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American History

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American Indian

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Anthropology/Archaeology

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Art History Autobiography/Memoir Creative Nonfiction

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Mormon Studies Nature and Environment Philosophy

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Poetry

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Utah

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Western History

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Women's Studies

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Back in Print

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Featured Backlist

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Essential Backlist

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“We are disproportionately investing in the end stage of fossil fuels to such an extent that we are suppressing superior alternatives, to our great detriment. It is essential that the critical technologies are ready and launched while we still have sufficient fossil fuels to make a smooth transition.” —From Thank You Fossil  Fuels and Good Night

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NEW BOOKS

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

The Twenty-first Century’s Energy Transition Gregory Meehan

A comprehensive survey for the general reader of the energy options the world faces today

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verything is subject to a lifecycle. In the field of energy, the obvious question is, “Where are we in the lifecycle of fossil fuels?” Competitive technology for sourcing renewable energy, marketplace readiness, and pressures from climate change all signal that the fossil fuel era is coming to an end. This book explains the alternatives and suggests when and how change will occur. Employing a global perspective and detailed analysis, it provides recommendations on policies and strategies to make a smooth and wholesale transition to renewables before the continued use of fossil fuels becomes economically and socially disruptive. Gregory Meehan’s overview eschews politics in favor of comprehensive coverage and logical explanation. He addresses economic, environmental, and security concerns and does not shy away from illuminating limitations and problems with various energy sources. Meehan’s dogged pursuit of the current state of knowledge and energy practices around the world shows that different answers are proving viable for different social and environmental contexts. This is the most wide-ranging and thorough introduction to the world’s energy issues and choices to date. Lecture and exercise guides available upon request.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Gregory Meehan has long held an interest in energy and began his career studying chemical engineering, before life took him into the field of infectious disease diagnostics. After retiring in 2013, his interest in energy resurfaced.

Desert Water

The Future of Utah’s Water Resources

Edited by Hal Crimmel

Ebook 978-1-60781-373-6 Paper 978-1-60781-375-0 $24.95

Nuclear Waste Stalemate Political and Scientific Controversies

Robert and Susanne E. Vandenbosch Paper 978-0-87480-903-9 $25.00

“This work is highly significant. This book stands out for its logical development and treatment of sources of energy, new technologies, a scan of individual country energy plans, and policy for an energy transition.” —David S. Chapman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geophysics, the University of Utah

“Too much writing in the energy and environmental fields is geared to advocacy of a single position and denigration of all contrary views. The balance of this book is a strong plus. I’m not aware of another book that takes such a broad look at the whole field of energy.” —Donald N. Zillman, Godfrey Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law

March 2017 384 pp., 7 x 10  48 Illustrations  Ebook 978-1-60781-540-2 Paper ISBN 978-1-60781-539-6 $24.95

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Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night

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ARCHAEOLOGY/AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

Talking Stone

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2016

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Rock Art of the Cosos Paul Goldsmith

A photographic journey into the remote canyons and mysteries surrounding the largest and most inaccessible concentration of rock art in North America

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idden away in the canyons of a highly restricted military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is the largest concentration of rock art in North America, possibly in the world. Images of animals, shamans, and puzzling abstract forms were pecked and painted on stone over thousands of years by a now long-gone culture. Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos is a multivocal investigation of this art. Acclaimed cinematographer Paul Goldsmith takes the reader on a visual journey through this limited access area with more than 160 stunning color photographs. The book is structured around Goldsmith’s treks into the remote desert canyons and his meetings with archaeologists, Native Americans, a psychologist, an artist, bow hunters, and the commanding officer in charge of the military base. The result is a visually striking book that gives the viewer a personal and visceral experience of this enigmatic art.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Paul Goldsmith has been a filmmaker for 40 years. He is an elected member of the American Society of Cinematographers and has received a number of awards for his work, including an Emmy for the National Geographic documentary, Don’t Say Goodbye; a film he photographed, When We Were Kings, won an Oscar. His interest in Native American history was piqued when he worked as director of photography for the PBS series “We Shall Remain.” He is on the board of the California ROck Art Foundation.

Traces of Fremont

Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah

Text by Steven R. Simms; Photographs by François Gohier Paper 978-1-60781-011-7 $24.95

Art of the Warriors

Rock Art of the American Plains

James D. Keyser

Cloth 978-0-87480-811-7 $20.00

“This book does a lovely job of showing the range of variability in rock art in the Cosos and the setting for that rock art. The minimal text keeps the attention on the imagery and photos. One can take great pleasure in simply looking at the rock art.” —Amy Gilreath, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.

“This is a very personal take on the enigmatic rock art of the Coso Range. It’s a book built around images—spectacular pictures of some very sophisticated petroglyphs. The images tell the story.” —David Hurst Thomas, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History

May 2017 112 pp., 10 x 10   160 color photographs  Ebook 978-1-60781-558-7 Paper  ISBN 978-1-60781-557-0  $19.95


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UTAH/ART HISTORY

Exploring Robert Smithson’s Earthwork through Time and Place Hikmet Sidney Loe

A twentieth-century master revealed the Great Salt Lake and a new way to think about art through a monumental rendition of one of nature’s basic shapes

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obert Smithson’s earthwork, Spiral Jetty (1970), an icon of the Land Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, is located on the northern shores of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Smithson built a masterpiece from local materials, one that spirals counterclockwise into the lake and appears or is submerged with fluctuations in the lake’s locally red, saline water. The Spiral Jetty Encyclo draws on Smithson’s writings for encyclopedic entries that bring to light the context of the earthwork and Smithson’s many points of reference in creating it. Visitors and armchair travelers, too, will discover how much significance Smithson placed on regional considerations, his immersion in natural history, his passion for travel, and his ability to use diverse mediums to create a cohesive and lasting work of art. Containing some 220 images, most of them in color, with some historical black and whites, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo lets readers explore the construction, connections, and significance of Smithson’s 1,500-footlong curl into Great Salt Lake, created, in Smithson’s words, of “mud, salt crystals, rocks, water.”

ALSO OF INTEREST

Hikmet Sidney Loe teaches art history at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Her work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She frequently lectures and publishes on topics related to Utah’s earthworks.

