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contents African American Women Confront the West, 1600–2000, Taylor/Wilson Moore Battleship Oklahoma, BB-37, Phister Behind Every Man, Stauffer Between Two Rivers, Sánchez Big Sycamore Stands Alone, Record Black Hawk War of 1832, The, Jung Cash, Color, and Colonialism, Cramer Cherokee Thoughts, Conley Choctaws in Oklahoma, The, Kidwell Coming Down from Above, Irwin Crazy Horse, Bray Daughters of Gaia, Vivante Disappearing Desert, Schipper Earthlings, McGarry Fall of a Black Army Officer, The, Robinson Feeding Chilapa, Kyle Fire Light, Waggoner Full Court Quest, Peavy/Smith Game Without End, Malamud-Goti Grappling with Demon Rum, Klein Heart of the Rock, Fortunate Eagle Heart of the West, Denver Art Museum I Choose Life, Schwarz Iliad, The, Homer/Jordan In Contemporary Rhythm, Hassrick/Cunningham Inkpaduta, Beck Innocent Blood, Bigler/Bagley Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime, Manwaring John Sutter, Hurtado Journey to the West, Shuck-Hall Leonard J. Arrington, Topping Magnificent Failure, Campbell Making Peace with Cochise, Sladen Maya Sacred Geography, Bassie-Sweet Mean Things Happening in This Land, Mitchell Means of Transit, Miller Men without Bliss, González Oklahoma, Baird/Goble Oklahoma Rough Rider, McGinty/Fulbright/Stehno Once Upon a Time in War, Humphrey Place of Refuge, A, Smith Placing Memory, Stewart Plains Apache Ethnobotany, Jordan Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico, Kessell Race and the War on Poverty, Bauman Redrawing Boundaries, Denver Art Museum Roman Political Thought and the Modern Theoretical Imagination, Hammer Seminole Baptist Churches of Oklahoma, The, Schultz Sentimental Journey, Strong Sweet on the West, Denver Art Museum Texas Devils, Collins “They Are All Red Out Here,” Johnson To Change Them Forever, Ellis Uncomfortable Wars Revisited, Fishel/Manwaring University of Oklahoma, The, Levy Voices from Exile, Montejo Washita Memories, Hardorff West Point Points West, Denver Art Museum Western Echoes of the Harlem Renaissance, Coleman/Davis/Mitchell William Wayne Red Hat, Jr., Red Hat/Schlesier With Zeal and with Bayonets Only, Spring Previously Announced Paperbacks The Arthur H. Clark Company Books Recent Releases Best-Selling Paperbacks Ordering and Sales Information Index
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Charles M. Russell A Catalogue Raisonné Edited by B. Byron Price Western Heritage Award, Best Art Book – National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum SEE PAGE 48
Harpsong By Rilla Askew Western Heritage Award, Best Western Novel – National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma Book Award, Best Fiction – Oklahoma Center for the Book SEE PAGE 48
Crazy Horse A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray Spur Award, Best Western Biography – Western Writers of America, Outstanding Academic Title – Choice Magazine, Best Book of 2006 – Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association SEE PAGE 40
Jay Cooke’s Gamble The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 By M. John Lubetkin John M. Carroll Award (Book of the Year) – Little Bighorn Associates, Best Book Award – Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association, High Plains Best New Book Award – Parmly Billings Library SEE PAGE 49
Calamity Jane The Woman and the Legend By James D. McLaird Co-founders Best Book Award – Westerners International SEE PAGE 49
Historical Atlas of Oklahoma, 4th Edition By Charles Robert Goins and Danney Goble Oklahoma Book Award (Nonfiction) – Oklahoma Center for the Book SEE PAGE 49
on the front: Afternoon of a Sheepherder, 1939. Courtesy of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gall Lakota War Chief By Robert W. Larson Spur Award, Best Western Biography – Western Writers of America SEE PAGE 48
John Sutter A Life on the North American Frontier By Albert L. Hurtado Co-founders Best Book Award – Westerners International, Caughey Western History Association Prize – Western History Association SEE PAGE 40
High Country A Novel By Willard Wyman Spur Award, Best Novel of the West – Western Writers of America, Spur Award, Best First Novel – Western Writers of America SEE PAGE 49
Sports History/American Indian/Women’s History
Full-Court Quest The Girls from Fort Shaw Indian School Basketball Champions of the World By Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith How ten girls shattered prevailing perceptions toward indian peoples and women athletes, one game at a time Most fans of women’s basketball would be startled to learn that girls’ teams were making their mark more than a century ago—and that none was more prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana. Playing like “lambent flames” across the polished floors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls from Fort Shaw stormed the state to emerge as Montana’s first basketball champions. Taking their game to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, these young women introduced an international audience to the fledgling game and returned home with a trophy declaring them champions. World champions. And yet their triumphs were forgotten—until Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith chanced upon a team photo and embarked on a ten-year journey of discovery. Their in-depth research and extensive collaboration with the teammates’ descendents and tribal kin have resulted in a narrative as entertaining as it is authentic. Full-Court Quest offers a rare glimpse into American Indian life and into the world of women’s basketball before “girls’ rules” temporarily shackled the sport. For anyone captivated by Sea Biscuit, A League of Their Own, and other accounts of unlikely champions, this book rates as nothing but net. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith began their collaborative work in women’s history and biography in Bozeman, Montana. In the intervening years they have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, they have given presentations and workshops across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House.
additional books by linda peavy and ursula smith Pioneer Women The Lives of Women on the Frontier 978-0-8061-3054-5 $24.95 Paper Frontier Children 978-0-8061-3505-2 $19.95 Paper Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement Life on the Home Frontier 978-0-8061-2619-7 $24.95 Paper
November 496 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 42 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3973-9 $29.95 Cloth
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Oklahoma A History By W. David Baird and Danney Goble The only single-volume narrative history of Oklahoma for a general audience The product of two of Oklahoma’s foremost authorities on the history of the 46th state, Oklahoma: A History is the first comprehensive narrative to bring the story of the Sooner State to the threshold of its centennial. From the tectonic formation of Oklahoma’s varied landscape to the recovery and renewal following the Oklahoma City bombing, this readable book includes both the well-known and the not-so-familiar of the state’s people, events, and places. W. David Baird and Danney Goble offer fresh perspectives on such widely recognized history makers as Sequoyah, the 1889 Land Run, and the Glenn Pool oil strike. But they also give due attention to Black Seminole John Horse, Tulsa’s Greenwood District, Coach Bertha Frank Teague’s 40-year winning streak with the Byng Lady Pirates, and other lesser-known but equally important milestones. The result is a rousing, often surprising, and ever-fascinating story. Oklahoma history is an intricate tapestry of themes, stories, and perspectives, including those of the state’s diverse population of American Indians, the land’s original human occupants. An appendix provides suggestions for trips to Oklahoma’s historic places and for further reading. Enhanced by more than 40 illustrations, including 11 maps, this definitive history of the state ensures that experiences shared by Oklahomans of the past will be passed on to future generations.
of related interest Historical Atlas of Oklahoma Fourth Edition By Charles R. Goins and Danney Goble 978-0-8061-3482-6 $39.95 Cloth
W. David Baird is Dean of Seaver College and Howard A. White Professor of History at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. Danney Goble (1946–2007) was Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma. Baird and Goble, both Oklahoma natives, cowrote the high school textbook The Story of Oklahoma, 2nd edition. The first edition was named the Oklahoma History Book of the Year by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
The Indians in Oklahoma By Rennard Strickland 978-0-8061-1675-4 $16.95 Paper Ghost Towns of Oklahoma By John W. Morris 978-0-8061-1420-0 $19.95 Paper
October 352 pages 6x9 31 b&w illus., 11 maps 978-0-8061-3910-4 $24.95 Cloth
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Battleship Oklahoma BB-37 By Jeff Phister, with Thomas Hone and Paul Goodyear Returning to Pearl Harbor to revisit the fate of a ship and its crew On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined. Jeff Phister and his coauthors have written the comprehensive history of the USS Oklahoma from its christening in 1914 to its final loss in 1947. Phister tells how the Oklahoma served in World War I, participated in the Great Cruise of 1925, and evacuated refugees from Spain in 1936. But the most memorable event of the ship’s history occurred on December 7, 1941. Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewmen with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation. Captured Japanese photographs and dozens of historic U.S. Navy photographs deepen our understanding of this monumental event. Raised after the attack, the Oklahoma sank again while being towed stateside and now rests on the ocean floor, 540 miles northeast of Oahu. Battleship Oklahoma: BB-37 tells the complete story of a proud ship and her fall through the eyes of those who survived her loss. Jeff Phister is a freelance biographer in Phoenix, Arizona, and an active member of the USS Oklahoma Family, Inc., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving the memory of the USS Oklahoma. Thomas Hone has spent his career teaching, working in defense organization and management, and is the author of numerous books on naval subjects, including Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919– 1939. Paul Goodyear, a USS Oklahoma survivor, lives in Casa Grande, Arizona and is involved in an effort to identify the remains of the USS Oklahoma’s 380 crewmembers that were buried as Unknowns.
October 272 pages 6x9 35 b&w illus., 6 drawings 978-0-8061-3917-3 $39.95(s) Cloth 978-0-8061-3936-4 $19.95 Paper
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of related interest To Shining Sea A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1998 By Stephen Howarth 978-0-8061-3026-2 $32.95(s) Paper
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Cherokee Thoughts Honest and Uncensored By Robert J. Conley A popular writer reflects on Cherokee history and culture—and on his own career “Robert Conley clears away the romanticism surrounding Cherokee culture to tell a much deeper and more accurate story.”–Joseph E. Bruchec III, author of Jim Thorpe, Original All-American and editor of Breaking Silence Gaming and chiefing. Imposters and freedmen. Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, even open sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people’s history, and what it means to be Cherokee. Readers who think they know Conley will find an abundance of surprises in these pages. He reveals historical information not widely known or written about, such as Cherokee Confederate general Stand Watie’s involvement in the infamous Reconstruction treaty forced upon his people in 1866, and he explains his admiration for such characters as Ned Christie and Henry Starr, whom some might consider criminals. From legendary figures Dragging Canoe and Nancy Ward to popular icons like Will Rogers to contemporary “Cherokee Wannabes”—people seeking ancestral roots whether actual or fanciful—Conley traces the dogged persistence of the Cherokee people in the face of relentless incursions upon their land and culture. “Cherokees are used to controversy,” observes Conley; “in fact, they enjoy it.” As provocative as it is entertaining, Cherokee Thoughts will intrigue tribal members and anyone with an interest in the Cherokee people. additional books by robert j. conley Mountain Windsong A Novel of the Trail of Tears By Robert J. Conley 978-0-8061-2746-0 $16.95 Paper Cherokee Medicine Man The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer By Robert J. Conley 978-0-8061-3877-0 $14.95 Paper
Robert J. Conley, an enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, is Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. His poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction works have been published in several languages and have received many awards.
Cherokee Dragon A Novel By Robert J. Conley 978-0-8061-3370-6 $5.95 Paper
October 196 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 978-0-8061-3943-2 $19.95 Paper
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Means of Transit A Slightly Embellished Memoir By Teresa Miller A celebrated writer and celebrator of writers tells what has shaped her life and career “Like all great memoirs, Teresa Miller’s Means of Transit takes us on a deep journey during the writer’s emotional roller coaster ride to a rich emotional life. The dilemma of family both tortures and exalts her—the way it does all of us.” —Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini For the longest time, Teresa Miller wanted to get as far from Oklahoma as possible—to escape from her distant father and abusive stepmother, from the ache of her mother’s death, and from the small-town insularity of Tahlequah. She longed for New York and Hollywood, for all the glamorous settings that transcended grief—at least on television. Miller never made it out of Oklahoma permanently, though she came to treasure the region that kept her heart anchored even as her spirit cast far and wide. In Means of Transit—A Slightly Embellished Memoir, Miller writes of journeys that turned into life-altering experiences as she learned to “story” her way beyond the impasses. Still other trips, begun with great promise, found her wandering through confusing back roads, relying on more seasoned storytellers for direction. Eventually she established a literary center simply by reaching out to such authors as Jim Lehrer, Maya Angelou, and Isabel Allende, fellow travelers who taught her as much about life as about writing. The author takes readers from her early childhood, to a short stint in a New York acting school, to the writing of her first novel, and the painful decades of writer’s block that followed its publication. We also learn of the author’s terrifying encounter with a stalker, a dark sort of Everyman who personified her late-night suspicions about even the people closest to her. Told with humor, candor, and the same haunting lyricism that distinguished her early work, Miller’s story is about learning the ultimate life lesson—that when we do lose our way, our hearts can guide us.
