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- ItemRestrictedA field of dreams: independent writing programs and the future of composition studies(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2002) O'Neill, Peggy, editor; Crow, Angela, editor; Burton, Larry W., editor; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedA history of Utah radicalism: startling, socialistic, and decidedly revolutionary(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011) McCormick, John S., author; Sillito, John R., author; Utah State University Press, publisherUtah, now one of the most conservative states, has a long tradition of left-wing radicalism. Early Mormon settlers set a precedent with the United Order and other experiments with a socialistic economy. The tradition continued into the more recent past with New Left, anti-apartheid, and other radicals. Throughout, Utah radicalism usually reflected national and international developments. Recounting its long history, McCormick and Sillito focus especially on the Socialist Party of America, which reached a peak of political influence in the first two decades of the twentieth century--in Utah and across the nation. At least 115 Socialists in over two dozen Utah towns and cities were elected to office in that period, and on seven occasions they controlled governments, of five different municipalities. This is a little-known story worth a closer look. Histories of Socialism in the United States have tended to forsake attention to details, to specific, local cases and situations, in favor of broader overviews of the movement. By looking closely at Utah's experience, this book helps unravel how American Socialism briefly flowered and rapidly withered in the early twentieth century. It also broadens conventional understanding of Utah history. McCormick and Sillito write about the Utah manifestations of the international Socialist movement, in particular the Socialist Party of America, which reached a peak of political success and influence in the early twentieth century--in Utah as well as the nation at large. That history is the centerpiece of this narrative, but the authors connect it to a broader tradition of radicalism in Utah. As they state, Utah has a long-standing radical tradition of such movements, beginning with the arrival of the Mormons in 1847 and continuing to the present, that have challenged the fundamental principles on which society has been established and have offered alternative visions of how to live and organize life. The Socialist Party was particularly successful in the first two decades of the twentieth century. At least 115 Socialists in over two-dozen Utah towns and cities were elected to office in that period, and on seven occasions Socialists held governing majorities, in five different municipalities. The authors note that the historiography of Socialism in the United States has been limited by a lack of attention to details, to case studies, and to specific actualities but has instead favored general overviews, and therefore, they seek to contribute to a better understanding of what specifically was involved in Socialism's brief flowering and rapid decline in the first part of the last century.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA history Of Utah's American Indians(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003) Cuch, Forrest S., editor; Utah State Division of Indian Affairs / Utah State Division of History, publisherThe valleys, mountains, and deserts of Utah have been home to native peoples for thousands of years. Like peoples around the word, Utah's native inhabitants organized themselves in family units, groups, bands, clans, and tribes. Today, six Indian tribes in Utah are recognized as official entities. They include the Northwestern Shoshone, the Goshutes, the Paiutes, the Utes, the White Mesa or Southern Utes, and the Navajos (Dineh). Each tribe has its own government. Tribe members are citizens of Utah and the United States; however, lines of distinction both within the tribes and with the greater society at large have not always been clear. Migration, interaction, war, trade, intermarriage, common threats, and challenges have made relationships and affiliations more fluid than might be expected. In this volume, the editor and authors endeavor to write the history of Utah's first residents from an Indian perspective. An introductory chapter provides an overview of Utah's American Indians and a concluding chapter summarizes the issues and concerns of contemporary Indians and their leaders. Chapters on each of the six tribes look at origin stories, religion, politics, education, folkways, family life, social activities, economic issues, and important events. They provide an introduction to the rich heritage of Utah's native peoples. This book includes chapters by David Begay, Dennis Defa, Clifford Duncan, Ronald Holt, Nancy Maryboy, Robert McPherson, Mae Parry, Gary Tom, and Mary Jane Yazzie.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA mission for development: Utah universities, the Point Four Program, and Iran(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2018) Garlitz, Richard, author; Utah State University Press, publisherA story of technical advisors from three Utah universities who worked in Iran as part of the Point Four Program. Using their experiences, the book reexamines the rise and fall of the US-Iranian alliance and the roles that American universities played in international development during Cold War.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA mountain of paper: the extraordinary diary of Leonard James Arrington(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012) Arrington, Carl, author; Madsen, Susan Arrington, author; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedA new writing classroom: listening, motivation, and habits of mind(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014) Sullivan, Patrick, author; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedA rhetoric of reflection(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016) Yancey, Kathleen Blake, editor; Utah State University Press, publisherThis research and practice is taking up new questions, in new sites of activity, with new theories. It includes attention to transfer of writing knowledge and practice to teaching and assessment; to portfolios; to linguistic and cultural difference; and to various media, including print and the digital.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA route for the overland stage: James H. Simpson's 1859 trail across the Great Basin(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2008) Petersen, Jesse G., author; Utah State University Press, publisherHistory of US West, 19th century.
- ItemRestrictedA shared space: folklife in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Griffith, James S., author; Utah State University Press, publisherWhere it divides Arizona and Sonora, the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is both a political reality, literally expressed by a fence, and, to a considerable degree, a cultural illusion. Mexican, Anglo, and Native American cultures straddle the fence people of various ethnic backgrounds move back and forth across the artificial divide, despite increasing obstacles to free movement. On either side is found a complex cultural mix of ethnic, religious, and occupational groups. In A Shared Space James Griffith examines many of the distinctive folk expressions of this varied cultural region.
- ItemRestrictedA teaching subject: composition since 1966(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012) Harris, Joseph, author; Utah State University Press, publisherReviewing the last 50 years of the development of writing studies as a discipline through five key ideas, Harris unfolds a set of issues and tensions that continue to shape the teaching of writing today.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedA voice in the wilderness: conversations with Terry Tempest Williams(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2006) Austin, Michael, author; Riddell, Lee Carlman, artist; Utah State University Press, publisherWillet drawing by Lee Carlman Riddell.
