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<ul><li><p>Massachusetts Press</p><p> unIversITy ofmAssAChuseTTs </p><p>Press</p><p>New Books for fall &amp; wiNter </p><p>20142015</p></li><li><p>Cover art: </p><p>State Street, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1905, courtesy Library of Congress.</p><p>The University of Massachusetts Press is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses.</p><p>ContentsNew Books 1</p><p>Selected Backlist 20</p><p>Series 30</p><p>About the Press 31</p><p>Contact Information 31</p><p>Website and Social Media 31</p><p>Digital Editions (E-Books) 31</p><p>Ordering Information 32</p><p>Sales Information 32</p><p>Author IndexAllen, Investment Management in Boston 7</p><p>Bracey, Sanchez, and Smethurst, SOSCalling All Black People 4</p><p>Brennessel, The Alewives Tale 11</p><p>Cray, Lovewells Fight 9</p><p>Cumbler, Cape Cod 10</p><p>Grace, Kent State 2</p><p>Guthrie, A Kiss from Thermopylae 17</p><p>Hemingway and Wallach, Transatlantic Romanticism 18</p><p>Kersten and Lucander, For Jobs and Freedom 5</p><p>Kinney, Renaissance Reflections 19</p><p>Laurie, Rebels in Paradise 8</p><p>Lennon, Boxcar Politics 13</p><p>OGorman, Isaiah Rogers 16</p><p>Panciera, Bewildered 12</p><p>Pfitzer, History Repeating Itself 15</p><p>Rohrbach, Thinking Outside the Book 14</p><p>Tucher, Happily Sometimes After 1</p><p>Vials, Haunted by Hitler 3</p><p>Yarrow, Thrift 6</p><p>Title IndexThe Alewives Tale, Brennessel 11</p><p>Bewildered, Panciera 12</p><p>Boxcar Politics, Lennon 13</p><p>Cape Cod, Cumbler 10</p><p>For Jobs and Freedom, Kersten and Lucander 5</p><p>Happily Sometimes After, Tucher 1</p><p>Haunted by Hitler, Vials 3</p><p>History Repeating Itself, Pfitzer 15</p><p>Investment Management in Boston, Allen 7</p><p>Isaiah Rogers, OGorman 16</p><p>A Kiss from Thermopylae, Guthrie 17</p><p>Kent State, Grace 2</p><p>Lovewells Fight, Cray 9</p><p>Rebels in Paradise, Laurie 8</p><p>Renaissance Reflections, Kinney 19</p><p>SOSCalling All Black People, Bracey, Sanchez, and Smethurst 4</p><p>Thinking Outside the Book, Rohrbach 14</p><p>Thrift, Yarrow 6</p><p>Transatlantic Romanticism, Hemingway and Wallach 18</p></li><li><p>| 1order toll free 1-800-537-5487</p><p>A gifted writer reconstructs her familys history from Jamestown through the twentieth century</p><p>Happily Sometimes AfterDiscovering Stories from Twelve Generations of an American FamilyAndie Tucher </p><p>For more than four hundred years, members of </p><p>the authors family have been telling stories about </p><p>their American lives. They have told of impassioned </p><p>elopements and heart-breaking kidnaps, of hair- </p><p>breadth escapes and shocking murders, of bigamists, </p><p>changelings, patriots, Indians, fires, floods, and how </p><p>the great-grandmother of Chief Justice John Marshall </p><p>married the pirate Blackbeard by mistake. </p><p>In this beautifully written work, Andie Tucher </p><p>considers family stories as another way to look at </p><p>history, neither from the top down nor the bottom </p><p>up but from the inside out. She explores not just </p><p>what happenedeverywhere from Jamestown to </p><p>Boonesborough, from the bloody field at Chickamauga </p><p>to the metropolis of the Gilded Agebut also what </p><p>the storytellers thought or wished or hoped or feared </p><p>happened. She offers insights into what they valued, </p><p>what they lost, how they judged their own lives and </p><p>found meaning in them. The narrative touches on </p><p>sorrow, recompense, love, pain, and the persistent </p><p>tension between hope and disappointment in a nation </p><p>that by making the pursuit of happiness thinkable also </p><p>made unhappiness regrettable. </p><p>Based on extensive research in archives, local </p><p>history societies, and family-history sources as well as </p><p>conversations and correspondence, Happily Sometimes </p><p>After offers an intimate and unusual perspective on how </p><p>ordinary people used stories to imagine the world they </p><p>wished for, and what those stories reveal about their </p><p>relationships with the world they actually had. </p><p> A highly original and wonderfully written book. Happily Sometimes After tells the fascinating and often gruesome stories of the authors many ancestors, but its larger purpose is to explore the nature and role of stories in knitting families together across decades and centuries.</p><p>Kathy Roberts Forde, author of Literary Journalism on Trial: Masson v. New Yorker and the </p><p>First Amendment</p><p>andie tucher is associate professor of communications at Columbia Journalism </p><p>School. She is author of Froth and Scum: Truth, </p><p>Beauty, Goodness, and the Ax Murder in Americas </p><p>First Mass Medium, winner of the Allan Nevins </p><p>Prize of the Society of American Historians.</p><p>American History / Literary Journalism</p><p>320 pp., 14 illus.$24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-128-0</p><p>$80.