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“When you remember the divisions within our own generation about the war, it ultimately turns out to be the very symbol of our generation, rock ’n’ roll,

author index

that brings us together,

Bradley and WERNER, We Gotta Get Out of This Place


Hamann, The Translations of Nebrija


Hartsock, Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience


Hill, Country Comes to Town


Hord and LEE, I Am Because We Are, revised edition


Knott, Not Free, Not for All


Leader, Knowing, Seeing, Being LIONTAS and Parker, A Manner of Being

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Macieski, Picturing Class


MathiesoN and DAWES, Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic


Meyers, Robert Lowell in Love


Muaddi Darraj, A Curious Land


Richard, Not a Catholic Nation


Sarat, DOUGLAS, and UMPHREY, Law’s Mistakes


Schuyler, Apostle of Taste, new edition

is going to provide the healing process that everybody needs.” —Bobby Muller, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Marines, Vietnam, 1968–1969


Ringel, Commercializing Childhood

Schulman, Work Sights

and it is rock ’n’ roll that

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Cover art: Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823–1900). Starrucca Viaduct, Pennsylvania, 1865. Oil on canvas, 22 3/8 x 36 3/8 in. (56.8 x 92.4 cm.). Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art. Photo credit: Photography Incorporated, Toledo.

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a volume in the series   Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

Veterans recall the impact of popular music on the American experience in Vietnam

We Gotta Get Out of This Place The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War Doug Bradley and Craig Werner

For a Kentucky rifleman who spent his tour trudging through Vietnam’s Central Highlands, it was Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.” For a “tunnel rat” who blew smoke into the Viet Cong’s underground tunnels, it was Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” For a black marine distraught over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., it was Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.” And for countless other Vietnam vets, it was “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” or the song that gives this book its title. In We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. They explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They also demonstrate that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans—black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and “grunts”—whose personal reflections drive the book’s narrative. Many of the voices are those of ordinary soldiers, airmen, seamen, and marines. But there are also “solo” pieces by veterans whose writings have shaped our understanding of the war—Karl Marlantes, Alfredo Vea, Yusef Komunyakaa, Bill Ehrhart, Arthur Flowers—as well as songwriters and performers whose music influenced soldiers’ lives, including Eric Burdon, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Country Joe McDonald, and John Fogerty. Together their testimony taps into memories—individual and cultural—that capture a central if often overlooked component of the American war in Vietnam.

DOUG BRADLEY, a Vietnam veteran, teaches a course on the war with CRAIG WERNER, professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of American Soul.

“We Gotta Get Out of This Place is chock full of materials that present multi-voiced memories of how popular music related to the experiences of American GIs in and after the Vietnam War. The book will appeal to veterans, and in many ways is written by, for, and to them. But students and fans of popular music history, the history of the 1960s, and the history of war will also find it an engaging and worthwhile read.” —Michael J. Kramer, author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture

American History / American Studies / Music 240 pp. $26.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-162-4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-197-6 November 2015

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“I couldn’t put the book down, and when I did, couldn’t wait to get back to it. It’s a heartbreaking tale for all concerned, and it reads like a Greek tragedy, for Meyers has turned the pain of it all into a honeycomb for us to enjoy with a guilty, cathartic kind of schadenfreude.”

—Paul Mariani, author of Lost Puritan: A Life of Robert Lowell

How mania, marriage, affairs, and love itself SHAPED one of America’s greatest poets

Robert Lowell in Love Jeffrey Meyers

Robert Lowell was known not only as a great poet but also as a writer whose devotion to his art came at a tremendous personal cost. In this work, his third on Robert Lowell, Jeffrey Meyers examines the poet’s impassioned, fraught relationships with the key women in his life, including his mother, Charlotte Winslow Lowell; his three wives—Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Caroline Blackwood; nine of his many lovers; his close women friends—Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Bishop, and Adrienne Rich; and his most talented students, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Lowell’s charismatic personality and compelling poetry attracted lovers and friends who were both frightened and excited by his aura of brilliance and danger. He loved the idea of falling in love, and in his recurring manic episodes he needed women at the center of his emotional and artistic life. While he idealized his loves and encouraged their talents, he never fully grasped his wives’ and lovers’ deepest needs and feelings, and his frenetic affairs and tortured marriages were always conducted entirely on his own terms. Robert Lowell in Love tells the story of the poet in the grip of love and gives voice to the women who loved him, inspired his poetry, and suffered along with him. An eminent biographer and literary scholar, JEFFREY MEYERS is the author of fifty-three books. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Biography / American Literature 256 pp., 12 illus. $34.95t jacketed cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-186-0 January 2016

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Writers recall those who showed them the way

A Manner of Being

Writers on Their Mentors Edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker What do the punk singer Henry Rollins, the Guatemalan writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa, the American authors Tobias Wolff, Tayari Jones, and George Saunders, the Canadian writer Sheila Heti, and the Russian poet Polina Barskova have in common? At some point, they all studied the art of writing deeply with someone. The nearly seventy short essays in A Manner of Being, by some of the best contemporary writers from around the world, pay homage to mentors—the writers, teachers, nannies, and sages—who enlighten, push, encourage, and sometimes hurt, fail, and limit their protégés. There are mentors encountered in the schoolhouse and on farms, in NYC and in MFA programs; mentors who show up exactly when needed, offering comfort, a steadying hand, a commiseration, a dose of tough love. This collection is rich with anecdotes from the heartfelt to the salacious, gems of writing advice, and guidance for how to live the writing life in a world that all too often doesn’t care whether you write or not. Each contribution is intimate and distinct—yet a common theme is that mentors model a manner of being. Arthur Flowers on John O’Killens James Franco on Harmony Korine Mary Gaitskill on an Ann Arbor bookstore owner Noy Holland and Sam Lipsyte on Gordon Lish Tayari Jones on Ron Carlson

Henry Rollins on Hubert Selby Jr. Rodrigo Rey Rosa on Paul Bowles George Saunders on Douglas Unger and Tobias Wolff Christine Schutt on Elizabeth Hardwick Tobias Wolff on John L’Heureux . . . and many more

ANNIE LIONTAS received an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. She is author of the novel Let Me Explain You. JEFF PARKER is assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His most recent books include Where Bears Roam the Streets and Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion.

