMES M. LINDGREN

“For those interested in the nuts-­and-­bolts, behind-­the-­scenes, down-­and-­dirty stories of maritime museums, James M. Lindgren has created six powerful dramas.” —­Joel Stone, senior curator at the Detroit Historical Society and editor of Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites

Also of Interest Breaking the Banks Representations and Realities in New England Fisheries, 1866–­1966 Matthew McKenzie $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­391-­8

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The United States has long been dependent on the seas, but Americans know little about their maritime history. While Britain and other countries have established national museums to nurture their seagoing traditions, America has left that responsibility to private institutions. In this first- of- its-kind history, James M. Lindgren focuses on a half-dozen of these great museums, ranging from Salem’s East India Marine Society, founded in 1799, to San Francisco’s Maritime Museum and New York’s South Street Seaport Museum, which were established in recent decades. Begun by activists with unique agendas—whether overseas empire, economic redevelopment, or cultural preservation—these museums have displayed the nation’s complex interrelationship with the sea. Yet they all faced chronic shortfalls, as policymakers, corporations, and everyday citizens failed to appreciate the oceans’ formative environment. Preserving Maritime America shows how these institutions shifted course to remain solvent and relevant and demonstrates how their stories tell of the nation’s rise and decline as a commercial maritime power.

JAMES M. LINDGREN is professor of history at the State University of New York Plattsburgh.

Public History / History: Twentieth-­and Twenty-­First-­Century American 352 pp., 36 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 63-­2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 62-­5 Also available as an e-­book December 2019 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:33 PM

Contested and Dangerous Seas North Atlantic Fishermen, Their Wives, Unions, and the Politics of Exclusion COLIN J. DAVIS Deep-­sea fishing has always been a hazardous occupation, with crews facing gale-force winds, huge waves and swells, and unrelenting rain and snow. For those New England and British fishermen whose voyages took them hundreds of miles from the coastline, life was punctuated by strenuous work, grave danger, and frequent fear. Unsurprisingly, every fishing port across the world has memorials to those lost at sea. During the 1960s and 1970s, these seafaring workers experienced new hardships. As modern fleets from many nations intensified their hunt for fish, they found themselves in increasing competition for disappearing prey. Colin J. Davis details the unfolding drama as New England and British fishermen and their wives, partners, and families reacted to this competition. Rather than acting as bystanders to these crises, the men and women chronicled in Contested and Dangerous Seas became fierce advocates for the health of the Atlantic Ocean fisheries and for their families’ livelihoods.

“A cogent, timely, and thorough study of two regions whose fishing industry, through very different routes, declined at the same time.” —­Matthew McKenzie, author of Breaking the Banks: Representations and Realities in New England Fisheries, 1866–­1966

COLIN J. DAVIS is professor emeritus of history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

New England History and Culture / History: Twentieth-­and Twenty-­First-­Century American / Capitalism, Labor, and Class 200 pp., 16 tables $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 36-­6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 35-­9 Also available as an e-­book January 2020 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS  ·  fall / winter 2019–2020 ump-FW19-20_Catalog_Interior_FIN.indd 9

Also of Interest The Aquatic Frontier Oysters and Aquaculture in the Progressive Era Samuel P. Hanes $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­413-­7

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Public History in Historical Perspective

Collecting the Globe The Salem East India Marine Society Museum GEORGE H. SCHWARTZ

“Well researched, full of compelling details and anecdotes, and nicely written, Collecting the Globe will appeal to anyone interested in museums, maritime history, and nineteenth-­century patterns of trade and urban development.”

The East India Marine Society Museum was one of the most influential collecting institutions in nineteenth-­ century America. From 1799 to 1867, when Salem, Massachusetts, was a premier American port and launching pad for international trade, the museum’s collection developed at a nexus of global exchange, with donations of artwork, crafts, and flora and fauna pouring in from distant ports of call. At a time when the country was filled with Barnum-­ esque exhibitions, visitors to this museum could circumnavigate the globe and gain an understanding of the world and their place within it. Collecting the Globe presents the first in-­depth exploration of the East India Marine Society Museum, the precursor to the internationally acclaimed Peabody Essex Museum. Offering fresh perspectives on museums in the United States before the Civil War and how they helped shape an American identity, George H. Schwartz explores the practices of collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting a diversity of international objects and art in the early United States.

—­Andrew McClellan, author of The Art Museum from Boullée to Bilbao

Also of Interest

Exhibiting Scotland Objects, Identity, and the National Museum Alima Bucciantini $37.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­329-­1

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GEORGE H. SCHWARTZ is curatorial scholar at the Peabody Essex Museum and teaches in Tufts University’s program in museum studies.

New England History and Culture / Public History / History: Nineteenth-­Century American and Civil War 296 pp., 24 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­472-­4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­471-­7 Also available as an e-­book February 2020 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:33 PM

A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-­Century American Literature JONATHAN SENCHYNE The true scale of paper production in America from 1690 through the end of the nineteenth century was staggering, with a range of parties participating in different ways, from farmers growing flax to textile workers weaving cloth and from housewives saving rags to peddlers collecting them. Making a bold case for the importance of printing and paper technology in the study of early American literature, Jonathan Senchyne presents archival evidence of the effects of this very visible process on American writers, such as Anne Bradstreet, Herman Melville, Lydia Sigourney, William Wells Brown, and other lesser-­known figures. The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-­Century American Literature reveals that book history and literary studies are mutually constitutive and proposes a new literary periodization based on materiality and paper production. In unpacking this history and connecting it to cultural and literary representations, Senchyne also explores how the textuality of paper has been used to make social and political claims about gender, labor, and race. “Senchyne writes paper back into the story of American literary history with implications for book history and literary criticism alike. As he demonstrates, the intersections between print and paper, between ostensible foreground and background, are surprisingly generative, with lasting effects on how we read (and hold and look at) printed works.”

“Senchyne finds new interpretative possibilities in the main ingredient of books and paper, not just a substrate for writing and printing but a form of expression in its own right.” —­John Bidwell, author of American Paper Mills, 1690– 1832: A Directory of the Paper Trade with Notes on Products, Watermarks, Distribution Methods, and Manufacturing Techniques

—­Susan M. Ryan, author of The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-­Century Literary Marketplace

JONATHAN SENCHYNE is assistant professor in the Information School and director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture at the University of Wisconsin–­Madison.

Also of Interest Books for Idle Hours

Literary Studies and Print Culture / Cultural History 176 pp., 10 illus. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­474-­8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­473-­1 Also available as an e-­book January 2020 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS  ·  fall / winter 2019–2020 ump-FW19-20_Catalog_Interior_FIN.indd 11

Nineteenth-­Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading Donna Harrington-­ Lueker $29.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­383-­3

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Four by Euripides Medea, Bakkhai, Hippolytos, and Cyclops NEW TRANSLATIONS AND INTRODUCTIONS BY ROBERT BAGG

“The translations are first rate and will add significantly to the quality of the burgeoning number of translations of Greek tragedy into English.”

Robert Bagg’s translations are prized for making ancient Greek dramas immediate and gripping. His earlier translations of the plays of Sophocles and Euripides have been performed over seventy times, across a wide array of stages. This edition includes accessible new translations of four plays by Euripides—the tragedies Medea, Bak­khai, and Hippolytos, and the satyr play Cyclops—all rendered in iambic pentameter, a meter well ­suited for the stage. They sustain the strengths that Bagg is known for: taut and vivid language and faithfulness to the Greek. Students new to the world of classical drama will find rich and informative introductions to each work, explanatory notes, and stage directions that evoke the plays’ original fifth-­century BCE Athenian settings.

—­Rush Rehm, author of Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre and artistic director of the Stanford Repertory Theater

Also of Interest

ROBERT BAGG is professor emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of five books of poetry, including Madonna of the Cello, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His work has been supported by Guggenheim, Rockefeller, NEH, and NEA fellowships.

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

Greek Drama / Translation 200 pp. $22.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 45-­8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 44-­1 December 2019

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A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Childhoods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Youth

Time for Childhoods Young Poets and Questions of Agency RACHEL CONRAD Poems written by children are not typically part of the literary canon. Because of cultural biases that frame young people as intellectually and artistically immature, these works are often excluded or dismissed as juvenilia. Rachel Conrad contends that youth-­composed poems should be read as literary works in their own right—­works that are deserving of greater respect in literary culture. Time for Childhoods presents a selection of striking twentieth-­and twenty-­first-­century American poetry written by young people, and highlights how young poets imagined and shaped time for their own poetic purposes. Through close engagement with archival materials, as well as select interviews and correspondence with adult mentors, Conrad discerns how young writers figured social realities and political and racial injustices, and discusses what important advocates such as Gwendolyn Brooks and June Jordan can teach us about supporting the agency of young poets. This essential study demonstrates that young poets have much to contribute to ongoing conversations about time and power.

“A groundbreaking study of children’s writing. This book will be widely read and discussed by all who are engaged with childhood studies.” —­Richard Flynn, professor of English, Georgia Southern University

“Well researched, clearly written, and bracingly original, Time for Childhoods is a model of interdisciplinary scholarship. I read it with excitement and delight.” —­Angela Sorby, author of Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry, 1865–­1917

RACHEL CONRAD is professor of childhood studies at Hampshire College.

