Course Essentials on History

Our most-adopted and award-winning books in ancient history, the history of Latin America and the Middle East, and U.S. history are listed below, featuring essential history primers by Dr. Leonard Moore, core texts from historians Carlos Kevin Blanton, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, Christopher Pelling, and more. Enjoy 30% off and free domestic shipping on history course essentials with discount code UTXHIST during checkout on our website!

Instructor Copies

Qualified instructors who are teaching a University of Texas Press book may request a physical desk copy, and qualified instructors who are evaluating a text for potential course use may request a digital examination copy to examine for 90 days. For instructors in Canada, please submit your request through UBC Press here. For instructors in the United Kingdom or Europe, please order desk copies through Combined Academic Publishers, Ltd.

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Electrifying Mexico

Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City

Diana Montaño

Managed Migrations

Growers, Farmworkers, and Border Enforcement in the Twentieth Century

Cristina Salinas

Reading, Writing, and Revolution

Escuelitas and the Emergence of a Mexican American Identity in Texas

Philis Barragán Goetz

Riot and Rebellion in Mexico

The Making of a Race War Paradigm

Ana Sabau

Border Land, Border Water

A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide

C. J. Alvarez

Civil Rights in Black and Brown

Histories of Resistance and Struggle in Texas

Max Krochmal, Todd Moye

The Politics of Patronage

Lawyers, Philanthropy, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Benjamin Márquez

A Single Star and Bloody Knuckles

A History of Politics and Race in Texas

Bill Minutaglio

Banana Cultures

Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States

John Soluri

Promiscuous Power

An Unorthodox History of New Spain

Martin Austin Nesvig


A History of Women and Sports in Latin America

Brenda Elsey, Joshua Nadel

Exile and the Nation

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran

Afshin Marashi

Thursday Night Lights

The Story of Black High School Football in Texas

Michael Hurd

Lettered Artists and the Languages of Empire

Painters and the Profession in Early Colonial Quito

Susan Verdi Webster

Frankie and Johnny

Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America

Stacy I. Morgan

Latin America at 200

A New Introduction

Phillip Berryman

A Promising Problem

The New Chicana/o History

Carlos Kevin Blanton

Border Contraband

A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande

George T. Díaz

Conspiracy Theory in America

Lance deHaven-Smith

Founding Finance

How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation

William Hogeland

Origins of the American Indians

European Concepts, 1492-1729

Lee Eldridge Huddleston