Creative Writing / American Literature 320 pp., 23 illus. $28.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-182-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-181-5 December 2015

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“A collection of snapshots from the past few decades documenting how a variety of writers have found or been given guidance from other writers, both in and out of writing programs. Many different approaches are represented here, from line editors to more mystic sages, from teachers turned life coaches to teachers who did most of their work in the classroom or campus office. In gathering these tributes to mentors, this volume gives us some idea not so much of what students look for in a teacher, but of what they remember, and why it’s important to them.” —Peter Turchi, author of A Muse and A Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic


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a volume in the series   Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

“This is a spectacularly imaginative book. Rarely does one find sweeping cultural ideas, ideas of global significance, warranted by bibliography so specific; rarely is such sophisticated book history written so clearly and enthusiastically.” —Michael Adams, author of Slang: The People’s Poetry

The story of a translation dictionary and its influential role in global history

The Translations of Nebrija

Language, Culture, and Circulation in the Early Modern World Byron Ellsworth Hamann In 1495, the Spanish humanist Antonio de Nebrija published a Spanishto-Latin dictionary that became a best seller. Over the next century it was revised dozens of times, in nine European cities. As these dictionaries made their way around the globe in this age of encounters, their lists of Spanish words became frameworks for dictionaries of non-Latin languages. What began as Spanish to Latin became Spanish to Arabic, French, English, Tuscan, Nahuatl, Mayan, Quechua, Aymara, Tagalog, and more. Tracing the global influence of Nebrija’s dictionary, Byron Ellsworth Hamann, in this interdisciplinary, deeply researched book, connects pagan Rome, Muslim Spain, Aztec Tenochtitlan, Elizabethan England, the Spanish Philippines, and beyond, revealing new connections in world history. The Translations of Nebrija re-creates the travels of people, books, and ideas throughout the early modern world and reveals the adaptability of Nebrija’s text, tracing the ways heirs and pirate printers altered the dictionary in the decades after its first publication. It reveals how entries in various editions were expanded to accommodate new concepts, such as for indigenous languages in the Americas—a process with profound implications for understanding pre-Hispanic art, architecture, and writing. It shows how words written in the margins of surviving dictionaries from the Americas shed light on the writing and researching of dictionaries across the early modern world. Exploring words and the dictionaries that made sense of them, this book charts new global connections and challenges many assumptions about the early modern world.

BYRON ELLSWORTH HAMANN is assistant professor in the Department of History of Art at Ohio State University.

Print Culture Studies / Translation Studies 192 pp. 39 illus. $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-170-9 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-163-1 November 2015

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a volume in the series   Science/Technology/Culture

Explores the cultural meaning of technology in Gilded Age America

Work Sights

The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America Vanessa Meikle Schulman In this extensively illustrated work, Vanessa Meikle Schulman reveals how visual representations of labor, technology, and industry were crucial in shaping the way nineteenth-century Americans understood their nation and its place in the world. Her focus is the period between 1857 and 1887, an era marked by the rapid expansion of rail and telegraph networks, the rise of powerful, centralized corporations, and the creation of specialized facilities for the mechanized production and distribution of products. Through the examination of popular as well as fine art—news illustrations and paintings of American machines, workers, factories, and technical innovations— she illuminates an evolving tension between the perception of technology and industry as rational, logical, and systemic on the one hand and as essentially unknowable, strange, or irrational on the other. Ranging across the fields of art history, visual studies, the history of technology, and American studies, Work Sights captures both the richness of nineteenth-century American visual culture and the extent to which Americans had begun to perceive their country as a modern nation connected by a web of interlocking technological systems.

VANESSA MEIKLE SCHULMAN is assistant professor of art history at Illinois State University.

American Studies / Cultural Studies / History of Science and Technology

“This is a book that will be of great interest to graduate students and scholars in history, American studies, and art history, as well as more specialized fields like technology and society. In combining a formalist art historical approach with a deeply rooted sense of history, Vanessa Meikle Schulman has produced a work that is in line with the best contemporary scholarship in American nineteenthcentury art history.” —Miles Orvell, author of The Death and Life of Main Street: Small Towns in American Memory, Space, and Community

304 pp., 67 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-195-2 $95.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-194-5 December 2015

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“A significant and sureto-be controversial attempt to demonstrate the existence of a black philosophical tradition. . . . It makes available a valuable collection of essays that teachers of philosophy and black studies alike will wish to use in their courses.” —Robert Gooding-Williams, author of In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America

A revised and expanded edition of a landmark anthology of Africana thought

I Am Because We Are

Readings in Africana Philosophy Revised Edition Edited by Fred Lee Hord (Mzee and Jonathan Scott Lee

Lasana Okpara)

First published in 1995, I Am Because We Are has been recognized as a major, canon-defining anthology and adopted as a text in a wide variety of college and university courses. Bringing together writings by prominent black thinkers from Africa, the Caribbean, and North America, Fred Lee Hord and Jonathan Scott Lee made the case for a tradition of “relational humanism” distinct from the philosophical preoccupations of the West. Over the past twenty years, however, new scholarly research has uncovered other contributions to the discipline now generally known as “Africana philosophy” that were not included in the original volume. In this revised and expanded edition, Hord and Lee build on the strengths of the earlier anthology while enriching the selection of readings to bring the text into the twenty-first century. In a new introduction, the editors reflect on the key arguments of the book’s central thesis, refining them in light of more recent philosophical discourse. This edition includes important new readings by Kwame Gyekye, Oyèrónké Oy˘e wùmí, Paget Henry, Sylvia Wynter, Toni Morrison, Charles Mills, and Tommy Curry, as well as extensive suggestions for further reading.

FRED LEE HORD (MZEE LASANA OKPARA) is professor of English and director of Africana studies at Knox College and author of several books, including Reconstructing Memory: Black Literary Criticism. JONATHAN SCOTT LEE is professor of philosophy at Colorado College and author of Jacques Lacan, published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Praise for the first edition: “An ambitious book [that] strives to be intellectually and philosophically Pan-Africanist. In an era where more than a ‘hyphen’ has continually separated Africans and AfricanAmericans and others of African descent, the call to relational humanism and community ethos is a timely one.” —The International Journal of African Historical Studies African American Studies / Philosophy 408 pp. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-176-1 $95.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-175-4 December 2015

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Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

A Curious Land

Stories from Home Susan Muaddi Darraj When Rabab lowered the magad and clapped-clapped to the well in her mother’s too-big slippers, the stone jar digging into her shoulder, she didn’t, at first, see the body. The morning sun glazed everything around her—the cement homes, the iron rails along one wall, the bars on the windows, the stones around the well—and made her squint her itchy eyes. She was hungry. That was all. They’d arrived here only last night, stopping as soon as Awwad and the men were sure the army had moved south. It must have been the third time in just a few weeks—collapse the tents, load the mules, disappear into the sands. She hoped this war would end soon, and she didn’t really care who won, as long as it ended because they hadn’t eaten well in two years. In the past few months, her mother had sold all her gold, except for her bracelet made of liras. It was the only thing left, and she was holding onto it, and Rabab realized, so were they all; she imagined that, the day it was sold, when her mother’s wrist was bare, would signal that they were at the end.

