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COVER ART Cover art by Su Blackwell, The Book of the Lost © 2010. From Out of Print by Julie Panko, p.13.

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Lost Wonderland

The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston’s Million Dollar Amusement Park STEPHEN R. WILK If you take Boston’s Blue Line to its northern end, you’ll reach the Wonderland stop. Few realize that a twenty-­three-­acre amusement park once sat nearby—­the largest in New England, and grander than any of the Coney Island parks that inspired it. Opened in Revere on Memorial Day in 1906 to great fanfare, Wonderland offered hundreds of thousands of visitors recreation by the sea, just a short distance from downtown Boston. The story of the park’s creation and wild, but brief, success is full of larger-­than-­life characters who hoped to thrill attendees and rake in profits. Stephen R. Wilk describes the planning and history of the park, which featured early roller coasters, a scenic railway, a central lagoon in which a Shoot-­the-­Chutes boat plunged, an aerial swing, a funhouse, and more. Performances ran throughout the day, including a daring Fires and Flames show; a Wild West show; a children’s theater; and numerous circus acts. While nothing remains of what was once called “Boston’s Regal Home of Pleasure” and the park would close in 1910, this book resurrects Wonderland by transporting readers through its magical gates.

“This fascinating account of Revere’s Wonderland Amusement Park in the early years of the twentieth century celebrates the industrial achievements of the era—­mechanization and the electricity—­that brought entertainment to the bourgeoning American middle class.” —­Maria Olia, author of Discovering Vintage Boston: A Guide to the City’s Timeless Shops, Bars, Restaurants & More

STEPHEN R. WILK is a contributing editor to the Optical Society of America and author of How the Ray Gun Got Its Zap: Odd Excursions into Optics. He lives in Saugus, Massachusetts.

Also of Interest New England History and Culture / General Interest 224 pp., 12 illus., 1 map $22.95 bt paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­558-­5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­557-­8 Also available as an e-­book October 2020

Bricklayer Bill The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon Patrick L. Kennedy, and Lawrence W. Kennedy $24.95 bt paper 978-1-62534-306-2

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The Lexington Six Lesbian and Gay Resistance in 1970s America JOSEPHINE DONOVAN

“Through telling this harrowing story, Donovan introduces readers to the era’s stark political and legal realities. She reviews the significant connections made among a variety of forces that fought against Grand Jury abuses, from lesbian feminist groups and newspapers, grassroots organizations and networks, and national entities such as the National Lawyers Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights.” —­Marcia M. Gallo, author of Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement

On September 23, 1970, a group of antiwar activists staged a robbery at a bank in Massachusetts, during which a police officer was killed. While the three men who participated in the robbery were soon apprehended, two women escaped and became fugitives on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, eventually landing in a lesbian collective in Lexington, Kentucky, during the summer of 1974. In pursuit, the FBI launched a massive dragnet. Five lesbian women and one gay man ended up in jail for refusing to cooperate with federal officials, whom they saw as invading their lives and community. Dubbed the Lexington Six, the group’s resistance attracted national attention, inspiring a nationwide movement in other minority communities. Like the iconic Stonewall demonstrations, this gripping story of spirited defiance has special resonance in today’s America.  Drawing on transcripts of the judicial hearings, contemporaneous newspaper accounts, hundreds of pages of FBI files released to the author under the Freedom of Information Act, and interviews with many of the participants, Josephine Donovan reconstructs this fascinating, untold story. The Lexington Six is a vital addition to LGBTQ, feminist, and radical American history.  “Josephine Donovan’s intimate chronicle of why five lesbians and one gay man went innocently to jail rather than collaborate with a corrupt FBI is an essential story of 1970s America that relates to today’s contests of privacy and power.” —­Carol Mason, author of Reading Appalachia from Left to Right: Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy

JOSEPHINE DONOVAN is professor emerita of English at the University of Maine, Orono.

Also of Interest LGBTQ Studies / Gender and Women’s Studies / American Studies An Army of Ex-­Lovers My Life at the Gay Community News Amy Hoffman $24.95 paper 978-­1-­55849-­621-­7

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272 pp., 5 illus. $24.95 at paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 44-­8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 43-­1 Also available as an e-­book October 2020

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Where Is Juliet Stuart Poyntz? Gender, Spycraft, and Anti-­Stalinism in the Early Cold War DENISE M. LYNN On a sweltering June evening in 1937, American Juliet Stuart Poyntz left her boardinghouse in Manhattan and walked toward Central Park, three short blocks away. She was never seen or heard from again. Seven months passed before a formal missing person’s report was made, since Poyntz worked for the Soviet Secret Police and her friends (many of whom were anti-­Stalinist radicals in the United States) were scared to alert authorities. Her disappearance coincided with Josef Stalin’s purges of his political enemies in the Soviet Union and it was feared that Poyntz was a casualty of Soviet brutality. In Where Is Juliet Stuart Poyntz?, Denise M. Lynn argues that Poyntz’s sudden disappearance was the final straw for many on the American political left, who then abandoned Marxism and began to embrace anti-­communism. In the years to follow, the left crafted narratives of her disappearance that became central to the Cold War. While scholars have thoroughly analyzed the influence of the political right in the anti-­communism of this era, this captivating and compelling study is unique in exploring the influence of the political left. “Lynn’s scholarship is exhaustive. Even though I am familiar with the case and the characters, I found myself being drawn into the writing and turning the pages eager to learn some new detail or twist.”

“In the first full examination of this significant case in the annals of American communism and anti-­communism, Lynn has constructed a tight story of one of the central precipitating narratives of the domestic Cold War that reads like a gripping spy thriller.” —­John Sbardellati, author of J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood’s Cold War

—­Vernon L. Pedersen, president of the Historians of American Communism and author of The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919–­57

DENISE M. LYNN is associate professor of history and director of gender studies at the University of Southern Indiana.

