American West

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.

Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border

Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants
Edited by Nicholas J. CullDavíd Carrasco

The critically acclaimed 110-minute film Alambrista (1977) depicts the harsh realities of Mexican life on both sides of the border. For this release, a group of scholars has packaged a new director's cut of the film with a book of essays devoted to immigration and the U.S.-Mexican borderlands and an enhanced CD of the sound track.

Madam Millie

Bordellos from Silver City to Ketchikan
By Max Evans

Madam Millie contains sordid details and frank language that will make many readers blush. It is unvarnished language, as recorded directly from Millie by Max Evans over a period of almost twenty years. It presents a complete picture of the business of prostitution as it was practiced in the west from the late 1920s to the mid 1970s, told by the most successful madam in the business.

The Indian Frontier 1846-1890

Revised Edition
By Robert M. Utley

First published in 1984, Robert Utley's The Indian Frontier of the American West 1846-1890 is considered a classic for both students and scholars. For this revision, Utley includes scholarship and research that has become available in recent years.