With university classrooms and libraries shuttered because of the COVID-19 crisis, scholars are facing disruptions not only in their teaching lives but also in their ability to access research materials. In response, many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest. We’ll be updating the list regularly as additional materials are made available.

For example, University of Arizona Press has made over six hundred books available for free until the end of June on Project MUSE. Book subjects include border studies, environmental science, Latinx studies, Indigenous studies, poetry, space science, and other topics.


Reading Popol Wuj: A Decolonial Guide, by Nathan C. Henne
Divided Peoples: Policy, Activism, and Indigenous Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Border, by Christina Leza
How “Indians” Think: Colonial Indigenous Intellectuals and the Question of Critical Race Theory, by Gonzalo Lamana

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