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Teresa Miller is author of the novels Remnants of Glory and Family Correspondence. In 1994 she founded the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, based at Oklahoma State University–Tulsa, where she teaches advanced fiction. She is host and executive producer of the television interview program Writing Out Loud, now entering its eleventh season on OETA, Oklahoma’s PBS affiliate.
Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation Writings from America’s Heartland By Michael Wallis 978-0-8061-3824-4 $16.95 Paper
October 200 pages 5 x 8 1/2 11 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3971-5 $24.95 Cloth
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Mack to the Rescue By Jim Lehrer 978-0-8061-3915-9 $24.95 Cloth
Some of Tim’s Stores By S. E. Hinton 978-0-8061-3835-0 $9.95 Cloth
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Military History/World War II
Once upon a Time in War The 99th division in World War II By Robert E. Humphrey Harrowing combat experiences revealed—many for the first time For the soldier on the front lines of World War II, a lifetime of terror and suffering could be crammed into a few horrific hours of combat. This was especially true for members of the 99th Infantry Division who repelled the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge and engaged in some of the most dramatic, hard-fought actions of the war. Once Upon a Time in War presents a stirring view of combat from the perspective of the common soldier. Author Robert E. Humphrey personally retraced the path of the 99th through Belgium and Germany and conducted extensive interviews with more than three hundred surviving veterans. When Humphrey discovered that many 99ers had gone to their graves without telling their stories, he set about to honor their service and coax recollections from survivors. The memories recounted here, many of them painful and long repressed, are remarkable for their clarity. These narratives, seamlessly woven to create a collective biography, offer a gritty reenactment of World War II from the enlisted man’s point of view. Although focused on a single division, Once Upon a Time in War captures the experiences of all American GIs who fought in Europe. For readers captivated by Band of Brothers, this book offers an often tragic, sometimes heartwarming, but always compelling read. Volume 18 in the Campaigns and Commanders series Robert E. Humphrey is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Sacramento. He has published numerous articles in The Checkerboard, the newspaper for the 99th Infantry Division, and is author of Children of Fantasy: The First Rebels of Greenwich Village, 1910–1920.
of related interest Shot At and Missed Recollections of a World War II Bombardier By Jack R. Myers 978-0-8061-3695-0 $19.95 Paper The Wrong Stuff The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator By Truman Smith 978-0-8061-3422-2 $19.95 Paper Finding a Fallen Hero The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner By Bob Korkuc 978-0-8061-3892-3 $24.95 Cloth
September 376 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/2 5 b&w illus., 6 maps 978-0-8061-3946-3 $24.95 Cloth
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Oklahoma Rough Rider Billy McGinty’s Own Story Edited with Commentary and Notes by Jim Fulbright and Albert Stehno Recounting a colorful career, from San Juan Hill to points West When Americans answered the call-to-arms after the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898, a wiry little Oklahoman was in the front ranks. Veteran cowboy Billy McGinty put his horseman’s skills to work as one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and participated in the battle of Las Guasimas, the attack on San Juan Heights, and the siege of Santiago. Oklahoma Rough Rider recounts McGinty’s exploits on the battlefield and later on the stage. It contains his firsthand account of how he began cowboying at fourteen and went on to become a world champion bronco buster. After the Spanish-American War, he performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and won the Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Great Westerner award. Yet his colorful career has remained largely untold—until now. Editors Jim Fulbright and Albert Stehno provide historical context for McGinty’s story—especially his common-soldier’s view of the war with Spain as the Rough Riders voyaged from Port Tampa to Cuba and into the heart of battle. When he died at age ninety, McGinty had accomplished many things, but none made him as proud as having served with Roosevelt. McGinty’s story, with more than two dozen photographs, takes readers on the charge up San Juan Hill—and on to points West—to attest to his wide-ranging adventures. Jim Fulbright, a native Oklahoman, researches and writes about the Old West. A former broadcast journalist, he is author of W. D. Bill Fossett, Pioneer and Peace Officer and Trails to Old Pond Creek. Albert Stehno is a rancher in Billings, Oklahoma, and an avid historian of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers’ Association. He serves on the board of directors of the Noble County, Oklahoma, Cherokee Strip Historical Society.
of related interest A Texas Cowboy’s Journal Up the Trail to Kansas in 1868 By Jack Bailey Edited by David Dary 978-0-8061-3737-7 $24.95(s) Cloth The 101 Ranch By Ellsworth Collings and Alma Miller England 978-0-8061-1047-9 $19.95 Paper Will Rogers Says . . . By Reba Collins 978-1-934397-03-9 $12.95 Cloth
September 232 pages 6x9 26 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3935-7 $19.95 Paper
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Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico By John L. Kessell A distinguished historian paints an evenhanded picture of uneasy coexistence For more than four hundred years in New Mexico, Pueblo Indians and Spaniards have lived “together yet apart.” Now the preeminent historian of that region’s colonial past offers a fresh, balanced look at the origins of a precarious relationship. John L. Kessell has written the first narrative history devoted to the tumultuous seventeenth century in New Mexico. Setting aside stereotypes of a Native American Eden and the Black Legend of Spanish cruelty, he paints an evenhanded picture of a tense but interwoven coexistence. Beginning with the first permanent Spanish settlement among the Pueblos of the Rio Grande in 1598, he proposes a set of relations more complicated than previous accounts envisioned and then reinterprets the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Spanish reconquest in the 1690s. Kessell clearly describes the Pueblo world encountered by Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate and portrays important but lesser-known Indian partisans, all while weaving analysis and interpretation into the flow of life in seventeenthcentury New Mexico. Brimming with new insights embedded in an engaging narrative, Kessell’s work presents a clearer picture than ever before of events leading to the Pueblo Revolt. Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico is the definitive account of a volatile era. John L. Kessell, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico, specializes in the American Southwest during the Spanish colonial period. He is the author of Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California and numerous other volumes. He resides near Durango, Colorado.
of related interest Spain in the Southwest A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California By John L. Kessell 978-0-8061-3484-0 $24.95 Paper Navajo Land, Navajo Culture The Utah Experience in the Twentieth Century By Robert McPherson 978-0-8061-3410-9 $19.95 Paper The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 Conquest and Resistance in Seventeenth-Century New Mexico By Andrew L. Knaut 978-0-8061-2992-1 $19.95(s) Paper
November 224 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 23 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3969-2 $24.95 Cloth
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Placing Memory A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment Photographs by Todd Stewart Essays by Natasha Egan and Karen J. Leong Afterword by John Tateishi A photographic perspective on the Japanese American internment camps When the U.S. government incarcerated 120,000 Japanese Americans as “domestic enemy aliens” during World War II, most other Americans succumbed to their fears and endorsed the confinement of their fellow citizens. Ten “relocation centers” were scattered across the West. Today, in the crumbling foundations, overgrown yards, and material artifacts of these former internment camps, we can still sense the injustices suffered there. Placing Memory is a powerful visual record of the internment. Featuring Todd Stewart’s stunning color photographs of the sites as they appear today, the book provides a rigorous visual survey of the physical features of the camps— roads, architectural remains, and monuments—along with maps and statistical information. Also included in this volume—juxtaposed with Stewart’s modern-day images—are the black-and-white photographs commissioned during the 1940s by the War Relocation Authority. Thoughtful essays by Karen Leong, Natasha Egan, and John Tateishi provide provocative context for all the photographs. Volume 3 in The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West
of related interest Peoples of the Plateau The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898-1915 By Steven L. Grafe 978-0-8061-3742-1 $29.95 Paper A Northern Cheyenne Album Photographs by Thomas B. Marquis Edited by Margot Liberty 978-0-8061-3893-0 $29.95 Paper
Todd Stewart is Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Oklahoma. His work has been shown nationally in more than twenty exhibitions. Natasha Egan is Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Karen Leong is Director of the Asian Pacific American Studies program and Associate Professor of women’s and gender studies at Arizona State University. John Tateishi, who as a child was an internee at the Manzanar Relocation Center, is former National Executive Director of the Japanese American Citizens League.
October 132 pages 12 x 9 102 photos, 10 maps 978-0-8061-3951-7 $34.95 Cloth
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West Point Points West July 80 pages 9 x 12 36 b&w, 50 color illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-9968-9 $21.95 Paper Celebrates the contributions of West Point artists to the interpretation of the American West
To twenty-first-century observers, artistic training may seem an unnecessary frill in a soldier’s education. But during the nineteenth and even the twentieth centuries, military officers were expected to sketch battlefields and design fortifications. Officers of the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, which organized exploring expeditions, were asked to return with the information needed to map the expanding American West. Thus, the Military Academy at West Point incorporated art into its curriculum within a year after its creation in 1802. West Point Points West celebrates the confluence of military mission and artistic pursuit. Five distinguished scholars—B. Byron Price, David Reel, John Pultz, Roger Echo-Hawk, and Joan Carpenter Troccoli—offer varying perspectives on the seminal role played by West Point and the U.S. Army in the development of western American art.
Sweet on the West How Candy Built a Colorado Treasure
Redrawing Boundaries Perspectives on Western American Art
July 80 pages 9 x 12 13 b&w, 68 color illus. 978-0-8061-9969-6 $21.95 Paper
July 80 pages 9 x 12 90 color Illus. 978-0-8061-9970-2 $21.95 Paper
Explores the legacy of the Harmsen family
Thoughtful essays on the status of western American art
William and Dorothy Harmsen were true American entrepreneurs whose ice-cream store, founded in 1949, grew into the wildly successful Jolly Rancher Candy Company. This volume highlights the Harmsens’ legacy as Colorado businesspeople and philanthropists.
Memorial to a passing era? Mistress to history? Illustration of popular legend? Where is the art in traditional narrative western art? Is it kitsch or Kunst?
Bill and Dorothy lived their passion for the West, among other ways, through art. Beginning in 1967, they built a collection that broadly encompassed the American West. They bought works by recognized masters of American western art such as George Catlin and Ernest L. Blumenschein, but they also acquired works by artists exploring contemporary approaches to time-honored western themes. Ann Scarlett Daley’s lively introductory essay details the story of the Harmsens’ success in building both their business and their collection. Following her essay is a full-color gallery of treasures of the Harmsen Collection, along with commentaries by scholars of American art.
In this volume, seven distinguished specialists on art and popular culture—Brian W. Dippie, Erika Doss, Peter H. Hassrick, Patricia Limerick, Angela Miller, Martha A. Sandweiss, and William H. Truettner—survey the terrain of western art in the twentyfirst century, tracing and refining its boundaries in the areas of aesthetics and national identity. Their sharp-eyed observations support a newly emerging history of western art that places it in a social, psychological, and political—as well as aesthetic—context. The result is a refreshing, vigorous, and substantial contribution to American art history.
Heart of the West New Painting and Sculpture of the American West July 64 pages 9 x 12 3 b&w, 50 color illus. 978-0-8061-9971-9 $21.95 Paper A tribute to contemporary realist western art
Because western art is by definition topical, it is also by necessity representational, and often narrative. Western artists must therefore rely on a certain degree of realism to express themselves visually. While this tendency toward realism is out of keeping with abstract impressionism, which dominated the art world in the latter half of the twentieth century, it resonates positively with today’s audiences. Since the early 1990s, the Denver Art Museum has collected and exhibited the works of living American artists who celebrate western themes through representational forms of creative expression. Heart of the West pays tribute to those artists, in particular to the remarkable George Carlson. Their images embody the essence of the evolving American West.
