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"Roxanne-Dunbar-Ortiz has defined the term engaged intellectual through a life spent on the frontlines of the past four decades of social struggles. She has never abandoned her roots through the process of becoming one of the most respected Left academics in the United States." James Tracy

"Where were you when Che Guevara was murdered in Bolivia in October 1967? When Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol? When Angela Davis was on trial for murder, and acquitted? Vividly Roxanne remembers.."
Shulamith Firestone

"Dunbar-Ortiz's most important achievement is to put class back on the rural map where it belongs."
Los Angeles Times


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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

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“A must-read for anyone interested in the truth behind this nation’s founding.”—Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, PhD, Jicarilla Apache author, historian, and publisher of Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country.

“This may well be the most important US history book you will read in your lifetime.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams


Roots of Resistance

Roots of Resistance 

"Professor Dunbar-Ortiz not only provides an excellent analysis of primary documents but also captures the spirt of indigenous peoples." - Glenabah Martinez, native of Taos Indian Pueblo and Asst. Professor, University of New Mexico.

"In the end, it's only by understanding our relationship to land that we can move toward justice. In her amazing book, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz provides the historical perspective we so desperately need to move forward in the rich tradition of resistance that is ours."- Demetria Martínez, author of Confessions of a Berlitz Tape Chicana.      More>>

Blood on the Border

Blood on the Border:
A Memoir of the Contra War

With Blood on the Border, Roxanne Dunbar- Ortiz presents the third volume in her critically-acclaimed memoir. 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 the 1979 revolution that ousted the US-supported dictator, Somoza, and brought the socialist Sandinistas to power. More>>

Outlaw Woman

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. More>>

Red Dirt

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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