Final Light

The Life and Art of V. Douglas Snow Edited by Frank McEntire Foreword by Mary Francey Ebook 978-1-60781-253-1 Cloth 978-1-60781-252-4 $26.95

My Kitchen Table Sketches from My Life

Pilar Pobil

Paper 978-0-87480-896-4 $29.95

“Few authors are better qualified than Loe, who provides a richly faceted image of one of the key artworks of the twentieth century. Whoever takes the book in hand will be motivated to go visit The Spiral Jetty.” —Philip Ursprung, author of Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the Limits to Art

“An important book that makes key contributions to the literature on earthworks, Robert Smithson, and the Spiral Jetty. Its innovative format brings abundant new research to light in a fluid and flexible way.” —Jennifer L. Roberts, author of Mirror-Travels: Robert Smithson and History

June 2017 384 pp., 9 x 10  220 Illustrations and color images  Ebook 978-1-60781-542-6 Paper  ISBN 978-1-60781-541-9  $34.95

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The Spiral Jetty Encyclo

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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT/AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR

We Aspired

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 

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The Last Innocent Americans Pete Sinclair Foreword by Rick Reese

A history of a past era in mountaineering

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ALSO OF INTEREST

Seven Summers

mbued with a sense of place, Pete Sinclair climbed mountains and rescued others trying the same. He thrived on the risky business of ascending sheer rock, of moving from one adrenaline-boosting moment to another. In this book he recounts his mountain-climbing and park ranger days from 1959 to 1970, a time some people call a golden era of climbing in America, a time when climbers knew one another and frequently gathered in Grand Teton National Park. There, Sinclair was the ranger in charge of mountain rescue, a job that, especially when it involved the North Face of Grand Teton, drew on all his young team’s climbing skills. Mixing adventure with personal reflection, Sinclair recounts expeditions taken with friends to scale mountains in Alaska, Mexico, and other parts of North America, as well as his work rescuing injured climbers in the Tetons. The book serves as a history of a past era in mountaineering as well as a meditation on what it all meant. Throughout the book, he challenges readers to consider their relationship with the western landscape. Originally published in 1993, We Aspired was a finalist for the Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. The account of one famous rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton is retold in The Grand Rescue, a film by independent Utah producer Jenny Wilson. Pete Sinclair (1935–2015) was a professor of English at Evergreen State College in Washington. A recipient of the Department of Interior Valor Award, he was the ranger-in-charge of mountain rescue in Grand Teton National Park and founding chief guide of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides in the 1960s.

A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West

Julia Corbett

Ebook 978-1-60781-250-0 Paper 978-1-60781-249-4 $19.95

Utah Thirteeners

A Guide to Climbing the 13,000-foot Peaks of the High Uintas

David Rose

Paper 978-0-87480-794-3 $14.95

“Pete Sinclair faces the high stakes of a sport that deals out life and death both on the mountain and among personal relationships. An honest and refreshing addition to the American mountain canon.” —Mikel Vause, author of On Mountains and Mountaineers and editor of Rock and Roses

“Sinclair’s dramatic, well-told narrative encompasses a climb up Mt. McKinley in Alaska, a sometimes perilous trek to Mexico, and many tales of life as a ranger, including some poignant and not always successful rescue efforts.” —Publisher’s Weekly

July 2017 6 x 9 Ebook 978-1-60781-566-2 Paper ISBN 978-1-60781-565-5 $19.95


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CREATIVE NONFICTION/WESTERN HISTORY

On the Uneasy Permanence of Immigrant Life Philip Garrison

Personifies the quiet heroics, quirks, and identity makeovers of two waves of immigrants who settled the interior Northwest.

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hilip Garrison says his book of essays is “in praise of mixed feelings,” particularly the mixed feelings he and his neighbors have toward the places they came from. His neighborhood is the Columbia Plateau, one of many North American nodes of immigration. Following a meandering, though purposeful trail, Garrison catches hillbillies and newer Mexican arrivals in ambiguous, wary encounters on a set four hundred years in the making, built on a foundation of Native American displacement. Garrison is the product of the earlier surge of new arrivals: from the 1930s to the 1970s, those he calls hillbillies left such mid-nation states as Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the Dakotas for the West. The more recent wave, from 1990 to 2010, came mostly from the central plateau of Mexico. These are folks with whom Garrison communes in multiple ways. Anecdotes from sources as varied as pioneer diaries, railroad promotions, family Bibles, Wikipedia, and local gossip “portray the region's immigration as a kind of identity makeover, one that takes the form first of breakdown, then of reassembly, and finally of renewal.” Garrison’s mix of slangy memoir and anthropological field notes shines light on the human condition in today’s West.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Philip Garrison is a bilingual writer and community organizer, retired after fifty years of teaching at universities in the western U.S. and Mexico. He has authored five volumes of poetry and four essay collections.

Immigrants in the Far West Historical Identities and Experiences

Edited by Jessie L. Embry and Brian Q. Cannon Ebook: 978-1-60781-381-1 Paper 978-1-60781-380-4 $29.00

We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe/Recuerdo, Celebración, y Esperanza Latinos in Utah

Armando Solórzano

Ebook 978-1-60781-359-0 Paper 978-1-60781-358-3 $19.95

“Garrison bears witness in vivid prose to the seemingly mundane, and in doing so he makes the mundane become provocative. This is a book I could read over and over and each time find new insights into the human condition.” —Ken Lamberton, author of Wilderness and Razor Wire: A Naturalist’s Observations from Prison

“Garrison sets up vivid and powerful contrasts and comparisons, snapshots of farflung cultures, mexicano/hillbilly, fragmented, then cohering—or beginning to cohere—in novel ways. An important, deeply knowledgeable portrait of time and place.” —C. M. Mayo, author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution

May 2017 128 pp., 51/2 x 8 1/2   Ebook 978-1-60781-550-1 Paper 978-1-60781-549-5 $17.95

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What That Pig Said to Jesus

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WOMEN’S STUDIES/AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR

On Second Thought

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2016

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Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, Purpose Edited by Luisa Del Giudice

In bold, first-person narratives, thirteen women from different fields ponder their interwoven professional, personal, and spiritual lives.