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s short story collection crosses generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home.

SUSAN MUADDI DARRAJ’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in New York Stories, Orchid Literary Review, Banipal, Mizna, al-Jadid, and several anthologies. Her previous short story collection, The Inheritance of Exile, was honored by the U.S. State Department’s Arabic Book Program. She is a recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. A Philadelphia native, she currently lives in Baltimore.

“These linked stories about the people of the village of Tel al-Hilou, and their descendants in today’s United States of America, span over a century. The author’s empathy for the large cast of embattled characters is miraculous. In particular, we get to know the quietly heroic Palestinian women in these stories as intimately as we know the people closest to us. Astonishingly, this collection is, above all, about the transformative powers of love.” —Jaime Manrique, author of Our Lives Are the Rivers

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“Not a Catholic Nation is both original and illuminated by some of the most creative approaches found in recent scholarship in U.S. Catholic history. By opening with an account of the Klan’s activities in the state featuring the most extensive boundary with Canada, Richard engages early the transnational dimension of his story, a major feature of religious and ethnic conflict in the United States but one which has rarely been examined so intimately.” —James T. Fisher, author of Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America

The forgotten story of Catholic resistance to the rise of the KKK in New England

Not a Catholic Nation

The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s Mark Paul Richard During the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan experienced a remarkable resurgence, drawing millions of American men and women into its ranks. In Not a Catholic Nation, Mark Paul Richard examines the KKK’s largely ignored growth in the six states of New England—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—and details the reactions of the region’s Catholic population, the Klan’s primary targets. Drawing on a wide range of previously untapped sources—Frenchlanguage newspapers in the New England–Canadian borderlands; KKK documents scattered in local, university, and Catholic repositories; and previously undiscovered copies of the Maine Klansmen—Richard demonstrates that the Klan was far more active in the Northeast than previously thought. He also challenges the increasingly prevalent view that the Ku Klux Klan became a mass movement during this period largely because it functioned as a social, fraternal, or civic organization for many Protestants. While Richard concedes that some Protestants in New England may have joined the KKK for those reasons, he shows that the politics of ethnicity and labor played a more significant role in the Klan’s growth in the region. The most comprehensive analysis of the Ku Klux Klan’s antagonism toward Catholics in the 1920s, this book is also distinctive in its consideration of the history of the Canada–U.S. borderlands, particularly the role of Canadian immigrants as both proponents and victims of the Klan movement in the United States.

MARK PAUL RICHARD is professor of history and Canadian studies, State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He is author of Loyal but French: The Negotiation of Identity by French-Canadian Descendants in the United States.

American History / New England History / Religion 296 pp., 8 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-189-1 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-188-4 November 2015

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a volume in the series   Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

The untold history of public library segregation

Not Free, Not for All

Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow Cheryl Knott Americans tend to imagine their public libraries as timehonored advocates of equitable access to information for all. Through much of the twentieth century, however, many black Americans were denied access to public libraries or allowed admittance only to separate and smaller buildings and collections. While scholars have examined and continue to uncover the history of school segregation, there has been much less research published on the segregation of public libraries in the Jim Crow South. In fact, much of the writing on public library history has failed to note these racial exclusions. In Not Free, Not for All, Cheryl Knott traces the establishment, growth, and eventual demise of separate public libraries for African Americans in the South, disrupting the popular image of the American public library as historically welcoming readers from all walks of life. Using institutional records, contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles, and other primary sources together with scholarly work in the fields of print culture and civil rights history, Knott reconstructs a complex story involving both animosity and cooperation among whites and blacks who valued what libraries had to offer. African American library advocates, staff, and users emerge as the creators of their own separate collections and services with both symbolic and material importance, even as they worked toward dismantling those very institutions during the era of desegregation.

CHERYL KNOTT is associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

“This is a crucial revision in the way we have thought of the history of public libraries in the U.S. This book will influence scholars in a variety of fields as it offers valuable insights on a range of questions about African Americans and their relationship to print culture, and about the ways that we think about the history of segregation and the pursuit of civil rights in this country.” —Elizabeth McHenry, author of Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies

Print Culture Studies / African American Studies 296 pp., 7 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-178-5 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-177-8 November 2015

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a volume in the series   American Popular Music

“In his sophisticated focus on the importance of a constructed and affective ‘home’ in both creating and defining a fan base, Hill breaks new ground in the scholarship of country music—and popular music studies more generally. This is one of those books that has the ability to make readers—including students—sit up and realize that meaning is created in a myriad of places, in a myriad of ways, all in noisy conversation with each other.” —Rachel Rubin, author of Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

How the country music industry keeps close to home

Country Comes to Town

The Music Industry and the Transformation of Nashville Jeremy Hill Country music evokes a simple, agrarian past, with images of open land and pickup trucks. While some might think of the genre as a repository of nostalgia, popular because it preserves and reveres traditional values, Jeremy Hill argues that country music has found such expansive success because its songs and its people have forcefully addressed social and cultural issues as well as geographic change. Hill demonstrates how the genre and its fans developed a flexible idea of “country,” beyond their rural roots, and how this flexibility allowed fans and music to “come to town,” to move into and within urban spaces, while retaining a country “character.” To understand how the genre has become the far-reaching commercial phenomenon that it is today, Hill explores how various players within the country music fold have grappled with the notion of place. He shows both how the industry has transformed the city of Nashville and how country music—through song lyrics, imagery associated with the music, and branding—has reshaped ideas about the American landscape and character. As the genre underwent significant change in the last decades of the twentieth century, those who sought to explain its new styles and new locations relied on a traditional theme: “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” Hill demonstrates how this idea— that you can still be “country” while no longer living in a rural place—has been used to expand country’s commercial appeal and establish a permanent home in the urban space of Nashville.

