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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 Presidio and Militia on the Northern Frontier of New Spain

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Acclaimed by readers and reviewers alike, the first volume of The Presidio and Militia on the Northern Frontier of New Spain was a landmark in the documentary study of seventeenth-century Spanish Colonial Mexico. Here, Charles W. Polzer and Thomas E. Sheridan bring the same incisive scholarship and careful editing to long-awaited ...

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The Southwest in American Literature and Art

The Rise of a Desert Aesthetic

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Amazonian Indians from Prehistory to the Present

Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by Anna Roosevelt
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What the Bones Tell Us

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Making Worlds

Gender, Metaphor, Materiality

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Speaking for the Generations

Native Writers on Writing

Edited by Simon J. Ortiz
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Olmec to Aztec

Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands

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Venus II

Geology, Geophysics, Atmosphere, and Solar Wind Environment

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Prehistoric Sandals from Northeastern Arizona

The Earl H. Morris and Ann Axtell Morris Research

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America, New Mexico

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Bloodlines

Odyssey of a Native Daughter

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Women's Seclusion and Men's Honor

Sex Roles in North India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan

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Feminist Readings of Native American Literature

Coming to Voice

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Reopening the American West

Edited by Hal K. Rothman
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Culture across Borders

Mexican Immigration and Popular Culture

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Oyster Wars and the Public Trust

Property, Law, and Ecology in New Jersey History

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The Raptors of Arizona

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Contested Ground

Comparative Frontiers on the Northern and Southern Edges of the Spanish Empire

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Portraits of Clay

Potters of Mata Ortíz

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Zuñi Coyote Tales

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History and Mythology of the Aztecs

The Codex Chimalpopoca

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Organizing the Lakota

The Political Economy of the New Deal on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations

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Crossing Borders

Changing Social Identities in Southern Mexico

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Cultural Memory and Biodiversity

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Interweaving a wealth of ecological and cognitive data with oral history, Nazarea details a "memory banking" protocol for collecting and conserving cultural information to complement the genetic, agronomic, and biochemical characterization of important crops.

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The Nearsighted Naturalist

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The New Western History

The Territory Ahead

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Nobody's Son

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Here's a story about a family that comes from Tijuana and settles into the 'hood, hoping for the American Dream.

. . . I'm not saying it's our story. I'm not saying it isn't. It might be yours. "How do you tell a story that cannot be told?" writes Luis Alberto Urrea in this potent memoir of a childhood divided. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother from Staten Island, Urrea moved to San Diego when he was three. His childhood was a mix of opposites, a clash of cultures and languages. In prose that seethes with energy and crackles with dark humor, Urrea tells a story that is both troubling and wildly entertaining.

Urrea endured violence and fear in the black and Mexican barrio of his youth. But the true battlefield was inside his home, where his parents waged daily war over their son's ethnicity. "You are not a Mexican!" his mother once screamed at him. "Why can't you be called Louis instead of Luis?" He suffers disease and abuse and he learns brutal lessons about machismo. But there are gentler moments as well: a simple interlude with his father, sitting on the back of a bakery truck; witnessing the ultimate gesture of tenderness between the godparents who taught him the magical power of love.

"I am nobody's son. I am everybody's brother," writes Urrea. His story is unique, but it is not unlike thousands of other stories being played out across the United States, stories of other Americans who have waged war—both in the political arena and in their own homes—to claim their own personal and cultural identity. It is a story of what it means to belong to a nation that is sometimes painfully multicultural, where even the language both separates and unites us. Brutally honest and deeply moving, Nobody's Son is a testament to the borders that divide us all.

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The Power of Kiowa Song

A Collaborative Ethnography

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Shelter

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