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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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Becoming Colorado

The Centennial State in 100 Objects

University Press of Colorado

In Becoming Colorado, historian William Wei paints a vivid portrait of Colorado history using 100 of the most striking artifacts from Colorado’s history.

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Remembering Lucile

A Virginia Family's Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High

University Press of Colorado

Author Polly McLean depicts the rise of the African American middle class through the story of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones—CU's true first black graduate—and her family, from slavery in northern Virginia to middle-class life in the American West.

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The Archaeology of Greater Nicoya

Two Decades of Research in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

University Press of Colorado
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Gold Metal Waters

The Animas River and the Gold King Mine Spill

University Press of Colorado

Gold Metal Waters presents a uniquely inter- and transdisciplinary examination into the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill in Silverton, Colorado, when more than three million gallons of subterranean mine water, carrying 880,000 pounds of heavy metals, spilled into a tributary of the Animas River.

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Engaged Archaeology in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico

University Press of Colorado

This volume of proceedings from the fifteenth biennial Southwest Symposium makes the case for engaged archaeology, an approach that considers scientific data and traditional Indigenous knowledge alongside archaeological theories and methodologies.

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Bound by Steel and Stone

The Colorado-Kansas Railway and the Frontier of Enterprise in Colorado, 1890-1960

University Press of Colorado

Bound by Steel and Stone analyzes the Colorado-Kansas Railway through the economic enterprise in the American West in the decades after the supposed 1890 closing of the frontier.

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Profiting from the Peak

Landscape and Liberty in Colorado Springs

University Press of Colorado

In Profiting from the Peak, geographer John Harner surveys the events and socioeconomic conditions that formed the city, analyzing the built landscape to offer insight into the origins of its urban forms and spatial layout, focusing particularly on historic downtown architecture and public spaces.

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The Mountaineer Site

A Folsom Winter Camp in the Rockies

University Press of Colorado

The Mountaineer Site presents over a decade’s worth of archaeological research conducted at Mountaineer, a Paleoindian campsite in Colorado’s Upper Gunnison Basin.

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Maya Gods of War

University Press of Colorado

Maya Gods of War investigates the Classic period Maya gods who were associated with weapons of war and the flint and obsidian from which those weapons were made.
 

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The Greater Chaco Landscape

Ancestors, Scholarship, and Advocacy

University Press of Colorado

The Greater Chaco Landscape examines both the imminent threat posed by energy extraction and new ways of understanding Chaco Canyon⁠ and Chaco-era great houses and associated communities from southeast Utah to west-central New Mexico in the context of landscape archaeology.

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