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We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes

We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes focuses on a striking array of protest movements that took up issues such as the nuclear arms race, U.S. intervention in Central America, and American investments in South Africa. Hunt’s new history of the eighties investigates how film, television, and other facets of popular culture critiqued Washington’s Cold War policies and reveals that activists and cultural rebels alike posed a more meaningful challenge to the Cold War’s excesses than their predecessors in the McCarthy era.

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Oceans at Home

Melissa Gniadek explores the role of the ocean, with particular attention to the Pacific, in a diverse range of literary texts spanning the late 1820s through the mid-1860s from Lydia Maria Child, Caroline Kirkland, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Harriet Prescott Spofford.

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Law and the Visible

Do bodycams and video doorbells tell the truth? Are the ubiquitous technologies of visibility open to interpretation and manipulation? These are just a couple of the questions explored in the rich and broadly interdisciplinary essays within this volume, the most recent offering in the Amherst Series for Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought.

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  • New partnership with Fum d'Estampa Press

    We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Fum d’Estampa Press. This August, UMass Press began distributing and marketing Fum d’Estampa Press’s translations of award-winning Catalan language poetry, fiction, and...

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