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author index Daniel, Mediating Morality Darraj, A Curious Land Devlin, Remember Little Rock

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has taken a ‘long view’ of how the 1957 Little Rock desegregation crisis has been interpreted for the public.” —Johanna Miller Lewis, author of Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountry


Ebenbach, The Guy We Didn't Invite to the Orgy


Frank, All the News I Need


Hornick, What Remains


Keetley, Making a Monster


Knoblauch, Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War


Lempke, My Brother's Keeper Mathieson and Dawes, Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic

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Metzger, The Spirit Papers


Mills, Ragged Revolutionaries


Morser, The Fires of New England


Murphy, American Modernism at Mid-Century


Sarat, Douglas, and Umphrey, Law and Mourning



Schneider, Gerry Studds


Sokol, All Eyes Are Upon Us


Takacs, The Worrier


Wadsworth, The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts

“No other book


Cover art: Jacob Lawrence, “Soldiers and Students,” 1962, © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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a volume in the series   Public History in Historical Perspective

Remember Little Rock Erin Krutko Devlin In Remember Little Rock Erin Krutko Devlin explores public memories surrounding the iconic Arkansas school desegregation crisis of 1957 and shows how these memories were vigorously contested and sometimes deployed against the cause. Delving into a wide variety of sources, from memoirs to televised docudramas, commemoration ceremonies, and the creation of Little Rock High museums, Devlin reveals how many white moderates proclaimed Little Rock a victory for civil rights and educational equality even as segregation persisted. At the same time, African American activists, students, and their families asserted their own stories in the ongoing fight for racial justice. Devlin also demonstrates that public memory directly bears on law and policy. She argues that the triumphal narrative of civil rights has been used to stall school desegregation, support tokenism, and to roll back federal court oversight of school desegregation, voter registration, and efforts to promote diversity in public institutions. Remember Little Rock examines the chasm between the rhetoric of the “post–­civil rights” era and the reality of enduring racial inequality.

“This study documents how much of the commemoration of the Little Rock crisis has been fashioned to advance a narrative of passive progress and racial reconciliation while diverting judicial, parental, local, and civic attention away from continuing racial segregation and discrimination. Devlin also devotes significant attention to the efforts of civil rights leaders and members of the local black community to construct alternative narratives of the crisis . . . and combat injustice.”

Erin Krutko Devlin is assistant professor of history and American studies at University of Mary Washington. Public History / Civil Rights History / U.S. History 264 pp., 12 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­269-0 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­268-3

Jill Ogline Titus, author of Brown’s Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia

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Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond


Building on the highly regarded series edited by Christian Appy, new editors Edwin A. Martini and Scott Laderman seek projects that move beyond traditional temporal and geographic boundaries of the Cold War; that consider its effects through new approaches, such as studies of militarized landscapes and the environment, or international sport and culture; and that explore domestic and transnational legacies of American global influence and interventions in innovative ways. Edwin A. Martini is professor of history at Western Michigan University, where he currently serves as associate dean of Extended University Programs. His publications include, most recently, Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty and Proving Grounds: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases.

Photo by Mike Lanka

Scott Laderman is professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He is author of Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing and Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory.

Photo by Jill Torres

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My Brother’s Keeper

“This is an excellent book on an import-

George McGovern and Progressive Christianity

ant and long-­

Mark A. Lempke

for historians of

George McGovern is chiefly remembered for his landslide loss to Richard Nixon in 1972. Yet at the time, his candidacy raised eyebrows by invoking the prophetic tradition, an element of his legacy that is little studied. In My Brother’s Keeper, Mark A. Lempke explores the influence of McGovern’s evangelical childhood, Social Gospel worldview, and conscientious Methodism on a campaign that brought antiwar activism into the mainstream. McGovern’s candidacy signified a passing of the torch within Christian social justice. He initially allied with the ecumenical movement and the mainline Protestant churches during a time when these institutions worked easily with liberal statesmen. But the senator also galvanized a dynamic movement of evangelicals rooted in the New Left, who would dominate subsequent progressive religious activism as the mainline entered a period of decline. My Brother’s Keeper argues for the influential, and often unwitting, role McGovern played in fomenting a “Religious Left” in 1970s America, a movement that continues to this day. It joins a growing body of scholarship that complicates the dominant narrative of that era’s conservative Christianity.

neglected topic. It will be valuable the presidency, historians of American religion, and political scientists.” —­Randall Balmer, author of Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

“My Brother’s Keeper will make an important contribution to our understanding of a significant twentieth-­century political figure and to the broad field of religion and politics in modern American history.” —­Thomas Knock, author of The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern

Mark A. Lempke is visiting instructor, SUNY Buffalo, Singapore campus. American History / Biography / Political Studies 264 pp., 10 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­277-5 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­276-8 April 2017

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Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race William M. Knoblauch

“This is a well-­written book and the author has mined some very good primary sources. It’s way past time for someone to engage the significance of Reagan-­era antinuclear

