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Roots of Resistance:
A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico

Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War
Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975
Red Dirt: Growing up Okie


 

 
   

New title - 2nd printing
R o o t s  of  R e s i s t a n ce:
A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico

Roots of Resistance: History of Land Tenure in New Mexico is a new and revised edition of the 1980 UCLA publication  under the same title.   The new edition has a new ending chapter and is updated throughout, with a new Preface by Simon J. Ortiz of Acoma Pueblo.  More>>


Blood on the Border:
A Memoir of the Contra War

With Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz presents the third volume in her critically-acclaimed memoir. In this long-awaited book, she vividly recounts on-the-ground memories of the contra war in Nicaragua, chronicling the US-sponsored terror inflicted on the people of Nicaragua following their 1981 election of the Socialist Sandinistas that ousted Reagan darling and vicious dictator Somoza. More>>

 

Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975

Dunbar-Ortiz was also a dedicated anti-war activist and organizer throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During the war years she was a fiery, indefatigable public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism. She worked in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade and formed associations with other revolutionaries across the spectrum of radical and underground politics, including the SDS, the Weather Underground, the Revolutionary Union, and the African National Congress. But unlike the majority of those in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left and with the women's movement. More>>

 

 

Red Dirt: Growing up Okie

At once sweetly nostalgic and inexorably grim, a true study of light and dark. Village Voice

When the peasants are deprived of fields to work, so goes the chorus of an old Irish ballad, all that is left is the love of the land. In this exquisite rendering of her childhood in rural Oklahoma, from the Dust Bowl days to the end of the Eisenhower era, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz bears witness to a family and community which still clings to the dream of America as a republic of landowners. More>>

 

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