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-127-3</p><p>November 2014</p></li><li><p>university of massachusetts press . fall/winter 20142015 . www.umass.edu/umpress2 |</p><p>A history of what happened at Kent State and why, written by one who was there</p><p>Kent State Death and Dissent in the Long SixtiesThomas M. Grace</p><p>On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on </p><p>unarmed antiwar protesters at Kent State University </p><p>in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine oth-</p><p>ers, including the author of this book. The shootings </p><p>shocked the American public and triggered a nationwide </p><p>wave of campus strikes and protests. To many at the </p><p>time, Kent State seemed an unlikely site for the bloodiest </p><p>confrontation in a decade of campus unresta sprawl-</p><p>ing public university in the American heartland, far from </p><p>the coastal epicenters of political and social change. </p><p>Yet, as Thomas M. Grace shows, the events of May 4 </p><p>were not some tragic anomaly but were grounded in </p><p>a tradition of student political activism that extended </p><p>back to Ohios labor battles of the 1950s. The vast </p><p>expansion of the university after World War II brought </p><p>in growing numbers of working-class enrollees from </p><p>the industrial centers of northeast Ohio, members of </p><p>the same demographic cohort that eventually made up </p><p>the core of American combat forces in Vietnam. As the </p><p>wars rising costs came to be felt acutely in the home </p><p>communities of Kents students, tensions mounted </p><p>between the growing antiwar movement on campus, </p><p>the university administration, and the political conser-</p><p>vatives who dominated the surrounding county as well </p><p>as the state government.</p><p>The deadly shootings at Kent State were thus the cul-</p><p>mination of a dialectic of radicalization and repression </p><p>that had been building throughout the decade. In the </p><p>years that followed, the antiwar movement continued to </p><p>strengthen on campus, bolstered by an influx of return-</p><p>ing Vietnam veterans. After the war ended, a battle over </p><p>the memory and meaning of May 4 ensued. It contin-</p><p>ues to the present day.</p><p>Tom Grace has written a deep study of one local, very all-American site of radicalization over the longue dure from the early 1950s to the mid- 1970s. There is nothing else like it. Its must reading for anyone concerned with the New Left and postwar political change.</p><p>Van Gosse, author of Rethinking the New Left: An Interpretative History</p><p>A work of genuine scholarly importancethe most complete account of the Kent State events to date.</p><p>Maurice Isserman, author of If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left </p><p>and the Birth of the New Left</p><p>thomas m. grace is adjunct professor of history at Erie Community College. A 1972 </p><p>graduate of Kent State University, he earned a </p><p>PhD in history from SUNY Buffalo after many </p><p>years as a social worker and union representative.</p><p>American History / American Studies</p><p>400 pp., 12 illus.$29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-111-2$90.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-110-5</p><p>February 2015</p><p>A volume in the series Culture, Politics, and the Cold War</p></li><li><p>| 3order toll free 1-800-537-5487</p><p>A wide-ranging examination of how Americans have responded to fears about fascism</p><p>Haunted by HitlerLiberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United StatesChristopher Vials</p><p>Although fascism is typically associated with Europe, </p><p>the threat of fascism in the United States haunted the </p><p>imaginations of activists, writers, and artists, spur- </p><p>ring them to create a rich, elaborate body of cultural </p><p>and political work. Traversing the Popular Front of the </p><p>1930s, the struggle against McCarthyism in the 1950s, </p><p>the Black Power movement of the 1960s, and the AIDS </p><p>activism of the 1980s, Haunted by Hitler highlights the </p><p>value of antifascist cultural politics, showing how it </p><p>helped to frame the national discourse. </p><p>Christopher Vials examines the ways in which </p><p>anxieties about fascism in the United States have been </p><p>expressed in the public sphere, through American tele-</p><p>vision shows, Off-Broadway theater, party news- </p><p>papers, bestselling works of history, journalism, popu-</p><p>lar sociology, political theory, and other media. He </p><p>argues that twentieth-century liberals and leftists were </p><p>more deeply unsettled by the problem of fascism than </p><p>those at the center or the right and that they tirelessly </p><p>and often successfully worked to counter Americas </p><p>fascist equivalents.</p><p>With insight and grace, Christopher Vials demon-strates compelling new ways of understanding a complicated tradition of the Left and U.S. culture. The steady flow of astute interpretations and commentary adds up to scholarship of enduring importance, a treasure trove for the specialist and general reader alike.</p><p>Alan Wald, author of American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War</p><p>Vialss rehabilitation of the long-standing and abid-ing American antifascist tradition is a game-changer for those interested in the f word (fascism) and for those who want to understand both liberal and left politics in the American Century.</p><p>Doug Rossinow, author of Visions of Progress: The Left-Liberal Tradition in America</p><p>christopher vials is assistant professor of English at the University of Connecticut and </p><p>author of Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular </p><p>Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 19351947.</p><p>American Studies / American History </p><p>304 pp., 7 illus.$26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-130-3</p><p>$80.