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Magnificent Failure A Portrait of the Western Homestead Era By John Martin Campbell With an introduction by Kenneth W. Karsmizki Stunning photographic testimony to the hard realities of western farming “An evocative marriage of the visual and the verbal, Magnificent Failure stands as a poignant essay on the human condition that will appeal to everyone interested in the American West.”—Carlos A. Schwantes, author of The Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History In words that are as clean and precise as his haunting, starkly beautiful photographs, John Martin Campbell vividly recreates the life and times of the western homestead era, the period from about 1885 when the prairie lands lying west of the longitude of the western Dakotas became available to pioneering farmers. More than 70 black-andwhite duotone photographs, with detailed captions, record bleak landscapes and abandoned farms, outbuildings, farm implements, and hand tools—mute testimonies to the failed hopes of several million families who settled on these arid and semi-arid lands. Campbell explains how their failure resulted from a deadly combination of natural and economic causes. Historians of the western United States have largely ignored the homesteaders, despite the lessons their experiences teach about irrigation and dry farming on the northern plains and the impact of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. There is little romance in farming, especially when compared with that attached to cowboys, Indians, and explorers. Still, the homesteaders were heroes in the opening of the West, and this book, with its moving text, historical introduction, and stunning photographs, tells their story. John Martin Campbell is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Research Professor and Research Curator of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of two other photographic works, Few and Far Between: Moments on the North American Desert and The Prairie Schoolhouse. Kenneth W. Karsmizki is Executive Director and Curator of History at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, Oregon.
August 200 pages 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 71 b&w illus., 2 maps 978-0-8061-9964-1 $19.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-9965-8 $14.95 Paper
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Texas Devils Rangers and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1846–1861 By Michael L. Collins Reconsidering the myth of “good guys in white hats” The Texas Rangers have been the source of tall tales and the stuff of legend as well as a growing darker reputation. But the story of the Rangers along the Mexican border between Texas statehood and the onset of the Civil War has been largely overlooked—until now. This engaging history pulls readers back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the mid-nineteenth century. Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of “good guys in white hats” to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth. Michael L. Collins demonstrates that, rather than bringing peace to the region, the Texas Rangers contributed to the violence and were often brutal in their injustices against Spanish-speaking inhabitants, who dubbed them los diablos Tejanos—the Texas devils. Collins goes beyond other, more laudatory Ranger histories to focus on the origins of the legend, casting Ranger immortals such as John Coffee “Jack” Hays, Ben McCulloch, and John S. “Rip” Ford in a new and not always flattering light. In revealing a barbaric code of conduct on the Rio Grande frontier, Collins shows that much of the Ranger Myth doesn’t hold up to close historical scrutiny. Texas Devils offers exciting true stories of the Rangers for anyone captivated by their legend, even as it provides a corrective to that legend. Michael L. Collins, Regents Professor of History at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, is coauthor of Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington and author of That Damned Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and the American West, 1883–1898.
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October 328 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 10 b&w illus., 3 maps 978-0-8061-3939-5 $26.95 Cloth
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Environment/20th Century West
Disappearing Desert The Growth of Phoenix and the Culture of Sprawl By Janine Schipper Explores the cultural forces that contribute to suburban sprawl Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. The city’s expansion—at the rate of one acre per hour—comes at the expense of its Sonoran Desert environment. For some residents, the American Dream has become a nightmare. In this provocative book, Janine Schipper examines the cultural forces that contribute to suburban sprawl in the United States. Focusing on the Phoenix area, she examines sustainable development in Cave Creek, various master-planned suburbs, and the Salt Creek Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation to explore suburbanization and ecological destruction. She also explains why sprawl continues despite the heavy toll it takes on the environment. Schipper gives voice to community members who have experienced the pressures of sprawl and questioned fundamental assumptions that sustain it. She presents the perspectives of the many players in the sprawl debate—from developers and politicians to environmentalists and property-rights advocates—not merely to document the phenomenon but also to reveal how seemingly natural ways of thinking about the land are influenced by cultural forces that range from notions of a “rational society” to the marketing of the American Dream. Disappearing Desert speaks to land-use dilemmas nationwide and shows that curtailing suburban development requires both policy shifts and new ways of relating to the land. For anyone seeking to understand the cultural basis for rampant development, this book uncovers the forces that drive sprawl and searches for solutions to its seeming inevitability. Janine Schipper is Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.
November 144 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 30 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3955-5 $19.95 Cloth
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Literature/Chicano & Chicana
Men without Bliss By Rigoberto González Short stories that assess the silent suffering of men In cities and fields, Mexican American men are leading lives of quiet desperation. In this collection of thirteen startling stories, Rigoberto González weaves complex portraits of Latinos leading ordinary, practically invisible lives while navigating the dark waters of suppressed emotion—true-to-life characters who face emotional hurt, socioeconomic injustice, indignities in the workplace, or sexual repression. But because their culture expects men to symbolize power and control, they dare not risk succumbing to displays of weakness. González shines an empathetic light into the shadows of Mexican culture to portray characters who suffer in silence—men both straight and gay who must come to terms with their grief, loneliness, and pain. By exploring the private moments of men trapped inside unforgiving stereotypes, he critiques long-held assumptions of Latino behavior. He shows us individuals who must break out of various closets to become fully realized adults, and makes us feel the emotional pain of men in a culture that recognizes only the pain and hardship of women. Men without Bliss conveys the silent suffering of all men, not just Latinos. It will open readers’ eyes to unexpected facets of Latino culture, and perhaps of their own lives. Volume 6 in the Chicana and Chicano Visions of the Américas series Rigoberto González is the author of seven books including Crossing Vines, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s 2003 Book of the Year Award. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and the American Book Award, he is currently Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University–Newark.
also in the chicana and chicano visions of the américas series Crossing Vines A Novel By Rigoberto Gonzalez 978-0-8061-3528-1 $24.95 Cloth Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana Demetria L. Martinez 978-0-8061-3722-3 $16.95 Paper The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories By Rudolfo Anaya 978-0-8061-3738-4 $12.95 Cloth
October 224 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 978-0-8061-3945-6 $24.95(s) Cloth
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In Contemporary rhythm The Art Of Ernest L. Blumenschein
The definitive retrospective on this prominent twentieth-century American artist By Peter H. Hassrick and Elizabeth J. Cunningham Foreword by James K. Ballinger, Lewis I. Sharp, and Cathy L. Wright One of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, Ernest L. Blumenschein (1874–1960) was perhaps the most complex and accomplished of all the painters associated with that pioneering organization. His critical acclaim transcended regional confines, and his work continues to be greatly admired.
Afternoon of a Sheepherder, 1939 Courtesy of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Haystack, Taos Valley, prior to 1927, reworked 1940. Courtesy of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the University of Oklahoma, Norman Eagle Fan (originally the left half of The Chief’s Two Sons, 1915), reworked 1920s Courtesy of the William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (2001.446) The Canyon (originally Strength of the Earth, 1944; cross-referenced as Rio Grande Cañon at Taos), reworked 1949. The Eugene B. Adkins Collection at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
This volume is the definitive work on Blumenschein’s life and art, reproducing masterworks from a new exhibit along with additional works and historical photographs to form the most comprehensive assemblage of his paintings ever published. In Contemporary Rhythm describes not only his place in the Taos colony and western art but also his far-reaching influence on mainstream American art and national aesthetic developments. The text by Peter H. Hassrick and Elizabeth J. Cunningham draws on Blumenschein’s papers as well as other archival sources to explore in depth the dimensions of his multifaceted life and his place in American history and culture. They examine his 64-year artistic career, first as an
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Charles M. Russell A Catalogue Raisonné By B. Byron Price 978-0-8061-3836-7 $125.00(s) Cloth
Western Legacies The National Cowboy and Western History Museum By The National Cowboy and Western History Museum 978-0-8061-3728-5 $59.95 Cloth 978-0-8061-3731-5 $29.95 Paper
Thomas Moran The Field Sketches, 1856-1923 By Anne Morand 978-0-8061-2704-0 $45.00(s) Cloth
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illustrator and then a painter, revealing how his technique evolved and how his schooling and the artistic movements of his time informed his work. Additional contributions by noted art historians focus on particular paintings and certain aspects of the artist’s work, including his promotion of American Indian rights. As the only book of its kind available on this influential artist, In Contemporary Rhythm is a major contribution to American art history. It is also a visual feast. Volume 2 in The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West Peter H. Hassrick is Director of the Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum, and the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park. Elizabeth J. Cunningham, an independent art scholar, curator, lecturer, and writer who lives in Joseph, Oregon, is an authority on Blumenschein. James K. Ballinger is Director and Curator of American Art, Phoenix Art Museum. Lewis I. Sharp is Frederick and Jan Mayer Director, Denver Art Museum. Cathy L. Wright is Director, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
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Sentimental Journey The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller By Lisa Strong “An outstanding achievement. Strong’s book is a major contribution to studies not just of western art but American art in general.”—Alex Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art, Yale University
A groundbreaking study of the first western artist to journey into the heart of the Rockies Alfred Jacob Miller (1810–1874) was the first artist to journey into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. He did so as the commissioned expedition artist for William Drummond Stewart (1795–1871), a Scottish nobleman and veteran of a five-year hunting tour in America. Their destination would be the annual fur traders’ rendezvous at Horse Creek, near the present-day border of Colorado and Wyoming. Miller, Stewart, and the rest of their party departed from Independence, Missouri, in mid-May 1837. They arrived at the rendezvous two months later and, after a week among the trappers and traders, headed into the Wind River Mountains to the source of the Green River. There, they spent the waning summer hunting moose and elk before returning to St. Louis in early October. Miller executed some one hundred watercolor and pen-and-ink sketches during the expedition, and he later reworked them into finished watercolors and oils for a variety of patrons. Over the past two decades, much valuable scholarship has emerged on how western American art has reflected American nationalist or expansionist ideologies. In Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller, Lisa Strong takes a new approach, however, by examining how Miller tailored his western scenes to suit the specific needs and interests of local American audiences. She also crosses national boundaries to explore how Miller’s paintings helped promote a vision of Scottish aristocratic identity. Lisa Strong holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. An independent scholar and author, Strong served as guest curator of the Amon Carter Museum exhibition Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller (2008).
October 208 pages 10 1/2 x 11 100 color illus. 978-0-88360-105-1 $45.00(s) Cloth
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A Place of Refuge Maynard Dixon’s Arizona By Thomas Brent Smith with an additional essay by Donald J. Hagerty Depictions of Arizona by a preeminent artist of the American West Western painter Maynard Dixon once pronounced “Arizona” “the magic name of a land bright and mysterious, of sun and sand, of tragedy and stark endeavor.” “So long had I dreamed of it,” he professed, “that when I came there it was not strange to me. Its sun was my sun; its ground was my ground.” The California-born Dixon (1875–1946) first traveled to Arizona in 1900 to absorb what he believed was a vanishing West. Dixon found Arizona a visually inspiring and spiritual place that shaped the course of his paintings and ultimately defined him. A Place of Refuge: Maynard Dixon’s Arizona is the first exhibition to focus solely on the renowned painter’s depictions of Arizona subjects. As early as 1903 Dixon referred to Arizona as home. Although he spent most of his life in San Francisco, Dixon lamented to friends that he longed for Arizona and the solitude of the desert, and he frequently traversed the land’s varied expanses. In 1939 he made Tucson his winter home and spent his remaining years painting his beloved desert landscape. In the confluence of Arizona’s natural and cultural landscapes, Dixon would become one of the West’s most distinctive painters, creating a body of work that established his place among the vanguard of artists who portrayed western subjects. Thomas Brent Smith explores Dixon’s remarkable departure from traditional depictions of human conflict in the “Old West” rendered by such predecessors as Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Charles Schreyvogel. Smith’s essay describes this shift in artistic ideology and analyzes the tranquil images that emerged on Dixon’s canvases. Donald J. Hagerty’s biographical essay highlights Dixon’s travels and his affinity for the people and landscape of Arizona. Thomas Brent Smith is Curator of Art of the American West at the Tucson Museum of Art. Donald J. Hagerty, an independent scholar, is author of Desert Dreams: The Art and Life of Maynard Dixon.
November 160 pages 9 x 11 125 color illus. 978-0-911611-36-6 $40.00(s) Cloth
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Military History/Western History
The Fall of a Black Army Officer Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper By Charles M. Robinson III Questioning the claim of racism in an infamous court-martial Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West Point. While serving as commissary officer at Fort Davis, Texas, in 1881, he was charged with embezzlement and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. A court-martial board acquitted Flipper of the embezzlement charge but convicted him of conduct unbecoming. He was then dismissed from the service of the United States. The Flipper case became known as something of an American Dreyfus Affair, emblematic of racism in the frontier army. Because of Flipper’s efforts to clear his name, many assumed that he had been railroaded because he was black. In The Fall of a Black Army Officer, Charles M. Robinson III challenges that assumption. In this complete revision of his earlier work, The Court-Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper, Robinson finds that Flipper was the author of his own problems. The taint of racism on the Flipper affair became so widely accepted that in 1999 President Bill Clinton issued a posthumous pardon for Flipper. The Fall of a Black Army Officer boldly moves the arguments regarding racism—in both Lt. Flipper’s case and the frontier army in general—beyond political correctness. Solidly grounded in archival research, it is a thorough and provocative reassessment of the Flipper affair, at last revealing the truth. Charles M. Robinson III is the author of many books, including The Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers and General Crook and the Western Frontier. He lives in San Benito, Texas. of related interest Soldier, Surgeon, Scholar The Memoirs of William Henry Corbusier, 1844–1930 By William Henry Corbusier; edited by Robert Wooster 978-0-8061-3549-6 $29.95(s) Cloth Fanny Dunbar Corbusier Recollections of Army Life in the Frontier West By Fanny D. Corbusier; edited by Patricia Y. Stallard 978-0-8061-3531-1 $29.95(s) Cloth Carbine and Lance The Story of Old Fort Sill By Wilbur Sturtevant Nye 978-0-8061-1856-7 $24.95 Paper
October 216 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 17 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3521-2 $29.95(s) Cloth
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Military History/Eighteenth Century
With Zeal and with Bayonets Only The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775–1783 By Matthew H. Spring A thorough reinterpretation of British performance during the American Revolution The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving Redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now Matthew Spring reveals how British infantry in the American Revolutionary War really fought. This groundbreaking book offers a new analysis of the British Army during the “American rebellion” at both operational and tactical levels. Presenting fresh insights into the speed of British tactical movements, Spring discloses how the system for training the army prior to 1775 was overhauled and adapted to the peculiar conditions confronting it in North America. First scrutinizing such operational problems as logistics, manpower shortages, and poor intelligence, Spring then focuses on battlefield tactics to examine how troops marched to the battlefield, deployed, advanced, and fought. In particular, he documents the use of turning movements, the loosening of formations, and a reliance on bayonet-oriented shock tactics. Highlighting the army’s ability to tailor its tactical methods to local conditions, Spring demonstrates both the professional competence of officers and their confidence in the men under them to perform tactics far removed from the drill manuals. Although the British were constrained in many ways, they moved rapidly to correct tactical inadequacies. Written with flair and a wealth of details that will engage scholars and history enthusiasts alike, With Zeal and with Bayonets Only offers a thorough reinterpretation of how the British Army’s North American campaign progressed and invites serious reassessment of most of its battles. After reading this book, no one will picture Redcoats the same way again.
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Volunteers on the Veld Britain’s Citizen Soldiers and the South African War, 1899–1902 By Stephen M. Miller 978-0-8061-3864-0 $29.95(s) Cloth
Matthew Spring holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Leeds and teaches history at Truro School, an independent secondary school in Cornwall, England.
The Black Hawk War of 1832 By Patrick J. Jung 978-0-8061-3811-4 $29.95(s) Cloth George Thomas Virginian for the Union Christopher J. Einolf 978-0-8061-3867-1 $29.95 Cloth
December 352 pages 6x9 15 b&w illus., 3 maps 978-0-8061-3947-0 $34.95(s) Cloth
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Oklahoma History/Western History
Grappling with Demon Rum The Cultural Struggle over Liquor in Early Oklahoma By James E. Klein Social classes collide over morality and social propriety in a brand-new state Well before the Volstead (or National Prohibition) Act of 1919, Oklahoma was dry. Oklahomans banned liquor at their state’s inception in 1907 and maintained the ban even after the repeal of national prohibition. In this book, James E. Klein examines the social and cultural conflicts that led Oklahomans to outlaw liquor and discusses the economic and political consequences of the ban. Grappling with Demon Rum identifies who favored and who opposed prohibition, showing that its proponents were largely middle-class citizens who disdained public drinking establishments and who sought respectability for a young state still considered a frontier society. Klein tells how the Oklahoma Anti-Saloon League orchestrated a dry campaign to raise moral standards, reduce crime, and improve the quality of life, twice convincing voters to support prohibition. Going beyond the usual evangelical-versus-ritualist, rural-versus-urban, and ethnocultural oppositions used by other historians to explain prohibition, Klein shows that Oklahoma’s immigrant and Catholic populations were too small to account for those voting against the measure—or for the large customer base that supported bootleggers. He points instead to the large number of working-class Oklahomans who patronized saloons, whether legal or not, and focuses on class conflict in early efforts to control alcohol. He also describes the trials of enforcement officers who worked to plug leaks in statewide and later national prohibition.
of related interest Oklahoma Tough My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers By Ron Padgett 978-0-8061-3732-2 $19.95(s) Paper
October 248 pages 6x9 978-0-8061-3938-8 $34.95(s) Cloth
A cultural and social history of liquor in early Oklahoma, Grappling with Demon Rum provides a fresh look at crusaders against vice at the regional level. In portraying this conflict between middle- and working-class definitions of social propriety, Klein provides new insight into forces at work throughout America during the Progressive Era. James E. Klein is Assistant Professor of History at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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“They Are All Red Out Here” The Socialist Party in the Pacific Northwest, 1895–1925 By Jeffrey A. Johnson The most successful socialists America has ever seen One of early-twentieth-century America’s most fertile grounds for political radicalism, the Pacific Northwest produced some of the most dedicated and successful socialists the country has ever seen. As a radicalized labor force emerged in mining, logging, and other extractive industries, socialists employed intensive organizational and logistical skills to become an almost permanent third party that won elections and shook the confidence of establishment rivals. At the height of Socialist Party influence just before World War I, a Montana member declared, “They are all red out here.” In this first book to fully examine the development of the American Socialist Party in the Northwest, Jeffrey A. Johnson draws a sharp picture of one of the most vigorous left-wing organizations of this era. Relying on party newspapers, pamphlets, and correspondence, he allows socialists to reveal their own strategies as they pursued their agendas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. And he explores how the party gained sizable support in Butte, Spokane, and other cities seldom associated today with left-wing radicalism. “They Are All Red Out Here” employs recent approaches to labor history by restoring rank-and-file workers and party organizers as active participants in shaping local history. The book marks a major contribution to the ongoing debate over why socialism never grew deep roots in American soil and no longer thrives here. It is a work of political and labor history that uncovers alternative social and political visions in the American West. Jeffrey A. Johnson is Assistant Professor of History at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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December 240 pages 6x9 17 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3967-8 $34.95(s) Cloth
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Western Echoes of the Harlem Renaissance The Life and Writings of Anita Scott Coleman Edited by Cynthia Davis and Verner D. Mitchell Recovers Coleman’s life and literary legacy One of the most distinctive and prolific writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Anita Scott Coleman (1890–1960) found popular and critical success in the flourishing African American press of the early twentieth century. Yet unlike many of her New York–based contemporaries, Coleman lived her life in the American West, first in New Mexico and later in California. Her work thus offers a rare view of African American life in that region. Broader in scope than any previous anthology of Coleman’s writings, this volume collects the author’s finest stories, essays, and poems, including many not published since they first appeared in African American newspapers during the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40’s. Editors Cynthia Davis and Verner D. Mitchell introduce these writings with an in-depth biographical essay that places Coleman in the context of the Harlem Renaissance movement. The volume also features vintage family photographs, a detailed chronology, and a genealogical tree covering five generations of the Coleman family. Based on extensive research and written with the full cooperation of the Coleman family, Western Echoes of the Harlem Renaissance gives readers new understanding of this overlooked writer’s life and literary accomplishments. Cynthia Davis is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, University College. She is coauthor of Dynamic Communication for Engineers. Verner D. Mitchell is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Memphis. He is the author of This Waiting for Love: Helene Johnson, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance and, with Cynthia Davis, editor of Dorothy West: Where the Wild Grape Grows.
December 240 pages 6x9 26 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3956-2 $45.00(s) Cloth 978-0-8061-3975-3 $19.95(s) Paper
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Multicultural Studies/Chicano/Latino Studies
Race and the War on Poverty From Watts to East L.A. By Robert Bauman The dynamics of race in Los Angeles viewed through the prism of the War on Poverty President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty did more than offer aid to needy Americans; in some cities, it also sparked both racial conflict and cooperation. Race and the War on Poverty examines the African American and Mexican American community organizations in Los Angeles that emerged to implement War on Poverty programs. It explores how organizers applied democratic vision and political savvy to community action, and how the ongoing African American, Chicano, and feminist movements in turn shaped the contours of the War on Poverty’s goals, programs, and cultural identity. Robert Bauman describes how the Watts riots of 1965 accelerated the creation of a black community-controlled agency, the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. The example of the WLCAC, combined with a burgeoning Chicano movement, inspired Mexican Americans to create The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) and the Chicana Service Action Center. Bauman explores the connections that wove together the War on Poverty, the Watts revolt, and local movements in ways that empowered the participants economically, culturally, and politically. Although heated battles over race and other cultural issues sometimes derailed the programs, these organizations produced lasting positive effects for the communities they touched. Despite Nixon-era budget cuts and the nation’s turn toward conservatism, the War on Poverty continues to be fought today as these agencies embrace the changing politics, economics, and demographics of Los Angeles. Race and the War on Poverty shows how the struggle to end poverty evolved in ways that would have surprised its planners, supporters, and detractors—and that what began as a grand vision at the national level continues to thrive on the streets of the community. Volume 3 in the Race and Culture in the American West series Robert Bauman is Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. He lives in Richland, Washington.
December 192 pages 6x9 11 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3965-4 $34.95(s) Cloth
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Between Two Rivers The Atrisco Land Grant in Albuquerque History, 1692–1968 By Joseph P. Sánchez How an Hispano community maintained its identity over four centuries Located in Albuquerque’s south valley, Atrisco is a vibrant community that predates the city, harking back to a land grant awarded in 1692. Joseph P. Sánchez explores the evolution of this parcel over the four centuries since the first Spanish settlers arrived. He tracks its transformation from an individual to a community grant, peeling away the layers of historical events that have made Atrisco the last piece of undeveloped real estate in a growing metropolitan area. Sánchez examines the creation of Atrisco as a frontier community during the Spanish and Mexican periods and shows how it maintained its identity and land ownership into the American era. He describes the historical processes of colonization, land tenures and transfers, and social and economic activity. He also assesses the transfer of the land grant to a private corporation and its subsequent fate, and considers Atrisco’s role in the future of Albuquerque. Today more than 30,000 New Mexicans are descended from the early settlers of Atrisco; and because few places in the United States have retained their Spanish and Mexican influences as have the New Mexican land grants, the history of Atrisco offers a unique perspective. Sánchez’s study preserves Atrisco’s origins as part of that area’s Hispano heritage, depicting people who learned to defend their culture against outside challenges and embedding local history in a larger regional saga.
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Joseph P. Sánchez, founding director of the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico, is the author and editor of numerous books on the history of Spain in North America, including Explorers, Traders, and Slavers: Forging the Old Spanish Trail, 1678–1850. He is also Superintendent of Petroglyph National Monument, which has strong ties to the Atrisco Land Grant. In 2005 he was inducted into the Orden de Isabel la Católica, Spain’s highest civic honor conferred on a foreigner.
