Telling Western Stories

From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry
By Richard W. Etulain

Narrates the evolution of the western story from the Civil War to the present, focusing on books, movies, and people.

The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute

An American Tragedy
By David M. Brugge

This personal and historical account traces the twentieth-century legal battle, Healing v. Jones, and it's effects on both tribes.

Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt

Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lázaro Cárdenas, 1934-1940
By Friedrich E. Schuler

Mexico's relationship with the world during the 1930s is revealed as a fascinating series of calculated responses to domestic political changes and international economic shifts.

Intimate Frontiers

Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California
By Albert L. Hurtado

Explores the role of sex and gender on California's multi-cultural frontier under the influences of Spain, Mexico, and the United States.

The Century of U.S. Capitalism in Latin America

By Thomas F. O'Brien

Traces the development of U.S. business interests in Latin America from the early 19th century to the present.

Bloody Valverde

A Civil War Battle on the Rio Grande, February 21, 1862
By John Taylor

The first complete account of the largest battle in New Mexico, and a turning point in the Civil War in the West.


Biology, Culture, and Environmental History
Edited by John HerronAndrew Kirk

Provocative essays explore how ideas about human nature inform or shape human understanding of nature and the environment.

Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933

By L. G. Moses

Examines the lives and experiences of Show Indians from their own point of view.

American Indians in World War I

At War and at Home
By Thomas A. Britten

Provides the first broad survey of Native American contributions during the war, examining how military service led to hightened expectations for changes in federal Indian policy and their standard of living.

El Delirio

The Santa Fe World of Elizabeth White
By Gregor StarkE. Catherine Rayne

Richly illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, El Delirio offers an appealing glimpse into a fascinating period of Santa Fe history. It is also a loving portrait of the remarkable, energetic, and strong-willed Elizabeth White, described by a friend as “one of the great women of the Southwest in a very small body.”

Subjects: History