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CONTRIBUTORS

Charlene Villaseñor Black, associate professor of art history and chicana/o studies at UCLA. Mary Ellen Brown, professor emerita of gender studies, Indiana University Bloomington Luisa Del Giudice, independent scholar, Los Angeles Edvige Giunta, professor of English (memoir writing) at New Jersey City University Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor of history at Smith College Karen Guancione, adjunct professor of art at the State University of New York (SUNY Purchase), Montclair State University and Middlesex County Community College Joanne Leslie, Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and co-founder of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health Sabina Magliocco, Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. AnnaLisa Pastore, founder and director of the Center for Holistic & Integrative Medicine, Englewood, New Jersey Grace Schireson, Zen Abbess, president of Shogaku Zen Institute, and clinical psychologist Lauren Vitiello, Training Officer with the Newark Asylum Office (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Willow Young, Icertified Jungian analyst with the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California Christine Zinni, adjunct professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Brockport

n these dynamic essays, thirteen wise women review their lives for meaning and purpose, striving to integrate both head and heart. They consider how their spiritual paradigms have shaped their vocations as teachers, scholars, guides, mentors, and advocates and how these roles have been integral to their life’s work, not merely to their work life. With courageous and insightful testimonies they narrate the intersecting relationships of work, family, students, patients, and colleagues, weaving them together rather than compartmentalizing them. Challenges inside and outside the academy and other professional settings are revealed, to tell of suffering and transformation, to tally hardearned life lessons and to share wisdom achieved. Lives and words are gathered and generously shared, allowing these women to make sense of their own lives while mentoring a wider circle of younger and older readers alike. These “travel tales” of journeys through knowledge and self-knowledge will inform, challenge, surprise, entertain, and inspire. Luisa Del Giudice, Ph.D., has taught at UCLA, was founder-director of the Italian Oral History Institute. In 2008 she was named honorary fellow of the American Folklore Society and Cavaliere (knight) of the Republic of Italy. 

“These women bring both experience and an ability to see the overarching picture as they examine the paths that have led to their current positions. Not since Mary Catherine Bateson’s Composing a Life have I seen something similar.” —Kerry Noonan, Associate Professor, Core Division, Champlain College

“Very well written and engaging. Reading this collection was an enriching and significant experience. These are women who don’t mess around!” —Cristina Bacchilega, author of Fairy Tales Transformed?: 21st-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder

"This book is a visionary collection of essays examining the cultural and spiritual wellsprings that have sustained the contributors’ scholarship and shaped their purpose as women of learning." —Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant, author of Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman

April 2017 336 pp., 6 x 9 42 Illustrations  Ebook 978-1-60781-536-5 Paper  ISBN 978-1-60781-535-8  $29.95


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POETRY

Philip Schaefer

Winner of the 2016 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize

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ad Summon explores the relationship between the majesty of nature and the quiet violence humans inflict upon themselves and others. The poems are dipped in loss, traveling between death and mountains, romance and rivers. They are addicted to the truth of experience and the energy behind regret. Bad Summon conjures its own ghost. According to David Baker, the judge who selected the winning manuscript, this is a “surprising, coherent, original collection of lyric poems. I felt peril, heartbreak, catastrophe, sorrow, genuine soulfulness. It’s also funny, yet its humor is not comic but possesses a terrible gravity.” This is a volume every poetry lover will want to explore.

ALSO OF INTEREST

[In this one we aren’t exactly drowning] but we are falling through water. Quieter than we expect. Churning is how we’ll later describe it. Our arms dig our two wet Cs, a heart if you want to look at it that way. Though the body is always in between—that unoriginal arrow. Philip Schaefer is the author of three chapbooks, two cowritten with friend and poet Jeff Whitney. He won the Meridian Editor’s Prize in poetry in 2016. He received his MFA from the University of Montana in Missoula.

lore

Davis McCombs

Ebook 978-1-60781-482-5 Paper 978-1-60781-481-8 $14.95

The Rival

Sara Wallace

Ebook 978-1-60781-424-5 Paper 978-1-60781-423-8 $14.95

“What ultimately settled this for me was the constant surprise these poems offered, the degree of invention, and the quality of a new voice and original music. Bad Summon is relatively more interior, more intimate and isolate, and yet it is also fully connective. This is sheer poetry.” —David Baker, author of Never-Ending Birds

"Philip Schaefer’s debut collection is a workhorse of a book turned unbridled wild-eyed mustang. The scope and shape of these poems are so vast and specific and heart-filled the page seems to bleed. I’m consistently surprised by the amount of leverage this poet is able to pull from the simplest phrase, the lyric made urgent and ravaged and strange. This book is both unlocatable and immediately recognizable. When he writes 'I want to tattoo your imagination onto my lungs' my footing was stable, it was just my breath that was taken away. Read this book." —Sam Sax, author of Madness

June 2017 72 pp., 5 ½ x 8 ½   Ebook 978-1-60781-553-2  Paper ISBN 978-1-60781-554-9 $14.95

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Bad Summon

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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT/STEGNER LECTURES

Managing Climate Risks in Resilient Cities

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2016

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Lawrence Susskind

2016 Wallace Stegner Lecture

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MORE LECTURES FROM THE WALLACE STEGNER CENTER FOR LAND, RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Against All Odds

How American’s Century-old Quest for Clean Air May Spur a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation

Robert V. Percival

Paper 978-1-60781-493-1 $7.95

Past and Future Yellowstones

iscussions on climate change generally focus on the necessity of reducing carbon emissions, while recognizing that such action will take a long time to materialize. MIT professor Lawrence Susskind contends that communities can take action to combat climate change now, through steps that have the co-benefit of moderating the effects of flooding, heat waves, and drought—events already occurring with increasing frequency. Measures such as strengthening basic utilities and infrastructure so they are less vulnerable to high winds and flooding will provide short-term and long-term advantages. But such changes will happen only with widespread public engagement. Public education and public opinion surveys are not enough. Susskind and colleagues have been facilitating workshops with role-playing sessions where people consider how what they want and need can be meshed with the different wants and needs of others. Dialogue focuses not on worldwide climate change but on localized weather catastrophes. Climate risk is thereby translated into public health risk and people emerge with ideas for change rather than a mere summary of problems and disagreements. Susskind’s discourse serves as a blueprint for ways that government agencies and citizens can work together toward building climate-resilient communities. Presented on March 30, 2016 at the 21st annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium. Copublished with the Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment; S.J. Quinney School of Law; and Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, the University of Utah. Lawrence Susskind teaches full time at MIT. He is the author or co-author of twenty books, including Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities and Environmental Diplomacy.