Childhood and Youth / Literary Studies and Print Culture 216 pp., 3 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 49-­6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 48-­9 Also available as an e-­book January 2020 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS  ·  fall / winter 2019–2020 ump-FW19-20_Catalog_Interior_FIN.indd 13

Also of Interest

American Tomboys, 1850–­1915 Renée M. Sentilles $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­320-­8

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Maria Baldwin’s Worlds A Story of Black New England and the Fight for Racial Justice KATHLEEN WEILER

“I learned a great deal from Maria Baldwin’s Worlds about the self-­ organization of the black community in the North over a crucial but often neglected half century, and found it thoroughly readable as well as informative.” —­Charles Leslie Glenn Jr., author of The Myth of the Common School

Also of Interest

Not Free, Not for All Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow Cheryl Knott $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­178-­5

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Maria Baldwin (1856–­1922) held a special place in the racially divided society of her time, as a highly respected educator at a largely white New England school and an activist who carried on the radical spirit of the Boston area’s internationally renowned abolitionists from a generation earlier. African American sociologist Adelaide Cromwell called Baldwin “the lone symbol of Negro progress in education in the greater Boston area” during her lifetime. Baldwin used her respectable position to fight alongside more radical activists like William Monroe Trotter for full citizenship for fellow members of the black community. And, in her professional and personal life, she negotiated and challenged dominant white ideas about black womanhood. In Maria Baldwin’s Worlds, Kathleen Weiler reveals both Baldwin’s victories and what fellow activist W. E. B. Du Bois called her “quiet courage” in everyday life, in the context of the wider black freedom struggle in New England. “This well-­written biography of an intriguing black educator is strong on narrative, recovering Baldwin’s life from obscurity with sound scholarship.” —­Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, author of Making Black History: The Color Line, Culture, and Race in the Age of Jim Crow

KATHLEEN WEILER is professor emeritus of education at Tufts University and author of Democracy and Schooling in California: The Legacy of Helen Heffernan and Corinne Seeds.

Education / African American History / Gender and Women’s Studies 216 pp., 12 illus. $25.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­478-­6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­477-­9 Also available as an e-­book October 2019 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:34 PM

A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Childhoods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children and Youth

The Case of the Slave-­Child, Med Free Soil in Antislavery Boston KAREN WOODS WEIERMAN In 1836, an enslaved six-­year-­old girl named Med was brought to Boston by a woman from New Orleans who claimed her as property. Learning of the girl’s arrival in the city, the Boston Female Anti-­Slavery Society (BFASS) waged a legal fight to secure her freedom and affirm the free soil of Massachusetts. While Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw ruled quite narrowly in the case that enslaved people brought to Massachusetts could not be held against their will, BFASS claimed a broad victory for the abolitionist cause, and Med was released to the care of a local institution. When she died two years later, celebration quickly turned to silence, and her story was soon forgotten. As a result, Commonwealth v. Aves is little known outside of legal scholarship. In this book, Karen Woods Weierman complicates Boston’s identity as the birthplace of abolition and the cradle of liberty, and restores Med to her rightful place in antislavery history by situating her story in the context of other writings on slavery, childhood, and the law. “The story of Med is not widely known, if known at all. That alone makes this a valuable book. That it results in new readings of texts from this period, in particular Lydia Maria Child’s novel A Romance of the Republic, is also exciting.” —­Elise Lemire, author of Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts

“Weierman nicely traces abolitionists’ efforts to create a triumphal narrative out of Med’s story. She is also excellent in tracing concerns about other cases challenging the free soil doctrine, which shifted from court to court and in different geographical contexts.” —­Alice Hearst, author of Children and the Politics of Cultural Belonging

KAREN WOODS WEIERMAN is professor of English at Worcester State University and author of One Nation, One Blood: Interracial Marriage in American Fiction, Scandal, and Law, 1820–1870.

Childhood and Youth / African American History / New England History and Culture 184 pp., 6 illus., 1 map $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­476-­2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­475-­5 Also available as an e-­book October 2019

Also of Interest Black Bostonians and the Politics of Culture, 1920–­1940 Lorraine Elena Roses $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­242-­3

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Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites Antebellum Print Culture and the Rise of the Critic ADAM GORDON

“Gordon has written an account of American print culture’s formative surge but an account battening on steam power rather than literary cults, with a bulked-­up cast and a verbal poise that is economical and engaging. This new book is without question the real thing, truly original.”

