Heritage of Mississippi Series

Histories of the state's diversity, artistry, struggles, and milestones. Recent titles include: Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front. Affiliated entities: Mississippi Department of Archives and History; Mississippi Historical Society.

Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980

The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Mississippi's American Indians

Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi after Reconstruction, 1877-1917

Religion in Mississippi

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UPM turns 46 years-old this May

May 1st, 1970 marks University Press of Mississippi’s official birthday. The photograph below is Dr. Robert Cecil Cook, UPM's founding director. Cook was President of the University of Southern Mississippi when this photograph was taken in 1949, and the “Photograph of Robert Cecil Cook, University President from 1945-1954” is courtesy of Special Collections, McCain Library and Archives,

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