Finding Our Way in Wonderland

Paul Schullery

Paper 978-1-60781-430-6 $7.95

March 2017 42 pp., 51/2 x 8 1/2 Paper  ISBN 978-1-60781-563-1  $7.95


MORMON STUDIES/EUROPEAN HISTORY

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Danish but Not Lutheran

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The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850–1920 Julie K. Allen

Danish reactions to Mormonism illuminate the changing character of Danish identity

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he Danish-Mormon migration to Utah in the nineteenth century was, relative to population size, one of the largest European religious out-migrations in history. Hundreds of thousands of Americans can trace their ancestry to Danish Mormons, but few know about the social and cultural ramifications of their ancestors’ conversion to Mormonism. This book tells that exciting and complex story for the first time. In 1849, after nearly a thousand years of statecontrolled religion, Denmark’s first democratic constitution granted religious freedom. One year later, the arrival of three Mormon missionaries in Denmark and their rapid success at winning converts to their faith caused a crisis in Danish society over the existential question: "How could someone be Danish but not Lutheran?" Over the next half-century nearly thirty thousand Danes joined the LDS Church, more than eighteen thousand of whom emigrated to join their fellow Mormons in Utah. This volume explores the range of Danish public reactions to Mormonism over a seventy-year period—from theological concerns articulated by Søren and Peter Christian Kierkegaard in the 1850s to fear-mongering about polygamy and white slavery in silent films of the 1910s and 1920s— and looks at the personal histories of converts.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Mormonism and the Making of a British Zion Matthew Lyman Rasmussen

“The author makes historical figures and their ideas resonate with clarity, despite the complexity of their thought.”

Ebook 978-1-60781-488-7 Cloth 978-1-60781-487-0 $39.95

Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901–1924 Reid L. Neilson

Paper 978-0-87480-989-3 $29.95

Julie K. Allen was the Paul and Renate Madsen Professor of Danish in the Scandinavian Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before recently becoming a professor of comparative literature at Brigham Young University.

—Jennifer L. Lund, director of the Historic Sites Division of the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“A significant contribution of interest to those studying emigration/ immigration and the retention of cultural identity and to those studying religious history generally.” —Bruce H. Kirmmse, Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen

May 2017 288 pp., 6 x 9   23 Illustrations  Ebook 978-1-60781-546-4 Cloth ISBN 978-1-60781-545-7  $36.00s


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CREATIVE NONFICTION/AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR

Ordinary Trauma

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2016

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A Memoir

Jennifer Sinor

This original coming-of-age memoir uncovers moments in life that are made to appear ordinary but wound nonetheless.

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s if she could not bear to leave it, Jennifer Sinor came into this spinning world twice, once dead and once alive, the first time born from her mother, the second, from a bucket, its silvery metal sides a poor substitute for the womb, yet enough. Through spare yet lyrical prose, Sinor threads together the story of how she learned to carry the bucket she was born into and reclaim all that was tossed away. In short, almost telegraphic, linked pieces, Ordinary Trauma reveals moments in life that are made to appear unremarkable but which harm deeply. Set against the late Cold War and a military childhood spent amid fast-attack submarines and longrange nuclear missiles, this memoir delivers a revelatory look at how moments that typically pass unnoticed form the very basis for our perceptions of both love and loss.

Jennifer Sinor is the author of several books of nonfiction including Letters Like the Day: On Reading Georgia O’Keeffe. The recipient of the Stipend in American Modernism, she teaches creative writing at Utah State University, where she is a professor of English.

ALSO OF INTEREST

“An outstanding memoir: keenly intelligent, elegantly shaped, beautifully described, and rich with honest insight. At times Sinor’s voice is as intimate as a whisper, and the prose is always crisp, clear, pulling the reader forward into the deeper ends of her story.” —Dinty W. Moore, author of the memoir Between Panic and Desire

“A sharp, relevant coming-of-age memoir. Sinor’s writing is strong— exploratory, self-implicating, and often simply beautiful.”

Requiem for the Living

—Debra Gwartney, author of the memoir Live Through This

A Memoir

Jeff Metcalf

Ebook 978-1-60781-387-3 Paper 978-1-60781-386-6 $21.95

Immortal for Quite Some Time Scott Abbott

Ebook 978-1-60781-515-0 Paper 978-1-60781-514-3 $24.95

“In evocative and highly charged prose, Sinor makes us feel the importance of women’s stories from the home front, of scars received fighting domestic wars. Through her brilliant use of metaphor, she shows us how and why these hidden wars are emotionally, and sometimes literally, deadly. This is an extraordinary, harrowing, and stunning book.” —Sue William Silverman, author of The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

February 2017 192 pp., 51/2 x 8 1/2 trim  Ebook 978-1-60781-538-9 Paper  ISBN 978-1-60781-537-2  $19.95


AMERICAN HISTORY

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Jumping the Abyss

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Marriner S. Eccles and the New Deal, 1933-1940 Mark Wayne Nelson

A detailed account of Marriner Eccles's key, yet under‑recognized, role in New Deal policies

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ark Wayne Nelson details the efforts of one of America’s most underappreciated public servants. In 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Marriner S. Eccles, a Mormon from Utah, to join his administration. As a Republican businessman, Eccles seemed an unlikely candidate for the role of leading crusader for a fairer and more economically sound distribution of the nation’s wealth. From his first position in the Treasury Department, though, he emerged as the central mover in revolutionizing the mortgage structure of the private home market in the United States. After FDR appointed him to head the Federal Reserve, Eccles drafted legislation that restructured that institution as well. Throughout the remainder of the New Deal, he was the most powerful advocate of what came to be called “Keynesian Policy,” which involved direct federal stimulus of the economy. Presenting the first comprehensive and independent analysis of Eccles’s influential career, Jumping the Abyss wrestles with economic issues that remain relevant today.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Mark Wayne Nelson has a PhD in history from Claremont Graduate University. His work has been published by the University of California Press, the Los Angeles Times, and the Huffington Post. He currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife and son.

“Breaks new ground in its in-depth, scholarly examination of Eccles’s contributions and ideas. Nelson writes clearly and eloquently.” —Brian Cannon, co-author of The Awkward State of Utah

The Awkward State of Utah Coming of Age in the Nation, 1896-1945

Charles S. Peterson and Brian Q. Cannon Ebook 978-1-60781-422-1 Paper 978-1-60w781-421-4 $29.95

Philo T. Farnsworth The Father of Television

Donald G. Godfrey

Paper 978-0-87480-855-1 $29.95

“Sheds new light on the politics and economics of the New Deal. A valuable and original contribution.” —Alexander J. Field, author of A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth

“Nelson’s portrait of Marriner Eccles is terrific in its own right— compelling, colorful, and full of new detail about a monumental figure—and it sheds light not only on the Depression and New Deal but on the economically fraught times in which we now live.” —Rick Wartzman, the author of The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

April 2017 384 pp., 7 x 10  13 Illustrations  Ebook 978-1-60781-556-3 Cloth  ISBN 978-1-60781-555-6  $39.00s