The early 1980s were a tense time. The nuclear arms race was escalating, Reagan administration officials bragged about winning a nuclear war, and superpower diplomatic relations were at a new low. Nuclear war was a real possibility and antinuclear activism surged. By 1982 the Nuclear Freeze campaign had become the largest peace movement in American history. In support, celebrities, authors, publishers, and filmmakers saturated popular culture with critiques of Reagan’s arms buildup, which threatened to turn public opinion against the president. Alarmed, the Reagan administration worked to co-­opt the rhetoric of the nuclear freeze and contain antinuclear activism. Recently declassified White House memoranda reveal a concerted campaign to defeat activists’ efforts. In this book, William M. Knoblauch examines these new sources, as well as the influence of notable personalities like Carl Sagan and popular culture such as the film The Day After, to demonstrate how cultural activism ultimately influenced the administration’s shift in rhetoric and, in time, its stance on the arms race.

cultural activism.” —­Edward Linenthal, author of Symbolic Defense: The Cultural Significance of the Strategic Defense Initiative and The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory

William M. Knoblauch is assistant professor of history at Finlandia University.

American History / Political Studies / Popular Culture 168 pp. $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­275-1 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­274-4 May 2017

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Mediating Morality The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-­Welfare Era Clare Daniel The approach the United States has taken to addressing teen pregnancy—­a ubiquitous concern in teen education and perennial topic in popular culture—­has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Specifically since the radical overhaul of welfare policy in 1996, Clare Daniel argues, teen pregnancy, previously regarded as a social problem requiring public solutions, is seen as an individual failure on the part of the teens involved. Daniel investigates coordinated teen pregnancy prevention efforts within federal political discourse, along with public policy, popular culture, national advocacy, and local initiatives, revealing the evidence of this transformation. In the 1970s and 1980s, political leaders from both parties used teen pregnancy to strengthen their attacks on racialized impoverished communities. With a new welfare policy in 1996 that rhetoric moved toward blaming teen pregnancy—­seemingly in a race-­and class-­ neutral way—­on the teens who engaged in sex prematurely and irresponsibly. Daniel effectively illustrates that the construction of teen pregnancy as an individual’s problem has been a key component in a neoliberal agenda that frees the government from the responsibility of addressing systemic problems of poverty, lack of access to education, ongoing structural racism, and more. “Anyone who is doing research on teen pregnancy—­from any perspective—­should read this book, including people who might not usually engage in thinking about theories like intimate citizenship, biopolitics, and neoliberalism. Daniel writes about these topics in a very approachable fashion.” —­Tasha N. Dubriwny, author of The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women’s Health

“Mediating Morality is lucidly written, meticulously researched, and thoughtfully constructed. It is an important contribution to scholars across disciplines working on women’s reproduction, youth cultures, media studies, and contemporary neoliberal discourses. I also hope it falls into the hands of policymakers, social activists, and nonprofit leaders because it has the potential to change current framings of teen pregnancy and sex education.”

Clare Daniel is assistant director of academic advising and adjunct lecturer in the Honors Program at Tulane University.

—­Karen Weingarten, author of Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880 –1940

Gender & Sexuality / American Studies / Journalism & Media Studies 224 pp., 3 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­267-6 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­266-9 May 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  spring / summer 2017      1-800-537-5487

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The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts James Richards and His Day Book, 1692–­1711 Edited by

James E. Wadsworth

“This valuable annotated transcription of a Weymouth farmer’s trade with family, neighbors, and regional and cosmopolitan contacts provides rich raw material for analysis and offers the potential for insights into midcolonial familial, economic, and social relations, farm and household production and consumption, material culture, and strategies for family and community sustenance and betterment.” —­Mary Babson Fuhrer, author of Crisis of Community: The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815–­1848, winner of the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize

Occasionally scholars discover lost primary sources that change our understanding of a place or period. James Richards’s day book is such a find. This 325-­year-­old ledger had been passed down through generations of a New England family and was stored in a pillowcase in a dusty attic when it was handed to the historian James E. Wadsworth. For years, James Richards, a prosperous and typical colonial farmer, tracked nearly five thousand transactions, involving more than six hundred individuals and stretching from Charlestown to Barnstable. Richards and his neighbors were bound together in a heterogeneous economy, reliant on networks of credit, barter, and sometimes cash. Richards practiced mixed husbandry farming, shipped goods by cart and by sloop, and produced and sold malt, salt, wool, and timber. The day book also reveals significant social details of Richards and his household, including his diverse trading partners, his extensive family connections, an Indian slave girl, and a well-­dressed female servant. Available in both print and electronic editions, fully transcribed, annotated, and introduced by the editor, this record of economic life reinforces and challenges our understanding of colonial America.

James E. Wadsworth is a Latin American historian, author of two books on the colonial Inquisition, and most recently editor of Columbus and His First Voyage: A History in Documents.

