Open Access

At the University of Michigan Press, open access (OA) is one of many ways that we strive to deliver the best scholarship to the broadest possible audience. We work with every author to consider whether and how OA might raise a book’s profile, help it to reach the right audience, fulfill the author’s goals, or comply with the requirements of a funder or institution.

While open access isn’t appropriate for every book, it yields benefits to authors, sponsoring institutions, and readers. OA extends the reach of scholarly works, promotes public engagement, and facilitates digital innovation. This page is meant to help stakeholders understand open access at the University of Michigan Press.

While OA has become an established approach within journal publishing, OA for academic books is an evolving field and the paths to sustainability are still being established. As part of the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, University of Michigan Press has been publishing and studying OA books for over a decade and our research, often conducted in partnership with other institutions, seeks to engage with practical challenges such as contract terms, discoverability, and sustainability so that OA works for the benefit of all users: authors, researchers, students, and readers around the world.




    Drones and Support for the Use of Force

    James Igoe Walsh and Marcus Schulzke

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    Discovering Addiction

    Nancy D. Campbell

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    Anatomy of a Civil War

    Mehmet Gurses

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    In Defense of Monopoly

    Richard B. McKenzie and Dwight R. Lee

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    Punishment and Political Order

    Keally McBride

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    The Many Faces of Strategic Voting

    John H. Aldrich Edited by Laura B. Stephenson

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    Cosmopolitanisms and the Jews

    Cathy S. Gelbin and Sander L. Gilman

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    Animal Acts

    Edited by Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes

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    Gaming the Stage

    Gina Bloom

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    Rhetorical Code Studies

    Kevin Brock

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    Developing Writers in Higher Education

    Editor Anne Ruggles Gere

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    Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Republican China

    Edited by Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

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    Envisioning Socialism

    Heather L. Gumbert

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    Consumption and Violence

    Alexander Sedlmaier

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    Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural Transfer, 1750-1837

    Alessa Johns

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    In The Red

    Zsófia Barta

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    Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas

    Irene Taviss Thomson

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    Barack Obama's America

    John Kenneth White

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    The Post-Conflict Environment

    Edited by Daniel Bertrand Monk and Jacob Mundy

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    Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea

    Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson

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    Seeing the Past with Computers

    Edited by Kevin Kee and Timothy Compeau

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    Sites of Translation

    Laura Gonzales

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    Transforming Gender and Emotion

    Sookja Cho

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    Stamping American Memory

    Sheila A. Brennan

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    A World of Fiction

    Katherine Bode

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    The Jazz Republic

    Jonathan O. Wipplinger

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    Veto Power

    Jonathan B. Slapin

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    Early Start

    Andrew Karch

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    Strange Science

    Edited by Lara Karpenko and Shalyn Claggett

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    The Distinction of Peace

    Catherine Goetze

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    Printing and Prophecy

    Jonathan Green

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    Surrender

    Michael Meeropol

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    Finding Voice

    Kim S. Berman

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    Learning Legacies

    Sarah Ruffing Robbins

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    Traces of the Old, Uses of the New

    Amy E. Earhart

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    Risk Criticism

    Molly Wallace

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    The Chatter of the Visible

    Patrizia C. McBride

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    The Resonance of Unseen Things

    Susan Lepselter

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    Refining Child Pornography Law

    Edited by Carissa Byrne Hessick

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    Imperfect Creatures

    Lucinda Cole

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    Mixed-Member Electoral Systems in Constitutional Context

    Chi Huang Edited by Nathan F. Batto

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    Spectacular Disappearances

    Julia H. Fawcett

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    Dreams for Dead Bodies

    M. Michelle Robinson

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    Beyond the Bauhaus

    Deborah Ascher Barnstone

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    Alienation Effects

    Branislav Jakovljevic

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    Just Vibrations

    William Cheng

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    Wiki Writing

    Edited by Robert E. Cummings and Matt Barton

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    This Gaming Life

    Jim Rossignol

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    The Hyperlinked Society

    Edited by Joseph Turow and Lokman Tsui

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    Owning the Olympics

    Edited by Monroe E. Price and Daniel Dayan

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    Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism

    Edited by Caroline Eisner and Martha Vicinus

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    Framed

    Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

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    Skate Life

    Emily Chivers Yochim

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    Parodies of Ownership

    Richard L. Schur

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    My Life as a Night Elf Priest

    Bonnie A. Nardi

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    Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina

    Edited by Amy Koritz and George J. Sanchez

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    Poetry's Afterlife

    Kevin Stein

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    Play Redux

    David Myers

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    Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?

    Buzz Alexander

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    Silent Hill

    Bernard Perron

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    Myst and Riven

    Mark J.P. Wolf

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    Digital Tools in Urban Schools

    Jabari Mahiri

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    Digital Rubbish

    Jennifer Gabrys

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    The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

    Andrew Herscher

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    Teaching History in the Digital Age

    T. Mills Kelly

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    DOOM

    Dan Pinchbeck

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    Hacking the Academy

    Edited by Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt

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    Writing History in the Digital Age

    Edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki

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    Pastplay

    Edited by Kevin Kee

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    Making News at The New York Times

    Nikki Usher

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    The Media Welfare State

    Gunn Enli Trine Syvertsen

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    A Heart Beating Hard

    Lauren Foss Goodman

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    Full Metal Jhacket

    Matthew Derby

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    Settlers of Unassigned Lands

    Charles McLeod

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    American Homes

    Ryan Ridge

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    Tactics of the Human

    Laura Shackelford

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    Imagining the Global

    Fabienne Darling-Wolf

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    Internationalizing "International Communication"

    Edited by Chin-Chuan Lee

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    Web Writing

    Edited by Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O'Donnell

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    Digital Rhetoric

    Douglas Eyman

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    Tempest

    Judd Ethan Ruggill and Ken S. McAllister

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    Ethical Programs

    Jr. James J. Brown

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    Digital Samaritans

    Jim Ridolfo

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    Manifesto for the Humanities

    Sidonie Smith

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    Big Digital Humanities

    Patrik Svensson

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    Science Fiction in Argentina

    Joanna Page

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    Campaign Finance and Political Polarization

    Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner

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    Law, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Terrorism

    Roger Douglas

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    Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy

    Erik J. Engstrom

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    Passionate Amateurs

    Nicholas Ridout

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    The Taiwan Voter

    Christopher H. Achen and T. Y. Wang

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    #identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

    Edited by Abigail De Kosnik and Keith P. Feldman

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