University Press of Colorado

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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Colorado Women

A History

University Press of Colorado

Colorado Women is the first full-length chronicle of the lives, roles, and contributions of women in Colorado from prehistory through the modern day. A national leader in women's rights, Colorado was one of the first states to approve suffrage and the first to elect a woman to its legislature. Nevertheless, only a small fraction of the literature on Colorado history is devoted to women and, of those, most focus on well-known individuals.

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Colorado

A History of the Centennial State, Fifth Edition

University Press of Colorado

Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy.

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Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers

University Press of Colorado

Why do people fight about water rights? Who decides how much water can be used by a city or irrigator? Does the federal government get involved in state water issues? Why is water in Colorado so controversial? These questions, and others like them, are addressed in Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers.

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Sites of Insight

A Guide to Colorado Sacred Places

University Press of Colorado

In these eighteen illuminating essays, some of Colorado's most accomplished novelists, essayists, and poets write in intimate detail about their most poignant experiences in the Colorado wilderness.

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The Man Who Thought He Owned Water

On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food

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Apocalyptic Anxiety

Religion, Science, and America's Obsession with the End of the World

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Taken from the Paradise Isle

The Hoshida Family Story

Edited by Heidi Kim; Foreword by Franklin Odo
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The Divided Dominion

Social Conflict and Indian Hatred in Early Virginia

University Press of Colorado

In The Divided Dominion, Ethan A. Schmidt examines the social struggle that created Bacon's Rebellion, focusing on the role of class antagonism in fostering violence toward native people in seventeenth-century Virginia. This provocative volume places a dispute among Virginians over the permissibility of eradicating Native Americans for land at the forefront in understanding this pivotal event.

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Jeannette Rankin

A Political Woman

University Press of Colorado

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, stands tall among American icons. The representative from Montana won her seat at a time when women didn't have the right to vote in most states. Her firm stances inspired both admiration and fury across party lines, and she gained nearly canonical status among feminists and pacifists. In Jeannette Rankin: A Political Woman, James Lopach and Jean Luckowski demythologize Rankin, showing her to be a talented, driven, and deeply divided woman.

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Aztec Philosophy

Understanding a World in Motion

University Press of Colorado

In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie shows the Aztecs advanced a highly sophisticated and internally coherent systematic philosophy worthy of consideration alongside other philosophies from around the world. Bringing together the fields of comparative world philosophy and Mesoamerican studies, Maffie excavates the distinctly philosophical aspects of Aztec thought.

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Kukulcan's Realm

Urban Life at Ancient Mayapán

University Press of Colorado

Kukulcan's Realm chronicles the fabric of socioeconomic relationships and religious practice that bound the Postclassic Maya city of Mayapán's urban residents together for nearly three centuries. Presenting results of ten years of household archaeology at the city, including field research and laboratory analysis, the book discusses the social, political, economic, and ideological makeup of this complex urban center.

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Relocating Authority

Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration

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Surplus

The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life

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Heritage Keywords

Rhetoric and Redescription in Cultural Heritage

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Voices from Vilcabamba

Accounts Chronicling the Fall of the Inca Empire

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The Myth of Quetzalcoatl

Religion, Rulership, and History in the Nahua World

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Herndon Davis

Painting Colorado History, 1901–1962

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Good Water

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A Chorus of Cranes

The Cranes of North America and the World

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Waiting for the Dawn

Mircea Eliade in Perspective

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Archaeological Approaches to Market Exchange in Ancient Societies

University Press of Colorado

Ancient market activities are dynamic in the economies of most ancient states, yet they have received little research from the archaeological community. Archaeological Approaches to Market Exchange in Ancient Societies is the first book to address the development, change, and organizational complexity of ancient markets from a comparative archaeological perspective.

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Thiefing a Chance

Factory Work, Illicit Labor, and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Trinidad

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Ancient Tollan

Tula and the Toltec Heartland

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In the Realm of Nachan Kan

Postclassic Maya Archaeology at Laguna De On, Belize

University Press of Colorado

i>In the Realm of Nachan Kan</i> opens a window on Postclassic Maya patterns of cultural development and organization through a close examination of the small rural island of Laguna de On, a location that was distant from the governing political centers of the day.

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Elusive Unity

Factionalism and the Limits of Identity Politics in Yucatán, Mexico

University Press of Colorado

In Elusive Unity, Armstrong-Fumero examines early twentieth-century peasant politics and twenty-first-century indigenous politics in the rural Oriente region of Yucatán.

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Sacred Darkness

A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves

Edited by Holley Moyes
University Press of Colorado

. In Sacred Darkness, contributors use archaeological evidence as well as ethnographic studies of modern ritual practices to envision the cave as place of spiritual and ideological power that emerges as a potent venue for ritual practice.

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Frontiers in Colorado Paleoindian Archaeology

From the Dent Site to the Rocky Mountains

University Press of Colorado

As the Ice Age waned, Clovis hunter-gatherers began to explore and colonize the area now known as Colorado. Their descendents and later Paleoindian migrants spread throughout Colorado's plains and mountains, adapting to diverse landforms and the changing climate. In this new volume, Robert H. Brunswig and Bonnie L. Pitblado assemble experts in archaeology, paleoecology-climatology, and paleofaunal analysis to share new discoveries about these ancient people of Colorado

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Gambling Debt

Iceland's Rise and Fall in the Global Economy

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No One Ailing Except a Physician

Medicine in the Mining West, 1848-1919

University Press of Colorado

No One Ailing Except a Physician takes readers back to those free-wheeling days in the mining towns and the dark recesses of the mines themselves, a time when illness or injury was usually survived more due to sheer luck than the interventions of medicine.

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Industrializing the Rockies

Growth, Competition, and Turmoil in the Coalfields of Colorado and Wyoming, 1868-1914

University Press of Colorado

In Industrializing the Rockies, David A. Wolff places the deadly conflicts and strikes as well as the racial tensions and the economics of the coal industry in the context of the Western coal industry from its inception in 1868 to the age of maturity in the early twentieth century. The result is the first book-length study of the emergence of coalfield labor relations and a general overview of the role of coal mining in the American West.

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Old Blue's Road

A Historian's Motorcycle Journeys in the American West

University Press of Colorado
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Un cuento de Quetzalcoatl Acerca del Maiz

Acerca del Maiz

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A Quetzalcóatl Tale of Corn

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A Prehistory of South America

Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent

University Press of Colorado
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