Print culture expanded significantly in the nineteenth century due to new print technologies and more efficient distribution methods, providing literary critics, who were alternately celebrated and reviled, with an ever-­increasing number of venues to publish their work. Adam Gordon embraces the multiplicity of critique in the period from 1830 to 1860 by exploring the critical forms that emerged. Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites is organized around these sometimes chaotic and often generative forms and their most famous practitioners: Edgar Allan Poe and the magazine review; Ralph Waldo Emerson and the quarterly essay; Rufus Wilmot Griswold and the literary anthology; Margaret Fuller and the newspaper book review; and Frederick Douglass’s editorial repurposing of criticism from other sources. Revealing the many and frequently competing uses of criticism beyond evaluation and aesthetics, this insightful study offers a new vision of antebellum criticism, a new model of critical history, and a powerful argument for the centrality of literary criticism to modern life.

—­Kathleen Diffley, author of Where My Heart Is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform, 1861–­1876

Also of Interest

Irish Writers in the Irish American Press, 1882–1964 Stephen G. Butler $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­367-­3

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ADAM GORDON is associate professor of English at Whitman College.

Literary Studies and Print Culture 280 pp., 11 illus. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­453-­3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­452-­6 Also available as an e-­book February 2020 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:34 PM

American Intelligence Small-­Town News and Political Culture in Federalist New Hampshire BEN P. LAFFERTY The rapid expansion of the newspaper business in the first decade of the American republic had crucial consequences for cultural, commercial, and political life in the early United States, as the nation went from having dozens of weekly newspapers to hundreds. Before organized newsrooms and bureaus came on the scene, these fledgling publications were filled with content copied from other newspapers as well as letters, poems, religious tracts, and ribald anecdotes submitted by readers.  Taking up the New Hampshire newspaper industry as its case study, American Intelligence unpacks the ways in which an unprecedented quantity of printed material was gathered, distributed, marketed, and consumed, as well as the strong influence that it had on the shaping of the American political imagination. Ben P. Lafferty also considers the lives of the printers themselves and asks why so many men chose to pursue such a fraught and turbulent profession. This snapshot resonates with the contemporary media-­saturated and politically chaotic age.  “Lafferty’s focus on New Hampshire enables readers to gain a fuller understanding of how the press operated and its impact in the 1790s. The author’s approach is engaging and will serve to spark further questions about the role of newspapers in the early years of the United States.” —­Carol Sue Humphrey, author of The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence

“Lafferty deserves much credit for readmitting New Hampshire into our early press history. This is local history that matters, for it grounds the story of how our first political parties developed in the late 1790s and anticipates the great power regional and small-town papers would have as the nation moved west.” —­Thomas C. Leonard, author of News for All: America’s Coming-­of-­Age with the Press

BEN P. LAFFERTY holds a PhD from the University of London’s Institute for the Study of the Americas. He is an independent scholar based in Washington, DC.

Journalism and Media / History: Colonial, Revolutionary Era, and Early American 256 pp., 9 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 61-­8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 60-­1 Also available as an e-­book January 2020 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS  ·  fall / winter 2019–2020 ump-FW19-20_Catalog_Interior_FIN.indd 17

Also of Interest Bad News Travels Fast The Telegraph, Libel, and Press Freedom in the Progressive Era Patrick C. File $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­374-­1

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“Theatricals of Day” Emily Dickinson and Nineteenth-­Century American Popular Culture SANDRA RUNZO

“Dickinson and popular culture is a great topic and a comparatively neglected one. Runzo’s book is a welcome addition to our understanding of the poet in her time and of the popular entertainments that shaped ‘ordinary life.’” —­Vivian R. Pollak, editor of A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

In her own private ways, Emily Dickinson participated in the popular entertainments of her time. On her piano, she performed popular musical numbers, many from the tradition of minstrelsy, and at theaters, she listened to famous musicians, including Jenny Lind and, likely, the Hutchinson Family Singers. In reading the Atlantic Monthly, the Springfield Republican, and Harper’s, she kept up with the roiling conflicts over slavery and took in current fiction and verse. And, she enjoyed the occasional excursion to the traveling circus and appreciated the attractions of the dime museum. Whatever her aspirations were regarding participation in a public arena, the rich world of popular culture offered Dickinson a view of both the political and social struggles of her time and the amusements of her contemporaries. “Theatricals of Day” explores how popular culture and entertainments are seen, heard, and felt in Dickinson’s writing. In accessible prose, Sandra Runzo proposes that the presence of popular entertainment in Dickinson’s life and work opens our eyes to new dimensions of the poems, illuminating the ways in which the poet was attentive to strife and conflict, to amusement, and to play. “Runzo has written a marvelous account of Dickinson’s firsthand knowledge of mid-­nineteenth-­century popular culture, with deft attention to ways that such knowledge is reflected in multiple poems and how it matters to our understanding of the poems and the poet.” —­Cristanne Miller, author of Reading in Time: Emily Dickinson in the Nineteenth Century

