Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes creative works and scholarship in several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Native studies, Latin American studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. UNM Press is the largest publisher in New Mexico and seeks to represent the culture, history, and stories of the Southwest.
American Indian Literary Nationalism
A study of Native literature from the perspective of national sovereignty and self-determination.
From Sovereign Villages to National States
City, State, and Federation in Central America, 1759-1839
Dym's analysis of Central America's early nineteenth-century politics shows nation-state formation to be a city-driven process that transformed colonial provinces into enduring states.
Coyote and the Sky
How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began
The Santa Ana Pueblo creation legend including how Coyote tricked the other animals to join them in our world and how he was punished.
Spanish for Mental Health Professionals
A Step by Step Handbook
This handbook will help mental health and social workers reach across the language barriers to help their clients.
Following the Royal Road
A Guide to the Historic Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Jackson brings to life this important route which the Spanish extended north into present-day New Mexico in 1598.
This beautifully illustrated biography of painter Rance Hood focuses on his art and its place within Native American art, history, and culture.
All Aboard for Santa Fe
Railway Promotion of the Southwest, 1890s to 1930s
How the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company contributed to the development of Southwest tourism.
The Taos Truth Game
This entertaining novel brings writer Myron Brinig, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and the avant garde of 1930s Taos back to center stage.
Diseases and Human Evolution
Barnes, a paleopathologist, offers general overviews of specific diseases (West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, etc.) and their carriers.
The Social Transformation of Morelos, Mexico, and the Origins of the Zapatista Revolution, 1840-1910
The agrarian revolution beginning in 1910 in rural Morelos helped shape Mexican society for the rest of the twentieth century.
Breaking Through Mexico's Past
Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
The life of celebrated Mexican archaeologist Moctezuma tells of a man rising to the challenges of life and a man who has eloquently spoken to the the importance of understanding the roots of civilization.
D'Arcy McNickle's The Hungry Generations
The Evolution of a Novel
This study of the early, unpublished novel, The Hungry Generations, explains how subsequent events in McNickle's life lead the author to eventually create The Surrounded, a classic of American Indian literature.
Archaeologies of the Pueblo Revolt
Identity, Meaning, and Renewal in the Pueblo World
Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and Native American scholars offer new views of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 that emphasize the transformative roles of material culture in mediating Pueblo Indian strategies of resistance and Colonial Spanish structures of domination.
Silver Mines and Golden Saloons
The silver rush in Tombstone, Arizona, created one of the most sophisticated towns in the American West, complete with lavish saloons, gambling, ice cream parlors, and a swimming pool.
The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution
The Bloodiest Decade, 1910-1920
The authors document the secret role of the Mexican president in the insurgency against Anglos during the Mexican Revolution and the Texas Rangers' role in ending the uprising.
Storytelling in Yellowstone
Horse and Buggy Tour Guides
Whittlesey shares tales of "the great Geyserland" as told by the earliest tour guides of America's first and most unique national park.
The Ecuador Effect
Dark and fast-paced, The Ecuador Effect combines a liberal dose of Ecuadorian Indian culture with the drama of a novel.
Legend and Lore of the Guadalupe Mountains
These tales of the mountains, mines, and characters of the Guadalupe range were collected over many years by the author who has explored the area since he was a boy.
The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike, 1806-1807
This valuable and long-out-of-print edition of Pike's Southwestern journals is being reissued on the bicentennial of the journey with a new Introduction by historian Mark L. Gardner.
Cowtown Wichita and the Wild, Wicked West
A new look at the colorful history of the Peerless Princess of the Plains.
Hip to the Trip
A Cultural History of Route 66
Dedek paints a complex portrait of America's most famous highway.
Conversations with Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Writers
Interviews with major Chicana/o authors are the basis for this examination of the commonality of issues in the work of each of them.
Sing My Whole Life Long
Jenny Vincent's Life in Folk Music and Activism
"This lady is a big breath of hope in a cynical age."--from the Introduction by John Nichols
The Shaman and the Water Serpent
Dewey tells the stories of early Puebloan peoples and their reverance for the land and animals on which their survival depended.
Growing Up in Santa Fe
The traditional Hispanic culture of 1950s Santa Fe comes alive through the members of the hardworking Romero family.
