American West

Gunsmoke and Saddle Leather

Firearms in the Nineteenth-Century American West
By Charles G. Worman

The many roles played by guns in the old West with personal accounts by many early settlers and hundreds of photos.

Charlie Siringo's West

An Interpretive Biography
By Howard R. Lamar

The colorful life of Charlie Siringo and the image of the American West he helped to create.

The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940

By Matthew Bokovoy

Bokovoy peels back the rhetoric of romance and reveals the legacies of the San Diego World's Fairs to reimagine the Indian and Hispanic Southwest.

Coal Camp Justice

Two Wrongs Make a Right
By Ricardo García

Garcia's novel focuses on life and death in the coal mines and camps of 1930s northern New Mexico.


Reflections on Burning Man
Edited by Lee GilmoreMark Van Proyen

Stories of the counterculture event that brings together thousands each year for a weeklong spasm of self-expression in the Nevada desert.

Preserving Western History

Edited by Andrew Gulliford

The first collection of essays on public history in the American West.

Anarchy and Community in the New American West

Madrid, New Mexico, 1970-2000
By Kathryn Hovey

The story of Madrid, New Mexico's, multiple identities and struggles for survival as a tourist attraction in the last three decades.

Completing the Union

Alaska, Hawai'i, and the Battle for Statehood
By John Whitehead

The story of the thirteen-year effort to add the 49th and 50th states to the Union.

Western Lives

A Biographical History of the American West
Edited by Richard W. Etulain

The life stories of many individuals are woven together to tell the history of the American West from the earliest days of westward expansion to the twentieth century.

Women and Gender in the American West

Jensen-Miller Prize Essays from the Coalition for Western Women's History
Edited by Mary IrwinJames F. Brooks

The Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship on gender and women's history in the West. The winning essays are collected here for the first time in one volume.