Also of Interest Knowing, Seeing, Being Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and the American Typological Tradition Jennifer L. Leader $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­180-­8

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SANDRA RUNZO is associate professor of English and Lorena Woodrow Burke Chair of English at Denison University. Cultural History / Music, Film, and Pop Culture / Literary Studies and Print Culture 240 pp., 9 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 42-­7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-481-­6 Also available as an e-­book December 2019 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:34 PM

A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Faraway Women and the Atlantic Monthly CATHRYN HALVERSON In the first decades of the twentieth century, famed Atlantic Monthly editor Ellery Sedgwick chose to publish a group of nontraditional writers he later referred to as “Faraway Women,” working-­class authors living in the western United States far from his base in Boston. Cathryn Halverson surveys these enormously popular Atlantic contributors, among them a young woman raised in Oregon lumber camps, homesteaders in Wyoming, Idaho, and Alberta, and a world traveler who called Los Angeles and Honolulu home. Faraway Women and the “Atlantic Monthly” examines gender and power as it charts an archival journey connecting the least remembered writers and readers of the time with one of its most renowned literary figures, Gertrude Stein. It shows how distant friends, patrons, publishers, and readers inspired, fostered, and consumed the innovative life narratives of these unlikely authors, and it also tracks their own strategies for seizing creative outlets and forging new protocols of public expression. Troubling binary categories of east and west, national and regional, and cosmopolitan and local, the book recasts the coordinates of early twentieth-­century American literature. “Halverson beautifully balances questions raised across a number of scholarly domains, including periodical studies, studies of letters and letter writing, American literary regionalism, and western American literature. She refuses to settle for easy categorical statements about the complex web of relationships in which the four faraway women’s texts were embedded.”

“This book redraws the map of American literary history by focusing on working-­class, western women writers. Halverson uncovers the ways her subjects’ writing shaped the pages of the Atlantic and American literary production more generally.” —­Janet Dean, author of Unconventional Politics: Nineteenth-­Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy

—­Melissa J. Homestead, author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822–­1869

CATHRYN HALVERSON is a professor of English at Minot State University. She is author of Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives, 1839– 1987 and Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West, 1900–1936. Literary Studies and Print Culture / Gender and Women’s Studies 264 pp., 7 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­455-­7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­454-­0 Also available as an e-­book November 2019

Also of Interest

Herman Melville Among the Magazines Graham Thompson $32.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­324-­6

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Kids Have All the Write Stuff Revised and Updated for a Digital Age SHARON A. EDWARDS, ROBERT W. MALOY, AND TORREY TRUST You can open up a world of imagination and learning for children when you encourage the expression of ideas through writing. Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age shows you how to support children’s development as confident writers and communicators, offering hundreds of creative ways to integrate writing into the lives of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students—­whether at home or at school. You’ll discover:

“This book is a MUST for both teachers and parents or caregivers. The authors share a unique way of exploring writing that not only leans into technology but also excites and interests all students regardless of their prior experiences or skill level.” —­Leah Mermelstein, author of Self-­Directed Writers: The Third Essential Element in the Writing Workshop

• how to implement writing as a part of daily life with family and friends; • processes and invitations fit for young writers; • strategies for connecting writing to math and coding; • writing materials and technologies; and • creative and practical writing ideas, from fiction, nonfiction, and videos to blogs and emails. In order to connect writing to today’s digital revolution, veteran educators Sharon A. Edwards, Robert W. Maloy, and Torrey Trust reveal how digital tools can inspire children to write, and a helpful companion website brings together a range of resources and technologies. This essential book offers enjoyment and inspiration to young writers! SHARON A. EDWARDS is lecturer of education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ROBERT W. MALOY is senior lecturer of education in the department of Teacher Education and School Improvement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Also of Interest

TORREY TRUST is assistant professor of learning technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Listen to the Poet Writing, Performance, and Community in Youth Spoken Word Poetry Wendy R. Williams $27.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­397-­0

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Education / Childhood and Youth 272 pp., 35 illus., 2 tables $19.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 67-­0 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 66-­3 Also available as an e-­book December 2019 fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:34 PM

A VOLUME IN THE SERIES   Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Contested Ground The Tunnel and the Struggle over Television News in Cold War America MIKE CONWAY In 1962, an innovative documentary on a Berlin Wall tunnel escape brought condemnation from both sides of the Iron Curtain during one of the most volatile periods of the Cold War. The Tunnel, produced by NBC’s Reuven Frank, clocked in at ninety minutes and prompted a range of strong reactions. While the television industry ultimately awarded the program three Emmys, the U.S. Department of State pressured NBC to cancel the program, and print journalists criticized the network for what they considered to be a blatant disregard of journalistic ethics. It was not just The Tunnel’s subject matter that sparked controversy, but the medium itself. The surprisingly fast ascendance of television news as the country’s top choice for information threatened the self-­defined supremacy of print journalism and the de facto cooperation of government officials and reporters on Cold War issues. In Contested Ground, Mike Conway argues that the production and reception of television news and documentaries during this period reveals a major upheaval in American news communications. “In Contested Ground, Mike Conway’s analysis of a controversial Cold War–­era television program adds significantly to our understanding of TV news history while illuminating long-­standing debates about the proper roles of journalism, broadcasting, and documentary.”