JEREMY HILL, who earned a PhD in American studies from George Washington University, is an independent scholar who lives in Chicago.

“In a clear writing style, Hill links country’s construction of an ‘ordinary folks’ American identity to the racial politics and urban policy of the late twentieth century in a compelling way.” —Diane Pecknold, author of The Selling Sound: The Rise of the Country Music Industry

American Studies / Music 224 pp., 4 illus. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-172-3 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-171-6 January 2016

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How nineteenth-century magazines schooled children in consumerism

Commercializing Childhood

Children’s Magazines, Urban Gentility, and the Ideal of the Child Consumer in the United States, 1823–1918 Paul B. Ringel Long before activists raised concerns about the dangers of commercials airing during Saturday morning cartoons, America’s young people emerged as a group that businesses should target with goods for sale. As print culture grew rapidly in the nineteenth century, enterprising publishers raced to meet the widespread demand for magazines aimed at middle- and upper-class children, especially those whose families had leisure time and cultural aspirations to gentility. Advertisers realized that these children represented a growing market for more than magazines, and the editors chose stories to help model good consumer behavior for this important new demographic. In this deeply researched and engaging book, Paul B. Ringel combines an analysis of the stories in nineteenth-century American children’s magazines with the backstories of their authors, editors, and publishers to explain how this hugely successful industry trained generations of American children to become genteel consumers. Ringel demonstrates how these publications, which were read in hundreds of thousands of homes, played to two conflicting impulses within American families: to shield children from commercial influences by offering earnest and moral entertainment and to help children learn how to prosper in an increasingly market-driven society.

PAUL B. RINGEL is associate professor of history at High Point University.

“This book is thoroughly researched, demonstrates an excellent understanding of magazine literature and culture, and provides biographical background and social history as contexts for the literature under examination.” —Carol J. Singley, author of Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and Narrative Identity in Literature

“Ringel’s nuanced interpretations are alive to the contradictions inherent to the precarious cultural balancing acts of juvenile publishing, and this book presents these findings in a clear and engaging style. This is the sort of solid scholarship that truly adds to our knowledge, and I predict that this book will last as a standard resource for many years.” —Karen J. Sanchez-Eppler, author of Dependent States: The Child’s Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Print Culture Studies / American Studies / Journalism and Media Studies 264 pp., 5 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-191-4 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-190-7 September 2015

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“A ground-breaking contribution to scholarship on three major writers and their roles in American Protestant poetics. It will introduce typology into literary conversations in a fresh and illuminating way while deepening appreciation for poetry.” —Jane Donahue Eberwein, author of Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation and editor of An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia

Reconsiders the imaginations of major American poets and their literary traditions

Knowing, Seeing, Being

Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and the American Typological Tradition Jennifer L. Leader Scholars no longer see Jonathan Edwards as the fire-and-brimstone preacher who deemed his parishioners “sinners in the hands of an angry god.” Edwards now figures as caring and socially conscious and exerts increased influence as a philosopher of the American school of Protestantism. In this study, he becomes the progenitor of an alternative tradition in American letters. In Knowing, Seeing, Being, Jennifer Leader argues that Edwards, the nineteenth-century poet Emily Dickinson, and the twentieth-century poet Marianne Moore share a heretofore underrecognized set of religious and philosophical preoccupations. She contends that they represent an alternative tradition within American literature, one that differs from Transcendentalism and is grounded in Reformed Protestantism and its ways of reading and interpreting the King James Bible and the natural world. According to Leader, these three writers’ most significant commonality is the Protestant tradition of typology, a rigorous mode of interpreting scripture and nature through which certain figures or phenomena are read as the fulfillment of prophecy and of God’s work. Following from their similar ways of reading, they also share philosophical and spiritual questions about language, epistemology (knowing), perception (seeing), and physical and spiritual ontology (being). In connecting Edwards to these two poets, in exploring each writer’s typological imagination, and through a series of insightful readings, this innovative book reevaluates three major figures in American intellectual and literary history and compels a reconsideration of these writers and their legacies.

JENNIFER L. LEADER is a professor in the American Language Department at Mt. San Antonio College.

American Studies / American Literature 240 pp. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-180-8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-179-2 February 2016

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How photographs worked to end child labor

Picturing Class

Lewis W. Hine Photographs Child Labor in New England Robert Macieski In this richly illustrated book, Robert Macieski examines Lewis W. Hine’s art and advocacy on behalf of child laborers as part of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) between 1909 and 1917. A “social photographer”—as he called himself—Hine created images that documented children at work throughout New England, making the case for their exploitation in the North as he had for rural working children in the South. Hine staged his images, highlighting particular types of labor in specific places: the “newsies” in Connecticut cities; sardine canners in Eastport, Maine; cranberry pickers in Cape Cod bogs; industrial homeworkers in Boston and Providence; and cotton textile workers throughout the region. His association with the NCLC connected him to a network of local and national reformers, social workers, and child welfare professionals, a broad coalition he supported in their fight to end this unethical labor practice. Macieski also chronicles Hine’s efforts to mount major exhibitions that would help move public opinion against child labor. In Picturing Class, Macieski explores the historical context of Hine’s photographs and the social worlds of his subjects. He offers a detailed analysis of many of the images, unearthing the stories behind the creation of these photographs and the lives of their subjects. In telling the story of these photographs, their creation, and their reception, Macieski demonstrates how Hine worked to advance an unvarnished picture of a rapidly changing region and the young workers at the center of this important shift.

