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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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Michael Copperman On His Return to Mississippi

The following is a guest post from Michael Copperman. Copperman is the author of the new book Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta -- a mesmerizing account of the realities of working with Teach For America in one of the country's poorest and most challenged regions. This weekend Copperman will be returning to Mississippi for the first time in 6 years to participate in the Mississippi Book

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