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ARCHAEOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY/MESOAMERICA

The Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Environment of the Marismas Nacionales

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS FALL/WINTER 2016

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The Prehistoric Pacific Littoral of Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico Edited by Michael S. Foster

The first consolidated analysis of the only largescale archaeological research project ever undertaken in the Marismas Nacionales on the northwest coast of Mexico

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etween 1967 and 1975 archaeologists from SUNY-Buffalo led a multidisciplinary project in the Marismas Nacionales, a vast, resource-rich estuary and mangrove forest of coastal Sinaloa and Nayarit, west Mexico. Michael Foster and fellow archaeologists provide a much-needed synthesis of these investigations, drawing from previously unpublished data and published reports to provide a comprehensive look at the region. While in the field, the SUNY team recovered a variety of material artifacts and 248 human remains. Their findings, along with the project’s background, history, and analyses, are detailed in this volume’s thirteen chapters and nine appendices. Also included are supporting geomorphic, environmental, and ethnohistoric studies that establish the context for local human settlement and change. Evidence indicates that as the coastal plain grew, ceramicbearing agriculturalists moved into the area and participated in far-reaching exchanges of goods and resources. This book makes a significant and lasting contribution to our knowledge of what today remains an understudied region of greater Mesoamerica.

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Island of Fogs

Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Investigations of Isla Cedros, Baja California

Matthew R. Des Lauriers

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Greater Mesoamerica

The Archaeology of West and Northwest Mexico

Edited by Michael S. Foster and Shirley Gorenstein Paper 978-0-87480-950-3 $30.00s

Michael S. Foster has conducted extensive field research in west and northwest Mexico and the American Southwest. His publications include Greater Mesoamerica: The Archaeology of West and Northwest Mexico (with Shirley Gorenstein).

“A solid body of work and an important culmination to a large and significant project. The volume provides a balance of detail and theoretical discussion about an area and time period that is important for understanding the broader supra-regional trends in human prehistory and history.” —James T. Watson, associate curator of bioarchaeology, Arizona State Museum, and associate professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

April 2017 600 pp., 8½ x 11   192 Illustrations, 30 maps  Ebook 978-1-60781-562-4 Cloth  ISBN 978-1-60781-561-7  $70.00s


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Archaeology’s Footprints in the Modern World

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Michael Brian Schiffer

A lively and engaging account of the diverse benefits archaeology bestows on modern societies

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hat is the social value of archaeological research to present-day society? Michael Schiffer answers this question with forty-three case studies from a global perspective to demonstrate archaeology’s diverse scientific and humanistic contributions. Drawing on nearly five decades of research, he delivers fascinating yet nontechnical discussions that provide a deeper understanding of what archaeologists do and why they do it. From reconstructing human evolution and behavior in prehistoric times to providing evidence that complements recorded history or debunks common legends, archaeologists help us understand our human past. They have also played crucial roles in developing techniques essential for the investigation of climate change along with tools for environmental reconstruction. Working for cities, tribes, and federal agencies, archaeologists manage cultural resources and testify in court. In forensic contexts, archaeological expertise enables the gathering of critical evidence. With engaging and lively prose, Archaeology’s Footprints brings to life a full panorama of contributions that have had an impact on modern society.

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Michael Brian Schiffer is a research associate at the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution.

Pisskan

Interpreting First Peoples Bison Kills at Heritage Parks

Edited by Leslie B. Davis and John W. Fisher Jr. Ebook 978-1-60781-474-0 Paper 978-1-60781-473-3 $50.00s

Disaster Archaeology

Richard A. Gould Cloth 978-0-87480-894-0 $27.95

“The list of sources Schiffer has consulted is astonishing. He has analyzed and synthesized the data, methods, and theories therein and presents the results in plain but elegant English with a gentle, wry sense of humor. There are no other books like this.” —Don D. Fowler, Mamie Kleberg Distinguished Professor of Historic Preservation and Anthropology Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno

“Schiffer takes the reader on an excursion in critical thinking as he reveals the ‘footprint’ of archaeology on a host of contemporary topics. That archaeology could make any contribution at all to the modern world will pique interest, but the diversity of contributions will make the reader think differently in a more fundamental way; history matters, and the means by which knowledge is gained matters.” —Steven Simms, author of Traces of Fremont: Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah

March 2017 336 pp., 6 x 9   44 Illustrations  Ebook 978-1-60781-534-1 Paper ISBN 978-1-60781-533-4 $26.95


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Prehistoric Games of North American Indians

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Subarctic to Mesoamerica

Edited by Barbara Voorhies

The first archaeological account of the prehistory of North American Indian games

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Meetings at the Margins

Prehistoric Cultural Interactions in the Intermountain West

Edited by David Rhode

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Children in the Prehistoric Puebloan Southwest Edited by Kathryn A. Kamp

Paper 978-1-60781-361-3 $20.00s

rehistoric Games of North American Indians is a collection of studies on the ancient games of indigenous peoples of North America. The authors, all archaeologists, muster evidence from artifacts, archaeological features, ethnography, ethnohistory, and to a lesser extent linguistics and folklore. Chapters sometimes center on a particular game (chunkey rolling disc game or patolli dice game, for example) or sometimes on a specific prehistoric society and its games (Aztec acrobatic games, games of the ancient Fremont people), and in one instance on the relationship between slavery and gaming in ancient indigenous North American societies. In addition to the intrinsic value of pursuing the time depth of these games, some of which remain popular and culturally important today among Native Americans or within the broader society, the book is important for demonstrating a wide variety of research methods and for problematizing a heretofore overlooked research topic. Issues that emerge include the apparently ubiquitous but difficult to detect presence of gambling, the entanglement of indigenous games and the social logic of the societies in which they are embedded, the characteristics of women’s versus men’s games or those of in-group and out-group gaming, and the close correspondence between gaming and religion. The book’s coverage is broad and balanced in terms of geography, level of socio-cultural organization and gender. Barbara Voorhies is research professor and professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“This is not a trivial subject. The book is focused on an important and often neglected aspect of human culture. It will stand out for its seriousness and its readability.” —Dean R. Snow, professor emeritus of anthropology, Penn State University

May 2017 400 pp., 7 x 10  98 Illustrations 19 maps  Ebook 978-1-60781-560-0 Cloth  ISBN 978-1-60781-559-4  $65.00s


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The Last House at Bridge River

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The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Household in British Columbia during the Fur Trade Period Edited by Anna Marie Prentiss

