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The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than eighty new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 1000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. The University Press is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.

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Happy November! As the holidays draw near, we hope books are on your list to give! That’s why, in honor of #GivingTuesday, we’ll be donating one book to Big House Books for every book purchased from our website this month. Big House Books is a non-profit, volunteer organization that sends free books by request to prisoners in Mississippi correctional facilities in order to promote

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