“Contested Ground shows the choices earlier newspeople made when faced with difficulties like those we confront today. This must-­read book helps us plot a more informed path into the future.” —­Bob Dotson, New York Times best-­selling author and former “American Story” correspondent on NBC’s Today

—­Matthew C. Ehrlich, author of Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest

MIKE CONWAY is associate professor of journalism at Indiana University ­Bloomington.

Also of Interest History: Twentieth-­and Twenty-­First-­Century American / Journalism and Media / Military History, Cold War, and Veterans Studies 280 pp., 12 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­451-­9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­450-­2 Also available as an e-­book November 2019

Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War 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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“And there will be singing” A World of Writing from the Massachusetts Review EDITED BY JIM HICKS, ELLEN DORÉ WATSON, AND Q. M. ZHANG In celebration of its landmark sixtieth anniversary, the Massachusetts Review presents a collection of the best contemporary and emerging international writers and writers in translation, from MR’s last decade. At a time when English-­only readers too often know little about the rest of the world, this volume is a classroom in itself. This timely and essential anthology features fiction, essays, and poetry by Mia Couto, Tabish Khair, Menekşe Toprak, Olga Tokarczuk, and Kim Tae-­Young, among others. “The Massachusetts Review has been a great boon in raising the profile of a number of key Catalan writers. The magazine’s policy and practice are resolutely internationalist. I believe its combination of new writing in English and in translation is without parallel in the English-­speaking world.” —­Peter Bush, translator of The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla

“What the Massachusetts Review has done these last ten years is a guide to our most important crossroads. Visit and revisit this new collection and you’ll find yourself participating in a conversation of pleasing depth, one that just might help create a better future for all of us—­no walls to be found here.” —­Edie Meidav, author of Kingdom of the Young

“Somehow, despite its venerable age, the Massachusetts Review remains one of the most provocative and relevant literary magazines I know. Thanks to its internationalist perspective and intellectual and aesthetic range, it offers an outstanding example of what an American literary magazine can be.” —­Geoffrey Brock, editor of the Arkansas International

Fiction and Poetry 300 pp. $24.95 td hardcover ISBN 978-­1-­9 43902-­14-­9 October 2019 Distributed for the Massachusetts Review

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JIM HICKS is executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and senior lecturer of comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is author of Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer and translator of Italian novelist, poet, and essayist Erri De Luca. ELLEN DORÉ WATSON is the author of four books of poems, including her new collection, Dogged Hearts, as well as This Sharpening and Ladder Music, which was the recipient of the New England/New York Award from Alice James Books. Watson is poetry and translation editor for the Massachusetts Review. Q. M. ZHANG is prose editor for the Massachusetts Review and associate professor of cultural psychology at Hampshire College. An alumna of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and a former resident writer at the Vermont Studio Center, she is author of Accomplice to Memory. fall / winter 2019–2020  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS 4/24/19 1:34 PM






WELCOMING UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PRESS University of New Hampshire Press publishes thoughtful and influential books on a wide range of topics, including American studies, environmental studies, transatlantic studies, and the history of dress. As a land-­, sea-­, and space-­grant university, UNH is not only a leading research institution, it also exemplifies multidiscipline learning, a diversity that is reflected in its book publishing program. UNH Press explores regional topics relating to New England’s history, culture, and arts. Its two series, Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth Century Studies and New England in the World, are prime examples of the Press’s publishing influence and scope. Select UNH Press titles will be available for purchase through UMass Press. Order direct from our website or through our distributor, Hopkins Fulfillment Services, at 1-­800-­537-­5487.