A detailed reconstruction of a traditional North American aboriginal household

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he Last House at Bridge River offers a comprehensive archaeological study of a single-house floor and roof deposit dated to approximately 1835–1858 C.E. Although the Fur Trade period of the nineteenth century was a time of significant change for aboriginal peoples in the Pacific Northwest, it is a period that is poorly understood. These studies of Housepit 54 at the Bridge River site offer new insights, revealing that ancestors of today’s St’át’imc people were actively engaged in maintaining traditional lifestyles and making the best of new opportunities for trade and intergroup interaction. Among its major contributions, the book includes a first-ever historical ecology of the Middle Fraser Canyon that places aboriginal and Euro-Canadian history in ecological context. It demonstrates that an integrated multidisciplinary approach to archaeological research can achieve insights well beyond what is known from the ethnographic and historical records. Because the project derives from a long-term partnership between the University of Montana and the Bridge River Indian Band, it illustrates the value of collaborations between archaeologists and First Nations. Together, contributors present a Fur Trade period aboriginal society at a level of intimacy unparalleled elsewhere.

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Anna Marie Prentiss is professor of archaeology at the University of Montana. Her previous publications include People of the Middle Fraser Canyon and Field Seasons.

A Fateful Day in 1698

The Remarkable Sobaipuri-O’odham Victory over the Apaches and Their Allies

Deni J. Seymour

Ebook 978-1-60781-287-6 Cloth 978-1-60781-286-9 $50.00s

Supplying Custer

The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876

Gerald R. Clark

Ebook 978-1-60781-356-9 Paper 978-1-60781-355-2 $24.95

“An excellent, important research publication with scholarly significance in the fields of indigenous history, historical archaeology, and Plateau and Northwest Coast cultural studies. It provides a model for thorough, high-resolution excavation and analytical techniques.” —Aron L. Crowell, Alaska director, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution

“The archaeology of the Fur Trade era has been approached for the most part from a Eurocentric perspective, so this book provides an important counterpoint that should be widely publicized. It adds a lot of detail and new data to interior Salish enthnohistorical archaeology. The content is unique and illuminating.” —Maria Nieves Zedeño, professor of anthropology, University of Arizona

April 2017 368 pp., 7 x 10   98 Illustrations, 9 maps  Ebook 978-1-60781-544-0 Cloth  ISBN 978-1-60781-543-3  $59.00s


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PHILOSOPHY

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

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Volume 36

Edited by Mark Matheson

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he Tanner Lectures on Human Values, founded July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, was established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner. Lectureships are awarded to outstanding scholars or leaders in broadly defined fields of human values and transcend ethnic, national, religious, or ideological distinctions. Volume 36 features lectures given during the academic year 2015–2016 at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of Utah, Yale University, and Ochanomizu University, Tokyo. Andrew J. Bacevich, professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” Professor Dame Carol Black, principal of Newnham College, University of Cambridge “Women: Education, Biology, Power, and Leadership” Robert Boyd, Origins Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University “Culture Matters: How Humans Became Outliers in the Natural World”

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Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley “Interpreting Nonviolence”

The Tanner Lectures of Human Values Volume 35 Edited by Mark Mathesony Cloth 978-1-60781-498-6 $35.00s

The Tanner Lectures of Human Values Volume 34 Edited by Mark Mathesony Cloth 978-1-60781-427-6 $35.00s

Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University “Previvors/Post-humans: The Fantasies and Anxieties of Changing the Human Genome” Rt. Hon. Professor Shirley Williams, professor emerita of Elective Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University “The Value of Europe and European Values”

July 2017 294 pp., 6 x 9  33 Illustrations Cloth  ISBN 978-1-60781-564-8  $35.00s


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A Story That Stands Like A Dam

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Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West Russell Martin

Winner of the Caroline Bancroft History Prize, with a new foreword by the author

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n this classic narrative history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell Martin has captured the individual, cultural, political, and environmental dramas that brought into being the environmental movement we know today. Across the West, calls for the removal of hydroelectric dams constructed during the Bureau of Reclamation’s grand century of dam-building are being heard. More than thirty years after its construction, Glen Canyon Dam is still at the vortex of controversy, both because of its impact on ecological processes downstream and its drowning of natural landscapes behind its headwall. A Story That Stands Like A Dam presents a struggle as compelling and relevant today as it was when it began. Russell Martin directed and produced the award-winning documentary film Beautiful Faces, which received the Humanitarian Outstanding Achievement Award from the Accolade Global Film Awards, and he produced and cowrote the award-winning documentary film Two Spirits, which was featured on the PBS series “Independent Lens.” He is also the author of two novels and several works of nonfiction.

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Praise for previous editions: “This is a crime novel with a body (Glen Canyon), a weapon (the dam), but no simple killer. Read Martin's fine book. We have needed such a record of the war between our appetites and our dreams, and now we've got it.” — Los Angeles Times

Ghosts of Glen Canyon

History Beneath Lake Powell, Revised Edition

C. Gregory Crampton

Foreword by Edward Abbey Paper 978-0-87480-946-6 $29.95

Dave Rust

“The building of Glen Canyon Dam ushered in the modern environmental movement, and Russell Martin’s book tells that story forcefully, dramatically, and truthfully.” — David Brower

A Life in the Canyons

Fred Swanson

Paper 978-0-87480-944-2 $15.95

"Thoroughly researched, well written, full of compelling subplots, and peopled with memorable characters. The story of Glen Canyon Dam is a tale of lost innocence. Russell Martin's book tells it wonderfully." —Outside Magazine

June 2017 354 pp., 6 x 9  Illustrations  Ebook 978-1-60781-568-6 Paper  ISBN 978-1-60781-567-9  $17.95


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Hope, Heart, and the Humanities

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How a Free College Course is Changing Lives

Jean Cheney, L. Jackson Newell, Hikmet Sidney Loe, Jeff Metcalf, and Bridget M. Newell This book tells how Venture, a free, interdisciplinary college humanities course inspired by the national Clemente Course, has helped open doors for hundreds of students who, for various reasons, faced barriers to attending college. Readers will go inside Venture classrooms to see what occurs when adults enter serious discussions of literature, critical writing, art history, American history, and philosophy. Also apparent are the difficulties nontraditional students often encounter and the hard choices they and their teachers make. But what readers may remember most are the stories and voices of people whose views of the world have broadened and whose directions in life have changed. 144 pp., 6 x 9 8 illustrations Paper 978-1-60781-527-3 $21.95 eBook 978-1-60781-528-0