Colonial History / Massachusetts History / Economic History 368 pp., 11 illus. $44.95 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­287-4 $35.99 e-book, ISBN 978-­1-­61376-521-0 August 2017

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The Fires of New England A Story of Protest and Rebellion in Antebellum America Eric J. Morser In the winter of 1834, twenty men convened in Keene, New Hampshire, and published a fiery address condemning their state’s legal system as an abomination that threatened the legacy of the American Revolution. They attacked New Hampshire’s constitution as an archaic document that undermined democracy and created a system of conniving attorneys and judges. They argued that the time was right for their neighbors to rise up and return the Granite State to the glorious pathway blazed by the nation’s founders. Few people embraced the manifesto and its radical message. Nonetheless, as Eric J. Morser illustrates in this eloquently written and deeply researched book, the address matters because it reveals how commercial, cultural, political, and social changes were remaking the lives of the men who drafted and shared it in the 1830s. Using an imaginative range of sources, Morser artfully reconstructs their moving personal tales and locates them in a grander historical context. By doing so, he demonstrates that even seemingly small stories from antebellum America can help us understand the rich complexities of the era. “The Fires of New England is an exceptionally deep and contextually rich case study of American culture and politics in the Early Republic. The power of the book is its illustrating and humanizing the complex effects of transformational historical developments through the lives of individuals.”

“The story of this reformist crusade is an utterly fresh one, with lots of appeal for a twenty-­first-­ century audience. It’s fascinating to realize that the cultural frustration with U.S. legal culture might go back this far in time.” —­Aaron Sachs, author of Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

—­John Resch, author of Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic

Eric J. Morser is associate professor of history at Skidmore College and author of Hinterland Dreams: The Political Economy of a Midwestern City.

American History / New England History 232 pp., 10 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-281-2 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-280-5 June 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  spring / summer 2017      1-800-537-5487

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Ragged Revolutionaries The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression-­Era Literature Nathaniel Mills

“Mills writes with a rare combination of force and economy. A reader of Ragged Revolutionaries never loses the thread of the argument. Mills’s attention to the current scholarly discourse is matched by his careful work in the literary archives and his original readings of Wright, Ellison, and Walker. This is, in many ways, model scholarship.” —­Adam Bradley, author of Ralph Ellison in Progress

In Marxism, the concept of the lumpenproletariat refers to the masses in rags, outsiders on the edge of society, drifters and criminals, of little or no use politically. But in Ragged Revolutionaries, Nathaniel Mills argues that the lumpenproletariat was central to an overlooked yet vibrant mode of African American Marxism formulated during the Great Depression by black writers on the Communist left. By analyzing multiple published and unpublished works from the period, Mills shows how Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Margaret Walker used the lumpenproletariat to imagine new forms of revolutionary knowledge and agency. In their writings, hobos riding the rails, criminals hustling to make ends meet, heroic black folk-­ outlaws, and individuals who fall out of the proletariat into the social margins all furnish material for thinking through resistance to the exploitations of capitalism, patriarchy, and Jim Crow. Ragged Revolutionaries introduces the lumpenproletariat into literary study, offers a new account of the place of Marxism in African American literature and politics, and clarifies the political and aesthetic commitments of three major modern black writers. “Mills’s focus on the lumpenproletariat is timely, as it intersects with and helps to inform scholarship on a number of emergent topics in American cultural studies. The recuperation of unpublished manuscripts by Ellison and Walker—­ used to form a significant part of the author’s argument—­ is also a significant contribution in and of itself.” —­Christopher Vials, author of Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States

Nathaniel Mills is assistant professor of English at the University of Minnesota.

African American Studies / American Literature 216 pp., 1 illus. $27.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­279-­9 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­278-­2 May 2017

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Making a Monster Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston Dawn Keetley When twelve-­year-­old Jesse Pomeroy tortured seven small boys in the Boston area and then went on to brutally murder two other children, one of the most striking aspects of his case was his inability ever to answer the question of why he did what he did. Whether in court or in the newspapers, many experts tried to explain his horrible acts—­and distance the rest of society from them. Despite those efforts, and attempts since, the mystery remains. In this book, Dawn Keetley details the story of Pomeroy’s crimes and the intense public outcry. She explores the two reigning theories at the time—­that he was shaped before birth when his pregnant mother visited a slaughterhouse and that he imitated brutal acts found in popular dime novels. Keetley then thoughtfully offers a new theory: that Pomeroy was a psychopath who revealed our potential for brutality and tested societal efforts to manage behavior. The reaction to Pomeroy’s acts, then and now, demonstrates the struggle to account for those aspects of human nature that remain beyond our ability to understand them.

“This is a rich and complex study. If there has been a more thoroughly researched or more effectively contextualized or more perceptive or more illuminating historical case study of an early psychopath or serial killer, I am not aware of it. ” —­Daniel A. Cohen, author of Pillars of Salt, Monuments of Grace: New England Crime Literature and the Origins of American Popular Culture, 1674–­1900

Dawn Keetley is professor of English at Lehigh University and editor of “We’re All Infected”: Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human.

