Regional book fundraiser is open!
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, a generous anonymous donor has once again pledged a 2-to-1 match for our Regional Books Fund, which includes books about New England as well as Bright Leaf Books, UMass Press’s imprint dedicated to our region.
Getting into the spirit of Halloween
Originally published in popular magazines, the twenty-two stories in Restless Spirits are set in all corners of the United States and were written by a range of authors known and unknown, including Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, and Zora Neale Hurston. Whether depicting a servant who helps save the reputation of her master’s dead first wife, a ghostly mother who haunts a stranger until he agrees to adopt her orphaned daughter, or a ghost who revisits her beloved husband only to discover his long-standing preference for her sister, these tales possess great psychological richness and offer first-rate entertainment even as they explore the social and psychological realities of women’s lives.
Check out our latest audiobooks!
University of Massachusetts Press has partnered with Tantor Media. Click here for a current list of our audiobooks!
Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction!
“In A Union Like Ours, Scott Bane carefully tracks both men’s careers through the changes in American culture that they were either reflecting or contributing to . . . [A] smart, sensitive study.”—Gay and Lesbian Review
Winner of the 2023 Society for History in the Federal Government Book Prize!
“Based on exhaustive research and written in a lively, accessible style, Lost on the Freedom Trail provides valuable insight into the profitability of preservation and heritage tourism, and the synergies and tensions created from establishing a national historic park within a living urban center.”—Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, coeditor of Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change amid Decline and Revival