A Modest Homestead

Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850-1897 Laurie J. Bryant Stories of the ordinary people who helped build Salt Lake City emerge from a study of their often humble adobe houses. Rather than focusing on men and women in positions of power and influence, the emphasis here is on the lives of people who built their sturdy, simple homes from mud. A Modest Homestead provides architectural descriptions of ninety-four extant adobe houses. Author Laurie Bryant discusses the neighborhoods in Salt Lake City where adobe houses have survived, often much renovated and disguised, and she showcases the houses not just as they appear today but as they were originally built. What emerges through Bryant’s research is an enlarged picture of the roughhewn life of many early Utahns. 296 pp., 7 x 10 120 illustrations Paper 978-1-60781-525-9 $24.95 eBook 978-1-60781-526-6

Emmeline B. Wells An Intimate History

Carol Cornwall Madsen Emmeline B. Wells was the most noted Utah Mormon woman of her time. Lauded nationally for her energetic support of the women’s rights movement of the nineteenth century, she was a self-made woman who channeled her lifelong sense of destiny into ambitious altruism. This new biography tells the story of the private Emmeline. The unusual circumstances of her several marriages, the complicated lives of her five daughters, the losses and disappointments interspersed with bright moments and achievements, all engendered the idea that her life was a romance, with the mysterious, tragic, and sentimental elements of that genre. This volume, drawing heavily on Emmeline Wells’s own words, tells the complicated story of a woman of ambition, strength, tenderness, and faith. 512 pp., 6 x 9 43 illustrations Cloth 978-1-60781-523-5 $49.95 eBook 978-1-60781-524-2


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The Women A Family Story

Kerry William Bate

480 pp., 7 x 10 51 illustrations Cloth 978-1-60781-516-7 $39.95 eBook 978-1-60781-517-4

Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947-2000

Utah and the Great War

The Beehive State and the World War I Experience

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Kerry Bate proceeds on the premise that a story centering on the women of the clan could provide fresh perspective and insight. He portrays real people with wellrounded, flawed characters; builds from deep research; writes with a bit of style; and includes the rich context and detail of these lives. His main subjects are four generations of impressive women: the pioneer Catherine Campbell Steele; her daughter Young Elizabeth, the first Mormon child born in Utah; Kate, an accomplished community leader; and Sarah, a gifted seamstress trapped in an unhappy marriage. To enter their hardscrabble lives in small southern Utah communities is to meet women who pioneered in modest but determined ways.

Making Lamanites

Matthew Garrett

Edited by Allan Kent Powell

From 1947 to 2000, some 50,000 Native American children left reservations to live with Mormon foster families. The Indian Student Placement Program (ISPP) aligned with the then national preference to terminate tribal entities and assimilate indigenous peoples. But as the national paradigm shifted to self-determination, critics labeled the program crudely assimilationist and colonialist. Some ISPP students fiercely defended the LDS Church before native peers and Congress, contending that it empowered Native people and instilled a true Indian identity. Meanwhile, Red Power activists organized protests in Salt Lake City. This book traces student experiences to reveal how and why many of these Native youth adopted a new notion of Indianness.

In time for the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, this collection of essays explores the war experience in Utah from the multiple perspectives of soldiers, nurses, and ambulance drivers who experienced the horror of the conflict firsthand and of those on the home front whom the war transformed. Citizens at home took active roles in supporting the war effort. The terrible 1918–1919 flu pandemic hit Utah and killed more victims around the world than those who died on the battlefields. A Red Scare and a fight over United States participation in a League of Nations followed the war. These essays help us understand the nature and complexity of the conflict and its impact on Utahns.

384 pp., 6 x 9 Cloth 978-1-60781-494-8 $44.00s Paper 978-1-60781-569-3 $29.95 eBook 978-1-60781-495-5

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Saving Wyoming’s Hoback

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The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh In late 2012, crowds gathered to hear a long anticipated announcement: The Trust for Public Land had prevented natural gas development in the remote Hoback Basin of Wyoming by buying the leases owned by Plains Exploration Company. Unchallenged, the proposed natural gas development in the national forest near Bondurant, Wyoming, would have brought roads, pipelines, water and air pollution, and a complete change in the character of the landscape and its communities. Saving Wyoming’s Hoback tells the inspiring story of determined citizens who worked together to protect the land that they loved. 288 pp., 8 ½ x 10 76 illustrations, 9 maps Paper 978-1-60781-512-9 $29.95 eBook 978-1-60781-513-6

Decoding Andean Mythology Margarita B. Marín-Dale Based on twenty years of research and a wide range of scholarship, Decoding Andean Mythology departs from the Cuzco-centered focus of many published Andean narratives and includes myths, stories, and folktales from diverse regions and ethnic groups. Among them are full translations of thirtytwo ancient and modern Native Andean stories. In an accessible and engaging discussion, the author explores a number of recurring themes and characters in Andean stories. These include shapeshifting animals, inversion of time-space (pachacuti), anthropomorphic and supernatural beings, and conflicting attitudes toward sexuality. 480 pp., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 44 illustrations Paper 978-1-60781-508-2 $34.95 eBook 978-1-60781-509-9

Shellfish for the Celestial Empire

The Rise and Fall of Commercial Abalone Fishing in California Todd J. Braje In the 1800s, when California was captivated by gold fever, a small group of Chinese immigrants recognized the fortune to be made from the untapped resources along the Pacific coast, particularly from harvesting the black abalone of southern and Baja California. These immigrants, with skills from humble beginnings in a traditional Chinese fishing province, founded California’s commercial abalone industry and led its growth and expansion for several decades. On California’s Channel Islands, remnants of temporary abalone collecting and processing camps lie scattered along the coastlines. Todd Braje uses these to explore the history of Chinese abalone fishing, presenting a microcosm of the broader history of Chinese immigrants in America. 336 pp., 6 x 9 Paper 978-1-60781-496-2 $34.95 eBook 978-1-60781-497-9


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Purple Hummingbird Claude N. Warren and Joan S. Schneider Elizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell and her husband, William Campbell, found themselves forced to move to the Mojave Desert in 1924. They camped at Twentynine Palms Oasis in what is now Joshua Tree National Park, homesteaded nearby, and explored the desert. Elizabeth soon hypothesized that prehistoric people had lived in the California deserts along the shores of late Pleistocene lakes and waterways much earlier than was believed. Her interpretations conflicted with the archaeological paradigm of the day and she was dismissed by formally trained archaeologists. Four decades later the archaeological establishment validated and accepted her ideas. 192 pp., 6 x 9 50 illustrations, 19 maps Paper 978-1-60781-518-1 $19.95 eBook 978-1-60781-519-8

