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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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America's Switzerland

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, the Growth Years

University Press of Colorado

America's Switzerland, a companion volume to This Blue Hollow, is the first comprehensive history of Rocky Mountain National Park and its neighboring town, Estes Park, during the decades when travel became a middle-class rite of summer.

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Reshaping the World

Debates on Mesoamerican Cosmologies

Edited by Ana Díaz
University Press of Colorado

A nuanced exploration of the plurality, complexity, and adaptability of Precolumbian and colonial-era Mesoamerican cosmological models and the ways in which anthropologists and historians have used colonial and indigenous texts to understand these models in the past.

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Maya Potters' Indigenous Knowledge

Cognition, Engagement, and Practice

University Press of Colorado

Based on fieldwork and reflection over a period of almost fifty years, Maya Potters’ Indigenous Knowledge utilizes engagement theory to describe the indigenous knowledge of traditional Maya potters in Ticul, Yucatán, Mexico. In this heavily illustrated narrative account, Dean E. Arnold examines craftspeople’s knowledge and skills, their engagement with their natural and social environments, the raw materials they use for their craft, and their process for making pottery.

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Colorado Day by Day

University Press of Colorado

A readable, this-day-in-history approach to the key figures, developments, and forces that shaped Colorado from ancient times to the present.

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Pleas and Petitions

Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado

University Press of Colorado

Virginia Sánchez sheds new light on the political obstacles, cultural conflicts, and institutional racism experienced by Hispano legislators in the wake of the legal establishment of the Territory of Colorado.

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Hidden Out in the Open

Spanish Migration to the United States (1875-1930)

University Press of Colorado

The first English-language volume on Spanish migration to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The Minuses

University Press of Colorado, Center for Literary Publishing

The Minuses beckons attention to ecological and feminist issues, amplifying the endangerments predicating women’s lives and the natural world, laying bare the struggle and faith necessary to endure with integrity and spirit intact.
 

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Rewriting Maya Religion

Domingo de Vico, K’iche’ Maya Intellectuals, and the Theologia Indorum

University Press of Colorado

Sparks examines the earliest religious documents composed by missionaries and native authors in the Americas, including a reconstruction of the first original, explicit Christian theology written in the Americas—the Theologia Indorum.

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Historicizing Fear

Ignorance, Vilification, and Othering

University Press of Colorado

A historical interrogation of the use of fear as a tool to vilify and persecute groups and individuals from a global perspective, offering an unflinching look at racism, fearful framing, oppression, and marginalization across human history.

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Detachment from Place

Beyond an Archaeology of Settlement Abandonment

University Press of Colorado

The first comparative and interdisciplinary volume on the archaeology of settlement abandonment, with contributions focusing on materiality, ideology, the environment, and social construction of space.

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