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Earthlings The Paintings of Tom Palmore By Susan Hallsten McGarry Foreword by Adam Harris It feels like you could touch that cougar’s nose. Is that a Miro painting in the background? I’ll bet the fox picked the chicken wallpaper. Wow, that’s one bodacious bird! Such are the observations that filter through the galleries during Tom Palmore’s exhibitions in which animals steal the show. Born in Ada and living in Oklahoma, Palmore emerged from the 1970s Photorealist movement as a maverick. His career includes more than a decade on the East Coast, where he refined his skills at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and exhibited in New York’s prominent contemporary galleries. Palmore used his technical virtuosity to explore his passion for the animal kingdom. Then as today, his monumental paintings received critical acclaim, and his incongruous juxtapositions of realistic primates in silk-and-velvet interiors earned him the nickname Gorilla Man. Palmore’s fidelity to an animal’s visage is intended to make it proud. However, the contexts in which he places them are pure Palmore, infused with his penchant for wit and the unexpected. His portrait of Oscar, the famed rodeo bull, is set against Palmore-designed wallpaper of cowboys catapulted into the air. A rooster surveys its Grant Wood countryside, and an imposing lion is oblivious to the diminutive monarch butterfly that shares its epithet. In all cases, Palmore’s paintings loom large not only in scale but also in raised consciousness of the “earthlings with whom we share this planet,” as he says. In this first book to chronicle Palmore’s four-decade career, Susan Hallsten McGarry explores the stories behind the man, his philosophy and techniques, and the themes that weave throughout his remarkable oeuvre. McGarry, who was editor in chief of Southwest Art magazine from 1979 to 1997, has authored numerous catalogs and monographs on American artists. Adam Harris, Curator of Art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, contributes the foreword. December 120 pages 9 5/8 x 10 3/4 110 color Illus. 978-1-934397-05-3 $45.00(S) Cloth
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Big Sycamore Stands Alone The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place By Ian W. Record A trailblazing synthesis of oral and written histories The corner of Arizona encompassing Aravaipa Canyon is known to the Western Apaches as Aravaipa, their sacred homeland. This book examines the connection between people and place to show how Aravaipa is intimately tied to Apache identity. Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place articulates Aravaipa’s cultural legacy as seen through the eyes of some of its descendants, bringing Apache voices, knowledge, and perspectives to the fore. Ian Record employs a unique approach that reflects how the Apaches conceptualize their history and identity, interweaving four distinct narrative threads: contemporary oral histories of individuals from the San Carlos reservation, historic documentation of Apache relationships to Aravaipa following the reservation’s establishment, descriptions of pre-reservation subsistence practices, and a history of early Apache struggles to maintain their connection with Aravaipa in the face of hostility from outsiders. In addition, Record has mined the research notes of Grenville Goodwin to document important elements of Apache economic, political, and social organization in pre-reservation times. A landmark ethnohistory, Big Sycamore Stands Alone documents a story that goes far beyond Cochise, Geronimo, and the Chiricahuas. Record’s is a trailblazing synthesis of historical and anthropological materials that lends new insight into the relationship between people and place. of related interest Cochise Chiricahua Apache Chief By Edwin R. Sweeney 978-0-8061-2606-7 $24.95 Paper Apaches A History and Culture Portrait By James L. Haley 978-0-8061-2978-5 $24.95 Paper
Volume 1 in the New Directions in Native American Studies series Ian W. Record is Senior Lecturer for the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Arizona, as well as Curriculum Development Manager at the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. He has published numerous articles in various scholarly journals.
Geronimo The Man, His Time, His Place By Angie Debo 978-0-8061-1828-4 $24.95 Paper
December 384 pages 6x9 20 b&w illus., 5 maps 978-0-8061-3972-2 $39.95(s) Cloth
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Inkpaduta Dakota Leader By Paul N. Beck Reassesses a Sioux warrior long presumed a villain Leader of the Santee Sioux, Inkpaduta (1815–79) participated in some of the most decisive battles of the northern Great Plains, including Custer’s defeat at the Little Bighorn. But the attack in 1857 on forty white settlers known as the Spirit Lake Massacre gave Inkpaduta the reputation of being the most brutal of all the Sioux leaders. Paul N. Beck now challenges a century and a half of bias to reassess the life and legacy of this important Dakota leader. In the most complete biography of Inkpaduta ever written, Beck draws on Indian agents’ correspondence, journals, and other sources to paint a broader picture of the whole person, showing him to have been not only a courageous warrior but also a dedicated family man and tribal leader who got along reasonably well with whites for most of his life. Beck sheds new light on many poorly understood aspects of Inkpaduta’s life, including his journeys in the American West after the Spirit Lake Massacre. Beck reexamines Euro-American attitudes toward Indians and the stereotypes that shaped nineteenth-century writing, showing how they persisted in portrayals of Inkpaduta well into the twentieth century, even after more generous appreciations of American Indian cultures had become commonplace. Long considered a villain whose passion was murdering white settlers, Inkpaduta is here restored to more human dimensions. Inkpaduta: Dakota Leader shatters the myths that surrounded his life for too long and provides the most extensive reassessment of this leader’s life to date. Paul N. Beck is Professor of History at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, and author of The First Sioux War: The Grattan Fight and Blue Water Creek, 1854–1856.
of related interest Crazy Horse A Lakota Life By Kingsley Bray 978-0-8061-3785-8 $34.95 Cloth Gall Lakota War Chief By Robert W. Larson 978-0-8061-3830-5 $24.95 Cloth Victorio Apache Warrior and Chief By Kathleen P. Chamberlain 978-0-8061-3843-5 $24.95 Cloth
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William Wayne Red hat, Jr. Cheyenne Keeper of the Arrows By William Wayne Red Hat, Jr. Edited by Sibylle M. Schlesier A tribal leader preserves Cheyenne history, beliefs, and culture As Keeper of the Arrows, William Wayne Red Hat, Jr., is charged with protecting one of the most sacred possessions of the Cheyenne people and serves his tribe as a revered cultural authority. The Arrow Keeper also oversees and maintains the tribe’s spiritual connection to the land. Sibylle Schlesier—whose father, anthropologist Karl Schlesier, was a close associate of Red Hat’s family—recorded and transcribed this memoir of Bill Red Hat’s life. Through his words, we meet an intelligent, humble man who cares deeply about the perpetuation of his people’s cultural identity and the preservation of their beliefs. His descriptions of ceremonies and traditions will serve as a guide to help keep them alive for posterity. Red Hat conveys an oral tradition that preserves stories and memories of his people as well as accounts of historical events passed down within his family. William Wayne Red Hat, Jr., served two tours in Vietnam as a member of the Marine Corps, earning a Purple Heart and numerous other awards and medals. After working for various aircraft companies in Wichita, Kansas, Red Hat aided his grandfather Edward Red Hat in his duties as Keeper of the Arrows. In 1993, Red Hat himself became Arrow Keeper. He now lives with his wife, Nellie, and their extended family near Longdale, Oklahoma. Sibylle M. Schlesier holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Mexico and has taught German and English at UNM and Native American Literature at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Currently she teaches German at Albuquerque Academy, a private secondary school. She has written articles for several Austrian and German publications.
of related interest A Navajo Legacy The Life and Teachings of John Holiday By John Holiday Edited by Robert McPherson 978-0-8061-3668-4 $29.95(s) Cloth Crow Is My Boss The Oral Life History of a Tanacross Athabaskan Elder By Kenny Thomas, Sr. Edited by Craig W. Mishler 978-0-8061-3659-2 $32.95(s) Cloth The Peace Chiefs of the Cheyenne By Stan Hoig 978-0-8061-2262-5 $19.95(s) Paper
November 176 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 3 b&w Illus. 978-0-8061-3959-3 $21.95(s) Cloth
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Plains Apache Ethnobotany By Julia A. Jordan Foreword by Paul E. Minnis and Wayne J. Elisens One tribe’s traditional knowledge of plants, presented for the first time Residents of the Great Plains since the early 1500s, the Apache people were well acquainted with the native flora of the region. In Plains Apache Ethnobotany, Julia A. Jordan documents more than 110 plant species valued by the Plains Apache and preserves a wealth of detail concerning traditional Apache collection, preparation, and use of these plant species for food, medicine, ritual, and material culture. The traditional Apache economy centered on hunting, gathering, and trading with other tribes. Throughout their long history the Apache lived in or traveled to many different parts of the plains, gaining an intimate knowledge of a wide variety of plant resources. Part of this traditional knowledge, especially that pertaining to plants of Oklahoma, has been captured here by Jordan’s fieldwork, conducted with elders of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma in the mid-1960s, a time when much traditional knowledge was being lost. Plains Apache Ethnobotany is the most comprehensive ethnobotanical study of a southern plains tribe. Handsomely illustrated, this book is a valuable resource for ethnobotanists, anthropologists, historians, and anyone interested in American Indian use of native plants. Julia A. Jordan holds a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. As a research anthropologist, she conducted extensive fieldwork among Indians of western Oklahoma as a part of the Doris Duke Indian Oral History Project at the University of Oklahoma. Later at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History she served as consultant and co–principal investigator for several anthropological projects. Now retired, she lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Paul E. Minnis, Professor of Anthroplogy at the University of Oklahoma, is the editor of Ethnobotany: A Reader and coeditor of Biodiversity and Native America. Wayne J. Elisens, Professor of Botany and curator of the Bebb Herbarium at the University of Oklahoma, is coeditor of Biodiversity and Native America.
of related interest Biodiversity and Native America Edited by Paul E. Minnis and Wayne J. Elisens 978-0-8061-3232-7 $34.95(s) Cloth 978-0-8061-3345-4 $16.95(s) Paper Ethnobotany A Reader Edited by Paul E. Minnis 978-0-8061-3180-1 $24.95(s) Paper Tobacco Use by Native North Americans Sacred Smoke and Silent Killer By Joseph C. Winter 978-0-8061-3262-4 $65.00(s) Cloth
December 240 pages 6x9 22 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3968-5 $34.95(s) Cloth
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“I Choose Life” Contemporary Medical and Religious Practices in the Navajo World By Maureen Trudelle Schwarz How Navajos navigate the complex world of medicine Surgery, blood transfusions, CPR, and organ transplantation are common biomedical procedures for treating trauma and disease. But for Navajo Indians, these treatments can conflict with their traditional understanding of health and well-being. This book investigates how Navajos navigate their medically and religiously pluralistic world while coping with illness. Focusing on Navajo attitudes toward invasive procedures, Maureen Trudelle Schwarz reveals the ideological conflicts experienced by Navajo patients and the reasons behind the choices they make to promote their own health and healing. Schwarz has conducted extensive interviews with patients, traditional herbalists and ceremonial practitioners, and members of Native American Church and Christian denominations to reveal the variety of perspectives toward biomedicine that prevail on the reservation and to show how each group within the tribe copes with health-related issues. She describes how Navajos interpret numerous health issues in terms of local understanding, drawing on both their own and biomedical or Christian traditions. She also provides insight into how Navajos use ceremonial practice and prayer to deal with the consequences of amputation or transplantation. Volume 2 in the New Directions in Native American Studies series
o f r e l at e d i n t e r e s t Navajo Lifeways Contemporary Issues, Ancient Knowledge By Maureen Trudelle Schwarz 978-0-8061-3310-2 $29.95 Cloth
Maureen Trudelle Schwarz is Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her previous publications include Blood and Voice: Navajo Women Ceremonial Practitioners; Navajo Lifeways: Contemporary Issues, Ancient Knowledge; and Molded in the Image of Changing Woman: Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood.
