Sarah Deutsch is a professor of history at Duke University. She is the author of Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870–1940 and No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on an Anglo-Hispanic Frontier in the American Southwest, 1880–1940. Her … Continue reading Excerpt: Making a Modern U.S. West
The following books available this fall from our imprint, Bison Books. Read below to learn more about these fall releases! Burning the Breeze by Lisa Hendrickson Burning the Breeze is the story of three generations of women and their intrepid efforts … Continue reading New from Bison Books!
Leah S. Glaser is a Professor of American History and the American West at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, where she serves as Coordinator of the Public History Program. She is the author of Electrifying the Rural … Continue reading From the Desk of Leah Glaser: Hey Texas, Read My Electricity Book
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a couple upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in June. Jackson Adams: I know it’s easy to feel exhausted by … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Western Americana, a Publishing Icon, and Other June Books
Susan Devan Harness’ gripping memoir Bitterroot won two 2019 High Plains Book Awards in the categories of Creative Nonfiction and Indigenous Writer. The High Plains Book Awards were established to recognize regional literary works which examine and reflect life on the High … Continue reading “Bitterroot” Wins Two High Plains Book Awards
The following books are now available in paperback as of this month! Homesteading the Great Plains: Toward a New History 2018 Nebraska Book Award Winner 2018 Outstanding Academic Title, selected by Choice “Homesteading the Plains is an important revisionist work—a … Continue reading New in Paperback
The following is an excerpt from Late Westerns: The Persistence of a Genre (December 2018) by Lee Clark Mitchell. From the Introduction Consider a handful of scenarios recently set in the American West: a corpse repeatedly buried and disinterred on its journey … Continue reading Excerpt: Late Westerns
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present. Scholars, artists, environmentalists, and community leaders who value the West’s … Continue reading 2018 WLA Preview
The following is an excerpt from The Kid and Me: A Novel (August 2018) by Frederick Turner. Narrated by George Coe, an aged veteran of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War, The Kid and Me tells what it felt like to ride alongside Billy the Kid, … Continue reading Excerpt: The Kid and Me