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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The Rain Gods' Rebellion

The Cultural Basis of a Nahua Insurgency

University Press of Colorado

 Providing a rare longitudinal look at the cultural basis of this grassroots insurgency, The Rain Gods’ Rebellion offers rare insight into the significance of oral history in forming Nahua collective memory and, by extension, culture.

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Spirit Lands of the Eagle and Bear

Numic Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the Rocky Mountains and Borderlands

University Press of Colorado

Spirit Lands of the Eagle and Bear explores advances in the prehistory and early history of Numic hunter-gatherers in the Rocky Mountain West through the presentation and analysis of archaeological and historic research on the period from the earliest established presence in the Rockies and its borderlands more than a thousand years ago to the forced removal of Ute, Shoshone, and other tribes to reservations in the mid-nineteenth century.
 

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A Forest of History

The Maya after the Emergence of Divine Kingship

University Press of Colorado

Travis Stanton and Kathryn Brown’s A Forest of History: The Maya after the Emergence of Divine Kingship presents acollection of essays that critically engage with and build upon the lasting contributions A Forest of Kings made to Maya epigraphy, iconography, material culture, and history.

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Olmec Lithic Economy at San Lorenzo

University Press of Colorado

Olmec Lithic Economy at San Lorenzo examines the specialized craft production, manufacturing, adoption, and spread of obsidian cutting tools at San Lorenzo, Mexico, the first major Olmec center to develop in the southern Gulf Coast region of Mesoamerica.

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Sorcery in Mesoamerica

University Press of Colorado

Approaching sorcery as highly rational and rooted in significant social and cultural values, Sorcery in Mesoamerica examines and reconstructs the original indigenous logic behind it, analyzing manifestations from the Classic Maya to the ethnographic present.

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The Geology, Ecology, and Human History of the San Luis Valley

University Press of Colorado

The Geology, Ecology, and Human History of the San Luis Valley explores the rich landscapes and diverse social histories of the San Luis Valley, an impressive mountain valley spanning over 9,000 square miles that crosses the border of south-central Colorado and north-central New Mexico and includes many cultural traditions.

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Peter Fidler

From York Factory to the Rocky Mountains

Edited by Barbara Belyea
University Press of Colorado

This book presents Hudson’s Bay Company surveyor Peter Fidler’s journals, edited and extensively annotated by historian Barbara Belyea.

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Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic

Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors

University Press of Colorado, CSU Open Press

Explores the complexities and anxieties associated with online writing instruction.

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Coding Streams of Language

Techniques for the Systematic Coding of Text, Talk, and Other Verbal Data

University Press of Colorado, CSU Open Press

A systematic and practical research guide to coding verbal data in all its forms.

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Reshaping the World

Debates on Mesoamerican Cosmologies

Edited by Ana Díaz
University Press of Colorado

A nuanced exploration of the plurality, complexity, and adaptability of Precolumbian and colonial-era Mesoamerican cosmological models and the ways in which anthropologists and historians have used colonial and indigenous texts to understand these models in the past.

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