Revolt: An Archaeological History of Pueblo Resistance and Revitalization in 17th Century New Mexico


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University of Arizona Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew Liebmann is an assistant professor of anthropology at Harvard University. He is the co-editor (with Uzma Rizvi) of Archaeology and the Postcolonial Critique and (with Melissa Murphy) of Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas.


"A thoughtful and important contribution to the scholarship of the colonial Southwest. It will be a central reference for any study of the Pueblo Revolt."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"Liebmann is a gifted narrator, deftly moving the reader through the intricacies of current theoretical debates and toward a hybrid position that builds on their strengths."--American Antiquity

"Beautifully written."--The Americas

"This study can quite comfortably be read for its substantive contribution and narrative power even by those with little interest in postcolonial theory."--New Mexico Historical Review

"Anthropologist Liebmann challenges and ultimately transcends the tired, text-based colonial-versus-postcolonial critiques of the past, and does so within the context of a robust scholarly treatment sure to prompt debate and discussion for decades to come."--Choice Magazine

"A fresh treatment of an inherently interesting topic, the Pueblo Revolt."--Journal of Arizona History

"So much has already been written about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, it's hard to imagine what a must-read book might look like--but this is it. Revolt transcends tired old colonial and post-colonial storylines, foregoing the rhetoric about romance and tragedy, about winners and losers. Constructed literally from the ground up, Revolt harnesses new archaeological data--artifacts, architecture, and rock art--and projects them through the prism of comparative anthropology. With Revolt, Matt Liebmann has birthed a book that commands our immediate attention."--David Hurst Thomas, American Museum of Natural History

"Revolt is, beyond question, our most three-dimensional rendering of the dramas and traumas that gripped the Pueblo world between 1680 and 1696. Liebmann weaves historical, archaeological, and ethnographic sources into a story both gripping and reflective, allowing us to witness the tumult of Po'pay's revolution in all its hope and frustration. Liebmann's sensitivity to Pueblo peoples' understanding of their 'past in the present' will set the standard for his generation, and for those to come."--James F. Brooks, author of Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands