American West

Wind from an Enemy Sky

By D'Arcy McNickle

A novel about a fictional Northwestern tribe.

Westward the Women

An Anthology of Western Stories by Women
Edited by Vicki Piekarski

Stories by Willa Cather, Mary Austin, Mari Sandoz, and Leslie Silko, among other women writers, who have illuminated the Western experience.

Cannery Women, Cannery Lives

Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950
By Vicki L. Ruiz

This dramatic and turbulent history of UCAPAWA is a major contribution to the new labor history in its carefully documented account of minority women controlling their union and regulating their working lives.

I Married a Soldier

By Lydia Spencer Lane

Through her eyes we see the close-knit social life of an army post, the western frontier's divided response to the American Civil War, and the cultures and peoples of the West.

Filaree

A Novel of an American Woman
By Marguerite Noble

This moving novel of pioneer life in Arizona has become a classic. Based on the life of the author's mother, it overturns every stereotype of western womanhood.

Desert Passages

Encounters with the American Deserts
By Patricia Nelson Limerick

Traces the development of American attitudes toward the desert using case studies from many writers over the years.

Land of Enchantment

Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail
By Marian Russell

This forgotten classic paints a vivid picture of nineteenth-century New Mexico as seen by a bright young girl from the age of seven on. Mrs. Russell's memories of several well-known western figures are not only delightful reading but make this book a useful addition to the region's history.

The Lost Land

The Chicano Image of the Southwest
By John R. Chávez

A fascinating intellectual history of Hispano self-perception, this book traces the changes in Hispano views of the Southwest from earliest times to the present, particularly since the 1848 signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

The Southwest

By David Lavender

A historical and cultural overview, including discussions of present-day racial, conservation, and economic problems.

American Indians of the Southwest

Revised and Enlarged Edition
By Bertha P. Dutton

More than providing a compendium of southwestern Indian history and culture, this remarkable book gives the reader an understanding of and appreciation for the unique lifeways of these peoples whose philopophy, the author believes, may be our one great resource for peace.

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