Also of Interest Biography and Autobiography / Gender and Women’s Studies / History: Twentieth-­and Twenty-­First-­Century American / General Interest 224 pp., 4 illus. $24.95 at paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 48-­6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 47-­9 Also available as an e-­book January 2021

The Spy Who Loved Us The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An’s Dangerous Game Thomas A. Bass $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­365-­9

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Constructing the Outbreak Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory KATHERINE A. FOSS

“With meticulous research featuring a wealth of media and archival resources, Katherine A. Foss makes fascinating observations on the connections between these horrific epidemics and the cultures of each era, with a clarity and accessibility that will appeal to both experts and general readers.” —­Janice Hume, author of Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory

When an epidemic strikes, media outlets are central to how an outbreak is framed and understood. While reporters construct stories intended to inform the public and convey essential information from doctors and politicians, news narratives also serve as historical records, capturing sentiments, responses, and fears throughout the course of the epidemic. Constructing the Outbreak demonstrates how news reporting on epidemics communicates more than just information about pathogens; rather, prejudices, political agendas, religious beliefs, and theories of disease also shape the message. Analyzing seven epidemics spanning more than two hundred years—­from Boston’s smallpox epidemic and Philadelphia’s yellow fever epidemic in the eighteenth century to outbreaks of diphtheria, influenza, and typhoid in the early twentieth century—­Katherine A. Foss discusses how shifts in journalism and medicine influenced the coverage, preservation, and fictionalization of different disease outbreaks. Each case study highlights facets of this interplay, delving into topics such as colonization, tourism, war, and politics. Through this investigation into what has been preserved and forgotten in the collective memory of disease, Foss sheds light on current health care debates, like vaccine hesitancy. “Well-­written and engaging, Constructing the Outbreak is a particularly timely study, given the growing challenges to scientific research on vaccine-­preventable illnesses.” —­Robert B. Hackey, author of Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Heath Care Debate

Also of Interest

KATHERINE A. FOSS is professor of journalism and strategic media at Middle Tennessee State University.

Diseased States

Journalism and Media / Health and Medicine / Memory Studies

Epidemic Control in Britain and the United States Charles Allan McCoy

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On the Record Music Journalists on Their Lives, Craft, and Careers MIKE HILLEARY Rolling Stone, Creem, the Village Voice, SPIN, Billboard, Stereogum, Pitchfork. How did the music journalists who write for these popular publications break into the business? How have they honed their writing and interviewing techniques? How have they managed to thrive amid major changes in the industry, as print magazines have declined and digital publications have emerged? What does it take to turn a love of music into a professional writing career? Bringing together interviews from an impressive roster of over fifty music writers, Mike Hilleary offers up an engaging and wide-­reaching examination of the past and potential future of music journalism. This accessible oral history contains professional insights into journalists’ craft and purpose, practical advice, and essential life lessons from a diverse cast of music writers—­ranging from long-­ respected veterans of the field such as Rob Sheffield, Jessica Hopper, Ann Powers, and Chuck Klosterman to must-­read modern voices including Amanda Petrusich, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lindsay Zoladz, and Jayson Greene. Honest and absorbing, On the Record will educate and enlighten anyone who wants to write about music, or anyone who wants a better understanding about those who do. “Mike Hilleary’s On the Record is a book that makes plain how much writing, talking, and thinking about music matters.”

“Extremely readable—­ compulsively so. In its scope and approach, On the Record is unique and fills a real void. It will be a valuable resource for young writers interested in pursuing music journalism.” —­Jack Hamilton, author of Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

—­Todd L. Burns, editor of Music Journalism Insider

MIKE HILLEARY is a freelance music and culture writer whose work has been featured in GQ, Pitchfork, FLOOD, Vanity Fair, Under the Radar, Paste, Filter, Interview, and Alarm.

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General Interest / Music, Film, and Popular Culture

Writing the Record

336 pp. $22.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­538-­7 $90.00 at hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­537-­0 Also available as an e-­book September 2020

The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism Devon Powers $23.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­012-­2

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Fictional Blues Narrative Self-­Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White KIMBERLY MACK

“Mack provides a complex mapping of American blues music to investigate the work it does as a multifaceted cultural trope, from its inception in the Jim Crow South to its global dissemination in the twenty-­ first century. Fictional Blues is certain to make an impact in African American studies, along with American literary and cultural studies writ large.”

The familiar story of Delta blues musician Robert Johnson, who sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads in exchange for guitar virtuosity, and the violent stereotypes evoked by legendary blues “bad men” like Stagger Lee undergird the persistent racial myths surrounding “authentic” blues expression. Fictional Blues unpacks the figure of the American blues performer, moving from early singers such as Ma Rainey and Big Mama Thornton to contemporary musicians such as Amy Winehouse, Rhiannon Giddens, and Jack White to reveal that blues makers have long used their songs, performances, interviews, and writings to invent personas that resist racial, social, economic, and gendered oppression. Using examples of fictional and real-­life blues artists culled from popular music and literary works from writers such as Walter Mosley, Alice Walker, and Sherman Alexie, Kimberly Mack demonstrates that the stories blues musicians construct about their lives (however factually slippery) are inextricably linked to the “primary story” of the narrative blues tradition, in which autobiography fuels musicians’ reclamation of power and agency. “The perspective Mack offers on blues mythology is fresh and compelling. Fictional Blues is well-­researched, engaging, clear, confident, and important.” —­Emily J. Lordi, author of Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature

—­Caroline A. Streeter, author of Tragic No More: Mixed-­Race Women and the Nexus of Sex and Celebrity

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Forever Doo-­Wop Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony John Michael Runowicz $25.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­824-­2

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KIMBERLY MACK is assistant professor of African American literature at the University of Toledo. Music, Film, and Popular Culture / American Studies / Literary Studies and Print Culture 264 pp., 3 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­550-­9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 49-­3 Also available as an e-­book December 2020 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS


A Sound History Lawrence Gellert, Black Musical Protest, and White Denial STEVEN P. GARABEDIAN Lawrence Gellert has long been a mysterious figure in American folk and blues studies, gaining prominence in the left-­wing folk revival of the 1930s for his fieldwork in the U.S. South. A “lean, straggly-­haired New Yorker,” as Time magazine called him, Gellert was an independent music collector, without formal training, credentials, or affiliation. At a time of institutionalized suppression, he worked to introduce white audiences to a tradition of black musical protest that had been denied and overlooked by prior white collectors. By the folk and blues revival of the 1960s, however, when his work would again seem apt in the context of the civil rights movement, Gellert and his collection of Negro Songs of Protest were a conspicuous absence. A few leading figures in the revival defamed Gellert as a fraud, dismissing his archive of black vernacular protest as a fabrication—­an example of left-­wing propaganda and white interference. A Sound History is the story of an individual life, an excavation of African American musical resistance and dominant white historiography, and a cultural history of radical possibility and reversal in the defining middle decades of the U.S. twentieth century. “With this book, Garabedian enriches our understanding of the methods, outlook, and interpretive framework of folklorists of the early twentieth century, and his assessment of the politics and culture of the 1930s is first-­rate.”