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-129-7</p><p>December 2014</p></li><li><p>university of massachusetts press . fall/winter 20142015 . www.umass.edu/umpress4 |</p><p>A major anthology of readings from the Black Arts Movement</p><p>SOSCalling All Black PeopleA Black Arts Movement ReaderEdited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, and James Smethurst</p><p>This volume brings together a broad range of key writ-</p><p>ings from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and </p><p>1970s, among the most significant cultural movements </p><p>in American history. The aesthetic counterpart of the </p><p>Black Power movement, it burst onto the scene in </p><p>the form of artists circles, writers workshops, drama </p><p>groups, dance troupes, new publishing ventures, book-</p><p>stores, and cultural centers and had a presence in prac-</p><p>tically every community and college campus with an </p><p>appreciable African American population. Black Arts </p><p>activists extended its reach even further through maga-</p><p>zines such as Ebony and Jet, on television shows such </p><p>as Soul! and Like It Is, and on radio programs. </p><p>Many of the movements leading artists, including Ed </p><p>Bullins, Nikki Giovanni, Woodie King, Haki Madhubuti, </p><p>Sonia Sanchez, Askia Tour, and Val Gray Ward remain </p><p>artistically productive today. Its influence can also be </p><p>seen in the work of later artists, from the writers Toni </p><p>Morrison, John Edgar Wideman, and August Wilson </p><p>to actors Avery Brooks, Danny Glover, and Samuel L. </p><p>Jackson, to hip hop artists Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and </p><p>Chuck D. </p><p>SOSCalling All Black People includes works of fic-</p><p>tion, poetry, and drama in addition to critical writings </p><p>on issues of politics, aesthetics, and gender. It covers </p><p>topics ranging from the legacy of Malcolm X and the </p><p>impact of John Coltranes jazz to the tenets of the Black </p><p>Panther Party and the music of Motown. The editors </p><p>have provided a substantial introduction outlining the </p><p>nature, history, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement </p><p>as well as the principles by which the anthology was </p><p>assembled.</p><p>This book will add immeasurably to our ability to understand and teach a crucial aspect of modern African American and American literary history. Something crucial involving race and art overtook American culture in the 1960s and 1970s, and the nation would never be the same againa seismic shift that had everything to do with the political, cul- tural, and aesthetic impact of the confrontational Black Arts and Black Power movements.</p><p>Arnold Rampersad, author of Ralph Ellison: </p><p>A Biography</p><p>john h. bracey jr. is professor of Afro- American studies at the University of Massa-</p><p>chusetts Amherst. sonia sanchez, poet and playwright, is professor emerita of English </p><p>at Temple University. james smethurst is professor of Afro-American studies at the </p><p>University of Massachusetts Amherst.</p><p>African American Studies / Cultural Studies / American Studies</p><p>688 pp., 7" x 10" format$34.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62534-031-3$95.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-62534-030-6</p><p>September 2014</p><p>PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED</p></li><li><p>| 5order toll free 1-800-537-5487</p><p>The essential writings of a highly respected civil rights activist and union leader</p><p>For Jobs and FreedomThe Selected Speeches and Writings of A. Philip RandolphEdited by Andrew E. Kersten and David Lucander</p><p>As the head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car </p><p>Porters and a tireless advocate for civil rights, A. Philip </p><p>Randolph (18891979) served as a bridge between </p><p>African Americans and the labor movement. During a </p><p>public career that spanned more than five decades, he </p><p>was a leading voice in the struggle for black freedom </p><p>and social justice, and his powerful words inspired </p><p>others to join him. </p><p>This volume documents Randolphs life and work </p><p>through his own writings. The editors have combed </p><p>through the files of libraries, manuscript collections, </p><p>and newspapers, selecting more than seventy published </p><p>and unpublished pieces that shed light on Randolphs </p><p>most significant activities. The book is organized the-</p><p>matically around his major interestsdismantling </p><p>workplace inequality, expanding civil rights, confront-</p><p>ing racial segregation, and building international coali-</p><p>tions. The editors provide a detailed biographical essay </p><p>that helps to situate the speeches and writings collected </p><p>in the book. In the absence of an autobiography, this </p><p>volume offers the best available presentation of Ran-</p><p>dolphs ideas and arguments in his own words.</p><p>andrew e. kersten is dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University </p><p>of Idaho. david lucander is assistant professor of Pluralism and Diversity at Rockland Community </p><p>College.</p><p> This book will go a long way in making easily accessible the ideas and writings of the person who sparked both the 1941 and the 1963 Marches on Washington, and who generally was seen as the leading figure among Blacks in the trade union movement from the 1930s until his death. . . . I give it my strongest endorsement.John H. Bracey Jr., coeditor of SOSCalling All </p><p>Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader</p><p>A. Philip Randolph is as relevant today as ever. A volume of his essential writings could not be more timely. . . . Professors Kersten and Lucander, both recognized Randolph authorities, have assembled this collection with care and skill. All phases of Randolphs remarkable career are covered.</p><p>Jerald E. Podair, author of Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer</p><p>American History / African American History / Labor...</p></li></ul>