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Denise Meringolo’s Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History won the National Council on Public History’s 2013 Book Award. Meringolo’s book is part of the series Public History in Historical Perspective, edited by Marla Miller.
University of Massachusetts professor and UMass Press author Miller,... More
Susan Williams’s Alice Morse Earle and the Domestic History of Early Americawas featured by Eve Kahn in the New York Times Antiques ColumnFeb. 14.
Chris Daly’s Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism won the Association of American Publishers 2012 PROSE award for Media & Cultural Studies.
James Trent, author of The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform, spoke recently at the Perkins School for the Blind, an institution Howe helped found. Trent described Howe's devotion to the idea that education is the means to improvement for all people no matter their place in society, a solidly liberal idea that helped define nineteenth-century American... More
In Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty, Edwin A. Martini offers a probing reassment of a controversial legacy of the Vietnam War. In many ways, the use of Agent Orange despite uncertainty about its effects boils down to politics says Prof. Martini in an interview with... More
Christine Pawley won the Jennifer Monaghan Book Award from the History of Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association for her book Reading Places: Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America. The 2012 triennial award recognizes an outstanding book in the history of literacy.
Lawrence B. Goodheart's ... More
2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of On Our Own Ground: The Collected Works of William Apess, a Pequot (UMass Press, 1992), edited by Amherst College professor Barry O'Connell. Since the publication, Apess has emerged as "an intellectual beacon" (Robert Warrior, The People and the Word) for the twenty-first century, an indigenous intellectual and political visionary who is even now enabling... More