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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.

Activist Studies of Science and Technology

Edited by Professor Sigrid Schmalzer, this distinctive series publishes accessible, engaging books on social and political activism in science, technology and medicine, and in support of movements for justice and sustainability around the world. Situated at the intersections of science and technology studies (STS), history, sociology, and anthropology, the series tackles some of the world’s most pressing problems—from climate change to health care, agriculture, and food insecurity—helping readers to better understand the entanglements of scientific and technological developments with state power and new or intensified forms of injustice.

Public History in Historical Perspective

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.

Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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.