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The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. They disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. They advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

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Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert

La vida no vale nada

The University of Arizona Press

Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration. The book’s central question is why are migrants dying on our border? The authors constitute a multidisciplinary group reflecting on the issues of death, migration, and policy.

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The Aztecs at Independence

Nahua Culture Makers in Central Mexico, 1799–1832

The University of Arizona Press

This ethnohistory uses colonial-era native-language texts written by Nahuas to construct history from the indigenous point of view. The book offers the first internal ethnographic view of central Mexican indigenous communities in the critical time of independence, when modern Mexican Spanish developed its unique character, founded on indigenous concepts of space, time, and grammar. The Aztecs at Independence opens a window into the cultural life of writers, leaders, and worshippers—Nahua women and men in the midst of creating a vibrant community.

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Nobody Rich or Famous

A Family Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Lyrical literary memior by an acclaimed poet captures life, poverty, and family in the American West during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Impounded People

Japanese-Americans in the Relocation Centers

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Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Ethnic Medicine in the Southwest explores traditions guiding the medical arts of Yaqui, Anglo, Black and Mexican American communities and points out the relationship between alternative and scientific medicine. Beliefs prevail that illness may be punishment for sin, or caused by witchcraft or overwork. Treatment may include dreams, herbs, massage, or prayer. While practitioners in these communities are not necessarily licensed in the legal sense, they are nonetheless trusted and often effective.

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The Ecology of Desert Communities

Edited by Gary A. Polis
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Sonora

A Description of the Province

The University of Arizona Press

This multifaceted description of Sonora was written by an eighteenth-century Jesuit missionary to the Pima, Opata, and Eudeve Indians.

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Grenville Goodwin Among the Western Apache

Letters from the Field

Edited by Morris E. Opler
The University of Arizona Press
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The Last 10,000 Years

A Fossil Pollen Record of the American Southwest

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The Hohokam

Desert Farmers and Craftsmen, Excavations at Snaketown, 1964–1965

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Excavations at Snaketown

Material Culture

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Bristlecone Pine in the White Mountains of California

Growth and Ring-Width Characteristics

The University of Arizona Press

Papers of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, No. 4

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Colonel Greene and the Copper Skyrocket

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of William Cornell Greene: Copper King, Cattle Baron, and Promoter Extraordinary in Mexico, the American Southwest, and the New York Financial District

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Once a River

Bird Life and Habitat Changes on the Middle Gila

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The Aztec Kings

The Construction of Rulership in Mexican History

The University of Arizona Press

Winner of the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Book Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory, The Aztec Kings is the first major study to take into account the Aztec cyclical conception of time and treat indigenous historical traditions as symbolic statements in narrative form. Susan D. Gillespie focuses on the dynastic history of the Mexica of Tenochtitlan. By demonstrating that most of Aztec history is nonliteral, she sheds new light on Aztec culture and on the function of history in society. By relating the cyclical structure of Aztec dynastic history to similar traditions of African and Polynesian peoples, she introduces a broader perspective on the function of history in society and on how and why history must change.

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The Cacti of Arizona

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Nobody Rich or Famous

A Family Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Once in a while, a book comes along that redefines the concept of family. Frank McCourt did it with Angela’s Ashes; Annie Dillard did it with An American Childhood. In Nobody Rich or Famous, award-winning poet and author Richard Shelton immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of his Boise, Idaho, clan during the 1930s and ’40s. This is memoir in its finest tradition, illuminating today’s cultural chasm between the haves and have-nots. It is the true story of a family and how it got that way.

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Mexican Melodrama

Film and Nation from the Golden Age to the New Wave

The University of Arizona Press

Mexican Melodrama offers a timely look at critically acclaimed films that serve as key referents in discussions of Mexican cinema. Elena Lahr-Vivaz artfully portrays the dominant conventions of historical and contemporary Mexican cinema, showing how new-wave directors draw from a previous generation to produce meaning in the present.

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Celluloid Pueblo

Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest

The University of Arizona Press

Celluloid Pueblo tells the story of Western Ways Features and its role in the invention of the Southwest of the imagination. The story closely follows the boom and bust arc of this region in the mid-twentieth century and the constantly evolving representations of an exotic—but safe and domesticated—frontier and the landscape, regional development, and diverse cultures of Arizona and the Southwest.

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An Arizona Chronology

Statehood, 1913–1936

The University of Arizona Press
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An Arizona Chronology

The Territorial Years, 1846–1912

The University of Arizona Press
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The Politics of Water in Arizona

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The Vertebrates of Arizona

With Major Section on Arizona Habitats

Edited by Charles H. Lowe
The University of Arizona Press
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The Clifton-Morenci Strike

Labor Difficulty in Arizona, 1915–1916

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Friars, Soldiers, and Reformers

Hispanic Arizona and the Sonora Mission Frontier, 1767–1856

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