The Navajos Revised Edition By Ruth M. Underhill 978-0-8061-1816-1 $19.95 Paper The Peyote Religion among the Navajo Second Edition By David F. Aberle 978-0-8061-2382-0 $34.95(s) Paper
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Coming Down from Above Prophecy, Resistance, and Renewal in Native American Religions By Lee Irwin A comprehensive sourcebook on American Indian prophecy and prophets For longer than five centuries, Native Americans have struggled to adapt to colonialism, missionization, and government control policies. This first comprehensive survey of prophetic movements in Native North America tells how religious leaders blended indigenous beliefs with Christianity’s prophetic traditions to respond to those challenges. Lee Irwin gathers a scattered literature to provide a single-volume overview that depicts American Indians’ creative synthesis of their own religious beliefs and practices with a variety of Christian theological ideas and moral teachings. He traces continuities in the prophetic tradition from eighteenth-century Delaware prophets to Western dream dance visionaries, showing that Native American prophecy was not merely borrowed from Christianity but emerged from an interweaving of Christian and ancient North American teachings integral to Native religions. From the highly assimilated ideas of the Puget Sound Shakers to such resistance movements as that of the Shawnee Prophet, Irwin tells how the integration of non-Native beliefs with prophetic teachings gave rise to diverse ethnotheologies with unique features. He surveys the beliefs and practices of the nation to which each prophet belonged, then describes his or her life and teachings, the codification of those teachings, and the impact they had on both the community and the history of Native religions. Key hard-to-find primary texts are included in an appendix. An introduction to an important strand within the rich tapestry of Native religions, Coming Down from Above shows the remarkable responsiveness of those beliefs to historical events. It is an unprecedented, encyclopedic sourcebook for anyone interested in the roots of Native theology. Volume 258 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series Lee Irwin, Department Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston, is author of The Dream Seekers: Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains and editor of Native American Spirituality: A Critical Reader. December 528 pages 7 x 10 978-0-8061-3966-1 $75.00(s) Cloth
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of related interest The Dream Seekers Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains By Lee Irwin 978-0-8061-2893-1 $19.95 Paper Dreamer-Prophets of the Columbia Plateau Smohalla and Skolaksin By Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, and Herman J. Viola 978-0-8061-3430-7 $19.95 Paper Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief An Autobiography By Thomas Yellowtail and Michael Oren Fitzgerald 978-0-8061-2602-9 $16.95 Paper
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Journey to the West The Alabama and Coushatta Indians By Sheri Marie Shuck-Hall A history of two affiliated peoples through five centuries of strife and survival When Europeans battled for control over North America in the eighteenth century, American Indians were caught in the cross fire. Two such peoples, the Alabamas and Coushattas, made the difficult decision to migrate from their ancestral lands and thereby preserve their world on their own terms. In this book, Sheri Marie Shuck-Hall traces the gradual movement of the Alabamas and Coushattas from their origins in the Southeast to their nineteenth-century settlement in East Texas, exploring their motivations for migrating west and revealing how their shared experience affected their identity. The first book to examine these peoples over such an extensive period, The Alabama and Coushatta Indians tells how they built and maintained their sovereignty despite five hundred years of trauma and change. Blending oral tradition, archaeological data, and archival sources, Shuck-Hall shows how they joined forces in the seventeenth century after their first contact with Europeans, then used trade and diplomatic relations to ally themselves with these newcomers and with larger Indian groups—including the Creeks, Caddos, and Western Cherokees—to ensure their continuing independence. In relating how the Alabamas and Coushattas determined their own future through careful reflection and forceful action, this book provides much-needed information on these overlooked peoples and places southeastern Indians within the larger narratives of southern and American history. It shows how diaspora and migration shaped their worldview and identity, reflecting similar stories of survival in other times and places. of related interest
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Pre-removal Choctaw History Exploring New Paths By Greg O’Brien 978-0-8061-3916-6 $39.95(s) Cloth
Sheri Marie Shuck-Hall is Associate Professor of History at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.
Contrary Neighbors Southern Plains and Removed Indians in Indian Territory By David La Vere 978-0-8061-3299-0 $24.95 Paper History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians By H.B. Cushman and Angie Debo 978-0-8061-3127-6 $24.95 Paper
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Fire Light The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist By Linda M. Waggoner The first biography of this important American Indian artist Artist, teacher, and Red Progressive, Angel De Cora (1869–1919) painted Fire Light to capture warm memories of her Nebraska Winnebago childhood. In this biography, Linda M. Waggoner draws on that glowing image to illuminate De Cora’s life and artistry, which until now have been largely overlooked by scholars. One of the first American Indian artists to be accepted within the mainstream art world, De Cora left her childhood home on the Winnebago reservation to find success in the urban Northeast at the turn of the twentieth century. Despite scant documentary sources that elucidate De Cora’s private life, Waggoner has rendered a complete picture of the woman known in her time as the first “real Indian artist.” She depicts De Cora as a multifaceted individual who as a young girl took pride in her traditions, forged a bond with the land that would sustain her over great distances, and learned the role of cultural broker from her mother’s Métis family. After studying with famed illustrator Howard Pyle at his first Brandywine summer school, De Cora eventually succeeded in establishing the first “Native Indian” art department at Carlisle Indian School. A founding member of the Society of American Indians, she made a significant impact on the American Arts and Crafts movement by promoting indigenous arts throughout her career. Waggoner brings her broad knowledge of Winnebago culture and history to this gracefully written book, which features more than forty illustrations. Fire Light shows us both a consummate artist and a fully realized woman, who learned how to traverse the borders of Red identity in a white man’s world. Linda M. Waggoner, an independent scholar residing in Healdsburg, California, is a specialist in Great Lakes Métis history and Winnebago culture and genealogy.
of related interest Folklore of the Winnebago Tribe By David Lee Smith 978-0-8061-2976-1 $19.95 Cloth Te Ata Chickasaw Storyteller, American Legend By Richard Green 978-0-8061-3754-4 $16.95 Paper Singing the Songs of My Ancestors The Life and Music of Helma Swan, Makah Elder By Linda J. Goodman 978-0-8061-3451-2 $24.95(s) Cloth
October 352 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 40 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3954-8 $34.95(s) Cloth
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Roman Political Thought and the Modern Theoretical Imagination By Dean Hammer Links modern political theorists with the Romans who inspired them Roman contributions to political theory have been acknowledged primarily in the province of law and administration. Even with a growing interest among classicists in Roman political thought, most political theorists view it as merely derivative of Greek philosophy. Focusing on the works of key Roman thinkers, Dean Hammer recasts the legacy of their political thought, examining their imaginative vision of a vulnerable political world and the relationship of the individual to this realm. By bringing modern political theorists into conversation with the Romans who inspired them—Arendt with Cicero, Machiavelli with Livy, Montesquieu with Tacitus, Foucault with Seneca—the author shows how both ancient Roman and modern European thinkers seek to recover an attachment to the political world that we actually inhabit, rather than to a utopia—a “perfect nowhere” outside of the existing order. Brimming with fresh interpretations of both ancient and modern theorists, this book offers provocative reading for classicists, political scientists, and anyone interested in political theory and philosophy. It is also a timely meditation on the hidden ways in which democracy can give way to despotism when the animating spirit of politics succumbs to resignation, cynicism, and fear. Volume 34 in the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture
of related interest The Iliad as Politics The Performance of Political Thought By Dean Hammer Edited by Susan Ford Wiltshire 978-0-8061-3366-9 $34.95(s) Cloth
Dean Hammer is the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Puritan Tradition in Revolutionary, Federalist, and Whig Political Theory: A Rhetoric of Origins and The Iliad as Politics: The Performance of Political Thought.
Ancient Rome An Introductory History By Paul A. Zoch 978-0-8061-3287-7 $24.95 Paper
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The Iliad Translated by Herbert Jordan Introduction by E. Christian Kopff An accessible Iliad for twenty-first-century readers “A splendid achievement”—Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet “A remarkably fresh and clear translation. As deceptively simple as an Attic frieze, it is at once true to its ancient original and inviting to readers today.” —Luc Sante, translator of Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines A classic of Western literature for three millennia, Homer’s Iliad captivates modern readers—as it did ancient listeners—with its tale of gods and warriors at the siege of Troy. Now Herbert Jordan’s line-for-line translation brilliantly renders the original Greek into English blank verse—the poetic form most closely resembling our spoken language. Raising the bar set by Richmond Lattimore in 1951, Jordan employs a pleasing five-beat meter and avoids unnecessary filler. Whereas other verse renditions are longer than the original, owing to the translators’ indulgence in personal poetics, Jordan avoids “line inflation.” The result, an economical translation, captures the force and vigor of the original poem. E. Christian Kopff’s introduction to this volume sets the stage and credits Jordan with conveying the action and movement of the Iliad in “contemporary language and a supple verse.” This new Iliad offers twenty-first-century readers the thrill of a timeless epic and affords instructors a much-needed alternative for literature surveys. Volume 35 in the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Herbert Jordan, an attorney, is an independent scholar of Greek. He resides in Roxbury, New York. E. Christian Kopff, Associate Director of the Honors Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition and the editor of a Greek edition of Euripides’ Bacchae.
of related interest Homeric Greek A Book for Beginners, Revised Edition By Clyde Pharr and John Wright 978-0-8061-1937-3 $29.95(s) Paper Selections from Homer’s Iliad By Allen R. Benner 978-0-8061-3363-8 $24.95(s) Paper
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Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime Shadows from the Past and Portents for the Future By Max G. Manwaring Foreword and afterword by Edwin G. Corr New insights for understanding and combating Al Qaeda and other contemporary security threats Wars were once fought mainly between nations—a presumption put to rest on September 11, 2001. Al Qaeda showed that nonstate actors could threaten a traditional nation-state and pursue strategic objectives without conventional weaponry, thereby altering the nature of war and often rendering military firepower meaningless. National security expert Max G. Manwaring examines the emergence of nonstate actors in a geopolitical world. Manwaring invites policy makers to look past familiar insurgencies such as those in Vietnam and Iraq and consider global security problems from multiple perspectives. He concludes that the use of calculated political and psychological power may be the most effective response in many situations. The power to make war no longer rests solely in the hands of traditional governments. Manwaring analyzes the context, conduct, and outcome of today’s irregular wars and applies proven methods of effective response to seven case studies: Colombia, Al Qaeda, Portugal, Uruguay, Venezuela, Italy, and Central American gangs and criminal organizations. Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime translates the cogent lessons of recent events into workable strategies for tomorrow’s leaders. This book is required reading for students of national security policy and foreign-policy analysis. Volume 5 in the International and Security Affairs Series also in the international and security affairs series Uncomfortable Wars Revisited By John T. Fishel and Max G. Manwaring 978-0-8061-3711-7 $45.00(s) Cloth Peacemaking An Inside Story of the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli Treaty By HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Abdul S. Majali, Jawad A. Anani, and Munther J. Haddadin 978-0-8061-3765-0 $39.95(s) Cloth Water in the Middle East Cooperation and Technological Solutions in the Jordan Valley By K. David Hambright, F. Jamil Ragep, and Joseph Ginat 978-0-8061-3758-2 $39.95(s) Cloth
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Max G. Manwaring has studied and observed security issues for over forty years. A former colonel in the U.S. Army, he is Professor of Military Strategy at the U.S. Army War College, where he holds the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He is the author of numerous books, including Uncomfortable Wars Revisited, coauthored with John T. Fishel. Edwin G. Corr was United States Ambassador to Peru, Bolivia, and El Salvador and is retired as Associate Director of the International Programs Center and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.
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Feeding Chilapa The Birth, Life, and Death of a Mexican Region By Chris Kyle
Feeding Chilapa traces the emergence of Chilapa as a textile center in the late eighteenth century, the reorganization of the city’s hinterland in the mid-nineteenth century, and the ultimate dissolution of the region in the mid-twentieth century. When improved transportation enabled the movement of cheap goods over long distances, subsistence and artisanal production declined or disappeared, and labor relations, settlement geography, and migration patterns were transformed. Kyle offers a new perspective on the immigration debate, exploring the factors that lead rural citizens to leave economically depressed regions for larger Mexican cities, border industries, or the United States. Written to be accessible to undergraduates, this volume offers a counterpoint to traditional community-based studies and our understanding of change in Latin America. Chris Kyle is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of numerous scholarly articles on rural Mexico.