“Gellert’s work has not received the recognition or appreciation it deserves. In his well-­researched book, Garabedian does a very good job of highlighting the significance of Gellert’s song collecting.” —­Robbie Lieberman, author of “My Song Is My Weapon”: People’s Songs, American Communism, and the Politics of Culture, 1930–­50

—­Stephen Petrus, coauthor of Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival

STEVEN P. GARABEDIAN is assistant professor of history at Marist College. Music, Film, and Popular Culture / American Studies 240 pp. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­530-­1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­529-­5 Also available as an e-­book October 2020

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Also of Interest Brick City Vanguard Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity James Smethurst $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­515-­8

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Forever Struggle Activism, Identity, and Survival in Boston’s Chinatown, 1880–­2018 MICHAEL LIU

“Forever Struggle describes opportunities for and challenges to building cross-­racial alliances that address shared concerns regarding police brutality, environmental racism, bureaucratic, real estate–­ driven city planning, and exclusion from local policy decision-­making. This is the most important contribution of this book . . . most Chinatown studies tend to emphasize these communities’ ‘enclave’ qualities, reinforcing the sense of insularity, self-­sufficiency, and clannishness.” —­Tarry Hum, author of Making a Global Immigrant Neighbor­ hood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

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

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Chinatown has a long history in Boston. Though little documented, it represents the city’s most sustained neighborhood effort to survive during eras of hostility and urban transformation. It has been wounded and transformed, slowly ceding ground; at the same time, its residents and organizations have gained a more prominent voice over their community’s fate. In writing about Boston Chinatown’s long history, Michael Liu, a lifelong activist and scholar of the community, charts its journey and efforts for survival—­from its emergence during a time of immigration and deep xenophobia to the highway construction and urban renewal projects that threatened the neighborhood after World War II to its more recent efforts to keep commercial developers at bay. At the ground level, Liu depicts its people, organizations, internal battles, and varied and complex strategies against land-­taking by outside institutions and public authorities. The documented courage, resilience, and ingenuity of this low-­income immigrant neighborhood of color have earned it a place amongst our urban narratives. Chinatown has much to teach us about neighborhood agency, the power of organizing, and the prospects of such neighborhoods in rapidly growing and changing cities. “Forever Struggle is an accessibly written and broad political, social, and economic history of Boston’s Chinatown. Liu has uncovered the fascinating and previously overlooked story of one of Boston’s most vital ethnic communities.” —­Anthony Bak Buccitelli, author of City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston

MICHAEL LIU is coauthor of The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision, and Power and former senior research associate at the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. New England History and Culture / Urban Studies 224 pp., 12 illus., 3 maps, 2 tables $26.95 at paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 46-­2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 45-­5 Also available as an e-­book December 2020 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS


Jim Crow Networks African American Periodical Cultures EURIE DAHN Scholars have paid relatively little attention to the highbrow, middlebrow, and popular periodicals that African Americans read and discussed regularly during the Jim Crow era—­publications such as the Chicago Defender, the Crisis, Ebony, and the Half-­Century Magazine. Jim Crow Networks considers how these magazines and newspapers, and their authors, readers, advertisers, and editors worked as part of larger networks of activists and thinkers to advance racial uplift and resist racism during the first half of the twentieth century. As Eurie Dahn demonstrates, authors like James Weldon Johnson, Nella Larsen, William Faulkner, and Jean Toomer wrote in the context of interracial and black periodical networks, which shaped the literature they produced and their concerns about racial violence. This original study also explores the overlooked intersections between the black press and modernist and Harlem Renaissance texts, and highlights key sites where readers and writers worked toward bottom-­up sociopolitical changes during a period of legalized segregation.

“Dahn’s palpable focus on the southern nodes in the African American periodical network furthers the recent important decentering of Harlem and the urban North as the most influential landscape for early to mid-­twentieth-­ century African American literary and print cultural production.” —­Shawn Anthony Christian, author of The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader

EURIE DAHN is associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose. Literary Studies and Print Culture / American Studies 208 pp., 6 illus. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­526-­4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­525-­7 Also available as an e-­book January 2021 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS  ·  fall / winter 2020–2021

Also of Interest Writing across the Color Line U.S. Print Culture and the Rise of Ethnic Literature, 1877–1920 Lucas A. Dietrich $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­487-­8

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A Drunkard’s Defense Alcohol, Murder, and Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth-­Century America MICHELE ROTUNDA

“Rotunda writes clearly and authoritatively about the controversial legal rules that allowed links between alcoholism, insanity, and violent crime in a compelling narrative that pulls together a vast literature.” —­Alan Rogers, author of Murder and the Death Penalty in Massachusetts

Is drunkenness a defense for murder? In the early nineteenth century, the answer was a resounding no. Intoxication was considered voluntary, and thus provided no defense. Yet as the century progressed, American courts began to extend exculpatory value to heavy drinking. The medicalization of alcohol use created new categories of mental illness which, alongside changes in the law, formed the basis for defense arguments that claimed unintended consequences and lack of criminal intent. Concurrently, advocates of prohibition cast “demon rum” and the “rum-­ seller” as the drunkard’s accomplices in crime, mitigating offenders’ actions. By the postbellum period, a backlash, led by medical professionals and an influential temperance movement, left the legacy of an unsettled legal standard. In A Drunkard’s Defense, Michele Rotunda examines a variety of court cases to explore the attitudes of nineteenth-­century physicians, legal professionals, temperance advocates, and ordinary Americans toward the relationship between drunkenness, violence, and responsibility, providing broader insights into the country’s complicated relationship with alcohol. “Presenting a wealth of evidence, A Drunkard’s Defense is a significant contribution, complementing other work on temperance and medical history and addressing the important and neglected topic of alcohol, murder, and the law.” —­Scott C. Martin, author of Devil of the Domestic Sphere: Temperance, Gender, and Middle-­Class Ideology, 1800–­1860

