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Founded in 1965, the University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University, and Western Colorado University.

In 2012, University Press of Colorado merged with Utah State University Press, which was established in 1972. USU Press titles are managed as an active imprint of University Press of Colorado, and they maintain offices in both Louisville, Colorado, and Logan, Utah.

The University Press of Colorado, including the Utah State University Press imprint, publishes forty to forty-five new titles each year, with the goal of facilitating communication among scholars and providing the peoples of the state and region with a fair assessment of their histories, cultures, and resources.

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Paul Kontny

A Modern Artist in Europe and America

University Press of Colorado
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Coloniality in the Maya Lowlands

Archaeological Perspectives

University Press of Colorado

Coloniality in the Maya Lowlands explores what has been required of the Maya to survive both internal and external threats and other destabilizing forces.

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A Green Band in a Parched and Burning Land

Sobaipuri O’odham Landscapes

University Press of Colorado

The result of decades of research, A Green Band in a Parched and Burning Land presents a thorough and detailed understanding of the Sobaipuri O’odham—arguably the most influential and powerful Indigenous group in southern Arizona in the terminal prehistoric and early historic periods, yet one of the least understood and under-studied to have occupied the region.

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Human Is to Wander

University Press of Colorado, Center for Literary Publishing
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A Dream of Justice

The Story of Keyes v. Denver Public Schools

University Press of Colorado

A Dream of Justice is Colorado state senator and former teacher Pat Pascoe’s firsthand account of the decades-long fight to desegregate Denver’s public schools.

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Food Provisioning in Complex Societies

Zooarchaeological Perspectives

University Press of Colorado

Through creative combinations of ethnohistoric evidence, iconography, and contextual analysis of faunal remains, this work offers new insight into the mechanisms involved in food provisioning for complex societies.

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The Title of Totonicapán

University Press of Colorado

This work is the first English translation of the complete text of the Title of Totonicapán, one of the most important documents composed by the K’iche’ Maya in the highlands of Guatemala, second only to the Popol Vuh.

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Aztec Antichrist

Performing the Apocalypse in Early Colonial Mexico

University Press of Colorado
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Living Ruins

Native Engagements with Past Materialities in Contemporary Mesoamerica, Amazonia, and the Andes

University Press of Colorado
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