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By Karen Bassie-Sweet A groundbreaking study linking Maya mythology to the landscape The K’iche’ Maya creation story preserved in the sixteenth-century manuscript Popol Vuh describes the origin of the world and its people in a setting long assumed to be the Guatemalan central highlands. Now a scholar with a deep knowledge of Maya history shows that all of these mythological events occurred at specific locations and that this landscape was the template for the Maya worldview. Examining the primary Maya deities, Karen Bassie-Sweet links geographic features to gods and beliefs. She reconstructs key elements of the Popol Vuh to argue that the three volcanoes around Lake Atitlan were the three thunderbolt gods and that the lake was the center of the world. She also shows that the Maya view of the creation of humans is centered on corn and examines core beliefs about the corn cycle to propose that the creation myth was established much earlier in Maya history than previously supposed. Generously illustrated, Maya Sacred Geography and the Creator Deities is a detailed ethnohistorical analysis of Maya religion, cosmology, and ritual practice that convincingly links mythology to the land. A comprehensive treatment of Maya religion, it provides an essential resource for scholars and will fascinate any reader captivated by these ancient beliefs. Volume 257 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series Karen Bassie-Sweet is Research Associate at the University of Calgary and codirects the Joljá Cave Project in Mexico. She is the author of From the Mouth of the Dark Cave: Commemorative Sculpture of the Late Classic Maya and At the Edge of the World: Caves and Late Classic Maya World View.
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How industrialization undid a region in Mexico Scholars once treated regions as fundamental units of social organization, influencing the affairs of communities and households. Chris Kyle renews that perspective by charting the history of a preindustrial region in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Examining the city of Chilapa and its surrounding countryside, he documents a region’s initial formation, subsequent evolution, and ultimate dissolution, brought about by the forces of industrialization.
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New in Paperback Crazy Horse A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray American Indian/Biography September 528 pages 7 x 10 17 b&w illus., 7 maps 978-0-8061-3986-9 $24.95 Paper A monumental biography of the great Lakota warrior-leader In Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life, Kingsley Bray corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Bray has plumbed interviews given by Crazy Horse’s contemporaries in the early twentieth century and has consulted modern Lakotas to fill in vital details of Crazy Horse’s life. The result is a comprehensive and fully annotated work that tells the unknown story of Crazy Horse, tracing the forces and events that shaped his inner life and determined the course of his career. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in history. Volume 254 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series Kingsley M. Bray is an independent scholar who lives in Manchester, England. He has spent the past twenty years researching Plains Indian, especially Lakota, history and ethnology. Crazy Horse was named Best Book of 2006 by the Custer Battlefield Historian and Museum Association, and won a Spur Award for Best Western Biography from the Western Writers of America.
New in Paperback John Sutter A Life on the North American Frontier By Albert L. Hurtado Biography/Western History October 432 pages 7 x 10 21 b&w illus., 3 maps 978-0-8061-3929-6 $24.95 Paper The authoritative biography of California’s renowned gold-rush entrepreneur In the history of the American frontier, John Sutter (1803–1880) looms large. A Swiss expatriate who attempted to create a personal empire in California’s Sacramento Valley, he founded New Helvetia, a cosmopolitan settlement that drew overland immigrants to California in the 1840s and then—after gold was discovered by Sutter’s employees—a flood of fortune seekers. Sutter was poised to become one of the richest men in the West, but rapacious settlers and his own poor business sense sent his dreams crashing. Albert L. Hurtado has written the definitive biography of Sutter, mining a wealth of sources to create the first fully documented account of the man and his times. John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier, a compelling portrait of an enigmatic figure, explores Sutter’s life in the broader context of America’s rush for westward expansion while plumbing the inner dynamics of this erstwhile empire-builder. Albert L. Hurtado, a native of Sacramento, is Professor and Paul H. and Doris Eaton Travis Chair of Modern American History at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Indian Survival on the California Frontier and Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California. John Sutter won the Caughey Western History Association Prize and was named Co-Founder Best Book by Westerners International.
New in Paperback Heart of the Rock The Indian Invasion of Alcatraz By Adam Fortunate Eagle In collaboration with Tim Findley Foreword by Vine Deloria, Jr. History/American Indian October 232 pages 6x9 71 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3989-0 $19.95 Paper A intimate firsthand account of a pivotal event in American Indian history Surrounded by San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once the location of an infamous federal prison. In 1969, Richard Oakes and Adam Fortunate Eagle, then known as Adam Nordwall, instigated an invasion of Alcatraz by American Indians. The occupation of Alcatraz remains what historian Vine Deloria, Jr., has called “perhaps the most significant Indian action since the Little Bighorn.” In Heart of the Rock, Fortunate Eagle provides an intimate memoir of the occupation he helped orchestrate and the events leading up to it. Illustrated with photographs that capture the people, places, and actions involved, this book brings these turbulent times vividly to life. Adam Fortunate Eagle, a hereditary member of the Ojibwe Nation, is an artist, writer, and frequent guest lecturer. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the State University of New York, New Paltz. Tim Findley, a reporter who covered the Alcatraz occupation for the San Francisco Chronicle, is now a freelance writer and investigative reporter living in Fallon, Nevada. Vine Deloria, Jr., is author of Custer Died for Your Sins and American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century.
New in Paperback The University of Oklahoma A History: Volume 1, 1890–1917 By David W. Levy History/State and Local October 336 pages 7 x 10 76 b&w illus., 2 maps 978-0-8061-3976-0 $19.95 Paper The early history of the University of Oklahoma The first in a projected three-volume definitive history, this book traces the University’s progress from territorial days to 1917. David W. Levy examines the people and events surrounding the school’s formation and development, chronicling the determined ambition of pioneers to raise from an apparently barren landscape a worthy institution of higher education. Levy captures the many factors—academic, political, financial, religious—that shaped the University. Drawing on a wealth of primary documents, he depicts the University’s struggles with political interference, financial uncertainty, and troubles ranging from disastrous fires to populist witch hunts. Yet he also portrays determined teachers and optimistic students who understood the value of a college education. This volume is testimony to the citizens who overcame formidable obstacles to build a school that satisfied their ambitions and embodied their hopes for the future. David W. Levy is the Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Professor of Modern American History and David Ross Boyd Professor at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of The Debate over Vietnam and Herbert Croly of the New Republic: The Life and Thought of an American Progressive and coeditor of seven volumes of the letters of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.
New to OU Press Mean Things Happening in This Land the life and times of h. l. mitchell, CO-FOUNDER OF THE SOUTHERN TENANT FARMERS UNION By H. L. Mitchell Labor/History September 384 pages 6x9 978-0-8061-3984-5 $19.95(s) Paper A rare firsthand chronicle of one of the most racially progressive unions in twentieth-century America When, during the Great Depression, tenant farmers and sharecroppers were pushed off the land they had worked but never owned, many sought power in numbers by organizing unions. In 1934, seven black men and eleven white men organized the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Socialist Harry Leland Mitchell was one of those men. Mean Things Happening in This Land is his autobiographical account of SFTU struggles—against poverty, New Deal agencies, communists, and above all, the southern planter class—to achieve economic justice in the cotton fields. In addition to its original foreword, by renowned socialist intellectual Michael Harrington, this edition contains a new preface by Samuel Mitchell, a new foreword by Carlos Muñoz, Jr., and the author’s posthumous corrections and additions. H. L. Mitchell (1906–89) was briefly a sharecropper in Tennessee before cofounding the STFU and becoming a labor organizer. Samuel Mitchell, son of the author and former Professor of Education, University of Calgary, is the author of The Leader of Sharecroppers, Migrants, and Farm Workers: H. L. Mitchell and Friends. Carlos Muñoz, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, has been a central figure in the struggles for civil and human rights, social justice, and peace since he was a student activist in the 1960s.
New to OU Press Behind Every Man The Story of Nancy Cooper Russell By Joan Stauffer Biography August 384 pages 6x9 40 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3952-4 $19.95 Paper C. M. Russell’s “best booster and pardner” After Nancy Cooper married Charlie Russell in 1895, she helped turn a journeyman cowboy and ranch hand who sketched and sculpted in his spare time into a full-time artist who sold and exhibited all over the globe. In Behind Every Man: The Story of Nancy Cooper Russell, Joan Stauffer offers the first biography of the person whom Charles Russell called “the best booster and pardner a man ever had.” Stauffer’s portrait, evoked in the voice of its subject and based on a decade of research, offers readers both a complete life story of Nancy Russell and creative insight into her thoughts and feelings. Stauffer reveals that Nancy and Charles’s union created a practical synergy. Always an advocate for her husband, a steward of his art, and a liaison to his admirers and critics, Nancy’s greatest contribution may have been the inspiration she provided Charles. “I done my best work for her,” the cowboy artist once remarked. Joan Stauffer has performed her one-woman stage presentation of the life and times of Nancy Cooper Russell more than a hundred times before enthusiastic audiences across the country. A former chair of the Board of Directors of the Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was honored in 1983 with the Oklahoma Governor’s Award for Community Service. Stauffer lives in Tulsa with her husband, Dale, who assisted in the research for this book.
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Washita Memories Eyewitness Views of Custer’s Attack on Black Kettle’s Village By Richard G. Hardorff
the Seminole Baptist Churches of OklAhoma Maintaining a Traditional Community By Jack M. Schultz
To Change Them Forever Indian Education at the Rainy Mountain Boarding School, 1893–1920 By Clyde Ellis
History/American Indian August 276 pages 6x9 12 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8061-3980-7 $24.95(s) Paper
History/American Indian August 288 pages 6x9 21 illus., 2 maps 978-0-8061-3991-3 $21.95(s) Paper
A contemporary ethnography of the role of religion in an American indian society
A case history of the U.S. attempt to assimilate American Indians
Western History/American Indian October 464 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 14 maps 978-0-8061-3990-6 $26.95(s) Paper Firsthand testimonies by Indians and whites of the battle that ended traditional Cheyenne buffalo culture “The definitive work on this battle.”—Journal of Military History On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a peaceful Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. This U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In his extensive research for this documentary history, Richard G. Hardorff turned up firsthand written accounts and oral histories of this clash of cultures on the southern plains, including oral narratives that had been handed down through Cheyenne families until they were finally recorded or transcribed. Each document is reproduced in full with an introduction and extensive annotation, and a general introduction places the campaign and its aftermath in historical context. This collection of writings, along with 14 maps, allows readers to more fully reconstruct and interpret the Battle of the Washita. Richard G. Hardorff, an independent scholar, is the author of numerous works on Custer and the Plains Indians, including Indian Views of the Custer Fight: A Source Book. He resides in Genoa, Illinois.
In this contemporary ethnography, Jack M. Schultz examines the role of religion in one American Indian society: the Seminole Baptists of Oklahoma. Basing his study on four years of fieldwork, Schultz shows how the Seminole Baptist church system helps maintain a traditional community. As Schultz explains, the Oklahoma Seminole Baptists, rather than passively adopting existing non-Native structures, have actively adapted them to meet their community needs. The people Schultz encountered are Baptist: they gather several times weekly in steepled churches for prayers, hymn singing, and sermons based on biblical texts. But they are also Seminole, conducting services primarily in the Mvskoke language and practicing Native customs. Schultz surveys the history of the Seminoles and discusses Seminole Baptist beliefs and practices, leadership roles, and the church’s organizational structure. Volume 233 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series Jack M. Schultz is Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University, Irvine, California.
“A welcome addition to the study of cultural transformation and Indian struggle for survival.”— Southern Historian Reservation boarding schools represented an important component in the U.S. government’s campaign in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to “civilize” American Indians according to Anglo-American standards. The history of the Rainy Mountain School in southwestern Oklahoma reveals much about the form and function of the Indian policy and its consequences for the Kiowa children who attended the school. In To Change Them Forever, Clyde Ellis surveys changes in government policy and tells how the Kiowa people resisted and accommodated the efforts of school personnel to transform them. Ellis combines archival research with personal memoirs, conversations with former students, and the school’s official records to portray a school often at odds with official policy and frequently neglected by the Indian Service’s bureaucracy. Clyde Ellis is Associate Professor of History at Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. He is author of A Dancing People: Powwow Culture on the Southern Plains. To Change Them Forever was named an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.
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African American Women Confront the West, 1600–2000 Edited by Quintard Taylor and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
Making Peace with Cochise The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney Foreword by Joseph Alton Sladen, Jr.
