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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.

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Making History

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

University of New Mexico Press

Written by scholars actively producing Native art resources, this book guides readers--students, educators, collectors, and the public--in how to learn about Indigenous cultures as visualized in our creative endeavors.

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Archaeologies of Empire

Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories

University of New Mexico Press

This book demonstrates how archaeological research can contribute to our conceptualization of empires across disciplinary boundaries.

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The Unmasking

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

"The Unmasking is smart, irreverent, and wickedly tender."--Jesse Lee Kercheval, author of My Life as a Silent Movie: A Novel

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Gender, Race, and Power in the Indian Reform Movement

Revisiting the History of the WNIA

University of New Mexico Press

This collection of essays offers a new interpretation of the WNIA's founding, argues that the WNIA provided opportunities for indigenous women, creates a new space in the public sphere for white women, and reveals the WNIA's role in broader national debates centered on Indian land rights and the political power of Christian reform.

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Chile Peppers

A Global History

University of New Mexico Press

In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.

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At the Precipice

New Mexico's Changing Climate

University of New Mexico Press

At the Precipice explores the question many of us have asked ourselves: What kind of world are we leaving to our children?

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Shook

An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day

University of New Mexico Press

Shook tells the story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest.

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The Book of Dialogue

How to Write Effective Conversation in Fiction, Screenplays, Drama, and Poetry

University of New Mexico Press

The Book of Dialogue is an invaluable resource for writers and students of narrative seeking to master the art of effective dialogue.

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Ho! For Wonderland

Travelers' Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914

University of New Mexico Press
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The Book of Forms

A Handbook of Poetics, Fifth Edition

University of New Mexico Press

Filled with both common and rarely heard of forms and prosodies, Turco's engaging style and apt examples invite writers to try their hands at exploring forms in ways that challenge and enrich their work.

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The Book of Literary Terms

The Genres of Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, and Scholarship, Second Edition

University of New Mexico Press

Chapters covering fiction, drama, nonfiction, and literary criticism and scholarship offer readers a comprehensive guide to all forms of prose and their many sub-genres.

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Where the Ox Does Not Plow

A Mexican American Ballad

University of New Mexico Press
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Abiquiu

The Geologic History of O'Keeffe Country

University of New Mexico Press

With stunning photographs, timelines, and a regional geologic map, noted geologist Kirt Kempter explains the geologic story and landscape evolution of the region for travelers, hikers, and armchair geologists.

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Feel Puma

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation--with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.

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Grief Land

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In Grief Land Carrie Shipers explores the paradoxical nature of bereavement as both a universal human experience and an intensely personal one.

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Querencia

Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland

University of New Mexico Press

This collection of both deeply personal reflections and carefully researched studies explores the New Mexico homeland through the experiences and perspectives of Chicanx and indigenous/Genízaro writers and scholars from across the state.

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LEGEND

The Complete Facsimile in Context

University of New Mexico Press

Conceived in 1976 and published in 1980, LEGEND exemplifies the political and linguistic commitments of then-nascent Language writing.

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A Black Physician's Struggle for Civil Rights

Edward C. Mazique, M.D.

University of New Mexico Press

Biography of Edward Mazique, respected physician, contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr., and influential Civil Rights activist in Washington, D.C.

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Charlie Siringo's West

An Interpretive Biography

University of New Mexico Press

The colorful life of Charlie Siringo and the image of the American West he helped to create.

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The King of Taos

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Max Evans, the beloved New Mexican writer of such enduring classics of Western fiction as The Rounders and The Hi-Lo Country, returns to form with The King of Taos.

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Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein's L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E

The Complete Facsimile

University of New Mexico Press

Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein's L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E: The Complete Facsimile makes available in print all twelve of the newsletter's original issues along with three supplementary issues.

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In the Bear's House

University of New Mexico Press

In these engaging writings Momaday shares his personal quest to understand the spirit of wilderness embodied in the image of Bear.

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Frontier Cavalry Trooper

The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869–1874

University of New Mexico Press

Private William Edward Matthews letters, published here for the first time, provide an unparalleled chronicle of one soldier's experiences in the garrison and in the field in the post-Civil War Southwest.

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Shakespeare in Montana

Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer

University of New Mexico Press

Tracing more than two centuries of history, Shakespeare in Montana uncovers a vast array of different voices that capture the state's love affair with the world's most famous writer.

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With This Root about My Person

Charles H. Long and New Directions in the Study of Religion

University of New Mexico Press

Charles H. Long's groundbreaking works on Africana religious studies serve as the backdrop to With This Root about My Person.

