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The Resource Albuquerque : a narrative history, by Marc Simmons

Albuquerque : a narrative history, by Marc Simmons

Label
Albuquerque : a narrative history
Title
Albuquerque
Title remainder
a narrative history
Statement of responsibility
by Marc Simmons
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here at last is a book that thoroughly chronicles the city's distinctive mix of landscape, climate, architecture, cultural tradition, and history. Through an engaging text and striking illustrations, Simmons presents the major events and personalities in Albuquerque's past. Albuquerque traces the history of the city from ancient times to the present. The account begins with an overview of the geology and geography of the Middle Rio Grande Valley and then describes the successive waves of settlement by Indians, Spaniards, and post-1846 immigrants. Since its founding in 1706, the city has faced conflict, turmoil, and natural disasters that have challenged but not impeded its steady civic progress. In a compelling blend of the dramatic and the ordinary, Simmons brings to life the characters and incidents that have shaped Albuquerque, capturing for the modern reader what its people have thought, felt, and done throughout the generations. Albuquerque is the product of three centuries of continuous settlement, yet it is one of the West's new boom towns, owing to an eightfold increase in population since 1945 and its location in the mineral-rich Southwest. Thus this book has significance as more than a model of study of a city's growth. By placing Albuquerque in historical and cultural context, it gives residents a valuable perspective on their heritage that will help shape their response to contemporary and future challenges -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.9/61
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F804.A3
LC item number
S55 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Albuquerque : a narrative history, by Marc Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography behind history -- The latecomers : Indians and Spaniards -- The bosque becomes a village -- Years of struggle -- The winds of change -- New masters, new ways -- The tug of war -- "Clarion notes on progress" -- Growing pains -- Desperadoes and disasters -- The finer things -- Trumpeting the city -- Politics and prejudice intrude -- Reaching for the future
Control code
8552786
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 443 pages
Isbn
9780826306272
Lccn
82011124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. Signed by author. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping; 5 notecards listing pages marked with post-it and/or paperslip notes; 1 paperslip note; 1 "Suggested correction" sheet; 1 invite; 1 volume 24 no. 3, September 30, 1996 issue of Awanya : Archaeological Society of New Mexico newsletter (in 4 parts); 1 presentation announcement; 1 typed, copied "Author's note"; 1 photograph/postcard addressed to Marc Simmons from Robert Ken Beel, Jr. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)8552786
Label
Albuquerque : a narrative history, by Marc Simmons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography behind history -- The latecomers : Indians and Spaniards -- The bosque becomes a village -- Years of struggle -- The winds of change -- New masters, new ways -- The tug of war -- "Clarion notes on progress" -- Growing pains -- Desperadoes and disasters -- The finer things -- Trumpeting the city -- Politics and prejudice intrude -- Reaching for the future
Control code
8552786
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 443 pages
Isbn
9780826306272
Lccn
82011124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. Signed by author. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping; 5 notecards listing pages marked with post-it and/or paperslip notes; 1 paperslip note; 1 "Suggested correction" sheet; 1 invite; 1 volume 24 no. 3, September 30, 1996 issue of Awanya : Archaeological Society of New Mexico newsletter (in 4 parts); 1 presentation announcement; 1 typed, copied "Author's note"; 1 photograph/postcard addressed to Marc Simmons from Robert Ken Beel, Jr. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)8552786

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