New Releases

Calunga and the Legacy of an African Language in Brazil

By Steven Byrd

Steven Byrd’s study provides a comprehensive linguistic description of Calunga based on two years of interviews with speakers of the language. He examines its history and historical context as well as its linguistic context, its sociolinguistic profile, and its lexical and grammatical outlines.

The Shoulders We Stand On

A History of Bilingual Education in New Mexico
Edited by Rebecca Blum MartínezMary Jean Habermann López

The Shoulders We Stand On traces the complex history of bilingual education in New Mexico, covering Spanish, Diné, and Pueblo languages.

Poetry and the Psychology of Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni

In this fifth volume of his series of poems on compassion, Professor Patrick Pietroni outlines how the more modern study of the brain using MRI scanning and neuroimagining has enhanced our understanding of the psychology of compassion.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

Poetry and the Education of Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni

In this fourth volume of his series of poems on compassion, Professor Patrick Pietroni focuses specifically on the education of compassion.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

An Imperative to Cure

Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize
By James B. Waldram

James B. Waldram’s groundbreaking study, An Imperative to Cure: Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize, explores how our understanding of Indigenous therapeutics changes if we view them as forms of “medicine” instead of “healing.”

Georgia O'Keeffe

A Life Well Lived
By Malcolm Varon

This book is the first collection of photographs to portray O’Keeffe and her surroundings in color.

Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

A Personal History of the Allotment Era
By Darnella Davis

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

Conflict in Colonial Sonora

Indians, Priests, and Settlers
By David Yetman

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries northwestern Mexico was the scene of ongoing conflict among three distinct social groups—Indians, religious orders of priests, and settlers. In this study, Yetman examines seven separate instances of such conflict, each of which reveals a different perspective on this complicated world.

Claims and Speculations

Mining and Writing in the Gilded Age
By Janet Floyd

This study of a broad range of responses to gold and silver mining in the late nineteenth century sets the literary writings of figures such as Mark Twain, Mary Hallock Foote, Bret Harte, and Jack London within the context of writing and representation produced by people involved in the industry: miners and journalists, as well as writers of folklore and song.

Archaeologies of Empire

Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories
Edited by Anna L. BoozerBleda S. DüringBradley J. Parker

This book demonstrates how archaeological research can contribute to our conceptualization of empires across disciplinary boundaries

Subjects: ArchaeologyAAA20

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