New England History / Cultural Studies 272 pp. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­273-7 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­272-0 July 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  spring / summer 2017      1-800-537-5487

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Gerry Studds America’s First Openly Gay Congressman Mark Robert Schneider

“This is an appealing tale about a Massachusetts congressman of historical importance, the nation’s first openly gay member of Congress at a time of the AIDS crisis in the gay community, a man who demonstrated that a congressman could be gay and proud and became an inspiration for many in the LGBT community.” —­Stuart Weisberg, author of Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-­ Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman

Representative Gerry Studds served the Massachusetts South Shore, Cape Cod, and New Bedford congressional district from 1973 to 1997. During his first decade in the House he helped pass legislation that protected American fishermen from overfishing by international boats and limited President Ronald Reagan’s wars in Central America. The defining moment of his career, however, came in 1983, when he was censured by the House for having had an affair with a page ten years previously. On the floor of Congress, Studds confessed to having behaved inappropriately and then courageously declared that he was a gay man—­becoming the country’s first openly gay member of Congress. Defying all expectations, Studds won reelection in a bruising campaign. For the rest of his career, he remained loyal to his constituents’ concerns while also championing AIDS research and care, leading the effort in Congress to allow gays and lesbians to serve in the military, and opposing the Defense of Marriage Act. Once a deeply conflicted man, he ultimately found a balance between his public service and his private life, which included a happy, legally recognized marriage. “Gerry Studds offers a magnificent look at the specificity of the congressman’s personal and political life and the breadth of its wider historical contexts, especially the volatile political context of his dramatic career.” —­Michael G. Long, editor of I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters

Mark Robert Schneider teaches history at Boston area colleges and universities. He is the author of numerous books, including most recently Joe Moakley’s Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador.

Biography / New England History / LGBT Studies 296 pp., 5 illus. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­285-0 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­284-3 July 2017

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What Remains Searching for the Memory and Lost Grave of John Paul Jones Robert Hornick John Paul Jones is now considered a Revolutionary War hero and the father of the American Navy, his defiant words “I have not yet begun to fight!” the epitome of courage under fire. It has not always been so. When the Revolutionary War ended, Jones’s celebrity vanished. His death in Paris a decade later went unnoticed; he was buried in a foreign grave and forgotten by his fellow Americans. In What Remains, Robert Hornick explores why Jones was forgotten, the subsequent recovery of his memory and remains, and the much delayed commemoration of his achievement. The book chronicles the efforts of the men and women who, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reconstructed Jones’s legacy, searched for and finally found his lost grave, and returned both his physical remains and his memory to a place of honor. It also recounts the extraordinary moment when Theodore Roosevelt utilized Jones’s commemoration to proclaim America a global power. What Remains offers a fascinating story of opportunists and evangelists: of politicians who needed Jones to advance their agendas, but also of fellow warriors committed to recovering one of their own from obscurity and shame.

“What Remains adds an important new perspective to the life of John Paul Jones. The book gets beyond the implausible facts of Jones’s life to establish his relevance to our own lives and times.” —­Joseph Callo, author of John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior

Robert Hornick, an independent scholar, is author of The Girls and Boys of Belchertown: A Social History of the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).

American History / Biography 240 pp., 25 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-271-3 $90.­0 0 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-270-6 June 2017 university of massachusetts press  ·  spring / summer 2017      1-800-537-5487

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In celebration of 40 years of the Juniper Prize we have doubled the number of selections in poetry and fiction. These award winners exemplify our dedication to bringing distinct, fresh voices to a wide audience of readers. The Juniper Literary Prize is open for submissions annually from August 1 through September 30. See for details.

The Spirit Papers Elizabeth Metzger Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry: First Book EXCERPT All right, I’m a little afraid. It’s the zeroing in of All That Could Possibly Go Wrong vs. Myself. —­“Small Talk with an Imagined Son”

“The Spirit Papers is a haunted book. Elizabeth Metzger’s striking poems, limber and torqued, conjure phantom presences and palpable absences. The Spirit Papers, finally, and successfully, builds a world—­a world built as much out of what’s

The Spirit Papers explores the magical thinking that precedes impending and inevitable loss, the taboo fantasia that occurs in the crippling timelessness of anticipation. Grieving for the future with a spiritual clarity characterized by ritual and doubt, Metzger’s lines are chameleons to every feeling. In the interminable window of expecting the unexpected, the poems ultimately materialize the very events they wish to ward off. The Spirit Papers chases mortality with equal parts disbelief and love. “Elizabeth Metzger’s intelligence and originality are spiritual, earthy, and brave. Unexpected, yet familiar, her poetry is dream-­like, a gift.” —­Jean Valentine, author of Shirt in Heaven “I’ve rarely come across a first book as unconditional, as exquisite, as captivating as this one is.” —­Lucie Brock-­Broido, author of Stay, Illusion

found, as out of what resists being found.” —­James Haug, Juniper Prize for Poetry judge and author of Legend of the Recent Past

Elizabeth Metzger is poetry editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal.

