About the Press

Founded in 1963, the University of Massachusetts Press is the 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. In doing so, we support and enhance the University’s role as a major research institution. The Press focuses primarily on books in the field of American studies broadly defined—books that explore the history, politics, literature, culture, and environment of the United States—as well as works with a transnational perspective. Since its inception, We have sold more than 2,000,000 volumes. We have over 1,000 titles in print.

About the Blog

The UMass Press blog is a project initiated by Press interns to share information about new books and Press news or events with our readership. This blog also serves as a forum for our authors to discuss issues related to their scholarship. Views expressed by guest contributors to the blog do not necessarily represent those of University of Massachusetts Amherst or the Press, and all guest contributions are denoted by a byline and an author bio.

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