THE WAR HAS BROUGHT PEACE TO MEXICO: World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
by Halbert Jones
Though the war years in Mexico have attracted less attention than other periods, this book shows how the crisis atmosphere of the early 1940s played an important part in the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime.
MONO LAKE: From Dead Sea to Environmental Treasure
by Abraham Hoffman
Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on “Save Mono Lake” bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake’s environmental and cultural history.
HISPANIC FOLK MUSIC OF NEW MEXICO AND THE SOUTHWEST: A Self-Portrait of a People
by John Donald Robb
First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music, composer John Donald Robb.
A JESUIT MISSIONARY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SONORA: The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser
Edited by Raymond H. Thompson
The Swiss Jesuit missionary Philipp Segesser was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain.
CHASING THE SANTA FE RING: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico
by David L. Caffey
David L. Caffey’s book tells the story of the rise and fall of the Santa Fe Ring, looking beyond myth and symbol to explore the history of this remarkably durable alliance.
NEW MEXICAN FOLK MUSIC/CANCIONERO DEL FOLKLOR NUEVOMEXICANO: Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo
by Cipriano Frederico Vigil
This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are the life's work of Cipriano Frederico Vigil, the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE
by Kate Gale
“The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today’s poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us.”—Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate
CORMAC MCCARTHY: New Directions
Edited by James D. Lilley
Critics have been quick to address Cormac McCarthy’s indebtedness to southern literature, Christianity, and existential thought, but the essays in this collection are among the first to tackle such issues as gender and race in McCarthy’s work.
O'KEEFFE: Days in a Life
by C. S. Merrill
“Carol Merrill’s tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe is poems in the shape of finely rendered sketches, some of them even paintings. These intimate images convey the delicate and tough shape of O’Keeffe’s final years in New Mexico.”—Joy Harjo, author of She Had Some Horses
MEANINGFUL PLACES: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West
by Rachel McLean Sailor
The early history of photography in America coincided with the Euro-American settlement of the West. This thoughtful book argues that the rich history of western photography cannot be understood by focusing solely on the handful of well-known photographers whose work has come to define the era.
NATIVE BRAZIL: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1900
by Hal Langfur
This volume is a significant contribution to understanding the ways Brazil’s native peoples shaped their own histories.
WINGS FOR MY FLIGHT: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition
by Marcy Cottrell Houle
First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon.
PHILMONT: A History of New Mexico's Cimarron Country
by Lawrence Murphy
This classic account is the first and still the best comprehensive history of the Colfax County area of northeastern New Mexico.
THE DEPORTATION OF WOPPER BARRAZA: A Novel
by Maceo Montoya
After Wopper Barraza’s fourth drunk driving violation, the judge orders his deportation and now he has to move back to Michoacán. His story unfolds as life in a rural village takes him in new and unexpected directions. We know this story from the headlines, but up to now it has been unexplored literary territory.
CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS AND WEST MEXICO ARCHAEOLOGY: Ceramics from the Long-Glassow Collection
by C. Roger Nance, Jan de Leeuw, Phil C. Weigand, Kathleen Prado, and David S. Verity
Because the archaeology of West Mexico has received little attention from researchers, large segments of the region’s prehistoric ceramic sequences have long remained incomplete. This book goes far toward filling that gap by analyzing a collection of potsherds excavated in the 1960s and housed since then, though heretofore unanalyzed, at UCLA.
INSIDE THE NEW MEXICO SENATE: Boots, Suits, and Citizens
by Dede Feldman
In this forthright account of the workings of New Mexico’s legislature, Dede Feldman reveals how the work of governing is actually accomplished.
BEYOND THE EAGLE'S SHADOW: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War
Edited by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Mark Atwood Lawrence, and Julio E. Moreno
The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make sense of trends within their part of the world.
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.