Poetry 92 pp. $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­263-8 April 2017

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The Worrier Nancy Takacs poems Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry EXCERPT What do you know? How I hide my flaws. What do you know? How butterflies sweeten themselves opening and closing their wings together in a little hill on the beach. —­“The Worrier bed”

The Worrier poems, like a string of worry beads, are dialogues between two interior voices exploring topics as varied as fur coats, marriage, scars, vanishing bees, a silent film star, toads, and volunteers. Strongly imagistic, and often placed in wild landscapes of Utah and Wisconsin, these poems strangely soothe with their surprising offbeat answers to Takacs’s worries about intimacy, loss, and turmoil in midlife and beyond; about disappearing wilderness, and compassion, in the world at large. Despite worrying, the poems seem fearless in what they tackle, and in their language and form, creating lightness, promise. “Here we understand how without questions we could not make good sense of anything.” —­Dara Wier, Juniper Prize for Poetry judge and author of You Good Thing “These poems stun and fascinate as if they have been chiseled from canyon walls, their edges smoothed and rounded by river current.” —­Kate Kingston, author of History of Grey

“Imagine waking at sunrise just beneath timberline, crawling out of the pack tent and lifting a double handful splash of the world’s crispest water to your face. That is how Nancy Takacs’s poems strike, and my reaction is always delightful astonishment.” —­David Lee, author of Bluebonnets, Firewheels, and Brown-Eyed Susans

Nancy Takacs is the author of three poetry chapbooks and two books of poetry, Preserves and Blue Patina.

Poetry 96 pp. $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-264-5 April 2017

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All the News I Need a novel Joan Frank Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction: Novel EXCERPT Because of course she feels what he feels. . . . People their age natter along not copping to it but the awareness is billboarded all over their faces—­a wavering, a hesitation, even those who used to crow and jab the air. The tablecloth of certainty, with all its sparkly settings, has been yanked, and not artfully. It’s why people drink.

“Joan Frank is a writer of sublime power who reveals the lives of her characters with such care, insight, and elegance, that deeply buried feelings of victory and loss become inextricably bound up with our own.” —­Simon Van Booy, author of Father’s Day

All The News I Need probes the modern American response to inevitable, ancient riddles—­of love and sex and mortality. Frances Ferguson is a lonely, sharp-­tongued widow who lives in the wine country. Oliver Gaffney is a painfully shy gay man who guards a secret and lives out equally lonely days in San Francisco. Friends by default, Fran and Ollie nurse the deep anomie of loss and the creeping, animal betrayal of aging. Each loves routine but is anxious that life might be passing by. To crack open this stalemate, Fran insists the two travel together to Paris. The aftermath of their funny, bittersweet journey suggests those small changes, within our reach, that may help us save ourselves—somewhere toward the end. “I was in thrall to these sentences, their music, their compassion and truth and disarming humility.” —­Sam Michel, Juniper Prize for Fiction judge and author of Strange Cowboy “Joan Frank is a human insight machine.” —­Carolyn Cooke, author of Amor and Psycho: Stories

Joan Frank is the author of five books of fiction and a collection of essays on the writing life. She lives in Northern California with her husband, playwright Bob Duxbury. Visit her at

Fiction 168 pp. $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­262-1 March 2017

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The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories David Ebenbach Winner of the Juniper Prize for Fiction: Short Story EXCERPT There was one guy we didn’t invite to the orgy. We invited everyone else: Solaire because she’s crazy and John and Walt because they’re both so good-­looking and they’re dating anyway, and we invited Amy because everybody just loves Amy. We even invited Miranda just because she’s the jealous type, and since her sister was in town we threw the door open to her sister, too. But there was this one guy we didn’t invite.

The stories in The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy—­funny, surprising, compassionate, true to life—­are about people navigating the trickiest of landscapes: a world full of other people. Each of these characters wants to know, in her or his own way, given the crazy ups and downs and ins and outs of relationships, is it better to go it alone, or is it better to try to carve out a place for yourself, whatever it takes? “David Ebenbach’s people present themselves with disarming humor, candor, and pathos through an easy, unquestionably authentic voice. The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy is a book you would do well to invite into your life.” —­Sam Michel, Juniper Prize for Fiction judge and author of Strange Cowboy

“Ebenbach inhabits a series of minds that most of us would classify as unknowable; he does so with empathy and wisdom, often with humor. Ebenbach is more at home in the minefield of ambiguity than most of us are in our houses.” —­Roy Kesey, author of Any Deadly Thing

David Ebenbach is the author of five books, including The Artist’s Torah, a guide to the creative process. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

Fiction 192 pp. $19.95t paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­261-4 March 2017

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The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