Jill Neitzel, with contributions by Ann L. W. Stodder, Laurie Webster, and Jane H. Hill If you had traveled from one community to another in the prehistoric Southwest, you would have observed tremendous diversity in how people looked and spoke. This volume is the first to look at how prehistoric people’s appearance and speech conveyed their identities. This colorful book uses a holistic, comparative approach to consider all aspects of appearance. Advocating a people-centered perspective for studying the past, Neitzel and her colleagues show how these characteristics conveyed information about an individual’s social status, cultural affiliation, intergroup connections, religious beliefs, and ceremonial roles. 288 pp., 8 ½ x 10 113 illustrations, 5 maps Paper 978-1-60781-529-7 $29.95 eBook 978-1-60781-530-3

Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932-1934 Las Vegas, UUAP No.130

Compiled and edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage This publication presents the first volume (Las Vegas) of the early ethnographic field work of anthropologist Isabel T. Kelly. From 1932 to 1934, Kelly interviewed thirty Southern Paiute people about “the old ways.” She filled 31 notebooks, made maps, took photographs, collected nearly 300 ethnobotanical specimens, purchased and shipped over 400 ethnographic artifacts to museums, and traveled more than 7,000 miles. Fowler and Garey-Sage have now synthesized the first set of these handwritten field notes and sketches, providing organization, commentary, and illustrations to put them in context for the modern reader. 240 pp., 8 ½ x 11 74 illustrations, 19 maps Paper 978-1-60781-502-0 $50.00s eBook 978-1-60781-503-7

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A Biography of Elizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell

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Hiking the Wasatch

Lost in the Yellowstone

John Veranth

“Thirty-seven Days of Peril” and a Handwritten Account of Being Lost

Third Edition

978-1-60781-326-2 (E) 978-1-60781-325-5 Paper $16.95

New Edition

Truman Everts

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Edited by Lee H. Whittlesey 978-1-60781-429-0 Paper $14.95

Lost Canyons of the Green River

The Story before Flaming Gorge Dam

Roy Webb

978-1-60781-214-2 (E) 978-1-60781-179-4 Paper $17.95

Last Chance Byway The History of Nine Mile Canyon

Jerry D. Spangler and Donna Kemp Spangler 978-1-60781-443-6 (E) 978-1-60781-442-9 Paper $34.95

Rediscovering National Parks in the Spirit of John Muir Michael Frome

978-1-60781-419-1 (E) 978-1-60781-418-4 Paper $24.95

Nine Mile Canyon

The Archaeological History of an American Treasure

Jerry D. Spangler

978-1-60781-228-9 (E) 978-1-60781-226-5 Paper $34.95

Rivers, Fish, and the People

Native Wills from the Americas

Edited by David B. Danbom

Edited by Pei-Lin Yu

Edited by Mark Christensen and Jonathan Truitt

Foreword by David Kennedy 978-1-60781-456-6 (E) 978-1-60781-455-9 Paper $30.00s

Opening Zion

George Constantz

John Clark and Melissa Clark

A Rocky Mountain Ecology 978-1-60781-363-7 (E) 978-1-60781-362-0 Paper $24.95

A Scrapbook of the National Park’s First Official Tourists

978-1-60781-006-3 Paper $15.95

The Utah Prairie Dog

Desert Water

Theodore G. Manno Photography by Elaine Miller Bond Foreword by John L. Hoogland

Edited by Hal Crimmel

American Indian Treaties

As If the Land Owned Us

Life among the Red Rocks

The Future of Utah’s Water Resources 978-1-60781-373-6 (E) 978-1-60781-375-0 Paper $24.95

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Bridging the Distance Common Issues of the Rural West

Ice, Fire, and Nutcrackers

Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West 978-1-60781-400-9 (E) 978-1-60781-399-6 Paper $40.00s

Dead Giveaways in a New World

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A Guide to Ratified and Unratified Colonial, U.S., State, Foreign, and Intertribal Treaties and Agreements, 1607–1911

David H. DeJong

978-1-60781-426-9 (E) 978-1-60781-425-2 Paper $40.00s

An Ethnohistory of the White Mesa Utes

Robert S. McPherson 978-1-60781-145-9 Paper $29.95


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Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary

Todd M. Compton 978-1-60781-235-7 (E) 978-1-60781-234-0 Cloth $44.95

A Kingdom Transformed

Early Mormonism and the Modern LDS Church Second Edition

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History Gregory A. Prince

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Women and Mormonism

The Mapmakers of New Zion

Latter-day Lore

Edited by Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman

Richard Francaviglia

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Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

A Cartographic History of Mormonism 978-1-60781-409-2 (E) 978-1-60781-408-5 Cloth $34.95

Mormon Folklore Studies

Edited and with Introductions by Eric A. Eliason and Tom Mould

Extinct Mammals and the Archaeology of the Ice Age Great Basin

Donald K. Grayson 978-1-60781-470-2 (E) 978-1-60781-469-6 Paper $24.95

Ephemeral Bounty Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute

Curtis Martin

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Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright

Tracks in Deep Time

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

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Jerald D. Harris and Andrew R. C. Milner

Fierce and Indomitable

Archaeology & Identity on the Pacific Coast & Southern Highlands of Mesoamerica

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Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats

Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century

The Protohistoric NonPueblo World in the American Southwest

Edited by Deni J. Seymour

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Edited by Claudia García-Des Lauriers and Michael W. Love 978-1-60781-505-1 (E) 978-1-60781-504-4 Cloth $60.00s

Edited by Patrick Q. Mason

Dinosaurs of Utah Second Edition

Frank DeCourten

Paintings by Carel Brest van Kempen Color photographs by John Telford and Frank DeCourten 978-1-60781-265-4 (E) 978-1-60781-264-7 Paper $34.95

Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology A Photographic Atlas

Jack M. Broughton and Shawn D. Miller 978-1-60781-486-3 (E) 978-1-60781-485-6 Paper $40.00s

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Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

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Supplying Custer The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876

Gerald R. Clark

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Putting the Supernatural in Its Place

Folklore, the Hypermodern, and the Ethereal

Edited by Jeannie Banks Thomas

Rancher Archaeologist

A Career in Two Different Worlds

George C. Frison

978-1-60781-330-9 (E) 978-1-60781-329-3 Cloth $45.00s

Ballet West

A Fifty-Year Celebration

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