San Luis Valley
John G. Douglass (Statistical Research, Inc. / University of Arizona), General Editor
Stephen Acabado (University of California, Los Angeles)
Koh Keng We (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Christine Beaule (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)
Laura Matthew (Marquette University)
Martin Gibbs (University of New England, Armidale, Australia)
Sara Gonzalez (University of Washington)
Steven W. Hackel (University of California, Riverside)
Stacie M. King (Indiana University)
Rafael de Bivar Marquese (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Lee Panich (Santa Clara University)
Christopher R. DeCorse (University of Syracuse)
Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Christopher Rodning (Tulane University)
Lynette Russell (Monash University, Australia)
Natalie Swanepoel (University of South Africa)
Juliet Wiersema (University of Texas, San Antonio)
The University Press of Colorado is accepting manuscripts for publication in our Global Colonialism series, a collection of nonfiction books that investigate the effects of colonialism globally on both colonizers and the colonized. Books in the series will be selected from across a variety of fields, including archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, and history.
Conquest and colonization have characterized the human experience from the time of the emergence of state-level societies. We invite global case studies, from the earliest known examples in antiquity to the current day, as well as more synthetic works that study the ties between areas connected by colonialism. Books in this series should study colonial processes at a local level, while also examining how these processes connect to larger spheres and themes.
All proposals for the this series should follow the press submission guidelines, and submission will be evaluated by the press acquisitions staff, the series editors and/or editorial board, as well as outside experts.
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A Letter to Pratt in Praise of Books
I am writing in the evening light; the river birds have begun the last of their singing, sweet whistles, and rapid staccatos that are their language. I imagine they are asking one another for the very same things we might ask for, a lasting grace that is more than just their flight.
Del Norte: Small Town Hospitality in the San Luis Valley
Is old-fashioned hospitality still alive? We are not talking about the “hospitality trade,” which thrives on the corners of every highway crossing. We are talking about welcoming in strangers out of empathy and generosity, not out of the drive to make money.
The San Luis Valley
Virginia McConnell Simmons
Virginia McConnell Simmons is the author of The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (UPC), The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (UPC), and Bayou Salado (UPC), as well as hundreds of articles for journals, magazines, and newspapers.