CABLES, CRISES, AND THE PRESS: The Geopolitics of the New International Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903
by John A. Britton
In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new communications system based on advances in submarine cable technology and newspaper printing brought information to an excitable mass audience.
by Debra Bloomfield, Essay by Terry Tempest Williams
Debra Bloomfield engaged for five years on a photographic project in the wilderness. After photographing the desert in Four Corners and the ocean in Still, she has moved on in this new book to the forest.
THE SHOSHONEANS: The People of the Basin-Plateau, Expanded Edition
by Edward Dorn and Leroy Lucas, Edited by Matthew Hofer
First published almost fifty years ago and long out of print, The Shoshoneans is a classic American travelogue about the Great Basin and Plateau region and the people who inhabit it, never before—or since—documented in such striking and memorable fashion.
EASTER ISLAND'S SILENT SENTINELS: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui
by Kenneth Treister, Patricia Vargas Casanova, and Claudio Cristino
This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island’s vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.
BUEN GUSTO AND CLASSICISM IN THE VISUAL CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA, 1780-1910
Edited by Paul B. Niell and Stacie Widdifield
The promotion of classicism in the visual arts in late eighteenth and nineteenth-century Latin America and the need to “revive” buen gusto (good taste) are the themes of this collection of essays.
JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH: An American Modernist
by Carolyn Kastner
The first full-length critical analysis of the paintings of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, this book focuses on Smith’s role as a modernist in addition to her status as a wellknown Native American artist. With close readings of Smith’s work, Carolyn Kastner shows how Smith simultaneously contributes to and critiques American art and its history.
NEW MEXICO CUISINE: Recipes from the Land of Enchantment
by Clyde Casey
A companion to Casey’s Red or Green cookbook, New Mexico Cuisine reflects the diversity of the origins of New Mexican cuisine.
AMIRI BARAKA AND EDWARD DORN: The Collected Letters
Edited by Claudia Moreno Pisano
The letters of Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn offer a vivid picture of American lives connecting around poetry during a tumultuous time of change and immense creativity.
NO SETTLEMENT, NO CONQUEST: A History of the Coronado Entrada
by Richard Flint
Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest.
VIOLENT DELIGHTS, VIOLENT ENDS: Sex, Race, and Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias
by Nicole von Germeten
This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city.
RED OR GREEN: New Mexico Cuisine
by Clyde Casey
Red or Green invites readers to experience the bold flavors of southwestern cooking in their own homes.
EDMUND G. ROSS: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist
by Richard A. Ruddy
This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States.
MEXICO'S SUPREME COURT: Between Liberal Individual and Revolutionary Social Rights, 1867-1934
by Timothy M. James
James examines the legal history of the Supreme Court’s constitutional jurisprudence before, during, and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and explains the ways in which constitutional jurisprudence became the barrier to the implementation of revolutionary social legislation such as land reapportionment after 1917.
THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHANGE: Building a Better World
Edited by Jerilou Hammett and Maggie Wrigley
"The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring book explores the issues of equity, alternative forms of living, new concepts of urbanism, and the power of social networks."--Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Congressman, Secretary of Energy, and Governor of New Mexico
CAPTURING THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS: The World War II Photographs of Captain Charlotte T. McGraw
by Françoise Barnes Bonnell and Ronald Kevin Bullis
The photographs taken by Charlotte T. McGraw, the official Women’s Army Corps photographer during World War II, offer the single most comprehensive visual record of the approximately 140,000 women who served in the U.S. Army during the war.
HOTEL MARIACHI: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles
by Catherine L. Kurland and Enrique R. Lamadrid, photography by Miguel A. Gandert
Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.
KNOWING HISTORY IN MEXICO: An Ethnography of Citizenship
by Trevor Stack
While much has been written about national history and citizenship, anthropologist Trevor Stack focuses on the history and citizenship of towns and cities. Basing his inquiry on fieldwork near Guadalajara in west Mexico, Stack pinpoints what it is that makes people who know history seem like better citizens.
by Tom Harmer
In a spiritual autobiography shaped by years of living with a band of Salish Indian people after the Vietnam War, Tom Harmer shares his hard-won knowledge of their world and the nature spirits that govern it.
SAGRADO: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
by Spencer R. Herrera and Levi Romero, photographs by Robert Kaiser
Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.