Law and Mourning Edited by

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey


“This volume demonstrates how varied and extensive the conjunction of mourning and law is, and it also makes a powerful case for how this intersection needs to be examined through an interdisciplinary lens. The contributors, all impressive and productive scholars, come from a broad range of fields, speaking across methodological and scholarly divides and opening avenues for further inquiry by inviting scholars to think creatively and ambitiously about our critical practices.” —­Ravit Reichman, author of The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination

Law and Mourning brings together a distinguished group of scholars to explore the many and complex ways that law both regulates and gives meaning to our experience of loss. The essays in this volume illuminate how law helps us to absorb and contend with loss and its reverberations, channeling the powerful emotions associated with death and protecting those vulnerable to them. At the same time, law creates a regulatory framework for death as it establishes the necessity for a clear demarcation of the boundary between life and death, defines what we can and cannot do with the remains of the dead, and creates both privileges and disabilities for survivors. The contributors to the volume also explore how mourning generates critiques of existing legal and political orders which seem compelled by calls from the dead, unleashing an indifference to legal consequences in survivors that can undermine or destroy law. In addition to the editors, the contributors include Andrea Brady, Catherine Kellogg, Shai Lavi, Ray Madoff, Ann Pelligrini, and Mark Sanders. “These essays lead the reader progressively deeper into the relationship between law and mourning, considering last testaments that restrict a beneficiary’s marriage, sperm preservation, public rituals of mourning (and their suppression), melancholic judges, and the lamentations of scholars who mourn the loss of justice itself.” —­Linda Ross Meyer, author of The Justice of Mercy

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and associate dean of faculty at Amherst College. Lawrence Douglas is James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Martha Merrill Umphrey is Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government and director of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College.

Legal Studies 184 pp. $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­283-6 $90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­282-9 August 2017

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All Eyes Are Upon Us Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason SokOl All Eyes Are Upon Us explores the history of racial struggles in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York from World War II to the present. The Northeast has long basked in its reputation as the home of abolitionism and a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow South. But its cities have also stood as strongholds of segregation and racism. At times, this region witnessed bold experiments in interracial democracy: the schools of Springfield, Massachusetts, attempted to abolish racial and religious prejudice; white fans in Brooklyn embraced Jackie Robinson; voters repeatedly supported black candidates, including Senator Edward Brooke in Massachusetts and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in Brooklyn. Yet during these same moments, an opposing narrative unfolded—­one highlighted by worsening black poverty, hardening patterns of segregation, and exploding incidents of racial violence. All Eyes Are Upon Us probes the conflict between these two warring traditions. “This groundbreaking history shows a civil rights movement beyond Birmingham, Selma, and Memphis. An important new voice in twentieth-­century history, Sokol expands the civil rights story to include segregated schools and racial politics in the Northeast.”—­Daily Beast “Carefully balancing an appreciation of the symbolism of interracial politics with recognition of the forces that remain untouched by it, All Eyes Are Upon Us reminds us—­if we need reminding—­that the events unfolding in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, and too many other communities are embedded in a complex and problematic history of both racial advances and obstacles to progress.”

“All Eyes Are Upon Us is a prescient book. . . . Ambitious, engrossing, analytically lucid. . . . It is certainly possible that when this decade ends it will have confirmed the relevance of W. E. B. Du Bois’s grim prophecy about America’s everlasting racism. Jason Sokol’s exceptional All Eyes Are Upon Us prepares us for just such a possibility.” —­David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book Review

—­Washington Post

Jason Sokol is associate professor of history at University of New Hampshire and author of There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights.

African American Studies / American History 385 pp., 10 illus. $28.95 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­286-7 April 2017

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A Curious Land Stories from Home Susan Muaddi Darraj Winner of the American Book Award, 2016 Winner of the Arab American Book Award, 2016 Short-­listed for the Palestine Book Award, 2016 Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, 2015 City Paper’s Best Fiction Book

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-­Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home.

“Chatty, generous, and often hilarious, this book is full of characters you won’t want to leave behind.” —­Randa Jarrar, author of A Map of Home: A Novel “The stories in A Curious Land dissolve the boundaries that can separate people.” —­Hayan Charara, author of The Sadness of Others “A Curious Land humanizes a political situation.” —­Necessary Fiction “A superb collection and a perfect selection for public libraries.” —­Booklist

Published in cooperation with Association of Writers and Writing Programs

“Susan Muaddi Darraj’s brilliant attention to the details of individual and collective experiences of love, occupation, immigration, and loss over the span of several decades creates an immensely powerful, intimate, and complex portrait of Palestinian lives, both at home and in the diaspora.” —­Carol Fadda-­Conrey “A Curious Land places Muaddi Darraj with other hybrid-­ American authors of African, Latin American, Jewish, and other heritages who ensure that our understandings of notions of identity and home remain diverse and complex.” —­Electronic Intifada “There is a no judgment or anger in the stories. Darraj shows us one side of a decades-­long conflict, with characters struggling for the peace and happiness we all want for ourselves.”—­Amina Gautier, The Rumpus “The author’s empathy for the large cast of embattled characters is miraculous.” —­Jaime Manrique, author of Our Lives Are the Rivers “Utterly unique.” —­Lalita Noronha, author of Where Monsoons Cry and Her Skin Phyllo-­Thin

Susan Muaddi Darraj is author of The Inheritance of Exile. A Philadelphia native, she currently lives in Baltimore.

