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The Resource A world elsewhere : life in the American Southwest, Jon Manchip White

A world elsewhere : life in the American Southwest, Jon Manchip White

Label
A world elsewhere : life in the American Southwest
Title
A world elsewhere
Title remainder
life in the American Southwest
Statement of responsibility
Jon Manchip White
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this lively yet systematic commentary, a Welshman surveys the American Southwest with the steady, perceptive eye of a stranger who has grown to appreciate it. He finds in its history and topography signs that nature still holds its own against the human hand. "One is aware that such immense landscapes must exist--but until one views them for oneself it is impossible to grasp their impressiveness, or experience their liberating quality." White is equally fascinated with the people who have moved across this spectacular stage and those who inhabit it now. Trained as an anthropologist and archaeologist, as well as in literature, he traces the Indian history of the region from the Anasazi-Pueblo peoples, to Geronimo, Mangas Colorados, and Cochise, "the horse Indians with their fierce, Faustian view of the world," to today's Navajo silversmiths. Following stage coach lines and railroads, Spanish conquests and cattle drives, he leads us through the domain of gunmen like Billy the Kid and "good guys" like Kit Carson, through the world of Hispanics and Anglos, through the literature that portrays the regional drama. With him, we experience repeatedly and delightedly the "small peculiar thrill" of discovery.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979/.03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F787
LC item number
.W48 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Southwest landmark
Series volume
no. 8
Label
A world elsewhere : life in the American Southwest, Jon Manchip White
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : Crowell, 1975
  • Includes index
Control code
19128678
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
320 p., [2] p. of plates
Isbn
9780890963852
Lccn
89004652 //r94
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A world elsewhere : life in the American Southwest, Jon Manchip White
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : Crowell, 1975
  • Includes index
Control code
19128678
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
320 p., [2] p. of plates
Isbn
9780890963852
Lccn
89004652 //r94
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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