Also of Interest 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

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MICHELE ROTUNDA is assistant professor of history at Union County College. History: Nineteenth-­Century American and Civil War / Health and Medicine / Law and Legal Studies 216 pp., 9 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­554-­7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­553-­0 Also available as an e-­book February 2021 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS


A Prison in the Woods Environment and Incarceration in New York’s North Country CLARENCE JEFFERSON HALL JR. Since the mid-­nineteenth century, Americans have known the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York as a site of industrial production, a place to heal from disease, and a sprawling outdoor playground that must be preserved in its wild state. Less well known, however, has been the area’s role in hosting a network of state and federal prisons. A Prison in the Woods traces the planning, construction, and operation of penitentiaries in five Adirondack Park communities from the 1840s through the early 2000s to demonstrate that the histories of mass incarceration and environmental consciousness are interconnected. Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. reveals that the introduction of correctional facilities—­especially in the last three decades of the twentieth century—­unearthed long-­standing conflicts over the proper uses of Adirondack nature, particularly since these sites have contributed to deforestation, pollution, and habitat decline, even as they’ve provided jobs and spurred economic growth. Additionally, prison plans have challenged individuals’ commitment to environmental protection, tested the strength of environmental regulations, endangered environmental and public health, and exposed tensions around race, class, place, and belonging in the isolated prison towns of America’s largest state park. “This is a pivotal study in the history of carceral systems in the United States. Hall brings together two seemingly dissimilar developments in the Adirondack region—­prison development and the rise of environmental consciousness—­and in the process adds significantly to our understanding of prison history.”

“With an engaging narrative, Hall draws on important scholarship from the field of carceral history as well as relevant environmental literature to make a persuasive case that two topics that might seem unrelated—­ prison construction and operation and the environment—­are actually inextricably intertwined.” —­David Soll, author of Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply

—­Richard W. Judd, author of Second Nature: An Environmental History of New England

CLARENCE JEFFERSON HALL JR. is assistant professor of history at Queensborough Community College. Environmental History and Ecology / American Studies 288 pp., 9 illus., 3 maps $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­536-­3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­535-­6 Also available as an e-­book November 2020

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Also of Interest Battles of the North Country Wilderness Politics and Recreational Development in the Adirondack State Park, 1920 –1980 Jonathan D. Anzalone $32.95 paper 978-1-62534-364-2

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Page and Screen


his interdisciplinary series explores textual cultures and communities across the twentieth and twenty-­first centuries, approaching the book in all its forms as a powerful catalyst for social change. Investigating the persistence and adaptability of books in a digital age and drawing on the book’s long history, Page and Screen publishes projects that are in dialogue with print culture studies and informed by the theories, methods, and mandates of cultural studies, media studies, information studies, and sociology. SERIES EDITOR

Kate Eichhorn is associate professor of culture and media studies at The New School and author of The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media.

ADVISORY BOARD Danielle Fuller, University of Alberta Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland Peter Krapp, University of California, Irvine Simone Murray, Monash University Claire Squires, University of Stirling Adriaan van der Weel, Leiden University

“This series is very much needed in the field of book history—­and, more to the point, it is needed in the spaces between book history and adjacent disciplines, such as media studies, platform studies, and other, newer disciplines.” —­Alan Galey, director of the program in book history and print culture at the University of Toronto and author of The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity

“This series is both timely and exciting . . . The potential here is enormous, as literary studies increasingly realizes that the digital is where its disciplinary future lies.” —­Simone Murray, author of The Digital Literary Sphere: Reading, Writing, and Selling Books in the Internet Era

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Out of Print

Mediating Information in the Novel and the Book JULIA PANKO Through technological experiments, readers have seen the concept of the book change over the years, and the novel reflects these experiments, acting as a kind of archive for information. Out of Print reveals that the novel continues to shape popular understandings of information culture, even as it adapts to engage with new media and new practices of mediating information in the digital age. This innovative study chronicles how the print book has fared as both novelists and the burgeoning profession of information science have grappled with unprecedented quantities of data across the twentieth and twenty-­first centuries. As the novel’s archival project took a critical turn from realism to an investigation of the structures, possibilities, and ideologies of information media, novelists have considered ideas about how data can best be collected and stored. Julia Panko pairs case studies from information history with close readings of modernist works such as James Joyce’s Ulysses and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and contemporary novels from Jonathan Safran Foer, Stephen King, and Mark Z. Danielewski that emphasize their own informational qualities and experiment with the aesthetic potential of the print book. “This is a complex and fascinating book that has illuminating things to say about the novel as a genre; about the future of the book, the future of the novel, and the future of literary reading; about the form of information and the category of form itself; and about the information ecology of the digital world. It is lucidly and elegantly written, and its scholarship is impressively detailed and rigorous.”

“Out of Print explores the continued importance and power of the book in a digital age of increased big data. It draws from many important works of scholarship across the interdisciplinary fields of new media, book history, and literary studies. This weaving together of scholarship and literary texts, from modernism and contemporary literature, is a valuable contribution.” —­Jessica Pressman, author of Bookishness: Loving Books in a Digital Age

—­John Frow, author of Character and Person

JULIA PANKO is associate professor of English at Weber State University.

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Literary Studies and Print Culture / Science and Technology

Placing Papers

264 pp., 4 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­560-­8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­559-­2 Also available as an e-­book December 2020

The American Literary Archives Market Amy Hildreth Chen

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For Might and Right Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy MICHAEL BRENES

“Brenes has significantly added to our understanding of the political economy of the Cold War and the reshaping of American values from the New Deal to the contemporary moment. A truly engrossing and important story told with depth and skill.” —­Mitchell B. Lerner, author of The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy

How did the global Cold War influence American politics at home? For Might and Right traces the story of how Cold War defense spending remade participatory politics, producing a powerful and dynamic political coalition that reached across party lines. This “Cold War coalition” favored massive defense spending over social welfare programs, bringing together a diverse array of actors from across the nation, including defense workers, community boosters, military contractors, current and retired members of the armed services, activists, and politicians. Faced with neoliberal austerity and uncertainty surrounding America’s foreign policy after the 1960s, increased military spending became a bipartisan solution to create jobs and stimulate economic growth, even in the absence of national security threats. Using a rich array of archival sources, Michael Brenes draws important connections between economic inequality and American militarism that enhance our understanding of the Cold War’s continued impact on American democracy and the resilience of the military-­industrial complex, up to the age of Donald Trump. “For Might and Right will appeal not only to Cold War scholars but to anyone interested in the history of twentieth-­ century politics, liberalism or conservatism, and the history of U.S. foreign policy. A must-­read.” —­Michael Koncewicz, author of They Said No to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power

MICHAEL BRENES is associate director of the Brady-­ Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and lecturer in history at Yale University.