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From the Galleons to the Highlands

Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas

University of New Mexico Press

Students and scholars will find the comprehensive study and analysis in From the Galleons to the Highlands invaluable in examining the study of the slave trade to colonial Spanish America.

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Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954

University of New Mexico Press

In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country's national memory and its historical consciousness.

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Prizefighting and Civilization

A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940

University of New Mexico Press

In Prizefighting and Civilization: A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940, historian David C. LaFevor traces the history of pugilism in Mexico and Cuba from its controversial beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century through its exponential rise in popularity during the early twentieth century.

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Walling In and Walling Out

Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?

University of New Mexico Press

The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world--in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.

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The Archaeology of Burning Man

The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City

University of New Mexico Press

For nearly a decade Carolyn L. White has employed archaeological methods to analyze the various aspects of life and community in and around Burning Man and Black Rock City.

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Wrenched from the Land

Activists Inspired by Edward Abbey

By ML Lincoln; Edited by Diane Sward Rapaport; Foreword by Bill McKibben
University of New Mexico Press

The activists featured in this book are inspired by the late Edward Abbey, one of America's uncompromising and irascible defenders of wilderness.

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A Troubled Marriage

Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas

University of New Mexico Press

A Troubled Marriage describes the lives of native leaders whose resilience and creativity allowed them to survive and prosper in the traumatic era of European conquest and colonial rule.

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Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace

Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape

University of New Mexico Press

In Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace, award-winning geographer William Wyckoff celebrates the photographic legacy of Norman Grant Wallace, whose work as an Arizona highway engineer during the first half of the twentieth century afforded him the opportunity to survey every corner of the Grand Canyon State.

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Crazy Fourth

How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map

University of New Mexico Press

In Crazy Fourth Toby Smith tells the story of how the African American boxer Jack Johnson--the bombastic and larger-than-life reigning world heavyweight champion--met Jim Flynn on the Fourth of July in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World

University of New Mexico Press

Through these ten essays, each further broken into ten smaller pieces, Rember examines the practical and ethical dilemmas of climate change, population, resource depletion, and mass extinction.

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The Shadowgraph

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In The Shadowgraph James Cihlar explores the ways images, performances, and memories shape and inform LGBTQ+ identity.

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Reservation Restless

University of New Mexico Press

"Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book."--Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller

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Same Players, Different Game

An Examination of the Commercial College Athletics Industry

University of New Mexico Press

In this thought-provoking new book, John C. Barnes examines the contemporary state of commercial college athletics as a guide for current and potential administrators, coaches, regents, and others involved in collegiate athletic operations and decision-making.

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River Teeth

Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction

Edited by Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman; Foreword by Robert Atwan
University of New Mexico Press

To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.

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Try to Get Lost

Essays on Travel and Place

University of New Mexico Press

"Try to Get Lost is a bold, engaging disquisition on the perils and promises of travel: both cranky and wise, worldly and cultivated, humorous and rueful, its every sentence sparkles. All in all, it is thoroughly entertaining, a sophisticated pleasure."--Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother's Tale

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Crosscut

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In this memoir-in-poems, Prentiss shares a music most of us will never experience, set to tools swung and sharpened, backdropped by rain and snow and sun, as individuals transform into crew.

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Re-creating the Circle

The Renewal of American Indian Self-Determination

University of New Mexico Press

A collaboration between Native activists, professionals, and scholars, Re-Creating the Circle brings a new perspective to the American Indian struggle for self-determination.

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Dreams Unreal

The Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster

University of New Mexico Press

The poster art that gave visual life to the amazing music of 1965 to 1970 lives on in Dreams Unreal.

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Heroes of the Borderlands

The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music

University of New Mexico Press

Christopher Conway's lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture.

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Staging Frontiers

The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay

University of New Mexico Press

In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.

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Victory on Earth or in Heaven

Mexico's Religionero Rebellion

University of New Mexico Press

This work reconstructs the history of Mexico's forgotten "Religionero" rebellion of 1873-1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada.

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Contested Nation

The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile

University of New Mexico Press

Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía--because of its status as a separate nation-state--became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic.

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Nación Genízara

Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Nación Genízara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genízaro people.

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The Psychology of Women under Patriarchy

University of New Mexico Press

These feminist scholars bridge preexisting divides between bio-psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives to explain the ways that women's desires, goals, and identities interact with culturally situated systems in order to develop more complex theories about the psychological underpinnings of patriarchy and to inform more socially progressive policies to improve the lives of women and men globally.

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Circling the Canon, Volume I

The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1969-1994

University of New Mexico Press

Circling the Canon, Volume I covers roughly the first half of Perloff's career, beginning with her first ever review, on Anthony Hecht's The Hard Hours.

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