Short Fiction 288 pp. $16.95t paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-­265-2 Available

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Morris Davidson, Untitled (1949), private collection

American Modernism at Mid-Century The Work of Morris Davidson Edited by

Kevin D. Murphy

This volume presents the first scholarly consideration of Morris Davidson (1898–­1979), an influential painter and educator whose work has been neglected in the art history of mid-­twentieth-­century American painting. Davidson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, with painters in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and eventually in Paris. He became a leader in the cause of abstract painting through his teaching in New York City and Provincetown, his influential books—­Understanding Modern Art (1931) and An Approach to Modern Painting (1948)—­and his own widely exhibited work. Two essays address Davidson’s place in New York and in Provincetown, a memoir of his Cape Cod art school and studio captures his private world, and a catalog of twenty-­five exemplary works illuminates his varied production. Kevin D. Murphy is Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor and chair of History of Art at Vanderbilt University.

Art History 128 pp., 55 illus. $45.00 paper, ISBN 978-­1-­62534-288-1

Distributed for Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

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Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic Arthur C. Mathieson and Clinton J. Dawes

“The publication of this comprehensive flora, the first since W. R. Taylor’s Marine Algae of the Northeast Coast of North America appeared in print more than sixty years ago, 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

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. The modern classification reviews molecular as well as reproductive, morphological, and biological data. 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 Available

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Black Bostonians and the Politics of Culture, 1920–­1940 Lorraine Elena Roses

“Few scholars have so diligently and coherently brought together information about the productivity of African Americans in Boston and New England. Learning about this specific history is exciting and rewarding.” —­Gene Andrew Jarrett $28.95 paper, 978-­1- ­62534-­242-­3

Artful Lives

The Francis Watts Lee Family and Their Times Patricia J. Fanning “This book achieves something truly special by demonstrating how creative work happens in the context of mutually supportive relationships.”—­Rachel Snow $25.95 paper, 978-­1- ­62534-­207-­2

Picturing Class

Lewis W. Hine Photographs Child Labor in New England Robert Macieski “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 $29.95 paper, 978-­1- ­62534-­184- ­6

Pedagogues and Protesters

The Harvard College Student Diary of Stephen Peabody, 1767–1768 Edited by Conrad Edick Wright “This is a rare view of early American college life from the bottom—­and what an extraordinary view it is. One hopes that Wright’s book will lead to further work on this subject.”—­Robert Allison $27.95 paper, 978-­1- ­62534-­256- ­0

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The Stages of Memory

Levi Strauss

Through an Indian’s Looking-­Glass

Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between James E. Young

The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World Lynn Downey

A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot Drew Lopenzina

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$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­259-­1

Public History in Historical Perspective

Native Americans of the Northeast

Porno Chic and the Sex Wars

Measuring the Harlem Renaissance

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

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur

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

A Biographical Study Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg $32.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­224-­9

$24.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­250-­8

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­226-­3

In Whose Eyes The Memoir of a Vietnamese Filmmaker in War and Peace Trâ`n Va˘n Thuy and Lê Thanh Du˜ng ˛

Edited, adapted, and introduced by Wayne Karlin

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­252-­2 Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

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Redefining Science

From Page to Place

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

American Literary Tourism and the Afterlives of Authors Edited by Jennifer Harris and Hilary Iris Lowe

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­244-­7

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­233-­1

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Sex Science Self

Bending the Future

Stephen Clingman

A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity Bob Ostertag

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

$24.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­228-­7

$23.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­213-­3

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­215-­7

An Abolitionist Abroad

Remapping Black Germany

Younger Than That Now

Sarah Parker Remond in Cosmopolitan Europe Sirpa Salenius

New Perspectives on Afro-­German History, Politics, and Culture Edited by Sara Lennox

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

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­246-­1

$31.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­231-­7

Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

Reading America

Literature and Criminal Justice in Antebellum America

”Our Aim Was Man”

Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature Kristin L. Matthews $29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­235-­5

Carl Ostrowski $29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­238-­6

$25.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­217-­1

Andrew’s Sharpshooters in the American Civil War Edited by Roberta Senechal de la Roche $29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­248-­5

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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Wild Horse

Winner of the Juniper Prize in Fiction

Winner of the Juniper Prize in Fiction

The Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Other One

Stories Andrew Malan Milward

Stories Eric Neuenfeldt $24.95t jacketed cloth, 978-­1-­62534-­236-­2

Stories Hasanthika Sirisena

$22.95t paper, 978-­1-­55849-­948-­5

$22.95t paper, 978-­1-­62534-­218-­8

African American Travel Narratives from Abroad

Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies

Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow Gary Totten

Edited by Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck

Published in cooperation with Association of Writers and Writing Programs

For a Short Time Only Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture in Early America Peter Benes $49.95 jacketed cloth, 978-­1-­62534-­199-­0