Also of Interest Every Home a Fortress Cold War Fatherhood and the Family Fallout Shelter Thomas Bishop $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­483-­0

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Military History, Cold War, and Veterans Studies / History: Twentieth-­and Twenty-­First-­Century American / Political History 272 pp. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­522-­6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­521-­9 Also available as an e-­book October 2020 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

Work Better, Live Better Motivation, Labor, and Management Ideology DAVID GRAY In the United States, a strong work ethic has long been upheld as a necessity, and tributes to motivation abound—­ from the motivational posters that line the walls of the workplace to the self-­help gurus who draw in millions of viewers online. Americans are repeatedly told they can achieve financial success and personal well-­being by adopting a motivated attitude toward work. But where did this obsession come from? And whose interests does it serve? Work Better, Live Better traces the rise of motivational rhetoric in the workplace across the expanse of two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. Beginning in the early twentieth century, managers recognized that force and coercion—­the traditional tools of workplace discipline—­inflamed industrial tensions, so they sought more subtle means of enlisting workers’ cooperation. David Gray demonstrates how this “motivational project” became a highly orchestrated affair as managers and their allies deployed films, posters, and other media, and drew on the ideas of industrial psychologists and advertising specialists to advance their quests for power at the expense of worker and union interests. “By focusing on the idea of ‘motivation’ and the level of effort, energy, and engagement that managers have historically put into attempting to shape the inner psychic lives and experiences of workers, Gray renders strange and unusual some of the most familiar tropes of economic culture.” —­Kim Phillips-­Fein, author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade against the New Deal

“Work Better, Live Better provides invaluable insight into how corporate management attempted to refashion the American work ethic in the twentieth century. An ambitious, intelligent, and thoughtful account of work and its ideological management that is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of capitalism.” —­Tim Strangleman, author of Voices of Guinness: An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery

DAVID GRAY is teaching professor of American studies and history at Oklahoma State University.

Also of Interest American Studies / Capitalism, Labor, and Class / Cultural History 368 pp., 60 illus. $32.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­534-­9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­533-­2 Also available as an e-­book November 2020

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The Conspiracy of Capital Law, Violence, and American Popular Radicalism in the Age of Monopoly Michael Mark Cohen $32.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­401-­4

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The Persistence of Slavery An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria ROBIN PHYLISIA CHAPDELAINE

“One of the few book-­ length studies on the history of children in colonial Africa, The Persistence of Slavery is necessary and timely. It will be a first choice for courses on African history and childhood studies.” —­Saheed Aderinto, author of When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–­1958

Despite efforts to abolish slavery throughout Africa in the nineteenth century, the coercive labor systems that constitute “modern slavery” have continued to the present day. To understand why, Robin Phylisia Chapdelaine explores child trafficking, pawning, and marriages in Nigeria’s Bight of Biafra, and the ways in which British colonial authorities and Igbo, Ibibio, Efik, and Ijaw populations mobilized children’s labor during the early twentieth century. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources that include oral interviews, British and Nigerian archival materials, newspaper holdings, and missionary and anthropological accounts, Chapdelaine argues that slavery’s endurance can only be understood when we fully examine “the social economy of a child”—­the broader commercial, domestic, and reproductive contexts in which children are economic vehicles. The Persistence of Slavery provides an invaluable investigation into the origins of modern slavery and early efforts to combat it, locating this practice in the political, social, and economic changes that occurred as a result of British colonialism and its lingering effects, which perpetuate child trafficking in Nigeria today. “An important, original contribution to the history of child trafficking in the twentieth century, the history of children globally, and to Nigerian and West African history, in general.” —­Benjamin N. Lawrance, editor in chief of African Studies Review and author of Amistad’s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Also of Interest The Case of the Slave-­Child, Med Free Soil in Antislavery Boston Karen Woods Weierman $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­476-­2

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ROBIN PHYLISIA CHAPDELAINE is assistant professor of history at Duquesne University. Childhood and Youth / History: World and Area Studies 224 pp., 3 maps, and 5 tables $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1- 62534-524- 0 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1- 62534-523-3 Also available as an e- book January 2021 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS



2019 CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE The Small Shall Be Strong A History of Lake Tahoe’s Washoe Indians Matthew S. Makley $27.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­347-­5

2020 BROADCAST HISTORIAN AWARD FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION Contested Ground The Tunnel and the Struggle over Television News in Cold War America Mike Conway $28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­451-­9

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 PEN AWARD FOR POETRY IN TRANSLATION Poems in Absentia & Poems from The Island and the World Pedro da Silveira Translated by George Monteiro Introduction by Vamberto Freitas $14.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­90-­0

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Templates for Authorship American Women’s Literary Autobiography of the 1930s WINDY COUNSELL PETRIE

“Petrie illuminates how these autobiographies reflected the tension present in writing a woman writer’s life in the early twentieth century through an examination of their memoirs against diaries, interviews, letters, and other published and unpublished materials. Aligning less well-­known authors in productive dialogue with more canonical figures, she investigates how these writers responded to gendered expectations.” —­Lisa Botshon, coeditor of Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s

Also of Interest

Faraway Women and the Atlantic Monthly Cathryn Halverson $27.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­455-­7

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As autobiographies by famous women like Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart became bestsellers in the 1930s, American publishers sought out literary autobio­ graphies from female novelists, poets, salon hosts, and editors. Templates for Authorship analyzes the market and cultural forces that created an unprecedented boom in American women’s literary autobiography. Windy Counsell Petrie considers twelve autobiographies from a diverse group of writers, ranging from highbrow modernists such as Gertrude Stein and Harriet Monroe to popular fiction writers like Edith Wharton and Edna Ferber, and lesser known figures such as Grace King and Carolyn Wells. Since there were few existing examples of women’s literary autobiography, these writers found themselves marketed and interpreted within four cultural templates: the artist, the activist, the professional, and the celebrity. As they wrote their life stories, the women adapted these templates to counter unwanted interpretations and resist the sentimental feminine traditions of previous generations with innovative strategies of deferral, elision, comedy, and collaboration. This accessible study contends that writing autobiography offered each of these writers an opportunity to define and defend her own literary legacy. “Petrie does a fabulous job laying out the market and literary environments in which these writers wrote and published their autobiographies. She clearly builds on a firm foundation of scholarship on women’s life writing, the literary marketplace of the 1930s, and, where possible, existing scholarship on these autobiographies.” —­Jennifer Haytock, author of The Middle Class in the Great Depression: Popular Women’s Novels of the 1930s