ROBERT MACIESKI is associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

“Macieski attends to how gender, race, and ethnicity complicate narratives of child labor—showing Hine’s distinctive visual rhetoric for different subjects. The author’s immersion in the reform milieu of the early twentieth century and the primary research done for this book are phenomenal.” —Carol Quirke, author of Eyes on Labor: New Photography and America’s Working Class

New England History / Labor Studies 336 pp., 180 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-184-6 $95.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-183-9 October 2015

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“A valuable, sophisticated, and provocative book that will appeal to scholars in journalism studies and literary criticism and a good complement to Hartsock’s earlier work.” —John C. Nerone, editor of Last Rights: Revisiting Four Theories of the Press

Makes the case for narrative literary journalism as a distinct and valuable genre

Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience John C. Hartsock

Proponents and practitioners of narrative literary journalism have sought to assert its distinctiveness as both a literary form and a type of journalism. In Literary Journalism and the Aesthetics of Experience, John C. Hartsock argues that this often neglected kind of journalism—exemplified by such renowned works as John Hersey’s Hiroshima, James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem—has emerged as an important genre of its own, not just a hybrid of the techniques of fiction and the conventions of traditional journalism. Hartsock situates narrative literary journalism within the broader histories of the American tradition of “objective” journalism and the standard novel. While all embrace the value of narrative, or storytelling, literary journalism offers a particular “aesthetics of experience” lacking in both the others. Not only does literary journalism disrupt the myths sustained by conventional journalism and the novel, but its rich details and attention to everyday life question readers’ cultural assumptions. Drawing on the critical theories of Nietzsche, Bakhtin, Benjamin, and others, Hartsock argues that the aesthetics of experience challenge the shibboleths that often obscure the realities the other two forms seek to convey. At a time when print media appear in decline, Hartsock offers a thoughtful response to those who ask, “What place if any is there for a narrative literary journalism in a rapidly changing media world?”

JOHN C. HARTSOCK is professor of communication studies at SUNY Cortland. He is author of A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form (University of Massachusetts Press, 2001), which won the History Award of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the “Book of the Year Award” of the American Journalism Historians Association.

Journalism and Media Studies / American Studies 224 pp. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-174-7 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-173-0 January 2016

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the amherst series  in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

Explores the relationship between law and error in American jurisprudence

Law’s Mistakes

Edited by Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Umphrey

From false convictions to botched executions, from erroneous admission of evidence in a criminal trial to misunderstandings that arise in the process of creating contracts, law is awash in mistakes. These mistakes can be unintentional deviations from expected practices or the result of intentional actions that produce unintended negative consequences. They may become part of a process of response and correction or be accepted as an inevitable cost of action. Some mistakes are external to law itself, such as errors in an agreement made by two private parties. Others are made by legal actors in the course of their work; for example, a police officer’s failing to obtain a search warrant when one was required. The essays in Law’s Mistakes explore the things that law recognizes as errors and the way it responds to them. They identify the jurisprudential and political perspectives that underlie different understandings of what is or is not a legal mistake, and examine the fraught, contested, and evolving relationship between law and error. And they offer templates for thinking about what mistakes can tell us about the aspirations and limits of law, and for understanding how our imagining of law is enabled and shaped by its juxtaposition to a condition labeled mistake. In addition to the volume editors, contributors include Paul Schiff Berman, Sonali Chakravarti, Jody L. Medeira, Stewart Motha, Kunal Parker, and Jordan Steiker.

AUSTIN SARAT is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. LAWRENCE DOUGLAS is James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. MARTHA UMPHREY is Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government at Amherst College.

“The very question of what constitutes a legal error, as opposed to poor judgment or unjust law, lies at the crux of Law’s Mistakes, which brings together an impressive range of scholarly perspectives. Rather than consigning errors to the realm of rare exceptions, the contributors to this volume insist that mistakes need to be engaged as part of the very fabric of law.” —Ravit Reichman, author of The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination

Legal Studies 200 pp. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-193-8 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-192-1 January 2016

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“This book represents a detailed and updated scholarly synthesis of the marine algae of the northwestern arc of the North Atlantic, from as far south as the Chesapeake Bay to northern parts of Canada. The publication of this comprehensive flora will be of immense value not only to academics but to workers in marine conservation and related fields, in tracking possible invasions of seaweeds, and in determining if ranges of some species are changing over recent decades, possibly due to global warming. Mathieson and Dawes have done a masterful job.” —Michael J. Wynne, coauthor of Introduction to the Algae: Structure and Reproduction

The first comprehensive taxonomy of the marine algae of the Northwest Atlantic in more than sixty years.

Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic

Arthur C. Mathieson and Clinton J. Dawes In this book, Arthur C. Mathieson and Clinton J. Dawes offer a complete and current treatment of the seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic, including taxonomic descriptions, keys, and 108 plates of detailed line drawings of this rich assemblage of marine algal species found between the Canadian Arctic and Maryland. It is designed to serve as an up-to-date reference work, classroom text, and field manual for botanists, marine biologists, naturalists, and students learning about the highly diverse marine algal flora of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The introductory chapter provides a historical review of seaweed studies as well as a description of 15 geographical sites designated in the text. Three chapters on the green, brown, and red alga include more than 256 genera, 510 species, 10 subspecies, 21 varieties, and 14 forms. New taxonomic combinations and descriptions of several previously undescribed taxa are also included in the text. The modern classification reviews molecular as well as reproductive, morphological, and biological data. The work represents more than forty years of research on Northwest Atlantic seaweeds and will aid researchers throughout the Northeast and Southwest Atlantic coasts. The authors detail the taxonomy, morphology, cytology, and name derivation of various taxonomic entities, as well as the ecology and distribution patterns of over 555 taxa. The text includes keys to genera and species, a glossary, and sources of further information.

ARTHUR C. MATHIESON is professor of biology at the University of New Hampshire. CLINTON J. DAWES is University Research Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida. They are coauthors of The Seaweeds of Florida.

Botany / Environmental Studies 688 pp., 114 illus. $105.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-185-3 February 2016

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a volume in the series   Masschusetts Study in Early Modern Culture

A new edition of the biography of the nineteenth century’s most influential landscape DESIGNER

Apostle of Taste

Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815–1852 NEW Edition

David Schuyler Through his many books and in the pages of the Horticulturist, the nation’s first journal about landscape gardening, Andrew Jackson Downing (1815–1852) preached a gospel of taste, promoting a naturalistic style of landscape design as the “modern” alternative to the classical geometry of the “ancient” gardens of Italy and France. Together with his longtime collaborator, Alexander Jackson Davis, Downing also contributed to an architectural revolution that sought to replace the classical revival with the Gothic revival and other romantic styles. Downing celebrated this progression not simply as a change in stylistic preference but a reflection of the nation’s evolution to a more advanced state of civilization. In this compelling biography, issued in a new edition with a new preface, David Schuyler explores the origins of the tastemaker’s ideas in English aesthetic theory and his efforts to adapt English principles to American climate and republican social institutions. Tracing the impulse toward a native architectural style, Schuyler also demonstrates the influence of Downing’s ideas on the period’s gardens and, more broadly still, analyzes the complications of class implicit in Downing’s prescriptions for American society. The new edition is illustrated with more than 100 drawings, plans, and photographs.

