May 6, 2020
For this week’s free e-Book of the Week, we’re featuring our commitment to publishing the history of Arizona and the Southwest by offering a title from our Modern American West series, A Land Apart by historian Flannery Burke.
Winner of the Spur Award for Best Contemporary Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America, A Land Apart is not just a cultural history of the modern Southwest—it is a complete rethinking and recentering of the key players and primary events marking the Southwest in the twentieth century. Historian Flannery Burke emphasizes how indigenous, Hispanic, and other non-white people negotiated their rightful place in the Southwest. Burke masterfully crafts an engaging and accessible history that is for anyone interested in using the past to understand the present and the future of not only the region but the nation as a whole.
Download from our online shopping cart here. Available until 5/13/2020. Discount code is AZBURKE20.
“Burke’s book is a timely reminder that Hispanics, Natives, and other nonwhites have shaped the U.S. Southwest in multitudinous ways.”—Choice
“A Land Apart is indeed a ‘big book’ worthy of everyone’s attention.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
“Land Apart: The Southwest and the Nation in the Twentieth Century is a must-read for those fascinated by the region, the significance of story, and the importance of perception by those who live within its boundaries as well as those who choose simply to visit.”—H-Net Reviews
“In this eloquent book, Flannery Burke brings the issue of race to the forefront of the Southwest’s regional identity.”—The Journal of Arizona History