WINDY COUNSELL PETRIE is professor and chair of English at Azusa Pacific University. Literary Studies and Print Culture / Gender and Women’s Studies 240 pp. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­552-­3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­551-­6 Also available as an e-­book January 2021 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

Thoreau beyond Borders New International Essays on America’s Most Famous Nature Writer EDITED BY FRANÇOIS SPECQ, LAURA DASSOW WALLS, AND JULIEN NÈGRE Henry David Thoreau spent his life as an intellectual vagrant, jumping fences, pushing boundaries, and crossing borders. How, why, and to what end are the questions asked by contributors to this new volume of essays, whose work crosses national and disciplinary borders to think about Thoreau anew. Deliberately invoking Thoreau’s commitment to “living a border life,” a life located between the world of nature and that of the polis, these varied essays explore the writer’s thinking and writing as situated not merely against, but across and beyond borders and boundaries—­whether geographic, temporal, or spiritual. Arguing that literary texts are governed by mediation and dialogue, lines of force becoming lines of connection that entail complex patterns and interweavings, the contributors draw on methodologies that freely combine literary and philosophical approaches with cultural and political ones—­in turn moving us beyond borders. Contributors include the volume editors as well as Kristen Case, Danielle Follett, Rochelle Johnson, John J. Kucich, Daniel S. Malachuk, Henrik Otterberg, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Benjamin Pickford, David M. Robinson, Christa Holm Vogelius, and Michael C. Weisenburg.

“This volume is superbly conceived, and its essays are original, well thought out and diligently researched, and executed in a manner that will assuredly make a difference in the ways scholars of American transcendentalism read, understand, and appreciate Thoreau’s unique and lasting contributions to the movement.” —­Ronald A. Bosco, general editor of The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

FRANÇOIS SPECQ is professor of American literature and culture at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. LAURA DASSOW WALLS is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. JULIEN NÈGRE is associate professor of American literature and culture at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. Literary Studies and Print Culture / American Studies 272 pp., 14 illus., 3 maps $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­556-­1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­555-­4 Also available as an e-­book December 2020

Also of Interest Finding Thoreau The Meaning of Nature in the Making of an Environmental Icon Richard W. Judd $27.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­389-­5

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The Mass Production of Memory Travel and Personal Archiving in the Age of the Kodak TAMMY S. GORDON

“Gordon draws on an extensive archive, both visual and textual, and effectively teases out the implications of the materials. An important contribution to studies of visual culture, tourism, and photography in the United States, and to American studies more broadly.” —­Alison Landsberg, author of Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture 

In 1888, the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company offered the first portable camera that allowed users to conveniently take photos, using leisure travel as a primary marketing feature to promote it. The combination of portability, ease of use, and mass advertising fed into a national trend of popular photography that drew on Americans’ increasing mobility and leisure time. The Kodak Company and the first generation of tourist photographers established new standards for personal archiving that amplified the individual’s role in authoring the national narrative. But not everyone had equal access to travel and tourism, and many members of the African American, Native American, and gay and lesbian communities used the camera to counter the racism, homophobia, and classism that shaped public spaces. In this groundbreaking history, Tammy S. Gordon tells the story of the camera’s emerging centrality in leisure travel across the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and its role in “the mass production of memory,” a process in which users crafted a visual archive attesting to their experiences, values, and circumstances, setting the stage for the customizable visual culture of the digital age. “With a smooth, easy narrative style, Gordon weaves together fresh interpretive readings and solid archival work to create a stimulating study certain to attract an audience far broader than the usual circle of specialists, while still contributing substantially to the fields of public history and memory studies.” —­Michael Frisch, author of A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History

Also of Interest Shaker Fever America’s Twentieth-­ Century Fascination with a Communitarian Sect William D. Moore $26.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­509-­7

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TAMMY S. GORDON is professor of history at North Carolina State University and author of The Spirit of 1976: Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration. Public History / Memory Studies 176 pp., 15 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­532-­5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­531-­8 Also available as an e-­book November 2020 fall / winter 2020–2021  ·  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS

Engaging Diverse Communities A Guide to Museum Public Relations MELISSA A. JOHNSON As U.S. museums evolve from their role as elite institutions to organizations serving multiple stakeholders, they must adopt new communication practices to meet their social missions and organizational goals. Engaging Diverse Communities, the first book-­length study of museum public relations for practitioners since 1983, details how institutions can use communication fundamentals to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of cultural groups and constituencies. Melissa A. Johnson interviews communicators at cultural heritage museums to understand the challenges of representing communities based on racial and ethnic, generational, immigrant, and language identities. Exploring how communications professionals function as cultural intermediaries by negotiating competing and intersecting identities and mastering linguistic and visual code-­ switching, she presents an analysis of the communication tactics of more than two hundred art, history, African American, American Indian, and other diverse museums. Engaging Diverse Communities illuminates best public relations practices, especially in media relations, digital press relations, website content production, social media, and event planning. This essential text for museum professionals also addresses visual aesthetics, cultural expression, and counter-­stereotypes, and offers guidance on how to communicate cultural attractiveness.