DAVID SCHUYLER is Arthur & Katherine Shadek Professor of American Studies at Franklin and Marshall College. He is author of Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909; The New Urban Landscape: The Redefinition of City Form in Nineteenth-Century America; and A City Transformed: Redevelopment, Race, and Suburbanization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1940–1980. He has served as coeditor of several volumes of the Frederick Law Olmsted Papers.

Gardening / Landscape Design 320 pp., 117 illus. $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-168-6 September 2015

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“The vast amount of visual evidence combines with the material and personal history of Downing to make Apostle of Taste a must for scholars of architectural and landscape history.” —Pennsylvania History

“Schuyler’s excellent study of Downing’s writing and career, complete with excellent illustrations and an extensive, annotated bibliography, will serve as one major starting point for future studies of Downing.” —Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture Distributed for the Library of American Landscape History

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BOOKS about the commonwealth

Investment Management in Boston A History David Grayson Allen

”A fresh—and original—treatment of the multitude of activities by individuals and business firms in the Boston region over the last century. A highly valuable study.”—Edwin Perkins $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-103-7 448 pp., 15 illus., 2015 Published in association with Massachusetts Historical Society.

Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880–1900 A Story of Race, Sport, and Society Lorenz J. Finison

Boston Globe Best New England Books of 2014

“Finison chronicles the early debates associated with wheeling, which included issues of race, gender, and class. . . . References to contemporary Boston locations may be of interest to local historians. Recommended.”—Choice $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-074-0 312 pp., 17 illus., 2014

A People’s History of the New Boston Jim Vrabel

”A must-read for a new generation of community activists, politicians, government officials, students of cities, and the media.” —Commonwealth Magazine $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-076-4 288 pp., 16 illus., 2014

The New Bostonians

How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area since the 1960s Marilynn S. Johnson ”A very strong piece of work.”—Paul Watanabe $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-147-1 288 pp., 20 illus., August 2015

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The Ocean Is a Wilderness

Atlantic Piracy and the Limits of State Authority, 1688–1856

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Meetinghouses of Early New England Peter Benes

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Medical Encounters Knowledge and Identity in Early American Literatures

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The Reverend Jacob Bailey, Maine Loyalist For God, King, Country, and for Self

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Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists

Bruce Laurie “A lively, lucid, and eminently readable study.”—Christopher Clark $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-118-1 184 pp., 20 illus., 2015

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Massachusetts and the Civil War

Kent State

Edited by

Thomas M. Grace

Matthew Mason, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright

“There is nothing else like this book.” —Van Gosse

The Commonwealth and National Disunion

“I commend the individual authors for underscoring diversity, not uniformity, in the Massachusetts experience.” —John David Smith $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-150-1 312 pp., 10 illus., July 2015

Happily Sometimes After

Discovering Stories from Twelve Generations of an American Family

Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties

$29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-111-2 400 pp., 12 illus., December 2015 Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

The Pro-War Movement

Domestic Support for the Vietnam War and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

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Citizenship in Cold War America The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent

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A Cold War State of Mind

Brainwashing and Postwar American Society

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How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory

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American Immunity

War Crimes and the Limits of International Law

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The History of an American Cultural Movement

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Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States

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Living with Whales

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Storytelling and Science Rewriting Oppenheimer in the Nuclear Age

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A History of the 1984 Winter Games

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Expanding the Strike Zone

Documents and Oral Histories of Native New England Whaling History Edited by

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Making War and Minting Christians

Masculinity, Religion, and Colonialism in Early New England

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Baseball in the Age of Free Agency

The Oneida Nation from the Revolution through the Era of Removal

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How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children

Alan Rogers Assesses the limits of parental rights when religious faith and child welfare collide. $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-072-6 256 pp., 2014

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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES We Ask Only for Even-Handed Justice

Black Voices from Reconstruction, 1865–1877

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For Jobs and Freedom

Selected Speeches and Writings of A. Philip Randolph Edited by Andrew E. Kersten and David Lucander

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Alice Morse Earle and the Domestic History of Early America Susan Reynolds Williams

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“Shows beautifully that Earle had the power to make change simply through the act of remembering.”—Journal of American History $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-988-1 336 pp., 40 illus., 2013 Public History in Historical Perspective

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Remembering the Forgotten War

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Museums, Monuments, and National Parks Toward a New Genealogy of Public History

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“Meringolo has added an important layer of context. For that we are in her debt.” —George Wright Forum $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-940-9 256 pp., 12 illus., 2012 Public History in Historical Perspective   fall / winter 2015–2016  ·  university of massachusetts press

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“History Is Bunk”

Assembling the Past at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village

Jessie Swigger “An important study of one of America’s leading historical enterprises.” —Howard Segal $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-078-8 232 pp., 20 illus., 2014 Public History in Historical Perspective

From Storefront to Monument Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement

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The Wages of History

Emotional Labor on Public History’s Front Lines

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Dickens and Massachusetts The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits

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Boxcar Politics

The Hobo in U.S. Culture and Literature, 1869–1956

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Underground Movements

Public History in Historical Perspective

Modern Culture on the New York City Subway

A Living Exhibition

Sunny Stalter-Pace

The Smithsonian and the Transformation of the Universal Museum

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The Spirit of 1976

Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration

Tammy S. Gordon “Illuminating . . . intriguing.”—Journal of American History

“Stalter-Pace is attentive to the subway’s paradoxical offer of freedom and agency.” —Technology and Culture $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-055-9 240 pp., 4 illus., 2013 Science/Technology/Culture

A Question of Sex

Feminism, Rhetoric, and Differences That Matter

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$24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-043-6 192 pp., 8 illus., 2013 Public History in Historical Perspective

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PRINT CULTURE Suburban Plots

Men at Home in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture

Frank Felsenstein and James J. Connolly

“Refines our critical attitudes toward gendered activities, labor, authorship, and domesticity.”—Martin Brückner $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-095-5 208 pp., 12 illus., 2014

$28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-141-9 344 pp., 16 illus., June 2015

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution

1960s Gay Pulp Fiction

Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851–1911

Edited by Drewey Wayne and Jaime Harker

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“A book that’ll make you want to buy more books.”—Lambda Literary