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­139-­6

$26.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­161-­7

SOS—­Calling All Black People A Black Arts Movement Reader Edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst $34.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­031-­3

John Lyman Book Award, “Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources”

Living with Whales Documents and Oral Histories of Native New England Whaling History Edited by Nancy Shoemaker

Landscapes of Exclusion State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South William E. O’Brien $39.95 jacketed cloth, 978-­1-­62534-­155-­6 Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

$21.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­081-­8 Native Americans of the Northeast

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poets and writers Best Book for Writers

A Literary History of U.S. Garden Writing Robert S. Emmett

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

$25.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­205-­8

$28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­182-­2

Kent State

Words in Transit

Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties Thomas M. Grace

Stories of Immigrants Edited by Ilan Stavans

$29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­111-­2

$26.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­219-­5

Culture, Politics, and the Cold War

Distributed for New England Public Radio

Robert Lowell in Love Jeffrey Meyers $34.95t jacketed cloth, 978-­1-­62534-­186-­0

James P. Hanlan Book Award

Second Nature An Environmental History of New England Richard W. Judd $24.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­066-­5 Environmental History of the Northeast

The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader Shawn Anthony Christian $25.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­201-­0 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Happily Sometimes After Discovering Stories from Twelve Generations of an American Family Andie Tucher

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

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Winner of the Juniper Prize in Poetry

Rolling Stone #1 Best Music Book

Language, Culture, and Circulation in the Early Modern World Byron Ellsworth Hamann

Body Distances (A Hundred Blackbirds Rising)

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Mark Wagenaar

The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War Doug Bradley and Craig Werner

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

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

In the Neighborhood

Unconventional Politics

Women’s Publication in Early America Caroline Wigginton

Nineteenth-­Century Women Writers and U.S. Indian Policy Janet Dean

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Labor of Literature Democracy and Literary Culture in Modern Chile Jane D. Griffin $25.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­209-­6 Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

Not a Catholic Nation

What Middletown Read

Commercializing Childhood

The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s Mark Paul Richard

Print Culture in an American Small City Frank Felsenstein and James J. Connolly

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

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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A Curious Land Stories from Home

Susan Muaddi Darraj $15.95t paper, 978-­1-­62534-265-2 Published in cooperation with Association of Writers and Writing Programs

2016 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award 2016 Lillian Smith Book Award

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

2016 International Committee for the History of Technology Book Prize for Young Scholars

Work Sights The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-­Century America Vanessa Meikle Schulman $29.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­195-­2

2015 Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award 2016 National Council on Public History Book Award, Honorable Mention

“History Is Bunk” Assembling the Past at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village Jessie Swigger $24.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­078-­8 Public History in Historical Perspective

poets and writers 2016 Best Book for Writers

2016 J. B. Jackson Book Prize

A Manner of Being Writers on Their Mentors Edited by Annie Liontas and Jeff Parker $28.95 paper, 978-­1-­62534-­182-­2

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John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner R. Bruce Stephenson $39.95 cloth, 978-­1-­62534-­079-­5 Published in association with Library of American Landscape History

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

Juniper Literary Prize 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 expanded this prize series. Now there are two annual awards for poetry and two awards for fiction. For more information visit /umpress /content/juniper-literary-prize-series.   spring / summer 2017  ·  university of massachusetts press

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Library of American Landscape History

Public History in Historical Perspective

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

Edited by Marla R. Miller (University of Massachusetts Amherst), this series explores how representations of the past have been mobilized to serve a variety of political, cultural, and social ends.

Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture


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

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

Native Americans of the Northeast

Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book

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

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

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

$25.95 paper ISBN 978-1-55849-281-3 288 pp., 60 illus., 2001

$26.95 paper ISBN 978-1-62534-162-4 272 pp., 2015

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

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

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

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


$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

$105.00 cloth ISBN 978-1-62534-185-3 688 pp., 114 illus., 2017

$40.00 ISBN 978-1-62534-260-7 Six-month access, online homework system   spring spring / summer / summer 2017  2017  ·  ·  university university ofof massachusetts massachusetts press press

Winner of the American Book Award Winner of the Arab American Book Award Short-listed for the Palestine Book Award Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction City Paper’s Best Fiction Book

A Curious Land Stories from Home

SUSAN MUADDI DARRAJ “This book places Muaddi Darraj with other hybrid-American authors of African, Latin American, Jewish, and other heritages who ensure that our understandings of notions of identity and home remain diverse and complex.”

—Electronic Intifada

NEW IN PAPER, 288 pp. $16.95t, 978-1-62534-265-2

“A Curious Land humanizes a political situation.” —Necessary Fiction “A superb collection and a perfect selection for public libraries.” —Booklist

See for a book group reader’s guide to A Curious Land. The author is available for book events. Please contact Karen Fisk, Marketing Manager,

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