“Johnson provides valuable insight into museum public relations. Engaging Diverse Communities will appeal to professionals working in museums, non-­ profit administration, and media and communication as well as undergraduates and graduate students working in these fields.” —­Andrea A. Burns, author of From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement

“Innovative and suffused with rich data . . . No other scholar has attempted to study public relations in regards to the specific challenges museums of cultural heritages encounter.” —­Jennifer Vardeman, associate professor of public relations at University of Houston

MELISSA A. JOHNSON is professor of communication at North Carolina State University. Public History 224 pp., 14 illus., 7 tables $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 42-­4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­5 41-­7 Also available as an e-­book November 2020

Also of Interest Museum Diplomacy Transnational Public History and the U.S. Department of State Richard J. W. Harker $28.95 paper 978-­1-­62534-­493-­9

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TA G U S 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 English-­speaking audience, Tagus Press’s groundbreaking translations and journals address both Portuguese life abroad and in the United States. R EC E N T LY P U B LI S H E D

Smiling in the Darkness Adelaide Freitas Translated by Katharine F. Baker, with Bobby J. Chamberlain, Reinaldo F. Silva, and Emanuel Melo

The Poems of Renata Ferreira

The Unknown Islands Raul Brandão

Minotaur, Parrot, and the SS Man

Frank X. Gaspar

Translated by David Brookshaw

Essays on Jorge de Sena

$14.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­94-­8

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George Monteiro

Portuguese in the Americas Series

Bellis Azorica Series

$19.95 paper, 978-­1-­933227-­97-­9 Adamastor Series

$14.95 td paper, 978-­1-­933227-­93-­1 Bellis Azorica Series

In America, I Discovered I Was European NATÁLIA CORREIA TRANSLATED BY KATHARINE F. BAKER AND EMANUEL MELO INTRODUCTION BY ONÉSIMO T. ALMEIDA Natália Correia lived one of the most productive and flamboyant lives in the history of Portuguese culture. In June 1950—­a month bracketed by Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s denunciation of McCarthyism and the outbreak of the Korean conflict—­Correia made her first visit to the United States. Moving from Boston, coastal Maine, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, to New York City and Washington, DC, she mingled with intellectuals and politicians at soirées, visited art museums, frequented nightclubs, spoke on Portuguese-­ language radio, and met with Luso-­Americans and small-­town locals. In America, I Discovered I Was European reveals the attractions and contradictions of midcentury America through the experiences, discoveries, perceptive observations, and critical reflections of a lifelong enfant terrible. NATÁLIA CORREIA (1923–­1993) was born in São Miguel, Azores, but moved to Lisbon at age eleven. An intellectual, poet, political activist, and defender of 22 · www.umasspress.com

women’s rights, the charismatic and combative Correia challenged preconceptions and defied conventions, and was first elected to Portugal’s parliament in 1980. One of the most prominent voices of Portuguese literature and culture in the second half of the twentieth century, she was the recipient of the Grand Prize in Poetry from the Association of Portuguese Writers for her book, Sonetos Românticos. KATHARINE F. BAKER is the translator of I No Longer Like Chocolates by Álamo Oliveira, The Portuguese Presence in California by Eduardo Mayone Dias, My Californian Friends: Poetry by Vasco Pereira da Costa, and Smiling in the Darkness by Adelaide Freitas. EMANUEL MELO is a Toronto-­based writer. His work has been published in anthologies of Luso-­Canadian writers, Cleaver magazine, the TWAS e-­Zine, and on RTP’s Comunidades website.

Creative Nonfiction 240 pp. $19.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­951470-­02-­9 October 2020 Bellis Azorica Series Distributed for Tagus Press Co-­publication with Gávea-­Brown Publications in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University

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Freedom Sun in the Tropics ANA MARIA MACHADO TRANSLATED BY RENATA R. M. WASSERMAN Based upon the author’s own experiences of life, exile, and return under the dictatorship that gripped Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s, Freedom Sun in the Tropics follows Lena, a journalist, as she resists violence and political repression, and decides to flee to Paris. Upon her eventual return, Lena soon discovers that the dictatorship’s prison walls have enclosed private lives and hold strong even after the collapse of authoritarianism. With friendship, truth, and family broken, she struggles to make the difficult return to freedom and regain a sense of life—­and simple decency—­on the other side of trauma. Originally published in 1988, Ana Maria Machado’s novel vividly captures one of the darkest periods in recent Brazilian history.


The Open Veins of the Postcolonial Afrodescendants and Racisms EDITED BY INOCÊNCIA MATA AND IOLANDA ÉVORA Making an obvious reference to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, this volume proves that the veins of the postcolonial remain open, having prolonged and reproduced themselves over the course of decades. “The Open Veins of the Postcolonial” traces the emergence of epistemological categories and offers thematic analyses of racial and ethnic differences, as well as those arising from sociability, representations, and sociopolitical and cultural dynamics. This volume likewise unmasks the naturalizing discourse of the ideology of subalternity and institutionalized discrimination through various “beliefs” and tacit practices; discusses how to articulate the place of belonging with ethno-­racial identity in the twenty-­first century; and contributes to the broad discussion initiated by the United Nations’ declaration of the International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015–­2024 (Resolution 68/237).

ANA MARIA MACHADO is the author of more than one hundred books for children, young adults, and adults. She is the recipient of many prestigious literary awards, including the Brazilian Academy of Letters’ Machado de Assis Prize (2001); the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for her children’s books (2000); and the Casa de las Americas Prize (1980). A longtime member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, Machado has taught at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Sorbonne, Oxford University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

INOCÊNCIA MATA is professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon. Her most recent publications include O Papel do Cidadão em Tempos de (Des)Encantos (2018) and Discursos Memorialistas Africanos e a Construção da História (2018).

RENATA R. M. WASSERMAN, born and raised in Brazil, is professor emerita of English and comparative literature at Wayne State University and author of Central at the Margin: Five Brazilian Women Writers.

IOLANDA ÉVORA is associate researcher at the Center for African and Development Studies at the University of Lisbon, and most recently author of Diáspora cabo-­ verdiana (2016).

