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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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An Arizona Chronology

The Territorial Years, 1846–1912

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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
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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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Mission of Sorrows

Jesuit Guevavi and the Pimas, 1691–1767

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John Spring's Arizona

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The Sonoran Desert

Its Geography, Economy, and People

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Spanish Colonial Tucson

A Demographic History

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Forging the Copper Collar

Arizona's Labor-Management War of 1901–1921

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Northern New Spain

A Research Guide

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The Mollusks of the Arid Southwest

With an Arizona Check List

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Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology

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People of the Desert and Sea

Ethnobotany of the Seri Indians

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Sonoran Strongman

Ignacio Pesqueira and His Times

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Life and Labor on the Border

Working People of Northeastern Sonora, Mexico, 1886–1986

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This book traces the development of the urban working class in northern Sonora over the period of a century. Drawing on an extensive collection of life histories over several generations, Heyman describes what has happened to families as people have left the countryside to work for American-owned companies in northern Sonora or to cross the border to find other employment.

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With the River on Our Face

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Emmy Pérez’s With the River on Our Face flows through the Southwest and the Texas borderlands to the river’s mouth in the Rio Grande Valley/El Valle. The poems celebrate the land, communities, and ecology of the borderlands while merging and diverging like the iconic river in this long-awaited collection.

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Indian Pilgrims

Indigenous Journeys of Activism and Healing with Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

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Ancient Plants and People

Contemporary Trends in Archaeobotany

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Ancient Plants and People is a timely discussion of the global perspectives on archaeobotany and the rich harvest of knowledge it yields. Contributors examine the importance of plants to human culture over time and geographic regions and what it teaches of humans, their culture, and their landscapes.

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Critical Indigenous Studies

Engagements in First World Locations

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Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul

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A collection of short stories from the skirt edge of Latino Los Angeles, revealing the space between stereotypes.

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Stealing the Gila

The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921

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Discovering Paquimé

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Based on a half century of modern research since the Joint Casas Grades Project, this book explores the recent discoveries about important site and its neighbors. Drawing the expertise of fourteen  scholars from the U.S., Mexico , and Canada, who have long worked in the region, the chapters revel new insights about Paquime and its influence, bringing this fascinating place and its story to light.

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