Cash, Color, and Colonialism The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment By Renee Ann Cramer
Social Science/Women August 400 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 10 b&w illus. 978-0-8061-3979-1 $24.95(s) Paper Reconstructs the history of black women’s participation in western settlement “A stellar collection of essays by talented authors who explore fascinating topics.”—Journal of American Ethnic History African American Women Confront the West, 1600–2000 is the first major historical anthology on the topic. The editors argue that African American women in the West played active, though sometimes unacknowledged, roles in shaping the political, ideological, and social currents that have influenced the United States over the past three centuries. Contributors to this volume explore African American women’s life experiences in the West, their influences on the experiences of the region’s diverse peoples, and their legacy in rural and urban communities from Montana to Texas and from California to Kansas. The essayists explore what it has meant to be an African American woman, from the era of Spanish colonial rule in eighteenth-century New Mexico to the black power era of the 1960s and 1970s. Quintard Taylor is Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is author of In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West. Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento, is author of To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California, 1910–1963.
History/American Indian/Military History July 208 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 978-0-8061-3978-4 $19.95 Paper A tribute to the legendary chief and his people and a remembrance of two courageous officers “Cochise” was a name that struck terror in hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver O. Howard and his aid-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona’s rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chiricahua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Sladen, Howard’s devoted aide, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise’s stronghold. Joseph Sladen’s journal—enriched by Edwin R. Sweeney’s introduction, epilogue, and lively notes—is a unique source on Chiricahua lifeways and an engrossing tale of travel and adventure. Edwin R. Sweeney is author of the award-winning Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief and Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. Frank J. Sladen, Jr., grandson of Joseph Alton Sladen, served in the 100th Infantry Division in the European theater during World War II.
History/American Indian/ Political Science October 256 pages 6x9 978-0-8061-3987-6 $16.95(s) Paper A comprehensive analysis of the federal acknowledgment process for American Indian tribes “A powerful and timely comparative work.”—David E. Wilkins, coauthor of Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and the Federal Law Within the context of U.S.-Indian law, federal acknowledgment establishes a trust relationship between an Indian tribe and the U.S. government. As a result of that trust, the tribe receives significant benefits, including tax-exempt status, reclamation rights, and—of perhaps greatest modern-day interest to the American public—the right to administer and profit from its own casinos. Some tribes, however, have not been federally acknowledged, or, in more common language, “recognized.” In Cash, Color, and Colonialism, Reneé Ann Cramer offers a comprehensive analysis of the federal acknowledgment process, placing it in historical, legal, and social context. Exploring the formal and informal struggles over acknowledgment in two pioneer cases, Cramer argues that we cannot fully understand the process until we understand the contexts within which it operates—the growth of casino interests since 1988, the prevalence of racial attitudes concerning Indian identity, and the colonial legacy of U.S.Indian law. Renée Ann Cramer is Assistant Professor of Law, Politics, and Society at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
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Daughters of Gaia Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World By Bella Vivante
Game Without End State Terror and the Politics of Justice By Jaime Malamud-Goti
Voices from Exile Violence and Survival in Modern Maya HiStory By Victor Montejo
Classical Studies/Women’s Studies October 264 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 60 b&w Illus., 3 maps 978-0-8061-3992-0 $19.95(s) Paper
Social Science/Political Science November 256 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 978-0-8061-3977-7 $19.95(s) Paper
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Examines the origins and extent of women’s agency in ancient Western civilization The experiences of women in ancient cultures were certainly very different from those of most women today. Yet a tendency to focus too much on the restrictions early Western women faced has until now provided readers with an incomplete picture. Daughters of Gaia explores women’s lives in four ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Looking at this era with a women-centered perspective, Bella Vivante highlights women’s agency and explains the social, political, and cultural factors that fostered female empowerment. Beginning with powerful images of goddesses and women’s roles in the religious sphere, Vivante lays the foundation for women’s activities in other social realms—health, economics, governance, war, philosophy, and poetry. By examining the similarities and differences among the four Mediterranean civilizations, she offers a deeper understanding of the lives of women in each. Drawing on her extended contact with Native American peoples and her knowledge of Native concepts of women’s identities, Vivante applies new models for viewing women’s roles in the ancient world. Bella Vivante is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and editor of Women’s Roles in Ancient Civilizations: A Reference Guide.
An insider’s honest assessment of Argentina’s human rights trials During the “dirty war” of the 1970s, the military junta that controlled Argentina was responsible for the kidnapping, torturing, and killing of thousands. In 1985, democratically elected president Raul Alfónsín decreed that former commanders of the dictatorship be tried for human rights abuses. In Game Without End, Jaime Malamud-Goti argues that, by scapegoating a few former leaders and prosecuting only certain violations, the trials helped politicize the national judiciary, whose duty it was to implement democratic principles. As senior adviser to President Alfónsín and as solicitor of the Supreme Court, Malamud-Goti was one of two architects of the 1984 trials of the Argentine generals. In this rare insider’s account of a pivotal moment in Argentinian history, he demonstrates that the trials failed to treat all citizens as equal before the law and thus perpetuated the us-versus-them mentality that enabled the junta to establish authoritarian rule in the first place. Jaime Malamud-Goti was a legal adviser to political prisoners during the 1976–83 military dictatorship in Argentina. He is author of several books including Smoke and Mirrors: The Paradox of the Drug Wars. Libbet Crandon-Malamud was Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and the author of numerous publications, including From the Fat of Our Souls: Social Change, Political Process, and Medical Pluralism in Bolivia.
A searing portrayal of the consequences of state violence against the Mayas of Guatemala “[Montejo’s] scholarly training in anthropology and a passionate commitment to his people bring both authority and authenticity to this work.”—Human Rights Quarterly Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence—but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness. Voices from Exile is the authentic story of one group of Mayas from the Kuchumatan highlands of Guatemala who fled a counterinsurgency war and sought refuge in Mexico. Montejo’s combination of autobiography, history, political analysis, and testimonial narrative offers a profound exploration of state terror and its inescapable human cost. Victor Montejo is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of El Q’anil: The Man of Lightning, Testimony: The Death of a Guatemalan Village, The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables, and Sculpted Stones: Poems.
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The black hawk war of 1832 By Patrick J. Jung
Uncomfortable Wars Revisited By John T. Fishel and Max G. Manwaring Foreword and Afterword by Edwin G. Corr
The Choctaws in Oklahoma From Tribe to Nation, 1855–1970 By Clara Sue Kidwell Foreword by Lindsay G. Robertson
American Indian/Military History August 288 pages 6x9 16 b&w illus., 4 maps 978-0-8061-3994-4 $19.95 Paper “An excellent overview of the conflict, based on a judicious interpretation of rich source material”— Journal of American History The most up-to-date narrative of the Black Hawk War In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Patrick J. Jung here re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk’s band. Correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics. Volume 10 in the Campaigns and Commanders series Patrick J. Jung is Assistant Professor of History at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the author of numerous articles on military and American Indian history.
Political Science September 360 pages 6x9 3 graphs 978-0-8061-3988-3 $29.95(s) Paper Presents an updated model for conducting unconventional warfare in today’s world In this timely book, John T. Fishel and Max G. Manwaring present a much-needed strategy for conducting unconventional warfare in an increasingly violent world. Developed in the early 1990s, the Manwaring Paradigm or SWORD (Small Wars Operations Research Directorate) model has been tested successfully by scholars and practitioners and refined in the wake of “uncomfortable wars” around the world, most notably the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Uncomfortable Wars Revisited broadens the original paradigm and applies it to specific situations, including counterinsurgency in El Salvador, Peru, and Somalia; the “Drug War” in Latin America; the invasion of Panama; the First Gulf War; and more broadly, terrorism in the United States and abroad. Volume 2 in the International and Security Affairs Series John T. Fishel is Professor of National Security Policy and Research Director at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies of the National Defense University. Max G. Manwaring is Professor of Military Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. Edwin G. Corr, former United States Ambassador to Peru, Bolivia, and El Salvador, is retired as Associate Director of the International Programs Center, University of Oklahoma.
History/American Indian August 344 pages 6x9 9 b&w illus., 4 maps 978-0-8061-4006-3 $19.95(s) Paper The story of a people overcoming colonization The Choctaws in Oklahoma begins with the Choctaws’ removal from Mississippi to Indian Territory in the 1830s and then traces the history of the tribe’s subsequent efforts to retain and expand its rights and to reassert tribal sovereignty in the late twentieth century. As Clara Sue Kidwell tells it, the Choctaws’ story illuminates a key point in contemporary scholarship on the history of American Indians: that they were not passive victims of colonization and did not assimilate quietly into American society. Adapting to the very structures imposed on them by their colonizers, tribal politicians quickly learned to use the rhetoric of dependency on the government, but they also demanded justice in the form of fulfillment of their treaty rights. Adroitly negotiating with the United States, the Choctaws have created the Choctaw Nation that exists today. Volume 2 in the American Indian Law and Policy Series Clara Sue Kidwell is Director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818–1918. Lindsay G. Robertson, Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma, is author of Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands.
The Arthur H. Clark Company Leonard J. Arrington A Historian’s Life By Gary Topping Biography and Autobiography/ History December 256 pages 6 x 9 10 b&w illus. 978-0-87062-363-9 $39.95(s) Cloth The first biography of this influential historian One of the foremost American historians of his generation, Leonard J. Arrington (1913–1999) revolutionized the writing of Mormon history and established the dominant interpretation of the Mormon experience. Yet until now, there has been little analysis of his contribution to western history. Focusing on Arrington’s intellectual career, Gary Topping examines the facets of Arrington’s life that influenced his historical ideas: how his Idaho farm background shaped his values and interests, and how his nontraditional upbringing differed from that of other young Mormons. Both an engaging biography and a sharp appraisal of Arrington’s methods and interpretive work, Topping’s book expands on Arrington’s own autobiography by offering the first thorough analysis of his contributions. Gary Topping is Professor of History at Salt Lake Community College, Utah. He is the author of several books, including Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History.
Innocent Blood A Documentary History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre By David L. Bigler and Will Bagley 19th Century/Western History December 496 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 32 b&w illus., 5 maps 978-0-87062-362-2 $45.00(s) Cloth Sources documenting a frontier atrocity and its cover-up The slaughter of a wagon train of some 120 people in southern Utah on September 11, 1857, has long been the subject of controversy and debate. Innocent Blood gathers key primary sources describing the tangled story of the Mountain Meadows massacre. The documents offer a clearer understanding of the victims, the perpetrators, and the reasons a frontier American theocracy sought to justify or conceal the participants’ guilt. The sources allow readers to track the evolution of such myths as the Southern Paiute’s guilt, the emigrants’ provocation of their murderers, Brigham Young’s ignorance of what happened, and John D. Lee’s sole culpability. Volume 12 in the Kingdom in the West series David L. Bigler is an independent historian whose award-winning books on Utah, California, and western American history include Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847–1896. Will Bagley, an independent historian of the West, is author of Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Mountain Meadows Massacre and many other books on the West.
Oklahoma Rough Rider (Collector’s Edition) Billy McGinty’s Own Story By Billy McGinty Edited by Jim Fulbright and Albert Stehno Biography and Autobiography/Western History/Spanish-American War September 232 pages 6x9 26 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-87062-356-1 $75.00(s) Cloth Recounts a colorful career, from San Juan Hill to points West Collector’s edition of 200 numbered copies When Americans answered the callto-arms after the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898, a wiry little Oklahoman was in the front ranks. Veteran cowboy Billy McGinty put his horseman’s skills to work as one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and participated in the battle of Las Guasimas, the attack on San Juan Heights, and the siege of Santiago. In Oklahoma Rough Rider, McGinty recounts his exploits on the battlefield and later on the stage. After the Spanish-American War, McGinty performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and won the Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Great Westerner award. Yet his colorful career has remained largely untold—until now. Editors Jim Fulbright and Albert Stehno provide historical context for McGinty’s story. Jim Fulbright, a native Oklahoman, researches and writes about the Old West. A former broadcast journalist, he is author of W. D. Bill Fossett: Pioneer and Peace Officer and Trails to Old Pond Creek. Albert Stehno is a rancher in Billings, Oklahoma; avid historian of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers’ Association; and member of the board of directors of the Cherokee Strip Historical Society.
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