Winner of the George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize

“Hochman provides a thought-provoking, meticulously researched, elegantly written account of the changes in the reception of Uncle Tom’s Cabin over six decades.” —Journal of American Studies $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-894-5 400 pp., 40 illus., 2011

The Misplaced Heritage


$27.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-045-0 344 pp., 2013 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Thinking Outside the Book Augusta Rohrbach

The Art of Prestige

“A searching examination of the language, status, and cultural relevance of the concepts that have motivated so much of the critical thinking about the book as medium, witness, and authority.”—David Greetham

Amy Root Clements

$24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-126-6 180 pp., 15 illus., 2014

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

The Formative Years at Knopf, 1915–1929 “For readers interested in the history of the publishing industry, this study may prove a good entry point.”—Publishers Weekly

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

$22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-093-1 224 pp., 2014

The Republication of Children’s Historical Literature and the Christian Right

History Repeating Itself

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Gregory M. Pfitzer

A Publisher’s Paradise

“A magnificent piece of historical research and writing.”—Leslie Howsam

Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris, 1890–1960

Colette Colligan “Judiciously speculative, analytically rich, and never dull.”—French Studies $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-038-2 376 pp., 27 illus., 2013

$28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-124-2 328 pp., 25 illus., 2014 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

From Codex to Hypertext

Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Edited by

What Adolescents Ought to Know

“The essays consider the inner workings of small-town book clubs and recommendation algorithms, and they insist that understanding the interplay between the digital and the physical realms is essential to an accurate and holistic picture of the contemporary reader.” —Columbia Journalism Review

Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America

JENNIFER BUREK PIERCE “Uncovers hiddens facts.” —Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-892-1 256 pp., 8 illus., 2011 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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Print Culture in an American Small City

“This book makes an extremely important contribution to the literature on print culture history both for its methodological content and for what it has to tell us about the print culture of ‘Middletown.’ ”—Christine Pawley

Maura D’Amore

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What Middletown Read

Anouk Lang

$28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-953-9 272 pp., 18 illus., 2012 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book   fall / winter 2015–2016  ·  university of massachusetts press

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FICTION & POETRY Bewildered Stories

Carla Panciera Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

“A strong debut.”—Publishers Weekly $24.95t cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-133-4 184 pp., 2014 Published in cooperation with Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Everyone Here Has a Gun Stories

Lucas Southworth Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

“Aims directly at the reader with precision and beauty, and embeds itself into the brain, where it lingers long after the book is closed.”—Mid-Atlantic Review $24.95t cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-053-5 176 pp., 2013 Published in cooperation with Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Desert sonorous Stories

Sean Bernard Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

“All the wreckage of American life, Tucson style, is here on display. Should we celebrate Bernard as our newest bard of the desert? Yes, as surely as America is on a remote 24/7 hum, throbbing alongside its desert highways.”—Edie Meidav $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-137-2 186 pp., 2015

A History of Hands A Novel

Rod Val Moore Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

“Imagine a collaboration between Henry Roth, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Rudolph Wurlitzer . . . only less derivative than that description suggests, more antic, and uniquely poignant.”—Entropy Magazine $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-096-2 240 pp., 2014

Some Kinds of Love

The Agriculture Hall of Fame Stories

Andrew Malan Milward Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

Winner of the ForeWord Firsts Award

“The 10 gorgeous stories offer unique glimpses into Midwestern calamities and the folks who find themselves affected by them . . . resulting in one tender, tragic portrait after another.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-948-5 160 pp., 2012

Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror David Kutz-Marks

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

“Kutz-Marks regards the world with an eye that is—simultaneously, amazingly— transparent, auroral, and ever on the go.” —Srikanth Reddy $15.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-148-8 72 pp., 2015

The Theme of Tonight’s Party Has Been Changed Poems

Dana Roeser Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

“Roeser reminds us life isn’t about what we plan. For that we are grateful. Chosen one of ‘30 Amazing Poetry Titles.’ ” —Library Journal $15.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-097-9 88 pp., 2014

Starship Tahiti Poems

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

Brandon Dean Lamson “Deftly crafted works of prose poetry that evoke feelings and images that are universal in their appeal and unique in their substance.”—The Poetry Shelf $15.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-009-2 72 pp., 2013

Goodbye, Flicker Poems


Carmen Gimenez Smith

Steve Yates

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry

Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction

“Gimenez Smith’s expansive, visionary work promises to satisfy many hungers.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“Yates surprises often with his range of subjects and moods.”—Shelf Awareness $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-028-3 272 pp., 6 illus., 2013

$15.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-55849-949-2 80 pp., 2012

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Beyond the Checkpoint

A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism

“Written in accessible style . . . the book will be useful for courses in media and communication, as well as in fields from animation design to criminal justice to political science, and for interested general readers.”—ProtoView

Covering America

Christopher B. Daly Winner of the PROSE Book Award for Media and Cultural Studies

“Daly presents a surprisingly spirited and detailed account of American journalism.” —Publishers Weekly $49.95 jacketed hardbound edition, ISBN 978-1-55849-911-9 544 pp., 73 illus., 2012

Writing the Record

The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock

Devon Powers “A pioneering work.”—American Prospect $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-012-2 176 pp., 2013

$26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-070-2 280 pp., 15 illus., 2014


An Environmental History of New England

Richard W. Judd “A sweeping new synthesis.” —H-Net Reviews

The Wired City

$24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-066-5 344 pp., 2014

Dan Kennedy “Gets at a fundamental point: that news startups, both for-profit and nonprofit, matter.”—Columbia Journalism Review $22.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-005-4 192 pp., 2013

The Piracy Crusade

How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties

Aram Sinnreich “A valuable addition to the study of digital piracy distinguished by a focus on the music industry’s anti-piracy efforts.” —Information, Communication & Society $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-052-8 256 pp., 2013 Science/Technology/Culture

From the Dance Hall to Facebook

Teen Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905–2010

Shayla Thiel-Stern “Demonstrates how media reinforce the sense of crisis and panic while restricting the cultural and political agency of teenage girls. Recommended.”—Choice $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-091-7 216 pp., 6 illus., 2014

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Rebecca A. Adelman

American Popular Music

Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age

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Visual Practices in America’s Global War on Terror