The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories

Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England

Captains of Charity

Sarah Orne Jewett $9.95 td paper, 978-­0-­87451-­826-­9

Edited by Patricia Johnston and Caroline Frank

Hardscrabble Books

$45.00 paper, 978-­1-­61168-­585-­5

$45.00 paper, 978-­1-­5126-­0099-­5

New England in the World

Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-­Century Studies

Food, Farms, and Community

The Politics of Love

Crossings in Text and Textile

Exploring Food Systems Lisa Chase and Vern Grubinger

Queer Heterosexuality in Nineteenth-­Century French Literature

Edited by Katherine Joslin and Daneen Wardrop

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­61168-­421-­6

Maxime Foerster

$40.00 jacketed cloth, 978-­1-­61168-­642-­5

$45.00 paper, 978-­1-­5126-­0170-­1

Becoming Modern/Reading Dress

The Writing and Wages of Postrevolutionary Atlantic Benevolence Mary Kathleen Eyring

Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-­Century Studies

The Wildlife of New England

The Genius of Place

Herman Melville

A Viewer’s Guide

Modernity and the Material Text

John S. Burk

The Geographic Imagination in the Early Republic

$24.95 paper, 978-­1-­58465-­834-­4

Christopher C. Apap

$45.00 paper, 978-­1-­5126-­0137-­4

$40.00 paper, 978-­1-­61168-­884-­9

Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies

Katie McGettigan

New England in the World

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Tagus Press is the publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures, and cultures of the Portuguese-­speaking world. Recognized as a leader in bringing Portuguese literature, history, and culture to an speaking audience, Tagus Press’s groundbreaking translations and journal issues English-­ address both Portuguese life abroad and in the United States.



Stormy Isles


Behind the Stars, More Stars

Moacyr Scliar Translated by Malcolm K. McNee

An Azorean Tale

A Novel of Cabo Verde

Vitorino Nemésio Edited and translated by Francisco Cota Fagundes

The Tagus/Disquiet Collection of New Luso-­American Writing

$19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­87-­0

Baltazar Lopes Translated by Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues and Carlos A. Almeida with Anna M. Klobucka

Bellis Azorica Book Series

$19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­85-­6

$14.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­91-­7 Brazilian Literature in Translation Series

Edited by Christopher Larkosh and Oona Patrick $19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­86-­3 Portuguese in the Americas Series

Adamastor Book Series

The Poems of Renata Ferreira FRANK X. GASPAR Renata Ferreira’s poems were composed in the final years of Portugal’s fascist regime, exposing and subverting the government’s draconian edicts against women’s rights, sexual freedoms, political dissent, and progressive thought. While she worked in the resistance as a clandestine writer, passing hand-­typed bulletins and banned literature throughout Lisbon, her poetry is unmistakably ardent, tender, fraught, erotic, and Sapphic. Presenting the poems of this Portuguese ­American writer and detailing their surprising rediscovery in 2015, Frank X. Gaspar fuses genres, flouts borders, and brings to life a voice that had been 24 · www.umass.edu/umpress ump-FW19-20_Catalog_Interior_FIN.indd 24

silenced by history and happenstance. As his inventive narrative unfolds, Ferreira emerges, whole and mysterious, offering up her history, her passions, and her art. FRANK X. GASPAR was born and raised in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The author of five collections of poetry and two novels, his debut novel, Leaving Pico, was a Barnes and Noble Discovery Prize winner, a recipient of the California Book Award for First Fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book. His second novel, Stealing Fatima, was a MassBook of the Year in Fiction (Massachusetts Center for the Book).  Poetry 144 pp. $14.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­933227-­9 4-­8 November 2019 Portuguese in the Americas Series Distributed for Tagus Press

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Smiling in the Darkness ADELAIDE FREITAS TRANSLATED BY KATHARINE F. BAKER, WITH BOBBY J. CHAMBERLAIN, REINALDO F. SILVA, AND EMANUEL MELO Many people of Portuguese descent take pride in claiming that the word “saudade” is untranslatable. In reality, we come close with a melding of bittersweet nostalgia, bone-­deep longing, and an endless yearning for what one can never have again—­or indeed may never have had. Adelaide Freitas dipped her pen in saudade to tell of family separation and bonds that never loosen. In her authentic Azorean voice, she recounts the immigrant experience and centrifugal impulses that force people apart in spite of their desperation to cling to one another. In their sensitive rendering, the translators have captured the nuances of Freitas’s novel Smiling in the Darkness, with special care for those who have her native language in their heritage and heartfelt saudade for its loss. ADELAIDE FREITAS (1949–2018) was a celebrated author of prose and poetry, and a tenured professor at the University of the Azores. In 2018, Freitas was honored by the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores with the Insígnia Autonómica de Reconhecimento (Commendation of Recognition). KATHARINE F. BAKER’s translations include I No Longer Like Chocolates by Álamo Oliveira, The Portuguese Presence in California by Eduardo Mayone Dias, and My Californian Friends: Poetry by Vasco Pereira da Costa.


