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Urban Farming in the West

The University of Arizona Press

This encyclopedic work describes the flora of a unique area in the "Sky Islands" region where Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico meet. It is home to more than 3,000 species and a wide range of habitats. The book includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, ethnobotany, and extensive etymologies of plant names.

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New Deal Art in Arizona

The University of Arizona Press

Arizona's art history is emblematic of the story of the modern West, and few periods in that history were more significant than the era of the New Deal. From Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams to painters and muralists including Native American Gerald Nailor, the artists working in Arizona under New Deal programs were a notable group whose art ...

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Race, Place, and Reform in Mexican Los Angeles

The University of Arizona Press

Beginning near the end of the nineteenth century, a generation of reformers set their sights on the growing Mexican community in Los Angeles. Experimenting with a variety of policies on health, housing, education, and labor, these reformers--settlement workers, educationalists, Americanizers, government officials, and employers--attempted ...

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Undermining Race

The University of Arizona Press

Undermining Race rewrites the history of race, immigration, and labor in the copper industry in Arizona. The book focuses on the case of Italian immigrants in their relationships with Anglo, Mexican, and Spanish miners (and at times with blacks, Asian Americans, and Native Americans), requiring a reinterpretation of the way race was formed ...

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Stealing the Gila

The University of Arizona Press

By 1850 the Pima Indians of central Arizona had developed a strong and sustainable agricultural economy based on irrigation. As David H. DeJong demonstrates, the Pima were an economic force in the mid-nineteenthcentury middle Gila River valley, producing food and fiber crops for western military expeditions and immigrants. Moreover, crops ...

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Remedies for a New West

The University of Arizona Press

This wide-ranging collection of essays is intended to provoke both thought and action. The pieces collected here explore a variety of issues facing the American West--disappearing Native American languages, deteriorating air quality, suburban sprawl, species loss, grassland degradation, and many others--and suggest steps toward "healing." ...

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Winning Their Place

The University of Arizona Press

In January 1999, five women were elected to the highest offices in Arizona, including governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction. The "Fab Five," as they were dubbed by the media, were sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, herself a former member of the Arizona ...

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A New Deal for Native Art

The University of Arizona Press

As the Great Depression touched every corner of America, the New Deal promoted indigenous arts and crafts as a means of bootstrapping Native American peoples. But New Deal administrators' romanticization of indigenous artists predisposed them to favor pre-industrial forms rather than art that responded to contemporary markets.

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Murdering Holiness

The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell

UBC Press

Murdering Holiness explores the story of the "Holy Roller" sect led by Franz Creffield, a charismatic, self-styled messiah, in the early years of the 20th century.

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Rocky Mountain Heartland

The University of Arizona Press

This is a lively history of three Rocky Mountain states in the twentieth century. With the sure hand of an experienced writer and the engaging voice of a veteran storyteller, the well-known historian Duane Smith recounts the major social, political, and economic events of the period with verve and zest. It is obvious that Smith is ...

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