Environmental History of the Northeast

Cape Cod

An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem

John T. Cumbler “This book makes a unique contribution by connecting human and natural history.”—Anthony N. Penna $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-109-9 296 pp., 14 illus., 2014 Environmental History of the Northeast

Grasses of the Northeast

A Manual of the Grasses of New England and Adjacent New York

Dennis W. Magee With companion DVD-ROM A definitive guide to the varieties of grasses growing in the Northeast. $39.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-098-6 256 pp., 269 illus., DVD-ROM, 2014

Tidal Wetlands Primer

An Introduction to Their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation

Ralph W. Tiner “A chapter on the future of tidal wetlands in light of climate change and sea-level rise makes this a particularly vital and timely text.”—Landscape Architecture Magazine $39.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-022-1 536 pp., 166 illus., 2013   fall / winter 2015–2016  ·  university of massachusetts press

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The Alewives’ Tale

The Life History and Ecology of River Herring in the Northeast

Barbara Brennessel “The reader will find all the information that is available, neatly packaged, on alewives and herring.”—Daniel Pauly

John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner R. Bruce Stephenson

“The long overdue and definitive biography.”—Keith N. Morgan $39.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-079-5 312 pp., 53 color & 246 black-and white illus., 2015

$24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-105-1 184 pp., 17 illus., 2014

Published in association with Library of American Landscape History


Community by Design

The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts

Transatlantic Romanticism

Keith N. Morgan, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and Roger G. Reed

Edited by Andrew Hemingway and Alan Wallach

Winner of the Ruth Emery Award of the Victorian Society in America

British and American Art and Literature, 1790–1860

“A cogent and stimulating series of reflections.”—Brian Lukacher $29.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-114-3 336 pp., 24 color & 53 black-and-white illus., 2015

Creating a World on Paper Harry Fenn’s Career in Art

Sue Rainey Winner of the Ewell L. Newman Award of the American Historical Print Collectors Society

“Fenn’s significance is finally realized in this study.”—William H. Gerdts $49.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-55849-979-9 408 pp., 58 color & 150 black-and-white illus., 2013 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

A Genius for Place

American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

Robin Karson Winner of the John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize of the Foundation for Landscape Studies

“Yet again Robin Karson has hit the ball out of the park.”—American Gardener $29.95t paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-048-1 456 pp., 483 duotone illus., 2013 Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

$39.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-55849-976-8 320 pp., 132 illus., 2013 Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

The Best Planned City in the World

Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System

Francis R. Kowsky Winner of the John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize of the Foundation for Landscape Studies

“This book looks as good on a coffee table as in a research library.” —Western New York Heritage $39.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-006-1 272 pp., 118 color & 110 black-and-white illus., 2013 Designing the American Park Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

Isaiah Rogers

Architectural Practice in Antebellum America

James F. O’Gorman “Original, splendidly written and interpreted.”—Michael L. Lewis $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-122-8 312 pp., 86 illus., 2015

Arthur A. Shurcliff

Landscapes of Exclusion

Elizabeth Hope Cushing

William E. O’Brien

Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape “A singularly important contribution to the literature concerning what I believe is still our least understood period of urban landscape architecture.”—Gary R. Hilderbrand $39.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-039-9 312 pp., 149 illus., 2014 Designing the American Park Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South

“Addresses the omission of race from both landscape architecture and the study of park history.”—Heidi Hohmann $39.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-62534-155-6 280 pp., 50 illus., August 2015 Designing the American Park Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

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about the series New! The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

American Popular Music

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

Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

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

Environmental History of the NorthEast

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

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Edited by Austin Sarat, Martha Umphrey, and Lawrence Douglas, books in the series examine law from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each book considers a theme crucial to the understanding of law as it confronts intellectual currents in the humanities and social sciences and considers contemporary challenges to law and legal scholarship.

Grace Paley Prize

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

Juniper Literary Prizes

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Press have expanded this prize series. Beginning in 2015, there will be two annual awards for poetry and two awards for fiction. For more information please go to /content /juniper-literary-prize-series.   fall / winter 2015–2016  ·  university of massachusetts press

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Library of American Landscape History

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

Public History in Historical Perspective

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.

Science/Technology/Culture 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.

Native Americans of the Northeast

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

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

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

For full descriptions of each series, contact information for editors, and complete list of titles, please visit our web site: university of massachusetts press  ·  fall / winter 2015–2016      1-800-537-5487

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about the press The University of Massachusetts Press was founded in 1963 as the book-publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts. Our mission is to publish first-rate books, edit them carefully, design them well, and market them vigorously. The Press imprint is overseen by a faculty committee whose members represent a broad spectrum of university departments. New titles are approved after a rigorous process of peer review. In addition to works of scholarship, the Press publishes books of general interest for a wide readership. The main offices are located on the campus of UMass Amherst in the historic East Experiment Station (1890), and the Press also maintains an editorial office at UMass Boston.

CONTACT INFORMATION University of Massachusetts Press East Experiment Station 671 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003 Main number: 413-545-2217 Fax: 413-545-1226 Boston office: 617-287-5610 Website: Staff directory, seasonal catalogs, and author guidelines are available on our website., @umasspress

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Libraries can now purchase many of our new and recent titles in e-book collections created by the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), which provides participating institutions with unrestricted access to nearly 30,000 titles from over 100 publishers via Project MUSE (www.muse We also have continuing partnerships with ebrary, JSTOR, EBSCO (formerly netLibrary), and MyiLibrary, all of which supply e-books to libraries.

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$49.95 cloth ISBN 978-1-55849-911-9 544 pp., 73 illus., 2012

$24.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-281-3 288, 60 illus., 2001

$24.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-547-0 320 pp., 15 illus., 2006

$26.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-940-9 256 pp., 12 illus., 2012

$21.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-107-6 176 pp., 1997

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


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

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An Online Approach to Java Learning

Robert Moll $95.00 cloth, ISBN 978-1-55849-577-7 1,264 pp., 2007

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$24.95 paper ISBN 978-0-87023-456-9 272 pp., 1984

$35.00 ISBN 978-161376-316-2 Six-month access, online homework system

$22.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-667-5232 480 pp., 2009   fall / winter 2015–2016  ·  university of massachusetts press

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national council of public history book award 2013

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University of Massachusetts Press - Fall & Winter 2015-2016 Catalog  

The University of Massachusetts Press catalog of new books for Fall & Winter 2015-2016. Details for these and other titles are available at...

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