Minotaur, Parrot, and the SS Man Essays on Jorge de Sena GEORGE MONTEIRO INTRODUCTION BY FRANCISCO COTA FAGUNDES An undisputed giant of twentieth-­century Portuguese letters, writer and literary critic Jorge de Sena (1919–­1978) spent the most productive decades of his life away from Portugal, teaching at the University of Wisconsin–­Madison and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the essays gathered in this collection, George Monteiro deftly weaves together his readings of Sena’s poetry and prose, both literary and critical, with evidence drawn from the deep well of Sena’s biographical archive, focusing in particular on his Brazilian and U.S. years. This expansive overview of Sena’s unparalleled career, intended to commemorate the centenary of the writer’s birth, is also a tribute to Monteiro’s own remarkably voluminous and far-­reaching body of work on the intersection of Portuguese and Anglo-­American literary studies. GEORGE MONTEIRO is professor emeritus of English and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. He is author of Fernando Pessoa and Nineteenth-­Century Anglo-­American Literature. FRANCISCO COTA FAGUNDES is professor emeritus of Portuguese in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Literary Studies and Print Culture

216 pp. $14.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­933227-­93-­1

176 pp. $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­933227-­97-­9

November 2019

December 2019

Bellis Azorica Book Series Distributed for Tagus Press

Adamastor Book Series Distributed for Tagus Press

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The Sacking of Fallujah

Strange Attractors

Food for Dissent

A People’s History

Lives Changed by Chance

Ross Caputi, Richard Hil, and Donna Mulhearn

Edited by Edie Meidav and Emmalie Dropkin

Natural Foods and the Consumer Counterculture since the 1960s

$27.95 at paper, 978-­1-­62534-­438-­0

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Stripped and Script

Maria McGrath

Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Choke Box a Fem-­Noir $19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­425-­0

An Environmental History of the Southwest Borderlands

Juniper Prize for Fiction

Jeffrey P. Shepherd

Christina Milletti

Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution Kacy Dowd Tillman $28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­432-­8

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­434-­2

Finding Thoreau

Termination Shocks

Clearer Than Truth

The Meaning of Nature in the Making of an Environmental Icon

Janice Margolis $19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­420-­5

The Polygraph and the American Cold War

Richard W. Judd

Juniper Prize for Fiction

John Philipp Baesler

$27.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­389-­5

$30.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­325-­3 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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In Sullivan’s Shadow

People in a Magazine

Too Numerous

The Use and Abuse of Libel Law during the Long Civil Rights Struggle

The Selected Letters of S. N. Behrman and His Editors at The New Yorker

Kent Shaw

Aimee Edmondson

Edited by Joseph Goodrich

Juniper Prize for Poetry

$27.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­409-­0

$24.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­399-­4

The Slave Master of Trinidad

Soldiers of the Pen

Battles of the North Country

William Hardin Burnley and the Nineteenth-­Century Atlantic World

The Writers’ War Board in World War II

Selwyn R. Cudjoe

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­387-­1

Wilderness Politics and Recreational Development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920–­1980

Thomas Howell

$16.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­430-­4

Jonathan D. Anzalone

$32.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­370-­3

$32.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­364-­2 Environmental History of the Northeast

Veterans Crisis Hotline

Made Under Pressure

The Honky Tonk on the Left

Jon Chopan

Progressive Thought in Country Music

$24.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­368-­0

Literary Translation in the Soviet Union, 1960–­1991

Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

Natalia Kamovnikova

$32.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­338-­3

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­341-­3

American Popular Music

Edited by Mark Allan Jackson

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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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.



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.


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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 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.

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

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.

STUDIES IN PRINT CULTURE AND THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK 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 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.

VETERANS Edited by Brian Matthew Jordan (Sam Houston State University) and J. Ross Dancy (U.S. Naval War College), this series explores the lived experiences of military veterans with 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: www.umass.edu/umpress/browse/browse-­by-­series.

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

$38.95 paper ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­298-­0 576 pp., 73 illus., 2018

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$22.95 paper ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­182-­2 280 pp., 21 illus., 2015

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

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

$24.95 paper ISBN 978-­1- ­62534- ­0 66-­5 344 pp., 2014

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


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


$29.95 paper ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­244-­7 324 pp., 2016

$24.95 paper ISBN 978-­1- ­62534-­318-­5 264 pp., 9 illus., 2018

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2019 HENRY ADAMS PRIZE FROM THE SOCIETY FOR HISTORY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Containing Addiction The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America’s Global Drug War

Matthew R. Pembleton $36.95 paper, 978-1-62534-316-1

2018 EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE BOOK PRIZE In the Neighborhood Women’s Publication in Early America

Caroline Wigginton $25.95 paper, 978-1-62534-222-5


Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald $32.95 paper, 978-1-62534-322-2

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