UMass Press Series
Founded in 1963, the University of Massachusetts Press is the book-publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts. Its mission is to publish first-rate books, edit them carefully, design them well, and market them vigorously. In so doing, it supports and enhances the University's role as a major research institution.
The Department of History has a longstanding and thriving relationship with the UMass Press, which has a particular strength in the area of history and related fields. Several History faculty sit on the press's faculty committee. Others play an editorial role in the press's various series.
Edited by Professor Marla Miller, the aim of this series is to explore, from different critical perspectives, how representations of the past in the United States and across the globe have been mobilized to serve a variety of political, cultural, and social ends. Books in the series offer analyses of interest not only to academic historians but also to the wide community of scholars engaged in efforts to understand the role of history and memory in public life.
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.