Native American Life-History Narratives
Colonial and Postcolonial Navajo Ethnography
The author provides methods for the study of American Indian ethnographic texts and disputes some previous assumptions about the sources of the stories in Son of Old Man Hat.
Dictionary of Jicarilla Apache
Abáachi Mizaa Ilkee' Siijai
The first large-scale dictionary of any of the Eastern Apachean languages.
This classic of American fiction tells the story of the travels of Bluefeather Fellini, a half-Pueblo Indian and half-Italian who always returns to his mother's home in Taos, New Mexico.
Four and Twenty Photographs
Stories from Behind the Lens
One of the West's most eloquent photographers shares his favorite images and his stories of how they came to be.
Private Passions and Public Sins
Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima
A Peruvian scholar focuses on the cultural significance of illicit sexual practices in seventeenth-century Lima.
Death and Dying in New Mexico
This thoroughly researched study uses death to explore the intersection of religious culture and politics in colonial New Mexico.
Making the Americas
The United States and Latin America from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization
The author, an expert on business interests in Latin America, examines U.S. efforts, spanning two centuries, to impose economic dominance on the peoples of the Americas and the Latin American responses to these policies.
The Navajo People and Uranium Mining
Based on statements given to the Navajo Uranium Miner Oral History and Photography Project, this revealing book assesses the effects of uranium mining on the reservation beginning in the 1940s.
Broken and Reset
Selected Poems, 1966 to 2006
These poems reveal Price's healing from the crippling traps of childhood and the rejection of the conformity required by modern American life.
Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861-1888
This detailed history of Remington's role in the development of military weapons is the result of twenty-five years of research of the company's records and military archives.
The Idea of Cuba
Alex Harris beautifully captures many archetypes of today's Cuba, and Lillian Guerra's essay discusses what it means to be Cuban.
New Perspectives on Pottery Mound Pueblo
Noted archaeologist Polly Schaafsma presents new research by current scholars on this largely neglected ancestral Puebloan site.
Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador
The Insurrection of 1932, Roque Dalton, and the Politics of Historical Memory
The authors provide the first systematic study of the infamous massacre now regarded as one of the most extreme cases of state-sponsored repression in modern Latin American history.
Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches
Afro-Mexican Ritual Practice in the Seventeenth Century
New information from Inquisition documents shows how African slaves in Mexico adapted to the constraints of the Church and the Spanish crown in order to survive in their communities.
The Will to Heal
Psychological Recovery in the Novels of Latina Writers
How six Latina authors, whose works combine autobiography and fiction, use this technique to heal from personal and political trauma.
Derivative of the Moving Image
Translucent with humane insight, Bartlett's poetry embodies an intense awareness of what it takes to prevail over life's misfortunes.
The 1928 Footrace Across America
The story of Charley Pyle's 3,400-mile cross country race and extravaganza and the men who endured 84 days of mountains, deserts, mud, and sandstorms to compete for a $25,000 grand prize.
Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer
A Critical Biography
The work of one of the earliest Mexican American women writers who focused on life lived between two cultures and nations is the subject of this new literary study.
Raising an Empire
Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America
Raising an Empire takes readers on a journey into the world of children and childhood in early modern Ibero-America.
Lines in the Sand
Nationalism and Identity on the Peruvian-Chilean Frontier
Skuban's study highlights the fabricated nature of national identity in what became one of the most contentious border disputes in South American history.
Sor Juana's Second Dream
This historically accurate and beautifully written novel explores the secret inclinations, subjective desires, and political struggles of the 17th-century Mexican nun and poet.
Creating a Third World
Mexico, Cuba, and the United States during the Castro Era
White examines the complex political relationships among the three countries during the sixties and how Mexico and Cuba utilized the Cold War to define themselves as influential leaders in the developing world.
Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls
Prostitution in Colorado, 1860-1930
This look at prostitution in Colorado, 1860-1930, uncovers the lives and woes of "working girls" in mining towns such as Cripple Creek.
Playing the Odds
Las Vegas and the Modern West
"Hal Rothman is both the greatest Western historian of his generation and an H. L. Mencken in cowboy boots."--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and Buda's Wagon
A Woman in the Great Outdoors
Adventures in the National Park Service
Melody Webb's reflections on her twenty-five-year career in the National Park Service is an insider's account of a public bureaucracy.
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