- ItemRestrictedA widow's tale: the 1884-1896 diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003) Whitney, Helen Mar, 1828-1896, author; Hatch, Charles M., editor and transcriber; Compton, Todd M., editor and transcriber; Utah State University Press, publisherFew diaries, journals, and memoirs published have provided as rich and well rounded a window into their authors' lives and worlds as the diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. Because it provides a rare account of the widely experienced situations and problems faced by widows, her record has relevance far beyond Mormon history.
- ItemRestrictedAbout the dead: poems(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011) Mossotti, Travis, author; Utah State University Press, publisherTravis Mossotti writes with humor, gravity, and humility about subjects grounded in a world of grit, where the quiet mortality of working folk is weighed. To Mossotti, the love of a bricklayer for his wife is as complex and simple as life itself: "ask him to put into words what that sinking is, / that shudder in his chest, as he notices / the wrinkles gathering at the corners of her mouth." But not a whiff of sentiment enters these poems, for Mossotti has little patience for ideas of the noble or for sympathetic portraits of hard-used saints. His vision is clear, as clear as the memory of how scarecrows in the rearview, "each of them, stuffed / into a body they didn't choose, resembled / your own plight." His poetry embraces unsanctimonious life with all its wonder, its levity, and clumsiness. About the Dead is an accomplished collection by a writer in control of a wide range of experience, and it speaks to the heart of any reader willing to catch his "drift, and ride it like the billowed / end of some cockamamie parachute all the way / back to the soft, dysfunctional, waiting earth."
- ItemRestrictedAfter Plato: rhetoric, ethics, and the teaching of writing(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Duffy, John, editor; Agnew, Lois, editor; Utah State University Press, publisherRedefines the relationships of rhetoric for scholars, teachers, and students in the twenty-first century. Essays by accomplished scholars exploring the diversity of ethical perspectives animating contemporary writing studies-including feminist, postmodern, transnational, and virtue ethics-and examines the place of ethics in classrooms, writing centers, across the curriculum programs, and prison.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedAfter the public turn: composition, counterpublics, and the citizen bricoleur(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2013) Farmer, Frank, author; Utah State University Press, publisherIn After the Public Turn, author Frank Farmer argues that counterpublics and the people who make counterpublics--citizen bricoleurs"--deserve a more prominent role in our scholarship and in our classrooms. Encouraging students to understand and consider resistant or oppositional discourse is a viable route toward mature participation as citizens in a democracy. Farmer examines two very different kinds of publics, cultural and disciplinary, and discusses two counterpublics within those broad categories: zine discourses and certain academic discourses. By juxtaposing these two significantly different kinds of publics, Farmer suggests that each discursive world can be seen, in its own distinct way, as a counterpublic, an oppositional social formation that has a stake in widening or altering public life as we know it. Drawing on major figures in rhetoric and cultural theory, Farmer builds his argument about composition teaching and its relation to the public sphere, leading to a more sophisticated understanding of public life and a deeper sense of what democratic citizenship means for our time.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedAlas, poor ghost! Traditions of belief in story and discourse(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1999) Bennett, Gillian, author; Utah State University Press, publisherIn the rational modern world, belief in the supernatural seemingly has been consigned to the worlds of entertainment and fantasy. Yet belief in other worldly phenomena, from poltergeists to telepathy, remains strong, as Gillian Bennett's research shows.
- ItemRestrictedAlaska's daughter: an Eskimo memoir of the early twentieth century(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2004) Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt, author; Utah State University Press, publisherElizabeth B. Pinson shares with us her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, bearing witness to history in the early twentieth century as she recalls it. She draws us into her world as a young girl of mixed ethnicity, with a mother whose Eskimo family had resided on the Seward Peninsula for generations and a father of German heritage. Growing up in and near the tiny village of Teller on the Bering Strait, Elizabeth at the age of six, despite a harrowing, long midwinter sled ride to rescue her, lost both her legs to frostbite when her grandparents, with whom she was spending the winter in their traditional Eskimo home, died in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Fitted with artificial legs financed by an eastern benefactor, Elizabeth kept journals of her struggles, triumphs, and adventures, recording her impressions of the changing world around her and experiences with the motley characters she met. These included Roald Amundsen, whose dirigible landed in Teller after crossing the Arctic Circle the ill-fated 1921 British colonists of Wrangel Island in the Arctic trading ship captains and crews prospectors doomed aviators and native reindeer herders. Elizabeth moved on to boarding school, marriage, and the state of Washington, where she compiled her records into this memoir and where, at age ninety-two, she now lives.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedAll that divides us: poems(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2000) Benedict, Elinor, author; Utah State University Press, publisherThe poet's voice is clear, direct, yet artful. The sensibility that pervades these poems is that of a mature woman with an inquiring mind and a strong sense of family attachments. Almost every poem delivers a sidelong irony, a study in contrasts that is always overridden by the sense of common humanity shared by two disparate cultures.
- ItemRestrictedAlong Navajo trails: recollections of a trader, 1898-1948(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2005) Evans, Will, author; Woods, Susan E., editor; McPherson, Robert S., editor; Utah State University Press, publisherWill Evans was the proprietor of the Shiprock Trading Company in early 20th century New Mexico. Probably more than most of his fellow traders, he had a strong interest in Navajo culture. He published in the local newspaper and other periodicals and compiled many of his pieces into a book manuscript. His subjects were Navajos he knew and traded with, their stories of historic events such as the Long Walk, and descriptions of their culture as he, an outsider without academic training, understood it.