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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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Anthropomorphizing the Cosmos

Middle Preclassic Lowland Maya Figurines, Ritual, and Time

University Press of Colorado

Explores the sociocultural significance of more than three hundred Middle Preclassic Maya figurines uncovered at the site of Nixtun-Ch'ich' on Lake Petén Itzá in northern Guatemala.

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The Archaeology of Wak'as

Explorations of the Sacred in the Pre-Columbian Andes

Edited by Tamara L. Bray
University Press of Colorado

In this edited volume, Andean wak'as—idols, statues, sacred places, images, and oratories—play a central role in understanding Andean social philosophies, cosmologies, materialities, temporalities, and constructions of personhood. Top Andean scholars from a variety of disciplines cross regional, theoretical, and material boundaries in their chapters, offering innovative methods and theoretical frameworks for interpreting the cultural particulars of Andean ontologies and notions of the sacred.

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Interaction and Connectivity in the Greater Southwest

University Press of Colorado

This book explores different kinds of social interaction that occurred prehistorically across the Southwest.

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Contested Waters

An Environmental History of the Colorado River

University Press of Colorado

The Colorado River is a vital resource to urban and agricultural communities across the Southwest, providing water to 30 million people. Contested Waters tells the river's story-a story of conquest, control, division, and depletion.

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Distant Islands

The Japanese American Community in New York City, 1876-1930s

University Press of Colorado

A modern narrative history of the Japanese American community in New York City between America's centennial year and the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Furthest Ecology

University Press of Colorado, Center for Literary Publishing
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Making an American Workforce

The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow

University Press of Colorado

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the policies of the early years of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Making an American Workforce explores John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s welfare capitalist programs and their effects on the company's diverse workforce.

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The Once and Future Silver Queen of the Rockies

Georgetown, Colorado, and the Fight for Survival into the Twentieth Century

University Press of Colorado

The Once and Future Silver Queen of the Rockies delves into the life of Georgetown, Colorado, after the turn of the twentieth century as mining in Clear Creek County steadily declined and ultimately collapsed.

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Late Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers of the Jornada Mogollon

University Press of Colorado

An up-to-date summary of the major developments in the region and their implications for Southwest archaeology in particular and anthropological archaeological research more generally.

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The Nature of Hope

Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change

Edited by Char Miller and Jeff Crane
University Press of Colorado

The critical implications that emerge from these stories about ecological activism are crucial to understanding the essential role that protecting the environment plays in sustaining the health of civil society.

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