Fiction and Poetry

Lusophone Studies

288 pp. $19.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­933227-­95-­5 September 2020

288 pp. $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­933227-­96-­2 December 2020

Brazilian Literature in Translation Series Distributed for Tagus Press

Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies Distributed for Tagus Press

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My Escapee

This Grand and Magnificent Place

Stories CORINNA VALLIANATOS Delicate and assured, the stories in My Escapee illuminate unseen forces in women’s lives: the shameful thought, the stifled hope, the subterranean stresses of marriage, friendship, and family. Grappling with lost memories, escaped time, the longing to be loved, and the instinct for autonomy, the stories peer inside their characters’ minds to their benign delusions, their triumphs and defeats. A lonely young woman, sick of being sick, swaps places with her nurse. A college student deploys her more charming roommate to discover the secret rituals of an all-­male club on campus. And in the title story, a woman in a nursing home receives mysterious missives from her longtime lover recalling fragments of their old life together. “Corinna Vallianatos’s taut and delicate collection [is] full of swift insights about expectation and disappointment.” —­New York Times Book Review

CORINNA VALLIANATOS’s stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she lives in Claremont, California. My Escapee was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

The Wilderness Heritage of the White Mountains CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON This is the complex story of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, from the range’s days as the majestic homeland of the Abenaki, first seen by English colonists four centuries ago, to its unassailable standing today as one of America’s most beloved national forests, comprising 112,000 acres of protected wilderness. Christopher Johnson, an avid hiker intimately familiar with the White Mountains, lovingly explores the rich ecological, political, economic, and cultural history of the region and opens a panoramic window on the evolution of American attitudes and policies toward wilderness over the last two centuries. Tracing the perilous course of the twentieth-­ century movement toward wilderness preservation, this skillful and accessible history will rivet general readers, students, and professionals interested in the history, culture, and politics of the White Mountains, as well as those fascinated by environmental history and wilderness protection everywhere. CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON has worked in the textbook-­publishing industry for many years, specializing in language arts and social studies. He holds an MA in English from Northwestern University and is coauthor of Forests for the People.

Fiction and Poetry

New England History and Culture

176 pp. $19.95 td paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­4 43-­4 Now available

332 pp. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­519-­6 Now available University of New Hampshire Press

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Choke Box

The Souls of Black Folk

Maria Baldwin’s Worlds

a Fem-­Noir

Essays and Sketches

Christina Milletti

W. E. B. Du Bois

A Story of Black New England and the Fight for Racial Justice

$19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­425-­0

$15.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­333-­8

Kathleen Weiler $25.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­478-­6

Juniper Prize for Fiction

Palace of State The Eisenhower Executive Office Building Edited by Thomas E. Luebke

A People’s History of the New Boston

Kent State

Jim Vrabel

Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties

$24.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­076-­4

Thomas M. Grace

$45.00 jacketed cloth, 978-­1-­62534-­362-­8

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­111-­2 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

Books for Idle Hours

A Curious Land

The Sacking of Fallujah

Nineteenth-­Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading

Stories from Home

A People’s History

Susan Muaddi Darraj

Donna Harrington-­Lueker

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Ross Caputi, Richard Hil, and Donna Mulhearn

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­383-­3

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

$27.95 at paper, 978-­1-­62534-­438-­0 Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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“There Is a North”

Senseless Women

Libraries amid Protest

Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War

Sarah Harris Wallman

Books, Organizing, and Global Activism

$19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­518-­9

Sherrin Frances

Juniper Prize for Fiction

$26.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­491-­5

John L. Brooke

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

$26.95 at paper, 978-­1-­62534-­447-­2

The Memory Eaters Elizabeth Kadetsky $19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­502-­8 Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction

From Environmental Loss to Resistance Infrastructure and the Struggle for Justice in North America Edited by Michael Loadenthal and Lea Rekow

“For the Good of Their Souls” Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-­ Century Mohawk Country William B. Hart $26.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­495-­3 Native Americans of the Northeast

$26.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­505-­9

Exporting Jim Crow

Stardust Media

Campuses of Consent

Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond

Christina Pugh

Sexual and Social Justice in Higher Education

Chinua Thelwell

Juniper Prize for Poetry

$27.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­517-­2

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Theresa A. Kulbaga and Leland G. Spencer $24.95 at paper, 978-­1-­62534-­459-­5

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The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-­Century American Literature

A Wolf by the Ears

Kids Have All the Write Stuff

Wayne Karlin

Revised and Updated for a Digital Age

$22.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­503-­5

Jonathan Senchyne

Juniper Prize for Fiction

Sharon A. Edwards, Robert W. Maloy, and Torrey Trust

$26.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­474-­8

$19.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­467-­0

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

The Virtuous and Violent Women of Seventeenth-­Century Massachusetts

The Genealogical Sublime

Four by Euripides

Julia Creet

Medea, Bakkhai, Hippolytos, and Cyclops

$24.95 at paper, 978-­1-­62534-­480-­9

Emily C. K. Romeo

Public History in Historical Perspective

New translations and introductions by Robert Bagg

$27.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­513-­4

$22.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­445-­8

That Place Where You Opened Your Hands

Shaker Vision

Transcendental Heresies

Seeing Beauty in Early America

Susan Leslie Moore

Joseph Manca

Harvard and the Modern American Practice of Unbelief

$16.95 td paper, 978-­1-­62534-­510-­3

$39.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­468-­7

David Faflik

Juniper Prize for Poetry

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­489-­2

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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.


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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PAGE AND SCREEN Edited by Kate Eichhorn (The New School), this interdisciplinary series explores textual cultures and communities across the twentieth and twenty-­first centuries, investigating the persistence and adaptability of books in a digital age and drawing on the book’s long history.


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).


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


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.



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.

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University of Massachusetts Press publishes scholarly and creative books, in both print and digital formats, that reflect the high quality and diversity of contemporary intellectual life on our campuses, in our region, and around the country and the world. We serve interconnected communities—­ scholars, students, and citizens—­and with our publishing program, we seek to reflect and enhance the values and strengths of the university and the commonwealth.

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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

$22.95 bt paper ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­457-­1 198 pp., 14 illus., 3 maps, 2019

$27.95 paper ISBN 978-­1-­55849-­9 40-­9 256 pp., 12 illus., 2012

$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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BRIGHT LEAF, an imprint of University of Massachusetts Press, publishes insightful books about New England. Written for a popular audience, Bright Leaf explores a myriad of subjects that highlight the history, culture, diversity, and environmental of the region.


Flight Calls Exploring Massachusetts through Birds

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds

John R. Nelson

A History of Slavery in New England

$22.95 bt paper, 978-­1-­62534-­470-­0

Jared Ross Hardesty $22.95 bt paper, 978-­1-­62534-­457-­1

Went to the Devil A Yankee Whaler in the Slave Trade

Boston’s Twentieth-­Century Bicycling Renaissance

Anthony J. Connors

Cultural Change on Two Wheels

$22.95 bt paper, 978-­1-­62534-­405-­2

Lorenz J. Finison $19.95 bt paper, 978-­1-­62534-­411-­3

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