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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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Paul Kontny

A Modern Artist in Europe and America

University Press of Colorado
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Food Provisioning in Complex Societies

Zooarchaeological Perspectives

University Press of Colorado

Through creative combinations of ethnohistoric evidence, iconography, and contextual analysis of faunal remains, this work offers new insight into the mechanisms involved in food provisioning for complex societies.

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The Title of Totonicapán

Translated by Allen J. Christenson; Preface by Stephen Houston
University Press of Colorado

This work is the first English translation of the complete text of the Title of Totonicapán, one of the most important documents composed by the K’iche’ Maya in the highlands of Guatemala, second only to the Popol Vuh.

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Confronting the "Good Death"

Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-1953

University Press of Colorado

Years before Hitler unleashed the “Final Solution” to annihilate European Jews, he began a lesser-known campaign to eradicate the mentally ill, which facilitated the gassing and lethal injection of as many as 270,000 people and set a precedent for the mass murder of civilians. In Confronting the “Good Death” Michael Bryant analyzes the U.S. government and West German judiciary’s attempt to punish the euthanasia killers after the war.

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After Dark

The Nocturnal Urban Landscape and Lightscape of Ancient Cities

University Press of Colorado

After Darkexplores the experience of nighttime within ancient urban settings.

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Where Did the Eastern Mayas Go?

The Historical, Relational, and Contingent Interplay of Ch’orti’ Indigeneity

University Press of Colorado

In Where Did the Eastern Mayas Go?Brent E. Metz explores the complicatedissue of who is Indigenous by focusing on the sociohistorical transformations over thepast two millennia of the population currently known as the Ch’orti’ Maya.

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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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