THE BARE-TOED VAQUERO: Life in Baja California's Desert Mountains
by Peter J. Marchand
Marchand’s photographs and text are both informative and intimate. His introduction to this little-known corner of Mexico will delight travelers and scholars alike.
THE GRANDCHILDREN OF SOLANO LÓPEZ: Frontier and Nation in Paraguay, 1904–1936
by Bridget María Chesterton
Bridget María Chesterton’s in-depth examination of Paraguay’s unique nationalism and the role of the frontier in its formation places the debate over López in the context of larger themes of Latin American history, including racial and ethnic identity, authoritarian regimes, and militarism.
GLOBAL WEST, AMERICAN FRONTIER: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression
by David M. Wrobel
Looking at both European and American travelers’ accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation’s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.
THE PANCAKE STORIES: Cuentos del Panqueque
by Peggy Pond Church
Peggy Pond Church, one of the great New Mexico authors of the twentieth century, wrote these stories for her own sons in the 1930s, and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Church created the illustrations in the 1950s. Now at last they are published, both in the original English and in Noël Chilton’s Spanish translation.
A WALK AROUND THE HORIZON: Discovering New Mexico's Mountains of the Four Directions
by Tom Harmer
Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will relish Harmer’s precise account of his backpacking adventure, in which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complicated cultural legacies, ecological challenges, and human foibles counterpoised against his own strengths and frailties.
OY, BY BUENOS AIRES: Jewish Immigrants and the Creation of Argentine National Identity
by Mollie Lewis Nouwen
Between 1905 and 1930, more than one hundred thousand Jews left Central and Eastern Europe to settle permanently in Argentina. This book explores how these Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi immigrants helped to create a new urban strain of the Argentine national identity.
FOR GOD AND REVOLUTION: Priest, Peasant, and Agrarian Socialism in the Mexican Huasteca
by Mark Saad Saka
During the early 1880s, a wave of peasant unrest swept the mountainous Huasteca region of northeastern Mexico. This account traces the material and ideological roots of the rebellion to nineteenth-century liberal policies of land privatization and to the growth of a radical anarcho-communist agrarian consciousness.
by Noah Blaustein
In this stunning first collection of poems, Noah Blaustein’s narrators face the complexities that shape a life: adolescence, fatherhood, our responsibility for the lives of others, the exhilaration of romantic love, and memory.
ROAD TO NOWHERE AND OTHER NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTHWEST
Edited by D. Seth Horton and Brett Garcia Myhren
The Southwest of the twenty-first century is full of surprises, and so is this collection of southwestern short stories published between 2007 and 2011.
NEW MEXICO'S REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: A Field Guide
Edited by R. D. Bartlett and Patricia P. Bartlett
If you want basic and reliable information on the lizard in your backyard or the snake you encountered on a hike in the mountains, this handy field guide is invaluable. Both complete and concise, it includes species accounts, maps, photographs, and black-and-white drawings to help you identify the species you have encountered.
THE YOUNG NEUROSURGEON: Lessons from My Patients
by Paul Edward Kaloostian
Paul Kaloostian’s intimate account describes both the lifesaving feats and tragic failures that are the daily ups and downs of twenty-first century neurosurgery. Kaloostian shares the lessons of humility, faith, and compassion that were often more important than the surgical expertise he acquired in the operating room.
In this book, the first to showcase her work, Evelyn Rosenberg describes the history and genesis of Detonography and explains from conception to installation how a piece of explosive art is made.
PROGRESS ON THE SUBJECT OF IMMENSITY
by Leslie Ullman
“For over thirty years now, Leslie Ullman has steadily refined a poetry of the most acute and lyrically precise mindfulness, of what one of her poems calls the ‘greater alertness.’”—David Wojahn, author of World Tree
SOUTHWEST AQUATIC HABITATS: On the Trail of Fish in a Desert
by Daniel Shaw
In this book a nationally honored science teacher tells true stories about real young people who study and care for water, fish, and other creatures in and around desert streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers.
by Tanya Ward Goodman
“Goodman writes beautifully. The characters are well drawn, compelling, and convincing. Most importantly, the book has genuine emotional power, which builds as the story unfolds, even though how it will end is understood from the beginning.”--Frank Huyler, author of The Blood of Strangers
THE BORDER IS BURNING
by Ito Romo
Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.